Lessons With Becca
My approach to Voice Lessons incorporates some yoga to help you align your body and release tension, preparing your body to be an instrument of song – when we sing, our whole body is our instrument!
We will always strive for observing without judgment. I will help you release what is standing in the way of your full expression. This is a beautiful process of getting to know your voice, your unique instrument, and thus getting to know yourself more deeply, while experiencing the joy of singing! Then your new-found skills and muscle memory will be applied in repertoire which you and I will choose together – you may bring in a song you’d like to work on, or I might choose one that is appropriate for you according to where you are in your journey. I am comfortable working with any style, especially classical, musical theater, jazz, kirtan, and folk/rock.
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Hour-long Sessions, by Appointment
One lesson: $70
Two lessons in one month: $130
Four lessons in one month: $240 (Expires in 6 weeks)
After some stretching and mindful physical movement, I will lead you in individualized vocal exercises and chants and gently guide you according to your level toward your true, authentic voice. I will direct your awareness toward different points in the body, just as your awareness might be directed when performing yoga poses.
Through lessons you will gain many more tools to use your voice in a healthy, joyous manner! Private lessons are recommended when you are needing more individualized attention or wanting to focus on specific repertoire, and weekly lessons are best especially in the beginning.
24 hour cancellation policy ~ 2 weeks notice required to discontinue ongoing lessons
Energizing and empowering group classes with Becca, RYT, will support you in your vocal journey! Space is limited.
All classes take place at Swaha Studios: 1235 SE Division st., Suite 102, Portland, OR 97202.
Wednesdays 9:15 am
Drop-in class, $17.
Class packages available – 5 classes for $75
Hatha yoga classes are a special blend of core work, alignment-based poses, and breath-based flow. Improve your strength, flexibility, and balance while developing your connection with your own inner wisdom!
Some meditation, breath work, and chanting at the start and close of each class, and healing essential oils interspersed throughout.
Tuesdays 12:15 – 1:30pm
Thursdays 10:15 – 11:30am
Drop-in class, $25.
4 class package – $88
Becca Stuhlbarg, M.A. in voice and R.Y.T., will lead you in exploring your own unique instrument and developing self-awareness through physical and vocal exercises. Some gentle physical asana will be performed, with the intention of activating certain muscle groups that will support the emergence of the authentic voice. Tension in peripheral muscles will be released as trust in your inner guidance, breath flow, and deeper core is developed. Vocal exercises and songs will be introduced along with simple movements, in order to invite the body, mind, and even the subconscious to integrate.
Vocal Yoga can be joyous and profound, supporting your natural expression and confidence in singing, chanting, and speaking your truth. Classes are capped at 5 singers and each student will get some individual attention. Speak your truth, sing your joy! Your body is your instrument! All are welcome, including those who don’t (yet!) consider themselves singers!
Chanting / Restorative Yoga
First and Third Sundays 5 – 6:30 pm
No class September 1st, Next class September 15th
Sliding scale offering between $17 and $20
Join Becca for a grounding journey through the chakras in which we practice relaxing and receiving. By holding poses for several breaths as you open to healing vibrations, you will consciously release tension from the previous week, open a channel of self love, and set intentions for the week ahead. Props are used to allow students to surrender to each pose, to the breath, and to the present moment. Becca will sing a mantra for each chakra, offering healing vibrations and creating a meditative environment for you to go inwards. We will join our voices together in resonant intention, supported by the harmonium, at the opening and closing. All are welcome – join together in supportive community to align our energies and allow for what wants to emerge!
Your body is an instrument! Come learn how to allow vibrating resonance to flow through your body, opening and clearing your chakras. Becca Stuhlbarg will lead you in giving yourself your own sound bath, and in exploring your voice with a yogic approach. This approach incorporates gentle yoga poses and organic movement with mindful vocalization, including toning and simple Sanskrit chants. Learn how to harness your unique instrument’s power, while experiencing the incredible benefits of your own healing vibrations! Vocal Yoga can lead you deeper in self-awareness – Becca will teach you the basics of this rejuvenating practice. Align your body, deepen your breath, free your voice!
Next workshops at New Renaissance Bookstore: Sundays September 8th, October 27th ~ call New Ren to save your spot! (503) 224-4929
Contact Becca to schedule a workshop!