Lessons With Viveka
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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90 Minute Sessions, by Appointment
One lesson: $133
Package of 4 Lessons: $444
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. For the last 15 to 20 minutes of your session, you have the option of receiving an individualized sound healing to calm your nervous system and allow you to fully integrate the new patterns created in your practice.
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, wanting to focus on specific repertoire, or if you have a history of vocal trauma. Vocal Yoga can be a transformative healing practice of growing in self-awareness, overcoming limiting beliefs, and integrating multiple parts of yourself.
24 hour cancellation policy ~ 2 weeks notice required to discontinue ongoing lessons
4 Week Course
4 Week Intro to Vocal Yoga
Thursdays starting January 5th
Lajja Yoga: 10851 SE Main St., Milwaukie 97222
What you will receive: Tips for strengthening the core of your voice; Tools for speaking and singing with greater ease, freedom and joy; Individual attention from an experienced instructor; Community connection; Your own theraband which we’ll use as a breath expansion tool.
What you will experience: Viveka will lead you in exercises to cultivate ease, power, and freedom in expression. The group energy will support and witness you as you release habits that no longer serve and further embody your authentic voice.
Dates/Times: Class starts January 5th and meets weekly on Thursdays 6:30pm (4 classes long) at Lajja Yoga. 8 people max. If class fills you may join a waitlist or sign up for the next class, to be held in March.
Pricing: $33 – $44 per class sliding scale; $132 – $176 for 4 classes. Special offer for workshop attendees or dedicated vocal yogis in need: $127 for the month.
To Save your Spot: Email Viveka first to make sure there is room! Then PayPal $55 to Viveka using email firstname.lastname@example.org
Intermediate Vocal Yoga
Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:30pm
In-person class at a private basement studio.
Location near SE 45th and Haig. Address provided upon registration.
Space is limited. Text Viveka at (831) 325-3489 with interest.
Drop-in class, $33.
4 class package – $127
Viveka, MA in voice and RYT, 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. A safe, supportive group environment is cultivated. Speak your truth, sing your joy! Your body is your instrument! All are welcome, including those who don’t (yet!) consider themselves singers!
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Your body is an instrument! Come learn how to allow vibrating resonance to flow through your body, opening and clearing your chakras. Viveka 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 – Viveka will teach you the basics of this rejuvenating practice. Align your body, deepen your breath, free your voice!