LET'S GET PHYSICAL

a five week series

Strengthening the Mind-Body-Voice Connection!

How can a “Superman” help my voice? 

 

Are planks or crunches better for my big sounds above the staff? 

 

Can Pilates improve my breathing and free my inner Kelli O’Hara? 

 

How can yoga postures help my belt?

Musical theatre performers are vocal athletes. Athletes who must cultivate an efficient relationship between their bodies and voices.

 

In this 5-week series, we’ll deep dive into the wonderful world of the body and voice connection by collaborating with experts in various fields of movement. Learn how to avail yourself of full vocal power and ease by working on your fitness, flexibility, alignment, body anchoring techniques, meditation and more!

 

Each week, a guest instructor will guide us through physical exercises within their specialized field and then we’ll use what we learn to improve your singing in open coachings.

 

Bring a chair to sit in, clothes you can move in, and a posture full of curiosity, possibility, and excitement.

5 WEEK SERIES

Beginning August 4th 

Tuesdays, 4 PM - 6 PM Eastern

$119

Meet the Guest Instructors

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Stephen Mark Lukas (NASM CPT, BCS) is a certified personal trainer, behavior change specialist, and nutrition coach who works with Broadway performers to increase strength and endurance while maintaining a free and uninhibited vocal apparatus. At the core of his work is a desire to educate performers on the basic principles of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics- allowing them to make strategic choices that provide a solid physical and mental framework for the relentless demands of their careers. As a performer, Stephen has appeared on Broadway, as a soloist with symphony orchestras, in national tours, on television, and in the nation's premiere regional theatres. www.stephenmarklukas.com Follow: @smlukas  

PERSONAL TRAINER AND BROADWAY PERFORMER

STEPHEN MARK LUKAS

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Miles Borrero is a NYC-based yoga teacher who has led sought-after retreats and trainings around the world since 2007. A tireless explorer, Miles has done a deep dive into many lineages: Bhakti, Forrest, Parayoga, Om Yoga, Iyengar, Ashtanga. Over the years, these influences have converged to create a unique hybrid style of teaching that is dynamic, creative, and soulful. The athletic physicality that first drew him to the mat has since inspired deeper inquiries in anatomy, as well as cranio-sacral therapy and osteopathy – techniques that delve into the equally magnificent subtle body. As a teacher, Miles is wonderfully skillful and intuitive. He understands technique from the depth of his own practice and is able to articulate it simply and clearly, making it readily accessible to his students. His subtle and powerful insights stay with you past the duration of his classes. And his chants will crack your heart wide open. His love of people is infectious and has translated into building a thriving community and creating inclusive spaces for all. As an anti-racist Latinx and LGBTQ+ trans activist, his hope is to leave the world a bit better than he found it.

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

MILES BORRERO

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Throughout a years-long journey to find the best way to take care of her body as her instrument, Jenny felt frustrated, and she also ended up severely suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Through Physical Therapy, Jenny spent two years learning and re-learning about her body and the way she used it on stage, in a fitness environment as well as moving through the world on a day to day basis. 


She received her Mat Pilates Certification at Core Pilates NYC in 2016 and her Comprehensive Pilates Certification in 2018. Jenny has developed a special interest in working with expectant mothers and new moms due to her driving passion to broaden women's own understanding, appreciation, and care for their bodies. Jenny is a Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist and a Pre & Postnatal Diastasis and Core Consultant through Fit for Birth.

Jenny has found a major connection between improving her core strength, control and understanding of the entire inner core unit and improving her vocal production.

 

Jenny received her BFA in Drama at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

PILATES SPECIALIST

JENNY HOOFNAGLE

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Rebecca has been teaching GYROTONIC® for the past 13 years and has taught throughout New York City, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a unique, holistic approach to movement. Some of the benefits of a regular Gyrotonic practice include a healthier, more supple spine, increased range of motion, greater joint stability, improved agility and athletic performance and a deep internal strength. The movement modality is particularly beneficial to singers, actors, and dancers because it opens the body to allow for more freedom of expression. Rebecca's background is in classical ballet, and most recently, she has performed with The Metropolitan Opera. As she expands beyond dance to explore voice and acting, she has found that her background in GYROTONIC® has helped expedite her progress. She currently teaches on the Upper West Side. For more info or any questions, feel free to connect with her via email at rebecca.ann.correia@gmail.com.

Senior Level Instructor GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® 

REBECCA ANN CORREIA

Kei (he/they) is a native of Osaka, Japan. He is a dance artist, mindfulness meditation practitioner and certified instructor by  MNDFL with 300 hours training. His practice is rooted in Vipassana (insight) meditation within Theravada Buddhist tradition. He practices on and off silent retreats internationally. He is exploring to integrate mindfulness into the performing arts to create a healthier environment for students and professionals. His Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill, The King and IMiss Saigon, and he has performed at The Metropolitan Opera for six seasons where he had opportunities to work with Mark Morris, Peter Seller, Dough Varone and more. In the contemporary dance scene, he has performed with Eastman Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Tania Perez-Salas, Take Dance Co, Keigwin + Co., and Les Ballets Grandiva. His love for sharing the knowledge has led to teaching a semester at Abilene Christian University and dance studios in Japan. 

MEDITATION TEACHER AND BROADWAY PERFORMER

KEI TSURUHARATANI

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