Certified in 2012
"The purpose of Fitzmaurice Voicework® is to support people in finding and using their unique voices—in healthy, clear, and creative ways—while developing greater freedom and presence.
Through deep and practical explorations of the dynamics between body, breath, voice, imagination, and language, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.
Fitzmaurice Voicework® focuses on the whole human voice, and can support speaking for performance, public speaking, singing, voice with movement, vocal rehabilitation, and developing greater presence."
More information about Fitzmaurice Voicework® can be found at https://www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org/fitzmaurice-voicework
Certified in 2017
"Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method® is a voice work utilizing techniques from Yoga, Pranayama, Voice Science, Alexander Technique, the Bel Canto School of Singing, Qi Gong, kirtan chanting, primal voice work, fascia release work, and somatic bodywork to free the voice.
Vocal Yoga® uses specialized yoga postures, yoga straps, tubes, tuning forks, and somatic bodywork and sound healing exercises designed to unblock the breath and voice from parts of the body where it has been braced or blocked due to the emotional and physical stresses of life.
When the body is free to breathe and released from encumbrances, the person will discover a new depth and expansion to their voice."
More information about Heather Lyle's Vocal Yoga® Method can be found at .
Certified in 2015
The fundamental purpose of yoga is to foster harmony in the body, mind, and environment. Vinyasa yoga is a style of yoga that synchronizes physical movements with your breath. This style of yoga can also be referred to as "Flow Yoga," since in it, participants move seamlessly from one posture (asanas) to another while connecting to and focusing on their breath.
Vinyasa yoga classes offer a variety of asanas and vary in nature to help participants develop a more balanced body. Varying postures in classes also help prevent repetitive motion injuries by flowing through different poses that work different muscles, rather than doing the same sequence every time.
As a philosophy, Vinyasa yoga recognizes the temporary nature of beginnings, middles, and ends. We enter into a posture, stay there for a brief amount of time, and then let that posture go as we move into the next one to begin the cycle all over again.
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga
Certified in 2017
Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga, also referred to as SUP yoga, is practicing yoga on a stand up paddle board in the middle of a calm body of water. It's a trending water sport for anyone who already enjoys paddle boarding. SUP yoga requires more strength, balance, and focus because you are on a floating board in the middle of the water. SUP yoga can be done on a calm lake, river, harbor, bay or even a pool!
Current & Upcoming Classes or Workshops
If you'd like to join a class or workshop but are unable to sign-up online for any reason (including the deadline has passed for signing up) OR if the price is a barrier for you right now, please email me at or give me a call/text - 773.234.4131 - and I will see if we can work something out.
Just because we're stuck inside doesn't mean we can't move together! Options for 45-minutes of gentle stretching and light yoga EVERY DAY:
Tuesdays (see Free Community Class)
These classes will be basic/beginner classes.
Modifications will be offered for any knee, wrist, or joint issues.
Participants will be muted, so children are welcome to play in the background and/or join in the fun!
LET'S GET MOVING TOGETHER!
Dreams do come true! Yoga with cats!
When: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Cost: $10/person/class (a portion of the
proceeds will be donated to Al-Van)
Location: Al- Van Humane Society
07591 Blue Star Hwy #9769
South Haven, MI 49090
Help socialize sweet shelter kitties and get them ready for their fur-ever homes in this fun, easy-going yoga class. Start your day with some light yoga and stretching while kitties run around, play, or hide from us as we practice. Never done yoga before? It's the purrr-fect time to try it!
Classes are held once a month - usually, the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month.
FREE Community Yoga class with rotating instructors. Every Tuesday from 6-7:15pm.
All-level class! Everyone's welcome!
Classes are typically held at Epiphany Church in South Haven, Michigan, however, due to the Stay-at-Home order in place, we will be holding classes virtually until we're able to safely practice together again in-person.
Rotating Instructors are:
& Kendra Kingsbury
April 7, May 5, June 2, & June 30
LET'S MOVE TOGETHER, SOUTH HAVEN!
When: Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: Epiphany Church
410 Erie St, South Haven, MI 49090
In this fun and dynamic workshop, we will explore the body as an instrument and will begin to develop a stronger, clearer vocal presence through sounding, breathwork, and gentle stretching. When the body is free to breathe and released from encumbrances, you will discover a new depth and expansion to your voice. This work can be applied to both speaking and singing. All voices welcome.
Vocal Yoga® is designed to unblock the breath and voice from parts of the body where they've been blocked or held, due to the emotional and/or physical stresses of life.