Vox Yoga is a holistic approach to voice training, considering the voice as a whole instrument. Rosie Secker works in exploring the connection between body, breath, mind and voice, allowing a singer to embody their performance and sing in a healthy and expressive way. She joins Alexa this week on Singing Teachers Talk to discuss the connection between voice and body. Rosie will also be a guest speaker at BAST’s next Focus On event, The Body and The Singer, on June 27, 2022.
- Vox Yoga is something people of any age can do although most of Rosie’s classes are focused on adult learning. She does involve these techniques in one-to-one learning for people of all ages.
- When we’re in yoga postures, we often work on the core – without overworking it. We can listen to our bodies and take on modifications.
- Yoga calms your nervous system which is fantastic for overall focus.
- It’s easy to read a textbook that tells you where things are on your body and how they should move, but yoga creates physical awareness. It also highlights that everyone is different in terms of movement and flexibility.
- To be insured as a yoga teacher, you must be certified; however, you can carefully incorporate yoga techniques into your singing teaching if you understand how they will benefit that student.
‘It can change you having a regular practice’
‘Just getting moving is fantastic’
‘Connecting to the breath helps us move more efficiency’
‘You don’t need anything to become a beginner’
Relevant Links & Mentions:
- Focus On The Body & The Singer Event: basttraining.com/event/focus-on-the-body-and-the-singer
- Yoga for Singers by Linda Lister
- Vocal Yoga Teacher Certification with Heather Lyle: vocalyoga.com
- Vocal Yoga: The Joy of Breathing, Singing and Sounding by Heather Lyle
- Yoga and Singing by Judith E Carman
- Vocal Health Education: vocalhealtlh.co.uk
- BAST Training: basttraining.com
- Thomas Myers: Myofascial Release
- Vox Yoga Youtube Channel: youtube.com/c/VoxYoga
ABOUT THE GUEST
Rosie trained with the vocal department at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating with a First Class BMus (Hons). She went on to pursue a Master of Arts at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and since graduating has led a successful portfolio career as a singing teacher, holistic voice teacher and performer.
As a singing teacher, Rosie has worked in a variety of contexts with different colleges, ensembles, age groups and abilities. She currently teaches at Bird College (Conservatoire of Dance & Musical Theatre) on the Degree and Diploma courses and teaches singing at Lewes Old Grammar School, also running three choirs. Rosie has completed Estill Levels 1&2, is a Certified Vocal Health First Aider and is hoping to
become a Vocal Rehabilitation Professional. Rosie is also a Certified 500hr Yoga Teacher, Certified Vocal Yoga Teacher and runs her own Vox Yoga workshops for organisations and individuals.
Rosie works with singers to find their own unique voices, and sing with ease and confidence. Vox Yoga is a holistic approach to voice training, considering the voice as a whole instrument. Exploring the connection between body, breath, mind and voice, allows a singer to embody their performance and sing in a healthy and expressive way.