Chanting for Yoga Practitioners
Improve your chanting/singing practice
Author of Of Course You Can Sing!, Michelle Cohen believes that music can create the universal sound of oneness. Placing music to prayer is how she interprets spiritual forms of chanting. When singing or chanting during yoga, this resonance, tone and vibration brings a clarity, calm and connection to your inner self as well as those around you.
Michelle has been an adjunct member of faculty at several acting schools, including NYU and a professional performer since childhood. She has taught all levels of singers from the shy karaoke dreamer to Broadway performers and from kids to adults.
In this workshop, you will explore:
• How to breathe for better support
• Placement of sound in the body and face
• Deeper connection to the chants you are singing
• How to use consonants and vowels to better effect
• A simple, revolutionary practice that erases stress and boosts confidence
Michelle is dedicated to the joy of singing – so be prepared to laugh a lot and surprise yourself with sudden, seemingly miraculous transformations in your voice and practice!
“Michelle’s wonderful gift is her ability to tuck all of her technical understanding of the voice into a package full of love, humor, and the joy of making music. Years after working with her, I still rely on the images she gifted to me as her student.” – Steven Spraragen, Associate Director, Playwrights Horizons Theater School (affiliate of NYU/Tisch Undergraduate Drama)
Michelle Cohen has worked as a private coach and workshop facilitator for actors, singers and business people in New York City for over twenty years. A multi-faceted writer, director, producer, performer and coach, Michelle and her diverse projects have been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, MTV, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post. Michelle produced the off–Broadway mega-hit, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, an adaptation of the ABC Emmy Award-winning cartoon. She was invited as a guest speaker to UCLA for their MFA Acting Program and was interviewed for OM Times Radio and the Inspired Parenting Radio Show. Her singing book has now been translated into Inspirational private coaching lessons by Text and Voice Mail. She can also be heard as the ‘voice of nursery rhymes’ in Japan, for an online program she created bonding Japanese mothers with their children through creative, imaginative interpretations of English language stories. Most recently, Michelle was the acting coach, script consultant and advisor on the feature film Lust Life filmed in New York City and was instrumental in bringing Jeff Corey’s memoir, Improvising Out Loud: My Life Teaching Hollywood How to Act to print through University Press of Kentucky with an introduction by his former student, Leonard Nimoy and art work by Jack Nicholson.
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