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Yoga for the Conductor/Performer

Location: New Jersey, USA
A Workshop for Conductors, Singers, and Other Performers
No yoga experience or flexibility necessary.
First Presbyterian Church
320 North Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Saturday, June 18, 2011
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pre-registration preferred.
Discover the path to freedom from such performance hazards as backaches, shoulder pain, stress, the inability to focus, and professional jealousy.
This workshop will help the performer address the needs of the whole person through yoga, chant, meditation, physical fitness, ethics, and relaxation.
Bring a yoga mat (available in the fitness section of many discount stores), a towel, and a desire to breathe deeply, focus attention, and explore the relationship to self and colleagues.
Steven A. Russell(DYRT) seeks to enable others to find a body of vibrant health, a mind free from restlessness, and a soul that radiantly sings from the core of existence. He combines his experience as a yogi and a musician, working with breath, vibration, concentration, and movement, to present uplifting and relaxing yoga classes.
Steven has been practicing yoga for over ten years. He is a certified teacher of Dharma Yoga, having studied with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC. All are welcome to attend his classes, from the beginner to the experienced.
Steven is the Repertoire & Standards Chair for Community Choruses for The Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. He is also the President of the New Jersey Choral Consortium, the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Director of Sacred Music at the Parish of St. Thomas More, in Manalapan, NJ. He has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.