January 28, 2019

My husband and I spent two magical weeks exploring the Hawaiian Islands over winter break. This was our first time traveling to Hawaii and from the moment I stepped off the plane in Kona on the Big Island I could feel that it was a very special place. A warm breeze was...

November 21, 2018

Practicing is an essential activity for us as singers. We practice to solidify the vocal technique we are learn voice lessons, to learn new repertoire, to explore different interpretations of our music, and of course to MEMORIZE our music for performance. As singers we...

July 17, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with YOGAVOICE® founder, Mark Moliterno. Mark is a well-known, accomplished singer, voice teacher, clinician, yoga teacher, and yoga therapist, and is currently leading the charge in the quest to bring the wisdom of yoga to s...

May 11, 2018

I recently had the chance to sit down with soprano, voice teacher, and yogi Dr. Jennifer Sgroe to chat about how her yoga practice has affected her life as a singer. I first met Jennifer in 2011 when we were in a production of The Magic Flute in Boston together. She is...

April 9, 2018

I am continuing on my journey through yoga philosophy’s yamas (if you missed part one, be sure to check it out!). This post covers the third, fourth, and fifth yamas which are Asteya (Non-stealing),  Bramacharya (Non-excess), and Aparigraha (Non-attachment). As with th...

March 8, 2018

AHIMSA

Ahimsa is often translated as non-violence or, more simply, kindness. It is the action of behaving with thoughtful consideration of others. To achieve this we must first be kind to ourselves. In her book, The Yamas and Niyamas, Deborah Adele presents a beautiful...

February 23, 2018

It seems like life is one long series of transitions. My own life has felt especially transitory in the last couple years as I have completed my doctoral degree, moved, done my yoga teacher training, gotten engaged, started new jobs, and begun applying for university p...

February 6, 2018

I first met the fabulous Dr. Madeline Miskie when we were both freshman voice majors at the Eastman School of Music back in 2003.  I remember being drawn to her spunky attitude, gregarious personality, and sharp intellect from the beginning. Madeline is now Dr. Miskie,...

January 11, 2018

As we begin a new year (Happy 2018!) it can be a great time to examine some of the ways in which we conduct our lives. My fiancé and I took a long road trip from Vermont to California this winter break (check out the photo of me above in beautiful Great Basin National...

December 7, 2017

At the beginning of my yoga teacher training in Bali last summer one of our two amazing teachers presented our group with three simple rules to live by as we embarked upon our yoga journey: Be Kind. Be Honest. Be Awesome. These concepts can be traced to the yamas and n...

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