Sandi Melody, BMus, C-IAYT, PIilates, Reiki
ONLINE CLASSES: have turned out to perfectly support Yoga-sing explorers with an added sense of privacy! The online class allows participants from all over the world to join in the fun, so post Covid Sandi will continue to run a weekly online Yoga-sing class.
Every new 6 Week Series is created organically to encompass the interests (requests) of the students. This allows ongoing students to continue from series to series and receive a comprehensive learning over the long term.
Classes offer gentle yoga to warm up the body and prepare for singing. Participants will learn vocal warm ups and singing exercises to improve breathing, vocal mechanics, ear training through harmony & improv singing. Sandi creates a feeling of singing with others in your home by using a "looper" (a digital tool she uses with her choirs to layer different harmonic parts together.)
You might want to check out 3 other complimentary classes Sandi is teaching online Tuesdays - Fridays;
THE TENSEGRITY REPAIR SERIES
YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH
YIN YOGA + MEDITATION.
DROP IN ONLINE ANYTIME or register for an upcoming 6 - 8 week Series
*Discounts are given for purchase of multiple series.
*Maximum discount for ongoing students is given in the form of a monthly subscription over 1 year.
Annual Spring & Fall Yoga-sing retreats at the BEAUTIFUL Stowel Lake Farm on SALT SPRING ISLAND! space is limited - to SAVE YOUR SPOT register now: www.yoga-sing.com
More on Sandi:
With a history as technical swim coach through the 1980's (NCCP Senior Level 3), & BCPRA Fitness Leader & Personal Trainer, Sandi found a unique niche as a vocal "technique" specialist and music performance coach in the early 1990's.
Gentle Hatha yoga and Pranayama have been a part of her vocal teaching since day one, as she recognized that yoga technique and vocal technique are both similar and complimentary. Sandi married her two passions in a class called "Yoga-sing" as well as a weekend retreat format.
As a highly competitive teenage swimmer Sandi began practicing yoga herself 1981 as a means to calm and focus her mind. Relaxation and rejuvenation, deep connection to Self are the 3 main draws to the discipline/art form for her. As yoga popularity increased and classes became "packed like sardines" she found herself feeling repelled from the industry with the competing emerging and fitness "styles" being offered promoted.
She continued to miss the "old days" of small classes in big spaces with lots of personal room for between mats, she had no intention of becoming a teacher, but took her initial training to educate herself so she could practice at home.
When launching Yoga-sing it was important to her to find a space that was large, warm and inviting. Beauty and AMAZING acoustics were paramount, and lots of room for each participant to find a personal space and have a private experience. The Labyrinth Room at St. Paul's in Vancouver, the W. Vancouver United Church gym, and Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island all meet this criteria.