Dr. Eileen Engebretsen holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of Michigan (BMA, vocal performance and BA, Spanish-1995), a master’s from Northwestern University (MM, vocal performance-1997), and a doctorate from The University of Cincinnati (DMA, vocal performance-2010.) She became a certified Yoga Alliance teacher (RYT 200) in February, 2014, after completing her Yoga teacher training with Basia Lipska, and has taught Ashtanga-style and slow-flow Yoga classes twice weekly since January of 2014. In November, 2014 and September, 2015 she served as guest lecturer in vocal production for Yoga teachers in Basia Lipska’s RYT 200 teacher training program. She has also trained in various other Yoga disciplines, including Iyengar, Hatha, Bikram, Yin, Virya, and Restorative Yoga classes, a Yoga for the connective tissue workshop, private Yoga lessons, meditation workshops, and more. Dr. Engebretsen has sung many opera roles and has performed in many venues, in the U.S. and Europe, in classical and musical theatre repertoire. She also has a broad general musical background including extensive choral, piano, and French-horn performance experience. In addition to vocal studies at the undergraduate level, Dr. Engebretsen also studied musical theater, theater, and dance at The University of Michigan with some of the top theater and movement professionals in the country. She has also studied dance extensively, including two years of ballet with teachers from the Joffrey Ballet School of New York, Chartel Arthur and Robert Estner. Dr. Engebretsen’s pursuit of song/performance goals led her to years of body work which has included Tai-Chi, Alexander technique, and Rolfing. Dr. Engebretsen held two popular spring opera/song concerts on April 9th and 12th, 2015, in Marker Rådhus and Eidsberg church. She performed the same program on the island of Hvar, in Croatia, in June, 2015, as part of the summer music festival “Sonja and Friends.” Dr. Engebretsen is developing a new attraction, together with regional planers in Indre Østfold, with Yoga in combination with boat tours. She will hold a Yoga class on a publicity boat tour together with American actress Mariel Hemingway on September 8th, 2015. Dr. Engebretsen’s website is eileenengebretsen.com.