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Yehudi Menuhin, who suffered crippling pain as a result of his violin practice, considered his yoga teacher to be his “best violin teacher”. All too often demands of musicianship can lead to debilitating physical and mental health problems. The body is our first instrument, and yet a musical training gives little chance to really understand it.

Yoga is a practice of balance, perspective and integration, and rests on the intelligence that our most exceptional practice is harnessed when we understand that knowing and looking after ourselves is an act of generosity. Practicing yoga can help musicians regain strength, flexibility and balance of body, mind and psyche, and to cultivate a practice that is sustainable, compassionate and in which disparate-seeming factors such as micro-motor technique, the nuance of phrasing, and future ambition are all rooted in one intention.

The classes are limited to 12 places in each class - please apply early.

These classes are not open to observers.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 15:30 to 16:45
Contact name: 
Katharine Ambrose
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 761321
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music