Piano-Yoga® Retreats Return To London!
This time we tread the boards at the home of piano royalty as visionary Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA brings her cutting-edge Piano-Yoga® method to Steinway Hall. Surrounded by some of the top instruments in the world, pianists of advanced-begin
London (I-Newswire) October 21, 2011 - A retreat is the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, allowing participants to experience all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer, with a combination of pure yoga and relaxation classes, technical 'Piano-Yoga®' exercises, performance psychology and group piano masterclasses. Unlike regular Piano-Yoga® lessons, a retreat provides the opportunity for participants to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on their piano in a nurturing environment. And given how solitary the life of a pianist can be, one of the main pleasures of a retreat is the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.
10:00 - 10.30 Yoga concentration exercises for pianists
10.30 - 11.00 Using yoga props as a support in piano playing
11.10 - 12.10 Articulation in piano playing
12.15 - 13.15 Masterclasses
13.15 - 14.15 Lunch break
14.15 - 15.15 Organisation of piano practice: how to optimise practice efficiency
15.20 - 16.20 Looking after the spine and posture in piano playing
16.30 - 17.00 How creative visualisation can benefit your piano playing
17.00 - 17.30 Back-release exercises
Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® retreat?
Piano-Yoga® retreats are open to amateur and professional pianists alike of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique and concert pianists concerned about an injury, to piano teachers looking to broaden their pedagogical horizons and amateur pianists simply wanting to get the most out of their piano, all are welcome to come and join us, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favorite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment. No prior experience of yoga necessary.
A piano method for the 21st century…
Created by Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA, the Piano-Yoga® method offers a unique system of piano playing which combines the fundamentals of the Russian piano school with principles from Eastern philosophy and yoga, utilising aspects of movement, gravity and breathing to create a more natural and organic approach to piano playing, performing and teaching. Central to the method is a series of technical exercises Transform Your Hands: a Complete Ten-Week Course of Piano Exercises, available in paperback and as an e-book. Piano-Yoga® also organises workshops, retreats, masterclasses, one-to-one tuition, and the method is suitable for pianists of all levels.
‘It really does work… Many ailing pianists have been helped with this unorthodox and unusual method.’ Piano Professional Magazine
About GéNIA: Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA is an acclaimed pioneer on the classical music scene, with an eclectic repertoire embracing classical and contemporary works and multimedia projects. Initiated into the piano by her great-grandmother Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz), GéNIA attended Kharkov State Institute of Arts before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, where she received numerous prizes. She has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry, including The Brodsky Quartet and Gabriel Prokofiev, and has released numerous albums on the Blackbox and Nonclassical labels. Following her training at The Life Centre® in London, GéNIA qualified as a B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher in 2007. A visionary pedagogue, GéNIA also runs the highly successful GéNIA Music Piano School in London. GéNIA’s latest blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® retreats is available now at www.piano-yoga.com/blog/.
The retreats have been carefully programmed to complement each other, which means that if you’re already planning to attend our King’s Place retreat in May, our Steinway Hall retreat offers an excellent ‘top-up’.
Plus, we are offering £20 off our London retreats to Piano-Yoga® members and places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Membership of Piano-Yoga® is FREE and registration is quick and easy: simply go to www.piano-yoga.com/register to set up your login, then email email@example.com to claim your discount code.
Date: 13th November 2011
Venue: Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, Wigmore St., London, W1U 2DB
Duration: 10.00 - 17.30
Fees: £90 | £75 Piano-Yoga® members
Bookings: Open 18th April via Paypal (below)
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Published On:October 21, 2011
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