FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE
WITH AMANDA C CORREA, E-RYT 500, RPYT, YOGA ALLIANCE THOUGHT LEADER
Saturday, May 18th from 2 PM to 5 PM at Yoga Center of Chico
If you’ve ever been a student in a yoga class where you couldn’t connect with the teacher's voice or didn't understand the explanations or terminology used in class, then you've experienced the importance of authenticity and clarity. As a yoga teacher, developing your voice and cueing allows you to be you, to be heard and understood, and most important of all, it allows you to make an impact.
We can all fall into the common pitfalls of voice modulation. Striving to make our voice sound like our idea of a “yoga teacher," we bypass our unique self and end up sounding phony. Maybe we feel our cues are stagnant and begin to borrow
language from other teachers, copying cues, saying metaphors that don’t actually resonate with us, and quoting texts or using anatomical terms without having an in-depth knowledge of them – this too has an equal result of coming across inauthentic to students.
If you're a yoga teacher who wants to develop your own unique, natural speech patterning and cueing, without sacrificing audibility, projection and clarity, this is the course for you.
In this 3 hour CE course, as a yoga teacher, you will:
Discuss how to find and accept your individual voice
How to maintain your natural vocal qualities, even while modulating or projecting your voice
Look at common yoga jargon and find new, original ways to communicate these massages to students
Consider the subliminal messages of phrases, and proactively choose what to say and how to say it
Utilize acting vocal exercises to increase articulation, annunciation, projection and breath
Have time to practice in the group as a whole, in pairs and individually
Help create a safe space where we'll explore our voices, support each other and give constructive feedback
Receive a manual containing vocal and breathing exercises, lexicon building guides, space to take notes and discover your own unique way communication
Required Course Materials:
Headphones or earbuds with a microphone, and an audio recording device (or phone app) with a playback feature
Pens, pencils, highlighters (for note taking)
And a willingness to explore
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Amanda has been teaching yoga since 2009 and has attended four yoga teacher training courses - 500 hour Hatha, 200 hour Kundalini, 85 hour Prenatal, and 80 hour Restorative - and is currently attending a 100 hour Iyengar yoga teacher training at IYISF. She has also completed an additional 800 hours of continuing education courses in various subjects, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Gentle, Yin and Yoga Nidra. Amanda's love of study has allowed her to weave in a variety of yoga styles into her teaching repertoire. She currently holds the Yoga Alliance designations of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500 hour level, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider.
With over 4,000 hours of teaching experience, Amanda brings to the training classroom practical knowledge and a willingness to share with others. She pulls from her expansive studies and diverse background to help bridge gaps for yoga teachers with varying educational histories. Whether you teach within a specific lineage or you teach to the beat of your own drum, her courses are sure to illuminate your understandings of yoga, inspire your uniqueness in the yoga classroom and strengthen your skill set as a yoga teacher.
In addition to teaching weekly classes at various studios in Northern California, Amanda also offers workshops, masterclasses, continuing education classes, and yoga teacher training courses both locally and abroad. Amanda is grateful for the bounty of gifts given to her by the practice and lifestyle of yoga and is awed when hearing stories of transformation from others.
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