Unleash the Power of an Integrated Core
A well integrated core is the foundation of a voice that is produced with ease. That means you have a seamless, functional connection that runs from the pelvic floor, to the diaphragm, and up into the throat.
The Singer Synergy program combines targeted progressive movements with body and breath awareness, specifically curated for singers.
Your body is your instrument and like any musician, you need to keep it finely tuned. This carefully crafted core synergy series not only works to integrate the deep layer of core musculature, but takes a whole body approach, targeting spinal mobility and major joint hubs like the shoulders and hips all while building strength throughout the body.
The key to breath management is establishing suppleness and control in the muscles of the torso and creating clear, well established connections between the pelvic floor, diaphragm and throat. With the Core Synergy for Singers Program you can say goodbye to overblowing, running out of air, and feeling like you have no control over your voice, and hello to easily sustained, controlled, expressive vocal delivery!
As a singer, movement plays a vital role in your on stage performances. This program creates a foundation of fluidity in the body. Hold the right tensions in the right places to stay grounded and feel powerful on stage. Get ready to add an extra level of artistry and expression in your performances.
Inside the Singer Synergy Program you’ll find a 9 week long movement class series aimed at the singer’s body, designed to create connections in the deepest layers of the torso, build functional strength and promote power and suppleness leading to better balance throughout your instrument.
Spend your first week watching:
Weeks 2-9 move through Levels 1-4
Each level has a standing segment and a mat segment that last approximately 25 minutes each.
Spend at least 2 weeks on each level, working through the 2 segments a minimum of 2 times each per week.
Levels get progressively harder as you get stronger and more mobile!
Lay a Foundation
Take poses to another level
Mat – you will use this every week
Coregeous Ball or small child’s ball
Blanket and firm throw pillow
Bolster or couch cushion
This class series involves being able to get up and down off of the floor and being on hands and knees. If you are currently unable to do those things, please reach out and let’s find a better path for you into movement.
Take Ten is a series of short videos targeting individual joint locations in the body. Core Synergy is a whole body practice that moves through multiple stages of challenge. If you have completed the Take Ten Videos and are ready for the next level of challenge, this program is for you!
Aligned and Aware is a much larger resource with subject matter that varies from feet, to nervous system, to breathing and is a combination of workshops, movement classes, breathing explorations and nervous system management exercises. If you are a member of A & A you can purchase Core Synergy at a 50% discount, please reach out to me for the code.
If you have an active injury, or are currently in physical therapy, please reach out to me first to talk through whether this program is right for you at this time.
To find success in the program you need to commit to a minimum of 4 days a week of 20-25 minutes of movement. Carving out an additional 10-15 minutes 3-4 days a week to practice the deep rest will be hugely beneficial – this is a great practice to do to get ready for bed, or upon awakening if you haven’t gotten enough sleep.
Throughout the videos I suggest modifications to movements to make them accessible. If you are really new to movement and want to start with something more gentle, you might want to check out the Take Ten Program first.
While I have certifications in yoga, I do not consider what I teach now to be yoga – I do not teach any of the 8 limbs of yoga or yogic philosophy. I teach movement. Many of the movements we do in the classes may also be like those you see in a yoga class, but you will also find those poses in a gym stretch or strength class as well.
Sarah Whitten has been teaching movement to singers since 2007. She’s been called a revolutionary in the field of voice for her work on the singing body.
Her work is focused on completely reshaping how we think of, and work with, the singing body.
Pulling from many movement disciplines, schools and teachings including biomechanics, biotensegrity, pain science, and voice science, Sarah draws new lines of how the singing body works integrally.
Her work addresses how we deal with tension, motion, and communication both within the body and the surrounding environment.