Asanas are yoga poses or postures that are wrapped around deep breathing. The 38 asanas in the Yoga for Performers practice have been selected from hundreds of asanas because they focus on the developmental elements that performers need most: building greater breathing capacity, flexibility, stamina, coordination, as well as stress and weight control. The asanas in the practice have been photographed using actual performers. They are displayed with clear directions in a guided sequence of 15, 30, or 60 minutes. Additional display of alternative poses, modified for larger bodies, is also included so everyone can use this practice, anytime, anywhere. Load these files on your laptop, tablet, or smart phone, and use the program at home or as you travel to guide your Yoga for Performers practice. PowerPoint images are assembled as guided practice, and can be customized as you wish. If you don't have PowerPoint, simply use the JPEG files and the "slideshow" function in either Windows or Mac to view the images in order.
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These materials have been designed to enhance yoga practice for performers. They were developed by Robert Swedberg, former General Director of Orlando Opera, and have been used extensively and regularly revised in Yoga For Performers classes at the University of Michigan since 2008.
(This is the online textbook used for Yoga For Performers classes at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.)
Yoga for Performers classes and workshops led by Robert Swedberg, are offered regularly at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in the Orlando area during the summer months. Call (407) 538-8768 for class schedules and more information. Mr. Swedberg has also offered yoga practice to performers at the Classical Singer Conference, for colleagues at Opera America national conferences, for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and for the National Opera Association, as well as while directing away from home (China, Spain, Austria, Germany). Robert enjoys the challenge of helping emerging performers better their skills, and is available for workshops and demonstrations that can include yoga, coaching and training for the singing-actor, audition techniques, professional career development, and stage direction. Contact him directly (RMSwedberg@gmail.com) for more information and availability.