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Homage to my Teachers: 

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My Yoga Mentors. 

Thanks for all your love!

Yoga For Performers

Robert Swedberg

Developer of Yoga For Performers

Robert Swedberg trained originally as an instrumentalist,

entering California State University, Northridge

on a tuba scholarship.  He also had a strong background

in choral singing and directing, which led to vocal studies

and development as a singing-actor, graduating

as a vocal performance major and theater minor,

while also studying ballet and modern dance. 

He studied voice and vocal pedagogy with Elisabeth Parham

and Dr. David Scott.   Wesley Balk was an early influence

in developing methodology for training the singing-actor. 

After several years as a performer and stage director, Robert

became a Director in the Education Program at Seattle Opera,

working in the Singers Training Program from 1978-82. 

He then spent five years with Opera Carolina

as Manager and Artistic Director,

again supervising the training of the company Resident Artists. 

In 1987,  Robert became General Director of Syracuse Opera,

and also developed the Opera Studio at Syracuse University.

He was General Director of Orlando Opera from 1990-2007,

and also Director of the Opera Studio

at the University of Central Florida for much of that time as well.  

 He left Orlando Opera in 2007 to devote more time

to directing international opera productions,

and to refining and expanding the Yoga for Performers practice. 

Yoga has become an  important personal activity 

for Robert over the past few years,

with concentrated practice and teacher training

leading to initial certification in 2003,

and the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour)

certification in 2004.  (  

He is now also pursuing further training

and certification as a yoga therapist.

Robert Swedberg 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 opera career guidance, and stage direction. 

Contact Robert at: