As musicians, many of us will experience pain from a repetitive stress injury, struggle with chronic pain or have issues with performance anxiety. A common statistic claims that 87% of professional and 90% of student instrumental musicians will experience a physical playing-related injury at some point in their careers, but in reality, the numbers could be much higher. The best thing that we can do as musicians is to treat ourselves as our primary instrument and prioritize wellness. Tools that have been scientifically proven to reduce the risk of repetitive stress injury, reduce pain, stress and anxiety and improve overall health are yoga, body awareness, meditation and breathwork. In this workshop series, you will learn how to have a deeper level of awareness and optimize your ability to perform through body mapping and movement. Led by Kimberly Hankins and Brianne Borden.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one, but we can provide as well.