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BODY, BREATH & VOICE INTEGRATIVE THERAPY WORKSHOPS

 

Body, Breath & Voice Integrative Therapy (BBVIT) Workshops are for people facing vocal issues of all kinds, respiratory challenges such as asthma or COPD, dealing with stress (chronic, acute or episodic), acid reflux, digestive issues and related auto-immune system challenges, difficulties with expressing yourself, sleep disorders, or if you are simply wishing to learn more about how your body can work at it's peak potential.

Workshops are anywhere from 2.5 hours to a full weekend to an entire week in length.

Prices vary given the location, venue and number of participants.

 

 

Body, Breath & Voice Workshop History

 

2018) Five-Workshop Series - Westwood Unitarian Congregation, Edmonton, Alberta

2018) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2018) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2018) Rhyme and Reason, Calgary, Alberta

2017) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2017) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2017) Grande Prairie College, Grande Prairie, Alberta

2017) VASTA Conference, Singapore

2016) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS

2016) Kidsfirst PNRHA, Elk Ridge Resort, Saskatchewan

2016) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2015) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS

2015) Early Childhood Development Support Services, Edmonton, AB

2015) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2015) Aboriginal Head Start, Alberta

2014) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2014) Circle of Sound, Jasper, Alberta

2014) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2014) Early Childhood Development Support Services, Edmonton, AB

2013) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2012) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2012) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2011) University of Alberta: Augustana Campus - Vocal Program Masterclass

2011) Cowtown Opera Summer Workshop Calgary, Alberta

2011) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2011) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School

2010) Mount Royal University Academy Vocal Program

2010) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2010) Edmonton Musical Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta

2010) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School

2010) Westwood Unitarian Church, Edmonton, Alberta

2010) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction

2009) University of Alberta: Augustana Campus - Vocal Program

2009) Westwood Unitarian Church, Edmonton, Ablerta

2009) ArtsTrek Residential Theatre Summer School, Red Deer AB

2009) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction

2009) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School

2009) Wordsworth Summer Writing Camp, YABS

2009) Edmonton Musical Theatre

2009) Express Yourself Workshop Program, Edmonton

2009) Wordsworth Winter Camp Program

2008) ArtsTrek Residential Theatre Summer School, Red Deer AB

2008) Stony Plain Memorial Composite High School

2008) Medicine Hat College: Vocal Area

2008) National Association of Teachers of Singing, Calgary Chapter

2007) Opera Nuova Summer Program: Yoga/Voice Instruction

2007) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS

2006) Wordsworth Writing Camp, YABS

2006) National Association of Teachers of Singing, Edmonton Chapter

2004) University of Alberta Vocal Program

2003) University of Alberta Vocal Program

2003) Edmonton Vocal Minority

2002) Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, Toronto “Breath and the Voice: Effortless Mastery”

2002) University of Alberta Vocal Program

2000) Banff Centre for the Arts: Voice, Breath & Yoga for Vocalists

 

        

Testimonials
 
After attending two of David’s workshops, I am no longer afraid of the floor. In my younger years, I was a hiker and enjoyed downhill skiing. A back injury caused by a traffic accident was the reason I became less active. Though I had successful surgery 8 years ago, I was still afraid of falling. Since then I have been very careful where I walk, and have been unable to get down on the floor to do any kind of exercise, because I could never get up without assistance. In addition, I would find myself falling backwards on my chair if I tried to get up quickly.  By learning how to exhale with power and to relax my surface abdominals instead of tightening as I move; I now have much more power and mobility. I am able to get down and up from the floor faster and with much less pain, and rise from a chair with ease.  I look forward to working with David more in the future." 
Audrey Brooks
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 
 
"David’s approach to breathing is refreshingly unique and accessible. Unlike traditional yoga pranayama that seeks to control or direct the breath, David takes breathing that has been shaped by our contemporary stressful lifestyles and postural misalignments and provides teachers and students with tools to help create a free and flow-full breath. I have been privileged to work with David in many classes and workshops. I have been able to personally integrate his teachings to help me more easily calm my body and mind. Beyond the personal benefits I regularly integrate his teachings into my yoga therapy programming to help students with everything from chronic pain, pelvic health, to cancer. If you are a yoga teacher, a student, a singer, if you deal with anxiety or asthma, if you have pelvic health issues, or really if you just have a curiosity to move better David’s work is a necessity to help you better access freedom in your breathing."                                                                                                                                                               Sarah Garden
Co-Owner, Bodhi Tree Yoga, Regina Saskatchewan, Canada

"Our organization hired David to speak about decreasing the effects of stress on the body at our annual conference. The positive feedback we received about his session was overwhelming. Participants were blown away by the immediate changes they felt from the session and couldn’t wait to use their new knowledge to manage their stress, both personally and professionally. In fact, we loved him so much we invited him back the next year for two sessions and both maxed out!”

Angela Hill
Communications and Curriculum Development
Early Childhood Development Support Services
Edmonton, AB

 “I have taken part in David’s yoga/breathing/voice workshops on four different occasions. After the first session in Edmonton, I came back to Edson and raved about the experience. A friend of mine who works for a regional arts organization later brought David to Edson to conduct two community workshops. The principal of the school where I work brought him to do a workshop for our entire staff. Following the session at school, many of my colleagues expressed an interest in having more yoga/breathing/voice sessions with David. Each time I participated I felt more open and energized. My body felt elongated and oxygenated. Following the third workshop, I put into practice the six point breathing David suggested for the beginning and end of the day. I found myself feeling more awake in the morning—even when I had to get up for an early exercise class and hadn’t slept enough. David’s workshops have encouraged me to be more conscious of my breath and to use its power. I am an avid cross-country skier and the trail system I use has a few big hills that make me nervous—mostly because I have had big wipe-outs on them. Now when I find myself at the top of these hills, I remember to exhale. Focusing on my breath, even when conditions are fast, has helped me stay relaxed and up on my skis.”

Robyne Wilock
, Edson, Alberta