Renew and Restore: Healing and Guided Meditations
My guided meditations are enhanced by decades of extensive cross-cultural religious studies, musical expertise (Master’s from Juilliard),10 years of social work with people recovering from trauma and mental illness, and close to 1,000 hours of Kali Natha, Kundalini, Anusara, Bhakti and Yin Yoga. I will craft an original meditation just for you and based on your needs, either live or prerecorded.
I am also a Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki with me includes guided meditation to assist your healing while I visualize ancient Chinese healing symbols and project them by channeling spiritual energy into your body and/or chakras. This can be done in person or remotely, and gentle touch is optional.
Here’s how it helps:
I meditate to be in closer harmony with Spirit and to maximize my usefulness to the world, but according to a study done by a major health insurance company, there are other benefits as well. People who meditate are 87% less likely to be hospitalized for coronary issues, and 55% less likely to get cancer than people who don’t. 75% of insomniacs who started meditating were able to sleep within 20 minutes of trying.
A Detroit-based chemical plant employed a similar study and found that productivity rose 120% and profits rose 520% after meditation classes were offered.
Meditation has also been proven to aid in healing trauma and treating addiction, as well as in the management of chronic pain, anxiety, stress, and anger.
Let’s do this. Namaste and Sat Nam!
Find Your Voice: Healing and Confidence Building
Have you ever heard the sayings “find your voice,” or “speak up for yourself?” Society intuitively acknowledges the connection between the soul and the voice in these colloquialisms. Some say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. I say that the voice is one of its primary gateways.
My experience as a Juilliard-trained opera singer didn’t just teach me about singing.
It taught me that when we work on the technique of vocal expression, whether spoken or sung, we we pave the road for our hearts to enter the world.
In sessions with me, clients with vocal challenges, low self-esteem, or difficulty with self-care and boundary setting are immersed in a nurturing environment while we practice mechanisms in the lungs, core, neck, shoulders, and face that have served the world’s greatest communicators for centuries.
We intersperse healing discussions, stretches, and guided meditations.
Often this makes my clients’ personalities want to be seen and heard in new ways. They become able to move through trauma or make difficult decisions with clarity.
In 1998 I left performing to dedicate nearly a decade to creating and directing music programs for people with mental illness so I could explore and refine this technique. In concert with over a decade of work with 12-Step Programs as well as over 1,ooo hours of yoga, I have been privileged to watch this work change lives.
Sing Your Heart Out: Building or Refining Vocal Technique
Together, you and I can make you sing or act better than you ever thought you could, no matter who you are and no matter how much experience you have.
This is a bold claim, and I stand by it. Half of your fee will be refunded back to you if you don’t feel this process beginning by the end of your first session.
I incorporate all I learned from my teachers Marlena Malas, Virginia Zeanni, Vincenzo Spatola, and Dr. Trudy Fuller, as well as from Master classes with Mikael Eliasen, Regine Crespin, Frederica von Stade, Dame Joan Sutherland, Linda Eder and many others.
My intense studies of Method Acting, Classical Acting, and Meisner Technique during my Master’s degree at Juilliard enhance my teaching significantly.
I also bring to my teaching the nearly 10 years I spent creating and directing music programs for people struggling with mental illness.
This combined experience allows me to invite my clients’ souls into their sounds or shows, which improves technique in astonishing ways. The best vocal growth happens in a calm and nurturing environment without shame and stress, so expect your sessions to be comforting and empowering, as well as grounding and exciting.
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I am a lyric soprano with a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Juilliard School, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Furman University, which is ranked among the top 10 music schools in the nation.
Equally proficient in Broadway and classical repertoire, I began my singing career as a mezzo-soprano. During that time, I performed roles such as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana (Hawaii Opera Theatre), Le Furie in La Calisto (San Francisco Opera Center), Siebel in Faust (Nevada Opera), Mercedes in Carmen (West Bay Opera), Amahl’s Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors , 2nd Lady in Die Zauberflote and Nettie Fowler in Carousel (Furman Opera Theater).
I have also performed in many scenes, programs and recitals at the Chautauqua Institute, as well as in Manhattan, California, South Carolina Florida and North Carolina.
I am particularly proud of the effect my soulful acting has on my vocal performances. This was showcased during one of my most recent roles, that of Judy Shepard, in the World Premiere opera-musical hybrid, “Not in My Town,” about the life and death of Matthew Shepard, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
I am available for shows, concerts, recitals, weddings, funerals and other events.
Rates upon request.