Danielle McCullough is a professional yoga teacher with Inner Yoga Trust and a live performer. Her unique and practiced understanding of working for live performance has led her to develop this focused and highly informative yoga practice for performers.
Throughout the full day workshop you shall be guided with clear instruction and reason as to how the practice can assist the performer before, during and after performance. Accompanied with useful handouts for you to take away and develop your own practices.
A word from our Dan.
Having dipped my toes in various pools of performance and completing a degree in Drama and Screen Studies at Manchester University in 2004, I think it is reasonably safe to say that I understand how demanding the role of the performer can be; just as a musician maintains their instrument I believe the performer too must look after their most valuable asset: themselves! I have become increasingly interested in how Yoga can assist performers in developing a deeper awareness of the physical and psychological self that can be utilised both on and off the stage.
I attended my first Yoga class in 2005 and since then I have been a regular practitioner, (and mild obsessive!) finding infinite benefits from this practice. I completed my Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 with the Inner Yoga Trust and I like to teach with a strong emphasis on making Yoga accessible to all (not just the textbook gymnasts with one toe tickling an ear whilst the other toe gracefully scratches their nose). My teaching incorporates Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathing exercises) with Meditation and relaxation techniques to promote improved posture and alignment whilst calming the body and mind.
No previous experience of Yoga is necessary, just a willingness to explore, a playful approach and a sense of humour!
The Yoga and the Performer Workshop has been developed specifically with the needs of performers in mind and will focus on practices to assist with the following;
Next workhop TBC
Some refreshments shall be provided but we recommend bringing a lunch with you.