London, United Kingdom, October 25, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On the 18th November Piano-Yoga® - the miracle piano technique which allowed its creator, GéNIA, to come back to the podium just 10 weeks after breaking her wrist - returns to the home of piano excellence, Steinway Hall! Surrounded by some of the top instruments in the world, pianists from advanced-beginner to advanced level can draw inspiration from this historic and atmospheric setting and will find everything they need to transform their playing whilst enhancing their well-being.
A retreat is the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, allowing participants to experience all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer, with a combination of pure yoga and relaxation classes, technical 'Piano-Yoga®' exercises, performance psychology and group piano masterclasses. Unlike regular Piano-Yoga® lessons, a retreat provides the opportunity for participants to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on their piano in a nurturing environment. And given how solitary the life of a pianist can be, one of the main pleasures of a retreat is the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.
11.00-11.40 Shoulders, Shoulders, Shoulders
11.45-13.00 Conquering Performance Nerves
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-15.00 The Art of Piano Fingering
16.50-17.30 Low-Back-Release Exercises
*At lunchtime participants can stop by the many cafés and restaurants for a healthy bite to eat.
Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® retreat?
Piano-Yoga® retreats are targeted primarily towards amateur learners, but they are open to pianists of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique and concert pianists concerned about an injury, to piano teachers looking to broaden their pedagogical horizons and amateur pianists simply wanting to get the most out of their piano, all are welcome to come and join us, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favourite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment. No prior experience of yoga necessary.
Their London retreats have been carefully programmed to complement each other, which means that for pianists who already attended one of their retreats in 2012 the Steinway Hall retreat offers an excellent ’follow-up’.
Piano-Yoga® is offering £15 off to Piano-Yoga® members and places are limited, so early booking is recommended. Membership of Piano-Yoga® is free and registration is quick and easy via www.piano-yoga.com/register.php. Members should then email email@example.com to claim their discount code.
Date: 18th November 2012
Venue: Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, Wigmore St, London, W1U 2DB
Duration: 10.30 - 17.30
Fees: £90 | £75 Piano-Yoga® members
Enquiries: t: 020 7226 9829 | m: 07948 447492 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Information: www.piano-yoga.com
A piano method for the 21st century…
Created by Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA, the Piano-Yoga® method offers a unique system of piano playing which combines the fundamentals of the Russian piano school with principles from Eastern philosophy and yoga, utilising aspects of movement, gravity and breathing to create a more natural and organic approach to piano playing, performing and teaching. Central to the method is a series of technical exercises Transform Your Hands: a Complete Ten-Week Course of Piano Exercises, available in paperback and as an e-book. Piano-Yoga® also organises workshops, retreats, masterclasses, one-to-one tuition, and the method is suitable for pianists of all levels.
"It really does work… Many ailing pianists have been helped with this unorthodox and unusual method." -Piano Professional Magazine
Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA is an acclaimed pioneer on the classical music scene, with an eclectic repertoire embracing classical and contemporary works and multimedia projects. Initiated into the piano by her great-grandmother Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz), GéNIA attended Kharkov State Institute of Arts before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, where she received numerous prizes. She has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry, including The Brodsky Quartet and Gabriel Prokofiev, and has released numerous albums on the Blackbox and Nonclassical labels.
Following her training at The Life Centre® in London, GéNIA qualified as a B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher in 2008. A visionary pedagogue, GéNIA also runs the highly successful Piano-Yoga® Piano School in London. GéNIA’s blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® retreats is available at www.piano-yoga.com/blog/