Yoga for Musicians

With my expertise as a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT500) and yoga nidra specialist, I have a unique toolbox to help musicians of all ages improve their performance.

Yoga for Musicians can help you:

  • Decrease physical tension and pain with simple yoga warm-ups and stretches
  • Increase stamina with strengthening yoga postures
  • Improve focus through accessible breathing and mindfulness techniques
  • Transform performance anxiety with practical relaxation and visualization practices

Recent workshop topics:

• Freedom in Your Body, Joy in Your Playing
Warm-ups and new ways of doing familiar yoga poses to maximize ease and well-being
• Set Your Shoulders Free
Alignment principles for pain-free flute playing
• Breathe Easy
Simple yoga poses to release tension and increase breath capacity
• Eye Of The Tiger
Harness the power of yoga for optimal focus and performance
• Take A Break
Yoga R&R for body and mind for pre-concert, post-rehearsal, or anytime!

Professionals and students of all ages can work with me in one-on-one sessions. I also offer workshops at colleges, conventions, and music camps.
In a 15-minute Skype / FaceTime conversation, we will discuss your experience and goals, and determine the best next steps for you.
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Melissa leads Yoga for Musicians workshop at camp
Workshop students use Yoga for Musicians stretches for deeper breathing and injury prevention
“Melissa’s Yoga for Musicians workshop has become an annual event for my percussion camp, and she is always a favorite among my campers! Melissa is personable and engaging and is able to perfectly blend Yoga techniques and music into a relevant and relaxing workshop that works for all ages and ability levels.”
HCC colleague Tim McKay
Tim McKay
Howard Community College Faculty, Freelance Percussionist
Melissa leads Yoga for musicians workshop at camp
Drummin Dragons workshop participants learn Yoga for Musicians warm ups to help release shoulder, neck and back tension
Melissa leads Yoga for Musicians class at camp
Yoga for Musicians workshop attendees improve their physical strength and mental focus with balance postures
“Thank you for such a relevant workshop! I found the posture exercises to be spot-on. The breathing (and nerve calming) exercises were exactly what I needed. And the poses for rehearsal breaks and those times when we performers have to stay in our chairs were especially tailored to the needs of musicians.”
Anne B.
Music education graduate student
students relax in yoga for musicians class
Workshop students use relaxation, visualization practices, and yoga breathing to prepare for a performance