The Body-Led Singing Approach


Experience Community Based Vocal Freedom℠

This is a unique group singing technique approach where you will learn the basic techniques of singing through breath-connected movement meditation. It is an opportunity to sing for and with community in a supportive and fun environment! I believe joy and fun automatically set us up to develop wonderful singing habits. This is a fast road to vocal freedom, and has the added benefit of training your body-language and vocal tone to be more expressive, authentic and connected to your core. We all crave experiences of community, play, music and creativity.  We also learn most effectively in this sort of environment. Why not start from there?

“This is a fast road to vocal freedom
~Anita Stryker

In addition to supporting and developing the singing voice, these classes also work with the unconscious to support and inform healthy speaking habits.

We practice the technical aspects of singing while also working with the emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects. In the BLS approach, we do this through movement, journaling, witnessing, improvisation, community and play.

We use guided improvisation to enter into the meditative state.

We use guided improvisation to enter into the meditative state.

In the BLS approach, we use guided improvisation to enter into the meditative state. In doing so, we move away from the fear-based critical brain and toward more expansive and creative parts of our awareness. In the meditative state we are more receptive to learning. This allows us to shift habitual patterns of tension in the voice into patterns of ease.

Individuals find that they sing and speak with more freedom and that their sound is more beautiful, resonant and clear.

connect and collaborate creatively with like-minded individuals

connect and collaborate creatively with like-minded individuals

In addition, Body-Led singing classes and workshops provide an opportunity to connect and collaborate creatively with like-minded individuals. It’s fun! Many people resist singing around others because they fear that their voice isn’t good enough. However, if we are honest with ourselves most of us really enjoy singing with others. In these classes, there is nothing to prepare and no requirements to bring except yourself. We use a “moving toward” approach. This means that all-sounds are welcome. Most people end up singing with more beauty, musicality, pitch, etc. when they allow and accept their way to greater and greater freedom (It is the opposite of what our critic whats us to believe but trust me, it’s true).

Harmony Class 2019

WHEN? Saturday at 11:30am-1pm.  April 27th – June 15th
*Note that we may be skipping one class

WHERE? Swaha Studios: 1235 SE Division Suite #103, Portland OR

COST?  $250, ($75 to reserve a spot)

To Register for Class:





Women’s Body-Led Singing Group Class 2019

WHEN? Saturday at 10am-11:15pm.  April 27th – June 15th
*Note that we may be skipping one class

WHERE? Swaha Studios: 1235 SE Division Suite #103, Portland OR

COST?  $250, ($75 to reserve a spot)

To Register for Class: