Find out more about Rosie and how Vox Yoga came to be.

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Who is Vox Yoga for?

Singers

Actors

Public Speakers

Teachers

Voice Students

Beginners

Professional Voice Users

Everyone!

No yoga or vocal experience needed - just a willingness to learn!


Maybe you want to...

Improve your vocal health

Sing without unecessary tension

Understand your physical alignment

Increase vocal stamina

Understand breath control

Relieve performance anxiety

Create a great vocal warm up

Learn to sing with a holistic approach

Explore the relationship between the body and the voice


Vox Yoga could help you...

Find your voice

Free your voice

Give you confidence to speak up

Improve your physical and vocal wellbeing

Explore your specific needs and vocal goals

Increase your range, power and strength

Explore different voice qualities

Gain a practical understanding of vocal

and physical anatomy

Give you more focus in your practice

(yoga and voice!)

Rosie Secker

Rosie has been teaching and performing professionally for the last ten years. Rosie trained with the Vocal & Operatic Department at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (First Class BMus Hons) and in Musical Theatre Performance at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (PGDip, MA). Through training in these contrasting styles, Rosie became fascinated in how the voice worked and started studying vocal anatomy and physiology. Having tried yoga on and off, Rosie deepened her practice in 2014 and realised how much better her voice felt after each class. Not only did her body feel more free, but a different mindset and awareness of the breath and the body made such a difference to her singing. This led Rosie to become a Certified 500hr Yoga Teacher and start to focus on the body-voice connection. Through continued teaching, training and research, Rosie leads group workshops and lessons helping singers to really find and free their voice.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Regularly working with: The Sing Space, Creative Collective Initiative, Scenaria Studios, TU Operatic Society, Stagecoach Brighton, Nashville Voice Studio. Currently teaching at: Bird College (Conservatoire for Dance & Musical Theatre) , Vocal coaching on the degree, diploma and foundation courses. Rosie has a busy private practice and previous teaching work includes: * West Sussex Music, Leader for Singing Projects and Sing Teacher *Perform, Performing Arts Teacher and Drama Workshop Leader *Portland Place School, Singing Teacher *Gatehouse School, Singing Teacher *Aelfa Academy of Theatre Arts, Group Singing Teacher *Popchoir, Choir Director *Jigsaw Performing Arts, Singing, Drama and Dance Teacher

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

Jazz & Cabaret Soloist Gigs Include: Natural History Museum, Shelsley Walsh Nostalgia Weekend, Pressure the Play, Ambassadors, Assembly Fest (Headline) Edinburgh Fringe, Sandhurst Military Academy, Conway Hall, Neverworld Festival, Oslo Cosmopolite, Berlin Ballhaus, The Shaw Theatre London, Espace K Strasbourg, Q77 Turin, Prague Theatre Royal, Hoxton Hall, Bush Hall, Dingwalls Camden, Barefoot Festival. Rosie regularly works with publishers recording session vocals, works with new composers to workshop new material, has previously acted in Shakespeare plays, sang in operas, danced at the Olympics and been in the odd TV advert!

Frequently Asked Questions

The thought of trying something new can be daunting, here Rosie answers some FAQs to reassure you. If you have any further questions, just drop us an email!


Is this a singing lesson or a yoga class?

It's often a bit of both! In individual lessons we discuss your vocal goals and anything you struggle with or may like to address. We then use elements of yoga to release the body and free the voice. It's likely we will do some stretches, possibly a short flow, some vocal exercises and sing a song. Group classes will cover all of these within a session.


I've never done yoga before - will this be suitable for me?

Yes! These classes are for anyone and are a great exploration in to beginner yoga that's tailored just for you. Why not try out a group class to get a feel for what the classes cover.


I'm not flexible - will I be able to do the yoga sections of the class?

Yoga isn't about being flexible, it's about connection. We often get initimidated seeing advanced inversions on Instagram but that's not what yoga is about. Everyone's body is different and we're all flexible in different ways. There will always be modifications to suit all levels and also, yoga will improve your flexibility!


Is this all sound bowls and chanting?

There are some fantastic teachers that use these tools and methods. I personally don't use sound bowls and lots of chanting, we explore the voice in an accessible way. I used to get nervous at the thought of even saying 'om' in a yoga class and now I absolutely love a good om! You do have to give some of these techniques a chance and they can feel strange at first. However, your practice is yours and you can do as much as you wish. Chanting can be great to focus the mind though so never say never!


I'm a professional singer, how will you help me?

I too sing professionally and have performed in operas, musicals and at jazz clubs. You will know your voice better than anyone and you'll know what you need out of the lesson/workshop. Maybe you hold tension somewhere, struggle with vocal stamina, need to improve support to sustain a high belt or need some techniques to keep your breath calm during performances. We'll work together to find the best method for you.


I'm not a singer but I love the sound of this, can I try a class?

These classes can be for anyone! Whether you're an interested yogi or just want to try something new, the first step is to see if you like it and if it benefits you. I promise you, you will be able to do everything in a first class. Why not check out some of my online resources to see if it might be what you're looking for.


I'm a yoga teacher, can you help me improve my speaking voice?

Yoga teachers often struggle to find their voice. Keeping students calm and focused, leading them confidently and being your authentic self. I'd be happy to work with you to integrate voice work in to the familiarity of yoga.