Sandi Melody is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS - Langara College). She also is a registered pilates mat instructor and has a long history in physical training and competitive swimming from 1970 - 1983. She became a certified swim coach, fitness teacher, and personal fitness trainer in the mid-late 80’s before embarking on her post secondary education and subsequent career in voice training and music performance.
Sandi performed her graduation recital from Cap U’s Jazz Studies in Vocal Performance Program in 1996. Since then she has taught hundreds of private vocal students and developed a reputation for being a contemporary voice teacher that produced results. She developed a training program for singers that provided not only expert weekly guidance on skill development, but also support and opportunity to perform every month. As a result many of her students are now professional vocalists and singer-songwriters working around the world.
Gentle Hatha Yoga had always been a part of her private voice teaching, but during her "subtle body energy awareness class" at her Yoga Teacher Training she realized that this “energy awareness” was exactly what she had been working with and teaching her students to master in vocal technique all these years.
The Yoga-sing class was officially launched at an Adult Summer Singing Camp in 2015. Each morning Sandi would spend 30 minutes helping students relax and open their bodies with yoga asana and pranayama before embarking on 30 minutes of singing warm ups and vocal exercises and then 30 minutes integrating the techniques we are learning into singing songs. At the end of the camp participants expressed how much they LOVED that part of the camp, and asked her if she would consider running a yoga/singing class during the rest of the year. And thus... the Yoga-sing class was born!
Sandi has been practicing yoga herself since 1981 and misses the old days of smaller classes in big spaces with lots of room for personal space between mats. She chose The Labyrinth room at St. Paul’s Anglican Church and West Vancouver United Church gym to teach this class for this very reason, and because they are warm and inviting spaces, and the acoustics are absolutely AMAZING!
A maximum of 8 students per class insures a personalized experience in a supportive community… the best way to learn!
Register for an upcoming 6 week Yoga-sing Series online: www.yoga-sing.com
Every series is different which allows students to continue from series to series, applying all the different techniques into beautiful songs with uplifting messages. Discounts are given for purchase of multiple series.