Nourish your soul
Voice and Yoga
with Samuel Palmer
Your voice is the most uniquely authentic expression of your soul. As such, it is normal to experience vulnerability around your voice and anxiety when called upon to use it publicly. In my studio, you will find a nurturing, supportive environment in which to explore and to heal.
I teach beginners of all styles and up to advanced classical and musical theatre singers. Learn more about private singing lessons and group ear training classes.
Sometimes we work from the inside out, sometimes we work from the outside in. In my vinyasa-based yoga classes, you will work. You will be invited into challenge and then to cultivate steadiness. You will encounter resistance and practice acceptance. By calling upon your strength of body, mind and heart on the mat, you will grow stronger and more resilient in your daily life.
My online yoga classes are supervised, meaning I observe you rather than demonstrate. This helps me keep you safe and hold you accountable, offer individual feedback, and guide you in advancing your practice over time. Learn more about supervised online yoga classes and privates.
online voice lessons
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Convenient, Effective, Fun!
This project was born out of a desire to serve my students more fully. I am a much better voice teacher than I am a piano player. A song truly comes alive with accompaniment, and while I cannot play all the little black dots on the page, I can follow along with simplified sheet music known as lead sheets.
I have created a collection of lead sheets of classical vocal literature, available for download in every key.
This resource is invaluable for voice students and voice teachers alike, who have limited piano skills like myself.
There is a sampling of songs available to you for free, and an ever-growing database of songs available by subscription.
At the intersection of music and yoga I found Sound Healing. Sound Healing is the skillful use of sound to bring about well-being and transformation.
I would like to see much more scientific research conducted around the efficacy of sound to affect healing. But what I can tell you is this: When I work with my instruments, I feel better. No matter whether I am feeling happy or sad, upset or at peace, I feel better.
I receive feedback from recipients of my work that they experience deep meditation, visions and well-being. Those who use this work for healing and spiritual growth say that the sounds are a backdrop against which is reflected their inner selves,
that part which is often hidden from view.
Currently I offer a monthly livestream on Facebook.
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TIPS for Livestream Sound Healing: You will want to create a space where you can sit or lie comfortably for about 30-45 minutes. Good speakers or headphones will greatly enhance the integrity of the Tibetan bowls’ tones.
One-on-one sound healing work is also very powerful.
Bowls are placed on and around the body and struck and sung in response to what I feel and sense happening within you. A session can be a singularly unique experience, and profound transformation can occur in a series of sessions.
Please use my contact form for inquiries and details.
Private sessions are based in the Sacramento area.