Piano-Yoga® Retreats Return to Kings Place, London, on 12th February 2012


On the 12th February Piano-Yoga® – the miracle piano technique which allowed its creator, GéNIA, to return to the podium just 10 weeks after breaking her wrist – returns to the refreshing environs of the sparkling new world-class music venue, Kings Place, where Piano-Yoga® retreats were first launched earlier in 2011.  Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA will be sharing the cutting-edge piano method that is Piano-Yoga® with pianists looking to transform their playing and gain a more in-depth insight into the Piano-Yoga® philosophy and lifestyle of well-being.

A retreat is the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, allowing participants to experience all that Piano-Yoga® has to offer, with a combination of pure yoga and relaxation classes, technical ‘Piano-Yoga®’ exercises, performance psychology and group piano masterclasses.  Unlike regular Piano-Yoga® lessons, a retreat provides the opportunity for participants to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on their piano in a nurturing environment.  And given how solitary the life of a pianist can be, one of the main pleasures of a retreat is the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.

Programme

10.30 – 11.00 Introduction
11.00 – 11.40 Yoga warm-ups for piano practice
11.45 – 13.00 Finding your own musical interpretation
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break*
14.00 – 15.00 Mastering sight-reading skills
15.10 – 16.40 Masterclasses (optional)
16.50 – 17.30 Exercises for combating stage nerves

*At lunchtime participants can stop by the Green & Fortune Café at midday for a healthy bite to eat, or treat themselves to a more indulgent dining experience at Rotunda Restaurant overlooking the river.

Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® retreat?

Piano-Yoga® retreats are targeted primarily towards amateur learners, but they are open to pianists of all levels from the age of 14 upwards.  From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique and concert pianists concerned about an injury, to piano teachers looking to broaden their pedagogical horizons and amateur pianists simply wanting to get the most out of their piano, all are welcome to come and join us, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favourite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment.  No prior experience of yoga necessary.

Our London retreats have been carefully programmed to complement each other, which means that for pianists who already attended one of our retreats in 2011 our Kings Place retreat offers an excellent ?follow-up?.

Booking Information

Piano-Yoga® is offering £15 off to Piano-Yoga® members and places are limited, so early booking is recommended.  Membership of Piano-Yoga® is FREE and registration is quick and easy viawww.piano-yoga.com/register.php.  Members should then email info@piano-yoga.com to claim their discount code.

Date: 12th February 2012
Venue: Limehouse Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Duration: 10.30 – 17.30
Fees: £90 | £75 Piano-Yoga® members
Bookings: Open 1st March @ Kings Place website www.kingsplace.co.uk
Enquiries: t: 020 7226 9829 | m: 07948 447492 | e: info@piano-yoga.com
Further Information: www.piano-yoga.com

Many thanks,
Richard McDonald

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