In a series of retreats starting this May, the visionary Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA will be sharing the cutting-edge piano method that is Piano-Yoga® at three inspiring venues in London and Cyprus. On a retreat, pianists from advanced-beginner to advanced level will find everything they need to transform their playing whilstgaining a more in-depth insight into the Piano-Yoga® philosophy and lifestyle of well-being.
A retreat offers the ideal opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method. In just one day you can 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® classes, a retreat provides the chance to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on the piano in a nurturing environment. And for the solitary pianist one of the obvious benefits of a retreat is the opportunity to work on your piano as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.
On a Piano-Yoga® retreat you will learn how to:
- organise your practice
- improve concentration
- establish good posture at the piano
- build strength and suppleness in the fingers and hands
- increase hand span
- develop good listening technique
- master different qualities of sound
- develop rhythm and articulation
- conquer performance nerves
- memorise repertoire effectively
- unlock your individual music interpretation
- Each retreat will also include an optional masterclass with GéNIA.
Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® retreat?
Piano-Yoga® retreats are open to amateur and professional pianists alike of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. So whether you are a conservatoire student looking to polish your technique, a concert pianist concerned about an injury, a piano teacher looking to broaden your pedagogical horizons or an amateur pianist simply wanting to get the most out of your piano, come and join us – leave your worries at the door, kick off your shoes and enjoy your favourite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Visit www.piano-yoga.com/blog/ to read GéNIA’s latest blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® retreats.
Click on the links below to find out more about each retreat and how to book: