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"If you have any doubt about your impact, or lack consistency in your performance, this workshop is a must."

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Workshop for

Young Singers

Mind and Body Ready
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 3pm – 5pm

Location: Theatre Dance Academy,
Oshawa

Workshop Fee: $49

For students of Roberta at Bird Loft Studios and other aspiring singers in the Durham region  

Stuck in your Head?

Explore your courage and confidence for success and joy in performance and life in this 2-hour workshop with Leigh Graham, singer and fitness/mindset specialist. Using new concepts and body awareness techniques, you will positively transform your onstage experience for both yourself and your audience! 

This will follow Roberta’s voice intensive workshop (11am-3pm). Register for both now with Roberta, or to save your spot or for any questions, email me at leigh@fitforthestage.com

Coming again in Fall 2020 –
The Fit for the Stage Intensive!

Find out more

This 5-hour workshop delivers a step-by-step guide to stage preparation. It focuses on managing your mindset and state using various tools including original meditations and NLP (Neurolinguisic Programming).

NLP is derived from how senses filter and process experience before storing it in brain (neuro), how one uses words and symbols to create mental pictures (linguistic), and how to ensure desired habits and attitudes become engrained (programming). NLP offers tools and techniques for modifying behaviour and state in the pursuit of self improvement, self management, and effective performance and communications. 

You will also hone your body awareness and gain physical fitness through singer-specific exercises and take-home materials. Finally, you will have the chance to put it into practice singing!

Fit for the Stage workshops are where like-minded singers connect in person in a fun and focused environment to skyrocket their singing game.

 

What does the workshop offer?

  • Mindset gems for life through *neuro-linguistic programming activities (NLP)
  • Physical activity sets focusing on optimal energy and groundedness for performance
  • Guided meditations to improve focus and awareness on stage
  • Partner and group exercises
  • Group song to integrate the new tools into singing practice
* What is Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Its name is derived from how senses filter and process experience before storing it in brain (neuro), how one uses words and symbols to create mental pictures (linguistic), and how to ensure desired habits and attitudes become engrained (programming). NLP offers tools and techniques for modifying behaviour and state in the pursuit of self improvement, self management, and effective performance and communications. 

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Fit for the Stage4 days ago
Grateful for amazing clients doing the unreasonable to stay fit and healthy with me right now... meeting me online for private fitness sessions and continuing to prioritize mental and physical wellness ❤️🙏🏻💥
In the interest of giving back to an even wider community (some of whom are not in a position to do one-on-ones right now), I have also begun teaching live online group fitness/movement classes to small groups of artists. If you want to know about them, or want in on that action, drop me a line. 🙂
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage2 weeks ago
How are you...

I find it comforting to remember that there are things we can control amidst all of the uncertainty in the world right now.
We can care for ourselves and others, paying close attention to our mental and physical health.
It is important to be informed, but obsessing over each of the news stories pertaining to the pandemic is anxiety-provoking for most of us. Anxiety is known to lower your defences against disease prevention. Anxiety or stress can also affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep, which lowers your immune system further.

Some ideas to keep you feeling well and staying healthy:
drink plenty of water
Snack on vitamin C tablets
Make nutritious smoothies
Go for long walks
Stretch
Dance
Sing
Listen to uplifting music and podcasts
Read inspiring stories. If you have young kids at home, read them to them!
Offer some contact-less help to a neighbour
Keep your social connection alive through phone, video, or whatever means required
When you cook, choose foods like soups, stews or chilis, so you can prepare extra for freezing in small portions
Limit alcohol
Limit sugar
If you are feeling signs of cold or flu, limit dairy too
Employ a bedtime routine; turn off screens an hour before bed, do some deep breathing or meditation or journaling or positive visualization before turning out the light, and if possible go to bed and wake at the same time each day.
Prioritize family time with those in your household, and take this time to do a new project together -try a new recipe, play a new game, make a craft
Start a little spring cleaning; get the kids involved in the project.
Listen to what comes up for you in this different way of being.

Reach out with your own
Let’s ride this out in the healthiest way possible. If we keep ourselves well in mind and body, those around us will continue to thrive as well through our example.

Best of luck with a new way of being for now. Fingers crossed we start some new healthy habits we can keep up with after this passes.
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage3 weeks ago
Some more reflective practices I want to employ while we are home for a while. Netflix is fun too, but why not round it out a bit?
What about you? Create a vision board, try a meditation app, learn to cook a new meal, read that book, sing, move, go hang out in the trees?☀️
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage4 weeks ago
Omg. Even our dog sings.... 😂
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Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage4 weeks ago
Woop! I love finding my tribe. We are more impactful together, combining our strengths. Plus it's more fun! I met this accomplished singer, renowned voice coach with a bustling studio, and songwriter with multiple awards to her name, and knew I wanted to work together. Thrilled that we will soon collaborate and lead a day for young singers committed to next level growth in performance. The Bird Loft School Of Voice is doing a voice intensive, followed by mindset coaching and grounding by yours truly.
If you or someone you love wants in to one or both parts, contact one of us for more details. Limited spots!
Fit for the Stage
Fit for the Stage1 month ago
Good morning!
Curious... what are your thoughts on meditation?
For many, it is that elusive thing you are 'supposed to do' that is somehow easy for other people but not you??
Do you wonder how you could ever find the time? Or think you'll never be good at it?
First, I nudge you to see it as a gift to yourself, not a 'should'. And also as something you can't mess up. It's true. Every minute you spend in conscious awareness, just noticing what is, and accepting it (including thoughts that may arise!), you are nourishing yourself. It's a reset button that requires no equipment or money. Amazingly, you will find yourself clearer and more productive after, so it will feel like you have MORE time.
The biggest gift meditation has given me has been the ability to notice that I can control my reactions. That frustration and anger don't come out of nowhere. That there are many moments leading up to it in which I have a choice to react differently.
It has changed my relationships in a big way, and I am a better mom, sister, partner, daughter, teacher and friend.
So if you're busy taking care of others and you're worried it's selfish or self-indulgent, just know your loved ones benefit as much as you do.
All it takes a commitment to growth and to understanding yourself better. And then you're off!
If you would like some more ideas on how to get started, comment below, and I'll send you one of my original guided meditations. <3
Baby steps!

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