Welcome to Piano-Yoga®, an innovative technique developed for pianists to stretch and strengthen their hands, greatly improve posture and core, uniquely master piano sound, introduce specialised concentration techniques and develop strategic thinking, build a body-mind connection in piano playing, learn effective time management strategies and develop artistic independence.
'The first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years.' Yoga & Health Magazine
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Piano-Yoga® world of piano
playing, performing and teaching, based on an holistic approach to music education.
At Piano-Yoga® we teach to the highest professional standards, working on body, mind and spirit. Having trained as a concert pianist from the age of 4, I often noticed how the strictest methods could negatively affect the sensitive spirit of a musician, erasing their passion
for music. It was my dream to create a system that would allow students
to progress to the best of their ability, whilst taking into consideration the uniqueness of each individual.
After many years of practising yoga and
eventually training as a yoga teacher myself, I was able to realise this dream: I created a system that works for everyone: children, teenagers, adults, amateur performers, total beginners and professional musicians.
Piano-Yoga® works on a physical level, where a deep sense of body awareness helps to improve piano technique. On a psychological level, Piano-Yoga® aids students with stage nerves, memory lapses, timing, rhythm and other similar issues. On a spiritual level, breathing techniques can transform your playing into a whole meditative experience. Although the Piano-Yoga® technique is new, it is based on the immersion of the ancient teaching of yoga with the main principles of the Russian piano school.
My aim is to make music creation - whether you are playing for yourself or your friends, educating your child, studying professionally, composing or teaching - a source of pleasure and joy in your life that contributes to your emotional and physical health!
I look forward to welcoming you into our ever-growing community.
With love and light,
Creator & Director of Piano-Yoga®
Browse our website to read more about the method, purchase the Piano-Yoga® book and our online Piano Course 'Transform Your Practice', view our Piano-Yoga® events. read our blog and become a member of our website to enjoy members benefits!
Transform Your Hands
Do you find that you can't play many piano pieces because of the size of your hands? Your hand span does not allow you to play some works by Rachmaninoff, Liszt or Scriabin?
If this is the case, Piano-Yoga® 10 Week Course may the answer to your problem!
'With Piano-Yoga® you can play the seemingly impossible.’ International Piano Magazine
'Piano-Yoga® is something radical: the first entirely new piano technique to emerge in over 50 years.’ Yoga & Health Magazine
‘Piano-Yoga® really does work.’ Piano Professional Magazine
Our typical content usually offers: blog, followed by a video post, a weekly Mindfulness Playlist, and a new topic for the Piano-Yoga® Club. On top of this, there is more educational content from our creative collaborators, which aligns with the Piano-Yoga® ethos, as well as my guest interviews with renowned artists and educators in my new series 'Quarantine or Paradise' and concert series (currently online), so we cannot possibly pack all of this into a single email
Follow GéNIA on our YouTube channel, where she shares her tips and insights into the Piano-Yoga® method and piano playing. Recent posts include information on how Ayurveda can help with stage fright, how to create sound colouring technique, what to expect from the Piano-Yoga® Club Online, when is best to practice and many other topics. Email us your questions and GéNIA will answer them live on her channel.
Would you like to get in touch? Reach out, we’d be happy to hear from you.
Our Piano-Yoga® Studio is located at Schott Music Shop, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB, England, United Kingdom