“Thank you so much for the beautiful breathing class!! It was amazing, and I learned so much. My whole body has responded to everything that you teach. Your classes are life-transforming.” — Cecilia Calderón, Breathing Class Participant
Breath is fundamental to every aspect of our life. We are born with an ability to breathe deeply and fully, but as we go through life, stress and tension can cause our breathing to become shallow and constricted and our voices strained and weak. Inefficient breathing can lead to fatigue, anxiety, muscular tension and even digestive problems. Getting back to the way nature designed us to breathe is a tonic that revitalizes body and mind. In this course we will explore ways to reestablish our natural, coordinated way of breathing. We will study the anatomy and physiology of respiration, observe the ways in which we interfere with our breathing, and learn tools and exercises to free and strengthen our breathing and voice.
For more information about this course, visit Jean McClelland’s website.
NOTE: Students must have access to a computer with a web browser for this ONLINE ONLY course, and may need to download free software to use some course features. Password-protected access to the course website is permitted only during the dates that this course is being held; PASSWORDS WILL BE ISSUED THE NIGHT BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS; and user accounts will be deleted once the course is over. Audio-visual materials on the website are not downloaded but streamed through the web browser. Open Center Online Learning courses give students access to teachers and other students through several interactive tools on the course websites.
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Jean McClelland, MMus, M.AmSAT, graduated from Vassar College and trained at the American Center for Alexander Technique, Carl Stough Institute for Breathing Coordination, the Michael Chekhov Studio and the New York Psychosynthesis Institute. As a performer, she has performed leading roles in musical theater and teaches workshops on voice and the Alexander Technique nationally. www.jeanmcclellandvoice.com