Helping singers with the transition into motherhood and beyond.
When I found out I was pregnant I went on a mission to devour all the information. ALL OF IT! But I was shocked to find there was so little out there, especially for singers. Our bodies are our instruments and having a framework of what to expect and how to manage anything that comes up is so important… so I made it my mission to be that source for the mothers coming behind me. What did I wish I know before I had a kid? What helped me heal? What allows me to be the best mother and artist I can be now?
The truth is, it took me YEARS to put all these pieces together for myself, my family, and my career. Managing a career as an artist is a lot to deal with on a good day and even harder when you're keeping a tiny human alive. My goal is to establish a new generation of mothers who are better prepared, more in tune with their desires, and more supported to create their art at the highest level possible.
Incorporating 20+ years of professional singing and the highest levels of music study, 12 years of working with physical therapists, 10+ years of integrative Alexander Technique study, and my constant thirst for knowledge I've made it my mission to connect and heal with mothers on this transformative journey.
Who do you work with?
I like to think I can work with anyone with a body, but my areas of specialty are singers and mothers. Helping women, in particular, get a better understanding of their own bodies and building more loving and enjoyable relationships with them is the *chef's kiss*
How do you work with clients?
I work in containers either through one-on-one coaching packages that are custom-tailored to your desires or through group workshops that can be supplemented with private coaching options. I offer free, live sessions on instagram throughout the year, subscribers to my newsletter get access to private events, and I also offer free resources in my blog.
What do you work on?
The sky is the limit! My purest passion is for getting you in a pain-free, loving relationship with your body whether that's through singing or other mediums. I grew up as a dancer, was an avid horseback rider and spent several years exploring circus craft so I have a wide range of movement experience to draw on. The goal in each case is the same: how can we get you moving and grooving as functionally as possible. My experience and expertise with the Integrative Alexander Technique is the prime foundation of that work.
What is the Integrative Alexander Technique and how is it different from other movement programs?
Good question! I like to think of it as a functional foundation for how you move and experience your body in the world. I've studied with Kate Conklin almost exclusively and am proud to be part of the matrilineal line extending back to one of FM Alexander's first female students Marjorie Barstow. I see Integrative Alexander Technique (a term coined by Cathy Madden) as applying the technique to what you *actually* want to do - integration of the principles in real time.
How can I work with you?
I currently have 3 programs on offer: Motherhood Transformation Program, Mothering Desire Group Workshop and Pelvic Floor and Singing. You can read more about them below or you can send me a message if there's something specific you'd like to work on that isn't listed. Signing up for my email list will get you access to the latest program offerings
Motherhood Transformation Program
A 3-month, one-on-one coaching program designed specifically for singers at the top of their game who want to thrive in motherhood without feeling like they have to sacrifice... anything. This is the cornerstone of my work and the framework on which all of my programs are based. This is the Motherlode!
Mothering Desire Group Workshop
(Fall Session Oct 23 - Nov 30)
A 6-week workshop for singers and mothers who want to start exploring the power of honoring their deepest desires. This workshop explores the deep through line of how our desires shape our relationship to ourselves: our bodies, our singing, and our career. Together we'll start to clean up how we work in each of these areas to maximize your artistry at every level.
Pelvic Floor and Singing Workshop
December 10, 2023 - 10:30AM PST - Zoom
Over the course of 2 hours this workshop will cover everything a singer needs to know about the pelvic floor muscles: Their function in breathing and singing, exercises to develop a better connection with them, and live coaching to transform your singing in real time.