Piano-Yoga(R) Retreats Return to Kings Place, London, on 12th February 2012

Top Quote On the 12th February Piano-Yoga® - the miracle piano technique created by GéNIA returns to the refreshing environs of the sparkling new world-class music venue, Kings Place! End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 22, 2012 - Russian virtuoso pianist GeNIA returns to Kings Place and will be sharing the cutting-edge piano method that is Piano-Yoga® with pianists looking to transform their playing and gain a more in-depth insight into the Piano-Yoga® philosophy and lifestyle of well-being.

    A retreat is the perfect opportunity for immersion in this fun and effective new holistic piano method, allowing participants to 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® lessons, a retreat provides the opportunity for participants to completely disconnect from the daily grind and get into an optimal frame of mind to focus entirely on their piano in a nurturing environment. And given how solitary the life of a pianist can be, one of the main pleasures of a retreat is the opportunity to work as part of a group of like-minded people, make new friends and share ideas.


    10.30 - 11.00 Introduction
    11.00 - 11.40 Yoga warm-ups for piano practice
    11.45 - 13.00 Finding your own musical interpretation
    13.00 - 14.00 Lunch break*
    14.00 - 15.00 Mastering sight-reading skills
    15.10 - 16.40 Masterclasses (optional)
    16.50 - 17.30 Exercises for combating stage nerves

    *At lunchtime participants can stop by the Green & Fortune Café at midday for a healthy bite to eat, or treat themselves to a more indulgent dining experience at Rotunda Restaurant overlooking the river.

    Who can attend a Piano-Yoga® retreat?

    Piano-Yoga® retreats are targeted primarily towards amateur learners, but they are open to pianists of all levels from the age of 14 upwards. From conservatoire students looking to polish their technique and concert pianists concerned about an injury, to piano teachers looking to broaden their pedagogical horizons and amateur pianists simply wanting to get the most out of their piano, all are welcome to come and join us, leave their worries at the door, kick off their shoes and enjoy their favourite activity in a friendly and relaxed environment. No prior experience of yoga necessary.

    Our London retreats have been carefully programmed to complement each other, which means that for pianists who already attended one of our retreats in 2011 our Kings Place retreat offers an excellent 'follow-up'.

    Booking Information

    Piano-Yoga® is offering £15 off to Piano-Yoga® members and places are limited, so early booking is recommended. Membership of Piano-Yoga® is FREE and registration is quick and easy via www.piano-yoga.com/register.php. Members should then email info ( @ ) piano-yoga dot com to claim their discount code dot

    Date: 12th February 2012
    Venue: Limehouse Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
    Duration: 10.30 - 17.30
    Fees: £90 | £75 Piano-Yoga® members
    Bookings: Open 1st March @ Kings Place website www.kingsplace.co.uk
    Enquiries: t: 020 7226 9829 | m: 07948 447492 | e: info ( @ ) piano-yoga dot com
    Further Information: www.piano-yoga.com

    About Piano-Yoga®:

    A piano method for the 21st century…

    Created by Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA, and recently adopted by celebrities such as X-factor star Laura White and television presenter Sue Perkins, the Piano-Yoga® method offers a unique system of piano playing which combines the fundamentals of the Russian piano school with principles from Eastern philosophy and yoga, utilising aspects of movement, gravity and breathing to create a more natural and organic approach to piano playing, performing and teaching. Central to the method is a series of technical exercises Transform Your Hands: a Complete Ten-Week Course of Piano Exercises, available in paperback and as an e-book. Piano-Yoga® also organises workshops, retreats, masterclasses, one-to-one tuition, and the method is suitable for pianists of all levels.

    'It really does work… Many ailing pianists have been helped with this unorthodox and unusual method.' Piano Professional Magazine

    About GéNIA

    Russian virtuoso pianist GéNIA is an acclaimed pioneer on the classical music scene, with an eclectic repertoire embracing classical and contemporary works and multimedia projects. Initiated into the piano by her great-grandmother Regina Horowitz (sister of pianist Vladimir Horowitz), GéNIA attended Kharkov State Institute of Arts before moving to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Trinity College of Music, where she received numerous prizes. She has worked with some of the most prestigious figures in the contemporary music industry, including The Brodsky Quartet and Gabriel Prokofiev, and has released numerous albums on the Blackbox and Nonclassical labels.

    Following her training at The Life Centre® in London, GéNIA qualified as a B.W.Y. (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher in 2007. A visionary pedagogue, GéNIA also runs the highly successful GéNIA Music Piano School in London. GéNIA's blog on the inspiration behind the Piano-Yoga® retreats is available at www.piano-yoga.com/blog/.

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