Vocal Awareness® requires a conscious decision to live in Stature. While encompassing the word posture, Stature implies a deeper connection to Self. Many modalities that focus on the body can help to increase your sense and personal understanding of Stature. Some disciplines including Yoga, Tai Chi, and Network Spinal Analysis were initially intended to integrate mind/body/spirit. Others like Dance and Alexander Technique are essential to a career in certain areas of the performing arts.

Network Spinal Analysis

Network Spinal Analysis™ is an evidence based approach to wellness and body awareness. Gentle precise touch to the spine cues the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies. Two unique healing waves develop that are associated with spontaneous release of spinal and life tensions, and the use of existing tension as fuel for spinal re-organization and enhanced wellness. Greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the body, mind, emotion, and expression of the human spirit are realized through this popular healing work. Locate an NSA Practioner near you.

NSA Practitioners in the Los Angeles Area:

Dr. Ruth Ziemba, DC Pacific Palisades, CA Integral Wisdom Healing Arts Phone: (310) 459-4488

Lori Miller, DC Hollywood, CA Body Sobriety Phone (310) 738-2899

Chiropractors with a background in NSA: Dr. Marie Cavanough, DC Redondo Beach, CA Phone: (310) 316-2806

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique developed by F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) a Shakespearean actor, is a method used to strip away the movement habits and tension patterns at the root of most physical discomfort. Students learn how to balance their own bodies and take charge of their own health. While on tour in Australia and Tasmania Alexander suffered from chronic hoarseness which halted his burgeoning career. When no medical treatment helped him, he looked at his own movement for the source of his vocal trouble. Through nine years of rigorous self-observation and experiment, he solved his problem, developed a full, rich voice and a technique that appeals to actors, singers, athletes, musicians, and all those who desire greater physical ease, comfort and use of their bodies.

More Alexander Technique Information

Find an AmSAT Certified Alexander Technique teacher in the United States.


Yoga For Performers grew out of regular yoga practice at Orlando Opera. General Director, Robert Swedberg, began to offer an experimental practice to company Resident and Studio artists in 2003 as an outgrowth of regular work that he had done over the past 30 years in developing musical and dramatic skills with singing-actors. Classes are offered regularly in Orlando, FL and scheduled in advance around the world.

Yoga in the Los Angeles Area:

Golden Bridge Yoga a sanctuary created by author and co-founder Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

Yoga in the Garage with Joy Weiser Culver City, CA


Dance in the Los Angeles Area:

Hip Hop Dancer Lisa Kellogg is a delightful high energy teacher, a great dancer/choreographer who challenges advanced dancers while simultaneously encouraging beginners.

Jaimie Keppel is warm and generous, an excellent ballet and jazz teacher for beginners.

Dance for the Actor Theresa Hayes provides workshops, classes and private instruction to professional and aspiring actors and singers.

Dance Studios:

International Dance Academy 6755 Hollywood Blvd. 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028 Rick Heiman offers a great class on Musical Theater Technique.

Hollywood Dance Center 817 Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038