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28 Sep

Yoga and Yodel

Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018


Date: Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Venue: Iris
Address: 236 Towpath Road
Organizer Name: Christine Enz


In 2013, Barbara Gertsch-Enz and Christine Enz started to combine their body and vocal teachings in joint workshops. Both their domains fructify each other so marvellously that their course Yoga – Voice – Yodel has found a solid resonance with their clientele and became one of the highlights of their yearly schedule. 
The Yoga practice of Christine is characterized by dynamic processes and anatomically precise guidance. 
Yodeling is an ancient and traditional form of chanting and singing. For many years Barbara introduces this special style of singing in a playful manner to interested singers all over Switzerland. 
Prior knowledge or singing experience is not required.

Further details:
The asanas (Yoga postures) stimulate body flexibility, balance and physical power. Through activating and stretching of the muscles the whole body experiences an enhanced blood circulation, the inner organs and circulatory systems of blood and oxygen are invigorated. Thus, the Asanas induce a pleasantly refreshing effect on body and mind.
With the help of pranayamas (breathing exercises) our awareness is gently guided towards our breath. The breath flows through the entire body and creates space in our bodies. It is the bearer of life energy. When our breath is in a harmonious flow we also feel ourselves to be in the flow of our life energy and power.
In a constant and close connection with the breath is our voice. The vibration and the sound follow the breath to all the hidden spaces in and close around our body. Through singing or yodeling in the group we expand and strengthen our space and our sound.

Venue:Yoga Iris, 236 Towpath Rd, Accord, NY 12404, USA

Date:Friday until Sunday, September 28th – 30th 2018

Schedule:Friday: 6:00-9:00pm / Saturday: 9:30-12:30am and 3:00-6:00pm / Sunday: 9:30-12:30am

Each session contains sequences of yoga, yodeling, humming and/or breathing. 

Charges:  Pay what you wish! (Suggested donation $35 per session)


Registration:info@yogairis.comSibylle Jud, USA    or:info@stimmklang.chBarbara Gertsch-Enz, Switzerland

Language:English Co-lead:Christine Enz (Yoga) and Barbara Gertsch-Enz (Voice)

Christine Enz, Yoga
After her training and several years of experience as contemporary dancer and choreographer Christine chose a further education graduating as yoga instructor YCH/EYU followed by various sojourns, internships, lessons with Akilesh Bodih, Bhooma Chaitanya, Sunil Kumar and Dr. Sathyanandan. Since 2008 she owns and manages her own Yoga studio in Switzerland Link to her website

Barbara Gertsch-Enz, Voice and Yodeling
Following her first profession as teacher for visually impaired children Barbara intensified her voice education with Embodied VoiceWork (Lisa Sokolov, NY), classical vocals (Michèle Baechtold-Goetze, Switzerland) as well as Yodeling (Nadja Räss, Switzerland). In 2009 she completed her education as „Integrative Stimmtrainerin®" (vocal coach). She works as an independent vocal coach and voice teacher focussing on yodel, vocals and speach (theater and presentation) in Bern, Switzerland.

In May 2015 Barbara Gertsch met Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons (from Run-DMC) and his family on Mount Moléson in Switzerland for a yodel crash course. The meeting was part of the travel channel production „Rev Runs Around The World“. See the meeting at the very end of the episode „Geneva“.