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The Performing Mind and Body: Grounding

14 January 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT

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Five 60-minute sessions on how performance influences our posture, grounding, breath, mind and emotions.

“What Ruth teaches is so natural, and I’ve never met anyone who has articulated the steps so clearly” – Jenny, violin professor, Boston

In this series open to all musicians, Ruth Phillips challenges the deep-rooted belief that taking care of ourselves on stage is selfish and egotistical. Instead, she offers an alternative view – that, by listening inwards and offering ourselves kindness, comfort and compassion, we also take care of the music and of our audience. In each section, Ruth will introduce simple yoga, movement and/or mindfulness practices that can support you on and off the instrument, during your practice, in the green room and on stage. There will also be time for your questions and discussion.

“So powerful – a magical distillation that comes from a honing down of hours of research” – Lucy, gamba player, UK

>> Follow this link to book all 4 sessions for £55 (saving £7.50).
Or book this single session for £12.50 using the booking form below.

  1. The Mobile Spine. How fear and projection manifest in the spine and influence movement. January 7th 2022
  2. Grounding. How finding support through the feet and skeleton can offer safety and security. January 14th 2022
  3. The Breath. How mindful awareness of the breath can produce calm and integration. January 21st 2022
  4. The Mind and The Emotional Body. How to greet judgemental thoughts and return to the present moment and how self-compassion can be the gateway to connection. February 4th 2022. 2 hours


Practical Information

Who is it for: All musicians
Ruth Phillips
Number of participants: up to 20
Length of session: 60/120 minutes
Number of sessions: 4 standalone or book all 4 for a discount
Dates and times:. 10am on Fridays 7 January | 14 January | 21 January  | 4 February (2 hrs 9 -11am)
Cost: £12.50 per 1 hour session, £25 per two hour session  or book all 4 sessions for £55 (saving £7.50)

All sessions will be recorded. If you cannot make the time, worry not. The recording will be sent to all participants shortly after the class has ended. Since the classes are interactive, Ruth is happy to receive feedback and answer any questions from anyone unable to make the class live after you have viewed it. If you would like to see the videos of any previous classes please contact Ruth directly and she will arrange the links to be sent to you.

What you need to bring:
Wear loose clothing, a yoga mat if you have one, and your instrument.

List of sessions in this series

>> Follow this link to book all 4 sessions for £55 (saving £7.50).
Or book this single session using the booking form below.

Your tickets will arrive very quickly. If you can’t see them, please check your spam/junk folder.
On the day of the course Ruth Phillips will send you the Zoom link for the session.


14 January 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am GMT
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