Equity member Emma Hawthorne will lead a Yoga for Performers class. It will be a general class involving breath work for calming nerves/anxiety, working on flexibility and strength through asana (poses), and meditation techniques for both on and offstage. Successful applicants will need to bring their own yoga mat.
Bio of host:
Emma is a seasoned musical theatre performer who has toured with shows including Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Wicked, Dusty, Annie, Dr Zhivago, Fiddler on the Roof, and Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. Emma’s yoga journey began whilst studying at NIDA in 2004, however yoga became an integral part of her life after several back-to-back tours and life events led her to suffer from depression and anxiety. Learning the power of breath-work and meditation helped Emma find her feet again and really start nourishing both her body and mind. Emma holds a Lvl 1, Lvl 2, and Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Training. She is currently the dance captain at Hair the Musical, teaches at Sydney Dance Company, and has her own online Yoga, Meditation, and Dance business called OMUNAY (omunay.com)