– Steven Isserlis
“A profoundly transformative experience’ – Tristram
“My mind is truly blown!” – Millie
“A magical experience” – Lynn
“Ruth is a consummate coach” – Robert
“I cannot recommend Ruth highly enough” – Rebecca
Are you a string player with performance anxiety? Do you let negative thoughts creep in while practicing, and do you dread concerts? Do you hold your breath while playing? Are you in pain? Would you love to play effortlessly and with an open heart?
The Breathing Bow is a holistic approach to string playing that uses breath, meditation and yoga-inspired techniques to ease anxiety, eliminate bow shaking and encourage being in the moment both in the practice room and on stage.
Learn to build trust in your body and say goodbye to performance nerves, bow shakes, hyperventilation and hypoventilation, panic, sweaty hands, and anything else keeping you from performing at your highest level.
‘The bow must be a living thing at all times,
and all living things need to breathe.’
– Steven Isserlis.
The Wave of the Breath and the Nervous System
WHO IS IT FOR?
‘To relax is not to collapse, but simply to undo tension….There is nothing to be done. It is not a state of passivity but, on the contrary, of alert watchfulness. It is perhaps the most ‘active’ of our attitudes, going ‘with’ and not ‘against’ our body and feelings.’
-Vanda Scaravelli Awakening the Spine.
ABOUT RUTH PHILLIPS
MEET THE TEAM
‘When you have attained complete relaxation, you are able to be flexible and agile in your movements.’
– Zen master Yang Cheng Fu
– Next Workshop –
SPRING WORKSHOP IN PROVENCE
POSTPONED TILL 2021. WAITLIST ONLY
With Ruth Phillips & Jane Fenton
[Ltd. spaces available]