About the Course
This course provides an overview on role of Yoga in culturing Voice. As a component of total personality development voice culturing aims at training the participants in both eastern and western perspectives thus improving the quality, power and endurance of Voice. The course includes both theory and practice components; the theory modules will give an overview of both eastern and western perspectives of Anatomy and Physiology of voice, will enables students, adults and prospective singers to understand common disorders of Speech such as stuttering, functional and organic causes of voice and other major voice related disorders, role of emotions in developing voice and cultivating right kind of emotional intelligence and understanding the conceptual basis of yogic view in preventing and managing these disorders through guided practices. The other part of the course will give a detailed explanation and hands on practice sessions of various yoga techniques starting from breathing practices, specific voice culture techniques, asanas, pranayama, various meditative techniques useful for developing right kind of mindset, relaxation techniques to improve the quality, power and endurance of Voice and by the end of the Course, the participant will also be made aware of all the recent Evidence based Studies on yoga for Voice Culturing.
Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students studying yoga or any other courses and prospective Singers
Subject Matter Experts
Dr H R Nagendra, ME., PhD
Dr H R Nagendra holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore. After receiving his doctorate in 1968, he served as faculty of IISc in Department of Mechanical Engineering. Then, he went to Canada as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1970. From there, he moved to NASA Marshall Space Flight Centre, USA as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in 1971 and moved to Engineering Science Laboratory, Harvard University, USA as a Consultant in 1972. He served as Visiting Staff at Imperial College of Science and Technology, London later. In 1975, he joined Vivekananda Kendra, a service mission as a whole-time worker. Director of Training Centre, Vivekanandapuram, Kanyakumari. Between 1975 and 1993, he served as the All India Secretary, Yoga Shiksha Vibhag, Vivekanand Kendra, Kanyakumari. He is the founder and President of Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru.
Currently, He is the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, a Yoga University in Bangalore. He was also Chairman of Task force of AYUSH, Govt, of India, New Delhi. He has published 30 Research Papers in Engineering and more than 200 research papers on Yoga. He has authored and co-authored 40 books on Yoga. He has received several awards for his life time achievement in the field of yoga including Padma Shri award by Govt. of India in 2016.
Prof. MK Sridhar, PhD
Distinguished Professor, SVYASA, Bengaluru
He was the Registrar of Karnataka Samskrit University, Chamarajapet, Bangalore (June 07, 2014 to December 06, 2015), Deputy Director, Publications wing, Karnataka Samskrit University (March 2012 – July 2013) and Hon. Dean, Division of Yoga and Humanities, Yoga University (2011-16). He was an Associate Professor of Sanskrit, National Degree College (Autonomous), Basavanagudi, Bangalore - 560 004 and was HOD of Sanskrit, National Degree College (Autonomous), Jayanagar VII Block, Bangalore -70. He was a Fulbright Scholar (2000) with South Carolina University, USA (selected by the Indian and US Governments), Assistant Professor of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy at Hindu University of America, Orlando (2004 and 2005), an Adjunct Professor at Union University, Cincinnati, USA (2005 - 07). He has presented papers in 40 International conferences (USA, UK, Europe and South - East Asia), 40 National conferences and has participated in panel discussions on ancient thoughts and modern contemporary issues.
Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert
Course Coordinator & Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Arundhati Goley
Professor and Medical Officer, S-VYASA, Bengaluru
Dr. Arundhati is a specialist in Yoga and Naturopathy with an experience of 4 years. She has completed her BNYS, MD (Yoga Therapy) from SVYASA University. She has expertise in providing guidance, assessment, and treatments to diverse group of patients. She aims in treating the patient with a holistic approach. Currently working as an Assistant Professor at SVYASA university. Her keen areas of studies are yoga physiology, psychoneuroimmunology and yoga therapy.
There will be (a) Internal Assessment and (b) Final Exam.