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Intermission is currently offering capsule Sessions, in which Melissa and/or Elena visit schools, organizations, and festivals to work with students of all ages on connecting their minds, bodies, and spirits to their music-making through an introduction to yoga. Groups are guided through light yoga sequences with an emphasis on preparing the body for instrumental practice sessions or performances: arm and hand stretches to warm and limber the muscles, breathing techniques to relax and center oneself before a nerve-wracking stage appearance, and properly stacking the body from the feet to the crown of the head to achieve optimal posture, to name a few examples. These yoga sessions are then supplemented by instrumental masterclasses or lessons, where Melissa and Elena teach with an emphasis on applying what students have learned on the yoga mat to their musical studies.

Melissa and Elena have brought Intermission Sessions to the Curtis Institute of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Heifetz Institute, Sphinx Performance Academy, Williamsburg Symphony, and London Music Masters' Pathways and Bridge Project programs, among others. If you or your organization are interested in taking an Intermission, please send us an email!

Upcoming Intermission Sessions:

  • University of South Carolina (September 23-26, 2019)

  • From The Top in Key West, FL (January 17, 2020)

  • Red Shoe Company in Ann Arbor, MI (January 27, 2020)​

  • Oberlin Conservatory (April 14-16, 2020)

  • Menuhin Competition in Richmond, VA (May 14-25, 2020)

  • Heifetz International Music Institute in Staunton, VA (July 12-25, 2020)

​Recent Intermission Sessions:

  • Middlebury (VT) Community Music Center (August 25-26, 2019)

  • Heifetz International Music Institute (July 15-26, 2019)