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Musicians’ Yoga Essentials Course Launched For MU Members

MU members now have free access to the uniquely designed course tailored for musicians created by MU member and yoga teacher Veronika Klírová.

Published: 24 October 2022 | 10:00 AM
Veronika Klírová outside on grass in seated side bend yoga pose.
This brand-new yoga programme, free for members, is tailor-made for performing musicians. Image credit: Veronika Klírová.

The MU is delighted to launch the Musicians’ Yoga Essentials Course – a brand-new yoga programme, free for members, that is tailor-made for performing musicians.

The Musicians’ Yoga Essentials Course has been designed by yoga teacher and MU member Veronika Klírová, who draws on experience as both a professional musician and yoga teacher. It comprises short video practices and guidance that can be undertaken at any time, as many times as required. It is beginner-friendly and designed so that members can watch the videos in any order.

The course includes:

  • 5 modules of videos ranging from 2 to 30 minutes and written guidance
  • Videos that you can watch any time in any order
  • A PDF journaling sheet
  • Recommendations for equipment

Get started with the course

Veronika hopes to empower other MU members with the knowledge shared in this course to be happier and healthier musicians. She says:

Yoga has been my companion for over 13 years. It’s been a massive help to me as a performer but I’d never come across a targeted approach for musicians, nor something I could just take with me on tour or do in my own time.

“This is why I am immensely proud to have teamed up with the MU to make this a reality for other musicians. From 24 October, members will be able to enjoy access to my online course Musicians’ Yoga Essentials which is the result of four years experience in teaching yoga specifically for musicians"

It contains all of the ingredients that I wish I’d had when I first discovered yoga as a music college student about 12 years ago.

“I would love to see you in the live Q&A that will offer a chance to ask any questions you might have about the course, plus a short chair yoga practice specifically for musicians. Join me and the MU on Friday 4 November at 4 pm.”

Book your place to Q&A

Addressing specific issues faced by musicians

The Musicians’ Yoga Essentials Course is the latest addition to the MU’s Health and Wellbeing practice resources for members. It sits alongside the free weekly Meditation and Feldenkrais sessions as part of the Health and Wellbeing resources that MU members can access as part of their membership benefits.

Chris Walters, MU National Organiser for Education and Health and Wellbeing, said:

“The MU is delighted to launch this course, which further expands the health and wellbeing services we provide for members.

"Yoga has proven benefits, both physical and mental, and this course has the additional dimension of addressing specific issues faced by musicians. I hope that many members will use and enjoy these materials.”

Interested in finding out more?

Register here to join our live Q&A with Veronika on 4 November at 4pm.

Have you enjoyed the course or want to see more? Let us know at wellbeing@themu.org.

You may wish to consult your doctor before practicing yoga.

About the teacher

Veronika is a flute player at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a yoga teacher for musicians, and a passionate performance wellbeing advocate. She completed her first yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2018 and has been teaching and further educating herself on this subject ever since.

She is the creator of Musicians’ Yoga with Veronika and through her classes, workshops and private sessions, helps professional musicians avoid injury and burnout so that they can enjoy sustainable careers staying connected to their love of music.

She has delivered Musicians’ Yoga sessions for the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Oxford Flute Summer School and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

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