Heather Lyle: NCVS Vocologist, B.M., M.M., F.V., E-RYT, C.Ht.  Heather Lyle is a graduate of the National Center of Voice and Speech’s Vocology Program with renown voice scientist Ingo Titze. In 2015 she studied at NYU Medical Center with the other most renown voice scientist in the world, Johan Sundberg and Dr. Brian Gill. 2017 Lyle was the key note presenter for professional actors and students at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and she was also a presenter at the Asian Voice and Speech Teacher’s Association in Singapore. January 2017 Lyle and Catherine Fitzmaurice took 28 people to India to teach Vocal Yoga® and Fitzmaurice Voicework® in Auroville, India. In 2016 Lyle taught a Vocology Course for the professional singers in Kolkata, India, public speaking skills for the upcoming teachers at Loreto College in Kolkata, sound healing in Southern India and Vocal Yoga at The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.  Lyle spent 2014 in Kolkata, India where she worked with the educational division of the TV show “Indian Idol” creating vocal pedagogy for the new singing academies that opened last all over India year. Lyle also taught for Probir Guha’s acclaimed “Alternative Living Theatre.

Heather Lyle is considered one of the leading voice teachers in Los Angeles for singers, actors, public speakers. She is a dedicated educator who received her Bachelor and Master Degrees in voice, specializing in singing, diction and speech science graduating summa cum laude. A winner of the prestigious California University Sally Casanova Doctoral Scholarship, Lyle completed advanced doctoral voice research and a doctoral internship in vocal pedagogy at the Indiana University School of Music under the tutelage of renown voice teacher Paul Kiesgen. Heather Lyle is also a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, and has taught in the Fitzmaurice Teacher Certification Program numerous times. Fitzmaurice Voicework is one of the leading voice works for actors today, taught at Harvard, Juilliard and professional acting conservatories. Lyle teaches singing and vocal technique for the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts and Santa Monica College. She also teaches speaking skills for the doctoral economics and finance students attending the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Lyle has also taught for LA Mission College, the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Loyola Marymount’s Yoga and the Healing Sciences Program, Studio 5 in New York,  Seydways Acting Studio in Hollywood, numerous other acting schools, and the private sector. Internationally she has taught for “Indian Idol Academy” Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Loreto College and Probir Guha’s acclaimed “Alternative Living Theatre”. Lyle is the founder of the patented Vocal Yoga Method®, a somatic voice work synthesizing techniques from Yoga, Pranayama, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy, Roy Hart, the Bel Canto School of Singing, Qi Gong, kirtan chanting, primal voice work, circle singing and voice science to free the voice. Lyle began her practice of yoga at age 14 through the influence of her father, yoga teacher Auro Arindam. She has been a life long student of Integral Yoga and a devotee of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

Terra Gold, M.A., L.Ac., YTRX, E-RYT500 Terra is co-author of the comprehensive yoga therapy medical book, entitled Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine, released in early 2015 that highlights the uses of yoga therapy within specific medical fields. She is a licensed acupuncturist, a clinically trained nutritionist, a certified yoga therapist, and has an allied professional degree in Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP). Terra integrates all of these modalities into her work with private clientele, and has been the private yoga therapist/primary care specialist for several large entertainment media executives and celebrities, as well as the co-creator and director of the annual Yoga and the Healing Sciences Teacher Training Program at Loyola Marymount. She has been featured in “LA Yoga Magazine” and in the widely acclaimed books, Yoga For Dummies, Shakti: The Feminine Power of Yoga, and The Secret Art of Adjusting Yoga Poses. Terra is also a Bhakti Kirtan Musician with a self-released album entitled, “Sun and Moon.” She loves travel, all forms of art, music and nature, and greatly enjoys being a mom to her 7 year old son, River.

Certified Vocal Yoga Teachers

Associate Certified Level II Vocal Yoga Teachers

Terra Gold: Santa Barbara, CA terrawellness.com, terrawellness@gmail.com. Terra is a yoga therapist, accupuncturist and nutritionist as well as a Vocal Yoga teacher. She teaches weekly Vocal Yoga classes at Yoga Soup.

Nora Leonhardt: New York, New York, noraleonhardt1@mac.com: 917 612-9749. Nora is an experienced Vocal Yoga teacher who is taking individual students for voice training in NYC. She has studied at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is also trained in Linklater and Rodenberg. Nora is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher.

Asheida: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://asheida.com. Asheida is an experienced singing and Vocal Yoga teacher who has a private studio where she gives lessons.

Bruce Thompson: New Zealand, Bruce is a Lessac certified teacher, an Estill certified speech teacher, a voice coach, and a certified Hatha, Kundalini and Yin yoga teacher. He teaches in private practice as well as different universities. bruceclydethomson@gmail.com

Certified Level 1 Vocal Yoga Teachers

Classes Available:

Audra House: Cincinnati, OH, audrahouse@gmail.com. Individual and group voice lessons dedicated to vocal development and artistic wholeness. Lessons are primarily virtual, but select in-person dates are available. Instructor in the Boys & Girls Club Fine Arts Vocal Program and conducts Creative Listening Group workshops dedicated to mindfulness and creative exploration. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Viterbo University. She is currently based in Cincinnati, OH where she is a student of Karen S. Lykes at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Audra will receive her Master of Music in Vocal Performance Spring 2023. She will then go on to pursue her Doctorate at CCM Fall 2024.

Ludmila Emelianova: Bali and Auroville, India, lemelia96@gmail.com. Ludmi is a professional singer, voice teacher, sound healer and a very active Vocal Yoga teacher and has worked as Heather Lyle’s assistant for workshops in Auroville. She is presently offering workshops in Vocal Yoga and teaching Vocal Yoga for Svaram Sound Experience, a center for sound healing in Auroville, India.

Maria Bukhanets: Valencia, Spain, masha.bukhanets@gmail.com. Maria is a professional singer and English and Russian language teacher. Maria is originally from Moscow but is currently living and working in Valencia, Spain. She holds popular Vocal Yoga classes often.

Jennie Gold: Los Angeles, CA, jgold1118@gmail.com. Jenny is a singer songwriter, recording artist, certified Yoga teacher and a singing and Vocal Yoga teacher.

Luna Maggioni: Bergamo, Italy, lunafausto@icloud.com. Pro-singer and vocal teacher. In 2007, Luna founded Incanto Musical Association to teach music in every form, even for families who cannot afford expensive courses. In 2011, she opened TPA Music School, an innovative and modern music school with musical courses for each instrument. She is the creator of the Harmony Choir, which has the Trinity College London Certification Advanced Rock level. Vocal Yoga has been part of her method since 2018. Offered at TPA are individual and group Vocal Yoga classes and Laughter Yoga.

Surendra Metha: Diamond Bar, CA, yogateacherusa@gmail.com. Surendra is a specialist in Pranayama and Yoga Nidra. He teaches in the Loyola Marymount University yoga program. He also teaches for Larry Payne’s Prime of Life yoga program. Surendra teaches in the VY program and is available for classes.

Ron and Joyce Titular: Philippines, brightspeaknow@gmail.com. Ron and Joyce are a husband and wife team based in the Philippines with over 20 years of experience in training people to improve their speaking voices. Ron is a broadcaster with over 30 years in the industry while Joyce is a beauty queen, certified yoga instructor, former news presenter and TV host for the 700 Club Asia. Both are voice actors and extremely passionate about teaching The Heather Lyle Vocal Yoga Method®. For online classes, contact them at brightspeaknow@gmail.com.

John Doyle, MD: Venice, CA, John is a master Iyengar yoga teacher. doylin@yahoo.com He teachers Vocal Yoga classes at Bhakti Yoga Shala.

Amanda Restivo: Orange County, CA. Amanda is a professional singer and vocal instructor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton. She teaches private lessons and group classes in singing and Vocal Yoga in Orange County, California.
Amanda is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Contact: amandarestivo24@gmail.com https://www.amandarestivo.com/

Sudha Subbaraman: Boston, MA, Sudha teaches voice, chakra  nd sound healing and is a Hindustani classical singer. sukuved@yahoo.com

Linda Rose Linnebach: Lake Forest, CA, Studio59@cox.net. Linda has her own studio in Lake Forest where she combines classical singing and Vocal Yoga. She is also on the faculty of Riverside College.

Melanie Dorn: Washington D.C. area, melanie.dorn@verizon.net. MA CCC-SLP, RYT-200  Melanie Dorn is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Professor at The George Washington University’s Speech Language Hearing Sciences Department. Dorn is a certified LSVT/LOUD Clinician for Parkinson’s and teaches in the VY certification. She is the only Vocal Yoga teacher teaching a VY class for voice disorders. Dorn holds a fantastic VY class for Parkinson’s Disease.

Jenny Cho: Bloomington, Indiana, johenayoga@gmail.com, www.johena.com. Jenny teaches Vocal Yoga classes as well as Naam Yoga classes.

Laura Bresee MA CCC-SLP: Memphis, Tennesse. Speech Solutions LLC 901-524-0440 www.memphisspeech.com laura@memphisspeech.com

Dinah Snow: Colorado, www.dinahsnow.com, dinah@dinahsnow.com. Singing, speech and sound healing, Private and group sessions.

Maha Sundari: Buenos Aires, Argentina, macanteli@yahoo.com.ar. Maha is a certified yoga instructor, sound therapist, and mantra singer. She is currently dedicated to chanting mantras in the form of call and response (kirtan yoga) and teaches Vocal Yoga classes for Spanish speakers in person and online.

Lauren Berman: Phoenix, Arizona.  laurenrebeccaberman@gmail.com. Lauren has a DMA in voice. She owns and operates a singing school in Phoenix and teaches singing and Vocal Yoga.

Beth Cyrus: Nashville, Tennessee, songhaven.org, beth@songhaven.org. Beth is a certified yoga, voice teacher and Vocal Yoga teacher holding weekly classes.

Rosie Secker: Brighton UK, rosie@voxyoga.co.uk. Rosie is an experienced performer, singing teacher and yoga teacher. Rosie holds a First Class BMus (Hons) in Voice from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Vocal Health First Aider and has performed all over Europe. Having taught for over ten years, Rosie takes a holistic approach to voice teaching, combining her knowledge of the voice, the body, and Vocal Yoga. Rosie offers group classes and individual lessons online and in the South East of England. https://www.voxyoga.co.uk Rosie Secker, Brighton UK, is an experienced performer, singing teacher and yoga teacher. Rosie holds a First Class BMus (Hons) in Voice from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, is a 500hr Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Vocal Health First Aider and has performed all over Europe. Having taught for over ten years, Rosie takes a holistic approach to voice teaching, combining her knowledge of the voice, the body, and Vocal Yoga. Rosie offers group classes and individual lessons online and in the South East of England. https://www.voxyoga.co.uk

Katy Keyes: Savannah, GA. Katy has been teaching yoga since 2008. She leads gentle yoga classes and works privately with students on breathing, meditation and musculoskeletal issues. She is certified as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and is trained in Yoga as Corrective Exercise, Yoga for Seniors and Yoga for Cancer Survivors. She is a Soprano with the Savannah Philharmonic Chorus, and sings with the First Presbyterian Church choir. She is excited to offer Vocal Yoga for her students! www.katykeyes.com

Dorothy Pincus: Los Angeles, CA, pincus.gc@gmail.com, Dorothy Pincus is a Registered Yoga Teacher 300-(RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Certified Vocal Yoga and Vocology in Practice vocal coach. She is a best-selling author and an experienced Health & Wellness Coach integrating new and ancient techniques into each session. www.dorothycpincus.com Dorothy offers weekly classes.

Samina Aslam: New York, NY, aslamsa88@gmail.com, Samina is a professional opera singer as well as a certified yoga teacher and Vocal Yoga teacher in NYC. She offers weekly classes.

Roberta Bruno: London, United Kingdom, Roberta-bruno@hotmail.com, Robertabrunovoicespecialist.com. Roberta has developed a unique method which represents a distinctive approach to the voice and its employment. She has a Master’s in Vocology and Phoniatry and is trained as a Vocal Manual Therapist, Vocal Health Habilitation Professional. She is a Vocal Health First Aider, Certified ESTILL Voicecraft, Vocal Yoga teacher and is trained in Medicine of performative arts. She is a member of BVA, NATS,  PAVA, VIP and PAMA.

Matt Fairweather: Los Angeles, California, mattfairweather@yahoo.com. Matt is a professional musician. He is certified in Kundalini, Ashtanga and Yin yoga. Matt offers classes to senior citizens and the adults.

Tuva Jones: Årsta, Sweden, jones.tuva@gmail.com.

Amy Christman: Hamden, CT, alachance@gmail.com, As the ACES Educational Center for the Arts Music Department Chair, Amy leads a team of 12 teaching artists in the development of a comprehensive music education program which includes instrumental & vocal studio classes and ensembles, and courses in music theory, aural skills, composition, and audio production. This includes an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations with ECA theater, creative writing, visual art, and dance departments. Amy extends her work as a K-12 Music Curriculum Specialist for The Juilliard School. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College Columbia University focused on aesthetic philosophy and its implication for arts education.

Fanni Green: Tampa, FL, fgreen@usf.edu. Fanni is Associate Professor of Theatre, Acting and Voices at the University of South Florida. In addition to USF, she has taught on the voice faculties of The Actor’s Center in New York, the Yale School of Drama and the Juilliard School. She has a B.A in Communications-Theatre from USF and a Master of Fine Arts in Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Surendra Metha: Diamond Bar, CA,yogateacherusa@gmail.com. Surendra is a specialist in Pranayama. He teaches in the LMU yoga program.

Stacey Cabaj: Los Angeles, CA, Stacy is head of the MFA in acting at LMU. She is also a designated Linklater teacher. staceycabaj@gmail.com

Czarina Del Mar: Irvine, CA, czardelmar@gmail.com. Czarina is a singing teacher and performer in Orange County.

Kosa Tokovic: Brisbane, Australiakosatokovic@gmail.com.

Susan Schneiderman: Los Angeles, CA, sas12music@aol.com. Susan is a flute teacher and uses Vocal Yoga for breathing for flute.

Niambi Sims: Venice, CA, niambiworld@gmail.com. Niambi is a excellent yoga teacher and vocal yoga teacher.

Taryn Scudder: Eugene, Oregon,  taryne311@gmail.com.

Muni Aranha: Pacific Palisades, CA,  herenow110@gmail.com

Tara Austin: West Los Angeles, CA,  screamindiva@gmail.com

Frances Prelan: London, England,  fjprelan@gmail.com

Tara King: Los Angeles, CA, tarajking@gmail.com. Tara is a singing teacher and professional performer extarordinaire. She is available for Vocal Yoga.

Ashley Crute: Seattle, WA, acrute@gmail.com. Ashley is a certified yoga teacher. and a professional singer.

Kendra Kingsburying: kingsburying@gmail.com. Kendra is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework® teacher and a certified yoga teacher.

Jenece Gerber: Mabou, Nova Scotia (Canada), www.jenece.com. Jenece is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, singer, composer, Reiki Master, and Vocal Yoga teacher on Cape Breton Island.

Duck Soon Walcutt: Garden Grove, CA, sunnysky1268@gmail.com. Duck Soon teaches voice in Orange County.

Cherie Lucas: Slovenia Europe, cherielucas@hotmail.com. Cherie and her husband have a school for rock and roll as well as being gigging musicians.

Rebecah Ziegler: Denver, CO, rebecahz@comcast.net. Rebecah is a cranial sacral alignment therapist and uses Vocal Yoga for health and vocal healing as well as being a singer.

Erica DeLoach: Chicago Illinois, ericadeloach@gmail.com. Erica is a certified yoga teacher and teaches Vocal Yoga as well.

Barbara Soares: New Milford, CT, bsoares105@sbcglobal.net. Barbara is a gifted musician and voice teacher who has a sound bathing sonorium with a wide array of gongs.

Maria V Johnston: Carbondale, Illinois, mariavj@siu.edu. Maria is a singer and musician and a professor at Southern Illinois University.

Korel Tunador: Los Angeles, CA, koreltunador@gmail.com. Korel is a professional touring musician, a music producer and terrific singing teacher. He has an engineering studio.

Brenda Varda: Los Angeles, CA, brendavarda@gmail.com. Brenda is a gigging musician and a wonderful teacher.

Vikki Gurdas: North Hollywood, CA, vikkigurdas@hotmail.com. Vikki is a gigging musician and a wonderful teacher.

Angie Parmer: Birmingham, AL aparmer2@gmail.com.

Rachel Fulginiti: Los Angeles, rfulginiti@gmail.com. Rachel is an award winning voice over actor and teacher.

Daniel Johnson, Los Angeles, danielharley2008@gmail.com. Daniel operates a healing center in Los Angeles and uses Vocal Yoga as a healing modality.

Marcy Willis: Los Angeles,marcyvwillis@gmail.com. Marci is a high level public speaking coach who incorporates Vocal Yoga into her practice.

David Johnson: Florida, davidbjohnsonjr@gmail.com. David is a certified Lessac teacher as well as a Vocal Yoga teacher.

Lucinda Holshue: Minnesota, holsh001@umn.edu. Lucinda is a professor ant The University of Minnesota.

Arnae Elujah: Los Angeles CA, arnaelujah@yahoo.com. Arnae is a well known singer and singing teacher and has a wonderful choir in Los Angeles open to anyone.

Jenni Ruth: Finland, jenni@jenniruth.com. Jenni is a voice teacher in Finland.

Gina Denoble: Seattle, WA, ginadenoble@gmail.com. Gina is a professional singer and musician who plays all over Seattle.

Micheala Kingslight: Port Townsend, WA, michealasmusic@gmail.com. Michaela is a professional musician, a singing, and guitar teacher and a certified yoga teacher.

Natalie Czar Canada, natalietczar@gmail.com. Natalie offers classes in her native Canada.

Ambar De Santiago: Buffalo, NY, ambar.rgbreathe@gmail.com Ambar is a certified yoga teacher who also teaches Vocal Yoga in Buffalo.

Andrèa Aragon: Bonita, CA, Andrea.d.aragon@gmail.com

Bryan Barnes: Los Angeles, CA, bbarnes.film@gmail.com

Audrey Curd: Northern California, audreycurd@gmail.com. Audrey is a voice specialist located in Northern California. She has earned her BFA in Musical Theatre and her MS in Speech Language Pathology and has been bringing the art and science of voice together for over 10 years as a private voice coach. She enjoys incorporating vocal yoga into her teaching and therapy for it’s unique way of incorporating the mind, body and voice. www.audreycurd.com

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