Mondays, March 13 & 27, 2023 / 6:30 - 8:00 pm CDT


Finding Your Voice as a Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist Workshop

Mondays, March 13 & 27, 2023

6:30 – 8:00 pm Central Daily Time

Facilitator & Presenter:  Kenneth Tom, PhD, CCC-SLP, RYT-500, C-IAYT, GCFP

Would you like to be able to communicate with your students with greater ease and freedom in your voice?  Are you looking for ways to embody your voice to guide the flow of energetics of the practices and classes you teach?  Are you interested in gaining more comfort and flexibility in chanting in your personal practice and in teaching simple chants?

In this 2-session workshop, you will:

Session 1

  • Meet like-minded teachers and Yoga Therapists who are supportive of helping each other grow
  • Practice movements to physically ground yourself so that you can produce sound from a deep inner space
  • Learn the basics of anatomy of breath and sound that can serve you as a teacher and therapist
  • Explore the value of what you have to say that supports your students in their yoga practice
  • Practice how to embody your sound in the classroom and other speaking engagements

Session 2

  • Practice embodying and modulating common teaching cues that you give (30 min – 2nd session start – maybe each person teaches a posture or movement)
  • Experiment with different ways to approach the breath-movement relationship and sound together so that students feel successful (30 min experiential)
  • Explore teaching methodology around sound and chanting and practice different ways to teach simple chants (30 min lecture & experiential)
  • Find your voice with the support of a caring and kind sangha

Be ready to learn through a variety of methods in this workshop, including experiential activities, lecture, discussion, practice activities and supporting others.

This workshop series will provide 3 hours of continuing education for yoga teachers registered with Yoga Alliance  and Yoga Therapists certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists.  If you are an aspiring yoga teacher or a yoga practitioner interested in using more sound in your practice, please feel free to join this workshop.

Your Teacher & Facilitator

Kenneth Tom is a certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, and has served as faculty for the Viniyoga Clinical Applications Program at the American Viniyoga Institute. He is also a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Kenneth is a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in the integrative training of speech/voice and the care and treatment of voice disorders. An Emeritus Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at California State University Fullerton, Kenneth has trained over 600 speech-language pathologists in voice therapy as part of their clinical master’s degree program. He is the co-founder of the CSUF Gender-Affirming Voice and Communication Clinic.

He received his A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley double majoring in German and Music. His vocal training in Germany and the US included theatre voice training and singing voice technique/repertoire. He completed his degree in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory, Boston. He performed professionally in operatic and concert ensembles and as a soloist in Germany and the US. He is a member of Tactus SF, a chamber choral ensemble specializing in the performance of a capella Renaissance works.

After completing his clinical Master’s degree in speech-language pathology at San Diego State University, he worked as a medical speech-language pathologist in hospital and rehabilitation clinics. He completed his Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Iowa focusing on voice acoustics and biomechanics, mentored by Dr. Ingo Titze. His academic teaching and research focus on voice acoustics and physiology, voice disorders, and care of the professional voice.

His current teaching and consulting focus on performance voice, voice acoustics and physiology, voice disorders and integrative voice rehabilitation. As a teacher and clinician, he integrates the tools of yoga, Feldenkrais somatic education techniques, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, acupressure, and techniques adapted from theatre/singing voice training into his work in voice care/rehabilitation.

He has presented nationally and internationally on adapting the tools of yoga and somatic movement and manual therapy in the training of performance voice as well as in rehabilitation of voice disorders/injured voice. He is the co-author of One Voice: Integrating Techniques Across Performance Disciplines, 3rd Edition with his colleague Joan Melton.


“Kenneth brings a special joy and passion to teaching about sound and voice.  He is a teacher, storyteller, embodied practitioner of yoga and Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, and an expert in speech-language pathology. Kenneth makes you feel at home as you learn more about using sound.  I am always learning and gaining new perspectives and ideas from Kenneth’s teaching.”  – Mary Hilliker, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT


$60, early discount of $50 if you register by March 9, 2023.
Recordings of the program will be available for 3 months.




Early discount of $50 if you register by March 9, 2023. Use discount code VOICEEARLY10.

Recordings of the program will be available for 3 months.




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