Be Heard: The Mechanics of Free Speech for Parkinson's

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:  Show map JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, ,
Contact: Rachel WhittomPhone: 5105288872Email:

Using relaxation, exercise, games, muscle training, and music, we’ll explore the importance of maintaining the right to speak up and be heard. From core strength to diction, volume to facial expression, communication exists within the whole body. In this practice, you’ll develop real-world tools you can bring outside the classroom, benefitting your everyday life, and maybe even finding some joy along the way. 

$20 drop-in/$18 per class when paid monthly 

Kaitie Ty Warren’s own vocal journey has taken her through decades of theatre work, singing, speech and public performance. Training with some of the best vocal teachers in the Bay Area, Seattle and Los Angeles, her experience ranges from opera and classical singing, to the destructuring, revolutionary Fitzmaurice Technique. Kaitie is an RYT-200 Certified Yoga Instructor, and has also studied under John Argue and Carol Fisher, both heavyweights in the Parkinson’s therapy community of the Bay Area. Currently, Kaitie leads a non-audition choir in the Ubuntu Choirs Network, an international community of choirs based on the belief that it is everybody’s birthright to sing.