Breathing Coordination is the name given to the way the respiratory system is designed to function at maximum efficiency with minimum effort. Developed by Carl Stough, Breathing Coordination is the result of ten years of medical research started in 1958 by Carl Stough, and elaborated upon by advanced researchers in the international respiratory field. The diaphragm, the foundation of the entire respiratory system, is the largest muscle-organ in the body and works to achieve a maximum exhale. This is necessary for maintaining a low residual residual volume of carbon dioxide in the lungs. This affects the other main systems of the body, the circulatory and nervous systems. It is possible to (re)develop the diaphragm, and Carl Stough discovered that when the voice is creating sounds that use the entire overtone series, the diaphrahm is working properly. Working with the voice and with hands on support and education, one can develop the capacity to breathe fully and freely.
I met and studied with Carl Stough after acclaimed musician Paul Winter told me he thought Carl Stough's Breathing Coordination work was the "Holy Grail".
As a professional singer, I had heard of Carl Stough's elegant and masterful way of developing the diaphram to reclaim it's original flexibility and strength. After studying intensively with him for two years, I was honored when Carl, who had previously never trained practitioners, asked me to teach his work to others.
Somatic Voicework - the LoVetri Method, is another way of working professionally with voice.
I studied this method with Jeannie LoVetri at the University of Virginia in Winchester, and am fully certified to teach all levels of Somatic Voicework.