voice and public speaking



Voice Training & Public Speaking, Presentation, & Performance Skills

SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2019 | 9AM-6PM

At Brooke Hamblet Teacher Training School, we want you to be heard as well as seen. While all yoga teacher trainings emphasize modeling and practice, most fail to develop an impactful spoken presence. In our voice coaching and public speaking elective, join BHTTS expert contributor, Douglas Davidson, in a journey to find your true voice. The world is waiting for what you have to say — BHTTS can help you share it. This workshop is open to anyone who wants to further his/her skill and comfort with voice and public speaking.

Douglas Davidson is an acting teacher and director of Shadow Dance Film & Theater Dramaworks. Davidson encourages students to free their performative instincts. His professional instruction banishes stage fright and shows students how to speak confidently in any situation. Davidson’s inventive approach uses group exercises and games in a supportive environment, where participants grow in themselves and develop performance skills for life.

8CEU credits/ Member price $99/ Non-member price $199

*Refunds only valid with at least 48 hours notice prior to workshop’s start.




April 26 - 28, 2019 | October 11-13, 2019 | Schedule: Friday 5:30-8:30pm, Saturday 8-4:30pm, Sunday 8-12:30pm

Bringing over ten years of experience teaching yoga in a range of outreach communities, including mental health facilities, hospitals, schools, and community centers, the facilitators of this elective will provide intensive instruction on yoga’s relationship to brain development, trauma, and mental health, along with a practicum on how to teach to both adults and adolescents in outreach settings. While participants will primarily learn about teaching beyond the studio, information and practices will also help participants better meet all the needs of all students, including those in the studio. As a participant, you will participate in varied class structures, learn how to adapt a practice from the mat to the chair, and practice what you’ve learned in real time.

This program will be led by:
Veronika Martin, Indigo Yoga Outreach Instructor, 500RYT, MA in Sociology, former work with kids in non-profit group home setting, and private school classroom

Brandy Quinn, Indigo Yoga Outreach Instructor, 500RYT, Ph.D. in Education (Developmental Science), MA in Teaching, Assistant Professor of Education (Texas Christian University), former K-12 Teacher

15CEUS / Member price $300 / Non-Member price $499/ Must have 200RYT
*Refunds only valid with at least 48 hours notice prior to workshop’s start.




Aug. 10, 2019 | 8:00am -5:00pm

Join January Shannon and Sonia Milano for this all day elective that will further your working knowledge of hands-on assists. Utilizing Baptiste methodology, you will go beyond the basics and learn deepening and therapeutic adjustments that will further your value as an instructor and empower you to adapt assists to meet any student’s needs. This workshop is suitable for 200-hour certified yoga instructors with previous assisting training.

8CEUS / Member price $99 / Non-member $199 

Nicolai Bachman


dates TBD
Sanskrit Basics for Yogis: Saturday 12/01 9AM-11:30AM: The science of yoga is filled with Sanskrit vocabulary. Teachers and practitioners of yoga, Ayurveda, or meditation can benefit from learning how to pronounce Sanskrit with correct breath, resonance, rhythm, and tongue position. We will talk about Sanskrit as a language, learn pronunciation basics, and practice reading many common yoga terms and posture names.

2 CEUs / $60 / Or sign up for the four classes together to save $40 and receive 10 CEU’s.


An Introduction to AyurvedaSaturday 12/01  1:00-3:30PMAyurveda is a profound system of wholistic medicine from India dating back at least 5000 years. Treating every person as a unique blend of qualities, Ayurveda emphasizes the prevention of disease through a diet and lifestyle appropriate to each individual’s unique physical and mental constitution. We will translate many shlokas directly from Ayurvedic texts.

* Samkhya philosophy of creation and emergence of the 5 elements
* 6 tastes, 20 attributes (ex. hot/cold) and 3 doshas
* how to determine your physical and mental constitution
* healthy daily habits

2 CEUs / $60 / Or sign up for the four classes together to save $40 and receive 10 CEU’s.


Ayurvedic Cooking Class: Saturday 12/01 4:30-7PM: We will learn the energetics of foods, what foods are beneficial to each individual body-type, and food combining, followed by a demonstration with instruction on how to prepare an Ayurvedic meal which we will then share together.

This workshop will be held in a commercial kitchen about a mile away from our Sundance Square studio; the address will be sent to you upon registration. This class has a very limited number of spots for a more intimate class experience and it is separate from the bundle of four classes.

Participants will learn from Bachman by observation, while he may call on a few participants to learn by assisting him in the preparation. Participants will then enjoy the prepared dinner together.

$85/2 CEU’s *The Ayurvedic Cooking class is separate and is not part of the bundle.

Asana Names and Stories: Sunday 12/02 9AM-11:30AM: The Sanskrit names for yoga postures provide a standard reference that can be used anywhere in the world. So, for teachers of yoga, it is important to know them. When the asana names are vocalized with correct pronunciation and rhythm, it adds a whole new dimension to the postures. We will also explore the reason or story behind the name of each posture.

2 CEUs / $60 / Or sign up for the four classes together to save $40 and receive 10 CEU’s.

The Yoga Sutras: Understanding Suffering: Sunday 12/02 1:30PM-3:30PMPain and suffering can reveal otherwise hidden aspects of ourselves and provide an opportunity to move forward and learn from the past. By understanding these aspects of ourselves, we move a step closer to enabling a quiet and still heart-mind, and making conscious, appropriate, and well-thought-out choices and actions.

2 CEUs / $60 / Or sign up for the four classes together to save $40 and receive 10 CEU’s.

**to learn more about Nicolai, please see our “Expert Contributor” page for his bio