Sign up for our new series of VOICE EMISSION & SPEECH WORKSHOPS 

This is a series of 10 sessions which form a whole, but each one can be enjoyed and useful as a standalone workshop which helps you develop knowledge and skills in different areas of healthy voice and speech emission. Most participants sign up for the whole training package. 

The workshops take place in Warsaw at ul. Stefana Okrzei 6/lokal 4U, 03-710 (Port Praski). Look for the Fizjoportal rehabilitation centre, a place we partner with – attractive, modern and filled with positive energy.

Annual Workshops Programme 2023/2024

  • 16th September 11 am – 1 pm YOUR BODY AS AN INSTRUMENT
  • 14th October 11 am – 1 pm BREATHING – LUNGS & DIAPHRAGM
  • 18th November 11 am – 1 pm BREATHING – ABDOMEN & PELVIS
  • 16th December 11 am – 1 pm HEAD & SPINE
  • 13th January 11 am – 1 pm NECK AREA
  • 17th February 11 am – 1 pm JAW AREA
  • 16th March 11 am – 1 pm TONGUE
  • 13th April 11 am – 1 pm SHOULDER GIRDLE
  • 18th May 11 am – 1 pm UPPER LIP
  • 15th June 11 am – 1 pm SPEECH & HYGIENE

Our workshops train the body, mind and soul. They cover practical exercises and everyday rules of voice usage hygiene as well as elements of theory relating to the process of creating and emitting sounds. We do not just work physically. The biggest challenge is mindset work, awareness raising and the development of good habits.

Two hour-long workshops are divided into three complementary modules:

  • body relaxation & release techniques
  • speech apparatus activation techniques
  • breathing techniques

> The next edition – JAW AREA – will take place on Saturday, 17 February 2024 between 11:00am-1:00pm. Welcome!

Sign up here!

Pricing

  • 220 PLN: for a single workshop (from 1 to 4 sessions), priority based on registration sequence
  • 200 PLN: participation in 5 or more sessions of your choice (from 5 to 9), places guaranteed
  • 190 PLN: involvement in all 10 workshops, course completion certificate included

Dress in comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water, still rather than fizzy. A towel and exercise mat will come in useful.

We can supply mats and water if needed 🙂

The workshops are conducted by Agnieszka Kledzik – a qualified vocalist and voice emission tutor, who also works as an Italian language interpreter.

These workshops were originally created with simultaneous interpreters in mind – professionals who work with the voice and experience great physical and mental demands. They are also suitable for all other persons who use their voice at work and wish to increase and improve its reach.

For two hours we work with an instructor, pacing ourselves, in small groups, in a modern space designed to be filled with positive energy. Time is on our side. 

Interpreters use remarkable amounts of memory and improvisational techniques in their work. They have to quickly convert the texts they hear, be able to anticipate what will be said next, all the while translating with absolute precision. These demands mean the risk of tension in the whole body is increased, especially during lengthy work sessions without additional staff on hand to offer support. Tension accumulates especially around the neck and head areas, right around the throat – where the human voice emerges from – and also the breathing apparatus: the diaphragm, back and abdominal muscles.

Therefore, an interpreter must be aware and conscious of basic voice hygiene and pay attention to a correct and free, thus physiological, voice emission. 

Our workshops – planned as a two-hour practical excersise block – will teach you these skills.

Our workshops are designed not just with simultaneous interpreters in mind – we also cater for teachers, public speakers, actors, singers and all persons interested in improving the quality of their vocal techniques.

Fill in the application form to sign up!

Do get in touch!