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Signature Series Event
June 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$35.00 – $50.00
Stress is so prevalent in our lives today. It filters into our work, family life, and friendships – often subconsciously – gradually eroding happiness little bits at a time. How do we reverse that trend without radically changing what we do from day to day?
As an accomplished professional musician, certified yoga instructor, college professor and dedicated wife and mother, Heidi Harris speaks from experience when she talks about managing the stress that can result from such a full life.
Join us for this meaningful program as Heidi guides you through simple ways to unwind and cast off all types of stress. Heidi will show how to not just “cope” with, but actually move through and let go of patterns of stress, fear and anxiety.
This is a program you’ll not want to miss!
“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” Deepak Chopra
Heidi Marie Harris is the Associate Concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
She began her musical studies on the piano at age three, and began studying the violin at age four. At age 13 she made her solo debut with the Utah Symphony, graduated high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, attending under full scholarship.
Heidi’s solo career has included recitals in the U.S. and Europe. In her concerto appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, she’s worked with maestros Nicholas McGegan, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, and John Storgards conducting. She has served as guest concertmaster for the Amarillo Symphony, the Phoenix Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony.
Heidi also currently teaches violin students privately, as well as through Webster University in St. Louis where she is a member of the adjunct faculty.
In 2010 she was presented with the Mabel Dorn Reeder Award. This award is given every five years and was created to recognize exceptional musical leadership as well as contribution in the community. Heidi was the first person to be honored with this award.
Heidi first began practicing yoga in 2000 and noticed that the neck, shoulder and back pain she’d experienced as a career violinist began to subside. She also noticed that her struggle with performance anxiety was diminishing as well
She decided to pursue her yoga teacher’s certificate, which she earned from Yoga Source in St. Louis. She continued her studies at the Prajna Yoga school in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Tias and Surya Little. There, yoga is viewed not just as physical exercise, but as a contemplative, intellectual, and philosophical medium as well.
She’s served as an apprentice to Tias and is pursuing her 500-hour teacher’s certificate from Prajna Yoga.
She teaches yoga and meditation classes at Agape Yoga Studio or Lululemon here in St. Louis, leads day-long yoga retreats, assists with yoga teacher training, and teaches private classes from her home yoga studio.
Her passion for yoga seeped into her music world through teaching The Art of Performance both privately and in workshops to musicians. During this course she helps musicians achieve greater strength and flexibility in their bodies, and more composure, confidence, and focus in their minds. In the spring of 2016, she presented The Art of Performance to members of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and music majors at Webster University.
Learn more about Heidi at www.heidimarieharris.com