Past Event

Musicians and Methods of Self-Care

Musicians live hectic lives with gigs and professional obligations always pulling them in various directions. This lifestyle makes self-care challenging but research shows us that self-care and wellness practices help to fight off depression, addiction and loneliness – all issues that affect those engaged in creative fields. There are artists that have found ways to integrate wellness practices in their daily lives with life changing results.

Join us as musicians and music lovers for an opportunity to learn from other musicians and professionals how they find ways to take better care of themselves.

This talk will feature a several multi-dimensional musicians who are practicing yoga, tai chi, meditation and other wellness practices in their daily lives. They will share how they have made self-care a priority and how they manage to maintain their practice while keeping up a busy performance schedule.

Tina Paul, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, completed a master of science in yoga therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.  She shares the tools of therapeutic yoga practices and philosophy, breathing techniques, and mindfulness with individual clients, university programs and organizations including the Maryland University of Integrative Health and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she works with patients undergoing cancer treatment, recovering from cancer and their caregivers.  In addition, Tina is the co-founder of Embodied Workplace, a consultancy focused on bringing creative mindfulness programs to organizations.

Hyland Harris – drummer, educator, Tai-Chi Master
Shanay Johnson – music therapist
Octavio Bugni -pianist


Sound and Self-care.
A series of talks, presented in partnership with Move and Groove™, that explores the role that music plays in our overall well-being. Musicians, healers and health professionals will discuss the healing aspects of sound and self-care on a mental, physical, spiritual and communal level.

move and groove™ – is a wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on music, movement and mindfulness practices. In addition to the Sound and Self-care series, Move and Groove hosts a yoga class accompanied by live music each second Saturday of the month at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.