Your Body Is Your Strad Winter Virtual Institute 2022

Your Body Is Your Strad Winter Virtual Institute
Musician’s Artistry Enhanced through Awareness

Dates: Monday, January 3 – Saturday, January 8, 2022; 6 days and 30 hours of live interactive sessions

Webinar: Zoom. All sessions will be recorded and made available privately to registered participants until May 31, 2022.

Tuition: Registration: $119 per participant

Registration + Performance for master class: $159 per participant

Returning YBIYS Virtual Institute participant discount: $109 / $149 (with master class performance)

Who: Open to all instrumentalists/vocalists/practitioners, students, educators, professionals world-wide

*All 2020 YBIYS Virtual Institute participants will automatically receive a $10 discount which will be refunded through PayPal within 5 business days of registering.

Your Body Is Your Strad (YBIYS) Virtual Institute focuses on the importance of awareness in enhancing functions of the real instrument – your body and mind – to help maximize musical communication and minimize injury in performance, utilizing the Feldenkrais Method. 

Directed by cellist and Feldenkrais Practitioner Uri Vardi and former flutist and Feldenkrais Practitioner Hagit Vardi, the YBIYS Virtual Institute is a live interactive one-week institute open to all instrumentalists, vocalists and practitioners – students, educators and professionals are encouraged to register. 

The Institute offers opportunities to improve body awareness in performance, learn from cutting edge faculty and speakers, connect with world-class artists, and create a community with fellow musicians from around the world!

Live Interactive Classes:

Awareness Through Movement classes, led by Hagit Vardi, are a major component of the process of understanding and experiencing The Feldenkrais Method and will occur daily in the morning.

Body Centered Master Classes, led by Uri Vardi, focuses on uncovering limiting habitual patterns and discovering the potential of new possibilities. Body Centered Master Classes are applicable to all instrumentalists/vocalists.

Master Classes/Presentations include discussions led by world-class musicians and educators on various topics relatable to all musicians, followed by a master class with 2-4 performers. 



Subject to change. All times are in ET.

Daily Schedule Monday-Saturday
10-11am: Awareness Through Movement Class (except first day)
11:15-1:15pm: Morning Class
1:15-2:30pm: Lunch
2:30-4:30pm: Afternoon Class

Perform in a master class:

To perform in a master class, please submit a video recording in the registration form and we will assign you to a Body Centered master class or master class session with a faculty of your instrument. Faculty and participants will initially listen to your performance via the video recording.

There is an additional $40 tuition to perform for a master class. The deadline to register and submit a video for a master class performance is Dec 23, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT.

You may choose to use the video recording submitted during registration or submit a different video closer to the date no later than Dec 29, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. Submitted videos should be up to 10 minutes and provided as a downloadable link (if using a video from a full concert, please cut to the piece or 10 minutes you’d like to use).

Recommended video specifications: We encourage registrants to submit a video that shows the whole body from head to toe. Solo or concerto movements are preferred. If performing a Sonata movement, we encourage videos with accompaniment.

All classes and presentations are offered live exclusively to registered participants. Classes and presentations will be recorded and made privately available to registered participants. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Private Body Centered Lessons available:

If you would like to request a private Body Centered lesson with Uri Vardi, please contact

If you have any questions, please contact

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2020 Your Body Is Your Strad Virtual Institute

Your Body Is Your Strad Virtual Institute is presented by Caroga Arts Collective