What is sound healing? How can you use your own voice to calm down and relax? Join Dr. Laura Biagi, a faculty member in The Theatre School at DePaul, to learn how to naturally release serotonin, the “feel good” neurotransmitter and hormone, through deep breathing, deep listening and humming. You’ll learn how to scan your body with your own voice to release physical, emotional and mental blockages due to stress and anxiety. No voice training required. Please have a bottle of water, a pen and paper handy.
Dr. Laura Biagi is a Health, Life & Spiritual Coach, a sound healer, a yoga teacher and a Ph.D. Dr. Biagi’s expertise lies in finding calm in the midst of life’s challenges through the use of deep listening, deep breathing, and voice awareness. For the last ten years, Dr. Biagi has been coaching individuals, designing and teaching academic courses, presenting at international conferences, and facilitating on-line workshops focusing on the use of contemplative arts for personal and social change and transformation. Her TEDx Talk, Reimagine Failure: Breathe, Belong, Believe (2018), explores the power of words to shape the perception of reality, and gain authorship over one’s life narratives.
Dr. Biagi holds a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, a Sound Healer Certification from the New York Open Center, and a Teacher Training from the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. In 2012 she completed a 2-Year Residential Yoga Teacher Training at the International Center for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram (India), and recorded, with her yoga guru, Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, the album Chanting the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, with chanting in the original Sanskrit. In 2013, Dr. Bhavanani and Dr. Biagi published the book Saraswati’s Pearls: Dialogues on the Yoga of Sound, a multicultural project investigating the role of music in optimal physical, emotional, and mental health.
Since 2015, Dr. Biagi has been lecturing at prestigious institutions such as Vassar College, New York University, The Theatre School at DePaul University, the Italian Institute of Culture in Chicago and New York City, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Artist Coalition, Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the New York Open Center.
In 2016, Dr. Biagi joined The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago as the Multicultural Faculty. In 2017, she designed and taught Uplifting Voices: Storytelling for Social Change, the school’s first course offered inside the Cook County Department of Corrections (Cook County Jail), as part of the international Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program. In the summer of 2019, she co-designed and led, as Director, The Theatre Schools’s first edition of the Summer High School Training Program, a three-week residential program that attracted students from all around the United States and abroad.
In 2019, while working as faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University, she founded My Wildest, a company whose coaching and education services promote self-care and compassion as the core values of personal and social change. For more information, visit mywildest.com and, on Instagram @my_wildest