Sound for Wellbeing

These programs on sound as a modality of health and integrated wellbeing are based on ancient teachings and wisdom, drawing from classical texts on yoga as well as validated scientific practices. All areas of knowledge will combine theory as well as practice to empower the participants to integrate this immediately into their daily lives and teaching.

Highlights

  • Independent modules of learning
  • A completely new perspective on using sound for physical and mental well-being.
  • Combining best of classical yoga & scientific methods.
  • No prior knowledge of sound work required.

This program is for you if

  • You would like to gain a deeper authentic understanding about the links between the classical practices in the yogasutras, mantras, pranayama and meditation.
  • You are interested in integrating sound and mantras into your personal practice
  • You would like to enhance and infuse your teaching of asanas, pranayama and meditation with new sound and breath based tools and practices
  • You would like to learn the essentials of Vedic phonetics, Sanskrit and Chanting

Program Contents

  • Vedic wisdom (Sabda prapancam) & Foundational links to classical texts
  • The Paradigm of Yoga – Vrtti Nirodham
  • Why Sound is foundational to changing mental patterns
  • Root meanings – protection and intervention
  • Emotional wellbeing – Bhavas and Rasas
  • Will power and reflection, Daily life practices
  • Paniniya siksha
  • The dance of Lord Shiva & The Origins of the Sanskrit language (Mahesvara Sutras)
  • Essentials of the Sanskrit Language pronunciations
  • The Drone and the Safe Space- using it in personal practice and teaching
  • Understanding your ideal range of voice, tones and pitch
  • The Mindful Voice – The perfect speech (Ramayanam)
  • Daily life practices – Awareness and mindful speaking
  • The Vagus nerve and the Parasympathetic nervous system
  • Breath practices and HRV
  • Perceptions of pitch and harmony – melody based therapies
  • Understanding current trends and research and how it supports the learning here
  • Exploring scales of music and related emotions
  • Call and response singing with mantras
  • Scales from both the North Indian and South Indian classical streams
  • Learning to vocalize with awareness to release emotions
  • Elevating mood through Sound
  • Working with the Shoulder girdle, Neck and upper back
  • Relieving tension with Sound work – awareness and stability
  • 5 key mantras for daily practice
  • Call and response singing with the 5 mantras
  • Adapting and using these mantras for daily practice
  • The Perspective of the Yogasutras
  • Definitions from the Vedic perspective
  • Integrating it into active meditation with mantras
  • Significance of OM
  • Various methodologies of using Om for practice and meditation
  • Meditation with the life teachers – space, air, water, fire and earth
  • Intrinsic nature of the elements – Qualities to meditate upon
  • Ekatana shruti – practice (single tonal practices)
  • Bhuri Shruti – practice (dual tonal practices)
  • Sampurna Shruti – practice (multi tonal practices)
  • Postures for ideal use of mantras and sound
  • Practice sequences to take home
  • Teaching Sound in Asanas
  • Breath – the integral link to good health
  • Mantra integration into Pranayama practice
  • Uccaih Upamsu Manasikam
  • The link with mantras – Attitudes and intentions
  • Rajas, Tamas and Satva
  • Mudras and Nyasas
  • History of the musical sages of the Vedic wisdom
  • Transcendental wisdom through songs – Healing music and its roots
  • Inspiring stories for daily life

Faculty

Nitya Mohan, daughter of A.G.Mohan and Indra Mohan, is the director of the Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda training programs in Singapore. She has been teaching for over 28 years. She holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Sanskrit and Vedic chanting. She has taught seminars, trained teachers and performed all over the world including US, Europe, Australia & Asia. She is an exceptional singer hailed for her purity of voice. In her holistic teaching, she blends together a unique combination of classical Yoga, Music, Mantras and Sanskrit.

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