Sound for Wellbeing with Nitya Mohan

These workshops on Sound and Music 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.


  • 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 infuse your practice and teaching with Breath and Sound based tools and practices
  • You would like to learn to use your own voice for meditation and use Sound as a tool for personal transformation
  • You would like to gain an authentic understanding about the links in ancient Yoga, music and mantra texts, integrating them into daily life practices
  • You are interested in Chanting, Vedic phonetics and Sanskrit


Program Contents

  • Sound in the Vedic wisdom and other foundational classical texts
  • The Paradigm of Yoga – Vrtti Samskara and Sound
  • Why Sound is foundational to changing mental patterns
  • Why use a mantra – protection and intervention
  • How to choose a mantra for myself
  • Building self-esteem, will power and happiness
  • Atma Gunas – the positive psychology emotions
  • Paniniya Siksha – Ashtadhyayi sutras
  • 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 – Using my voice as a tool
  • Vocal toning with Indian classical music
  • The Vagus nerve and the Parasympathetic nervous system
  • Interoception – 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
  • Practising mantras with scales from the North Indian and South Indian classical streams
  • Learning to vocalize with awareness to release emotions
  • Elevating mood through Sound
  • Working with the Jaw, 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
  • Choosing the right mantras for daily practice
  • Learning to string mantras together for different purposes
  • Vedic verses
  • Surya mantras
  • Smarta Gayatri
  • Chants for good health and harmony
  • Kriya Yoga and Mantras
  • Isvara Pranidhana – in practice
  • Significance of OM – Pranavam
  • 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
  • Vinyasas and Practice sequences with Sound
  • Teaching Sound in Asanas
  • The foundations of classical Pranayama
  • Mantra integration into Pranayama practice
  • Uccaih Upamsu Manasikam
  • The Prana sanchara bhavas from Hatha yoga
  • The link with mantras
  • Setting intentions in practice
  • 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


Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, is the director of the Svastha Yoga & 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.