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Sound for Wellbeing with Nitya Mohan

Tuesday, 09.06.2020 to Thursday, 11.06.2020

Sound for Wellbeing
Learn to love your voice
9-11/6/2020
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday
11:00-18:00

INTRODUCTION:

In today’s world with its varied stresses and demands, developing better connections to our own mind and body is vital to maintain good health and longevity. Sound is a timeless tool that allows us to connect with our body, breath and mind – to release stresses from the body, to deepen our breath and also work with our mind to create stable and healthy emotional patterns.

This workshop offers unique perspectives and practices that combine traditional Yoga practices with classical Indian music and Vedic mantras. Meant to be a transformative program, all areas of learning will be accompanied by theory as well as practice enabling students to immediately integrate the wisdom into their daily life as well as teaching.

PROGRAM DETAILS:

This program focusses on learning to use Sound as a tool for better health and wellbeing and is based on wisdom from classical texts on Yoga, Mantras, Music and Sanskrit. It is suitable for both yoga students and teachers is open to anyone who is interested in working deeper on the aspects of Yoga, Sound and Music.

All sessions will have accompanying course materials and recordings of the chants and mantras for personal use will be provided.

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 Singing, Chanting, Vedic phonetics and Sanskrit

COURSE CONTENTS:

Origins of Sound

  • Sound in the Vedic wisdom and other classical texts
  • The paradigm of Yoga – Vrtti Samskara
  • Why sound is foundational to changing mental patterns

Steadiness & Stillness with Sound

  • Ekatanam – vocal toning with scales
  • Connections between speech and mind
  • The perfect speech & the steady mind
  • Hanuman the outstanding example for practice

The Svastha 5 mantra Pathway

  • Five key mantras for daily practice
  • How to choose a mantra for daily life situations
  • Learning to string mantras together for different purposes

Chanting

  • The ancient methodologies of Vedic chanting – Padam, Kramam, Jatai & Ghanam
  • Shanti Patas, Peace chants
  • Surya namaskara mantras
  • Various Gayatri mantras
  • Narayana Upanishad – Chant for health and wellbeing

Pranayama

  • Foundations of classical Pranayama
  • Prana Sanchara Bhavas from Hatha Yoga
  • Integration of a Mantra with Pranayama

Yogasutras and Sound

  • Svadhyaya – Selfreflection with a Mantras
  • Meditation with Pranavam or OM
  • Isvara Pranidhana – deeper in practice

Vedic phonetics

  • The Mahesvara sutras
  • The dance of Lord Shiva and origins of the Sanskrit language
  • All the Panini ashtadhyayi sutras & pronunciations

Asanas and Sound

  • Using Sound in asanas
  • Integrating simple mantras into asana practice
  • Practice sequences with Sound

Classical music

  • Voice exercises in different scales of classical music
  • Deeper exploration of musical scales, ragas and emotions
  • Learning to use mantras in different scales, take home recordings

Mantras and Positive psychology

  • What and why of Mantras
  • Choosing a mantra for myself
  • Building selfesteem, will power and happiness – emotional wellbeing
  • Atmagunas – the positive psychology emotions

Brain, Breath & Music

  • Polyvagal theory
  • Music and the brain
  • Breath and the nervous system

Ancient wisdom

  • Stories of the musical saints of the Vedic wisdom
  • Transcendental wisdom through songs – healing music and its roots

 

ABOUT NITYA MOHAN:

Nitya Mohan, daughter of A.G.Mohan and Indra Mohan, director of Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda teacher training programs, has been teaching for over 25 years. Trained from a young age in yoga and music, her passion lies in combining Classical Yoga, Music, Mantras and Sanskrit. She holds a degree in music and has taught and performed all over the world. Nitya is an exceptional singer hailed for her purity of voice. Her holistic teaching draws from classical texts such as the Yogasutras, Natyashastra, Paniniya Siksha and relevant scientific research. She is a mother of two children and lives in Singapore.

Cost

Registration is for the full course. It is not possible to register for a single day.

Registration Fee-150 NIS (will not be refunded) 
Ellayoga Members/Members of the Israeli Yoga Teachers Association\Ellayoga teacher course graduate -1100 NIS
Guests-1250 NIS
It is possible to pay in 3 payments:
First payment: No later then the 9th of April
Second payment: No later then the 9th of May
Third payment (or the whole amount): No later then the 1st of June

Cancellation Policy
For cancellations prior to June 1st, a full refund will be granted minus a 150 ILS charge.
For cancellations after June 1st, no refunds will be granted.

*Option for Accommodation- "The Spot" Hostel in the Tel-Aviv Port. Participants in the course will receive a 10% Discount. Discount code: ELLAYOGA. For more info about "The Spot" Hostel.