‘Sound is what,
we are made of’

SVASTHA YOGA

sound in yoga therapy

authentic | scientific | practical

This program on sound as a modality of health and integrated wellbeing is 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.

 

This program is for you if:

  • You would like to gain a deeper authentic understanding about the links between the classical practices in the Yogasutra, 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.
  • Yoga teachers, yoga therapists and also serious practitioners are very welcome.

CLINIC

Nitya Mohan

 

July 7 + 8, 2017

09.00-17.00
location: 

De Bonte Zwaan
Haparandadam 7
1013 AK Amsterdam

Whole program here:

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

• Independent modules of 2 days in 2017 and 3 days in 2018 •

• 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 •

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PART ONE: ‘SOUND FOR SOUND HEALTH‘

program content:

full 5 day content (part one in 2017 and part two in 2018) here: sound-nitya

origins of sound

  • Vedic wisdom (sabda-prapanca) and links to yogasutra and other classical texts.
  • The paradigm of yoga (vrtti-nirodha).
  • Why sound is foundational to changing mental patterns (sabda, artha, jnana)

 

toning and deep breathing

  • Basal toning (ekatana)
  • Undifferentiated (dhvanyatmaka) and differentiated sounds (varnatmaka).
  • Stress release with sound, Targeted relaxation techniques.
  • Vocalizing with awareness, working through the body.

 

the use of sound in asana

  • Postures for ideal use of mantras and sound.
  • Practice sequences to take home.
  • Teaching sound in asanas.

 

sound and the yogasutra

  • Links to the eight limbs of yoga of Patanjali.
  • Kriya yoga and sound—mantras for will power (tapas), self-reflection (svadhyaya), and acceptance (isvara-pranidhana).

 

essentials of the sanskrit language

  • Articulation of the Sanskrit phonetic sounds with the ancient phonetic sutras.
  • The dance of Lord Siva & the origins of the Sanskrit language.

mantras

  • Root meanings – protection and intervention.
  • OM and the different ways of using OM in meditation
  • The Svastha Five Mantras Pathway: five key mantras for practice and their adaptation for daily life.
  • Call and response singing with the mantras.

 

overview of rules vedic chanting

  • The importance of notes (svara) and their innate connections with emotions (bhava).
  • Models of practice with sound—awareness, stability, breath flow, mindfulness.

 

mantras in pranayama

  • Breath—the integral link to good health, prana, and nada.
  • Mantra integration into deeper Pranayama practice.

 

emotional well-being

  • Sound and the safe space.
  • Exploring scales of music, the inner world (bhava-prapanca).
  • Understanding your ideal range of voice, tones, and pitch.
  • Mindful voice – the perfect speech.
  • Daily life practices – awareness and mindful speaking.

 

music and spirituality

  • History of the musical sages of the Vedic wisdom—transcendental wisdom through songs and poetry.
  • Inspiring stories for daily life, healing music and its roots.


lijntje100Nitya 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 nearly three decades now. 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, and Asia. She is an exceptional singer known 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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NB: CHECK OUR BOOKING POLICY HERE.

NB: YOU CANNOT BOOK ONLY ONE DAY. YOU CAN ONLY BOOK THE 2 DAY PACKAGE.