"Music without words means leaving behind the mind and leaving behind the mind is meditation. Meditation returns you to the source and the source of all is sound."
Cultivate a deep presence through inner listening (Nad Yoga) and discover the power of sound and vibration to restore and transcend; to bring about a profound awareness and a new way of learning through the processes of expression and stillness; the dance of sound and silence.
Traveling with an array of unusual instruments Jayā & Saraswatī plays with the deep intention to reveal what is essential in nature and undisturbed by the mind complex. Invoking many worldly cultures and traditions with sound through Didgeridoo, Native Flutes, Overtone flutes, Frame Drums, Medicine Drums, Rattles, whistles, Rainsticks and other percussions, Chungroos, Shrutti, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tingsha, Sansula, Kalimba, Charango, Guitar and more exotic sacred instruments with the sound of spoken word to echo open the language of the heart.
SOUND CEREMONY retreat
100hr Certification Training
S O U N D — B R E A T H — F R E E D O M
From Listening To Presence, From Sound To Silence
"Music without words means leaving behind the mind and leaving behind the mind is meditation.
Meditation returns you to the source and the source of all is sound." —Kabir
Are you interested in Sacred Sound and all of its mystical components?
We are very excited to announce this unique course pioneering the modern application of Sound Work. We welcome you to be apart of the first ever 100HR SOUND CEREMONY TRAINING, running twice yearly at The Yoga Forest in Guatemala and in Andalucia Spain.
14-day Training Immersion Dates
SOLD OUT: mar 16-30, 2019 [the yoga forest, Guatemala]
Jul 11-25, 2019 [the yoga forest, guatemala]
sept 1-15, 2019 [la finca paradiso, spain]
January 18 - Feb 1, 2020 [the yoga forest, guatemala]
March 28 - AprIl 11, 2020 [the yoga forest, guatemala]
The very ancient art of healing with sound is quickly growing in popularity throughout the world as many feeling the call to quiet down the mind, pull the reigns on their routines to listen and enquire into a deeper rhythm of life.
We certainly all know that music effects us on many levels. It is as simple as remembering our teenage years or the way our eyes glaze as if seeing a long lost lover as a sweet and nostalgic piece is played. Two and a half thousand years ago the famous Greek philosopher Pythagoras utilized sound as a form of medicine treating a variety of ailments and we can trace this idea back further and outward across continents, cultures and ages right into something we know in our hearts yet cannot find the sufficient words to speak its Truth. As cutting edge as this modality might seem, there is nothing new about Sound Healing and its Power to pierce the veil of thoughts and allow us to perceive the source of where all sound is springing from.
In this training you will learn how to journey into a deep meditative inquiry on the Source of all Sound and from there find many tools to assist in shifting frequencies, healing emotional and psychological scars and opening parts of the heart and mind that you never knew existed! Come traverse the sphere of your consciousness as we create the space for transformation.
“Some day music will be the means of expressing universal religion. Time is wanted for this, but there will come a day when music and its philosophy will become the religion of humanity.”
—Hazrat Inyat Khan
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who has been moved by the Power of Sound. For Musicians, Healers, Therapists, Yogis, Meditators, Mystics, Psychologists, Philosophers, Teachers, Medical Workers, Medicine Workers, Song Carriers People who are ready to shift and lift; to open and ignite and to listen to the subtleties of stillness and silence.
What are the benefits of this application of Sound for health & healing?
Some benefits may include:
Reduce stress and relief from fatigue, pain, addiction, compulsive thinking, insomnia through deep relaxation and endorphin release
Accelerate the healing process
Lower blood pressure
Increased sleep quality
Increased sense of calm
Alleviation from anxiety
Reduced symptoms of depression
Liberate emotional traumas stored within the body/mind complexes
Deconstruct negative patterns
Bring release to emotional imbalance
Remove blockages and facilitate free flow of energy channels – meridians, nerves, & blood vessels
Promotes creative potential
Expand the capacity for love, peacefulness and happiness within oneself
Increased concentration, focus and attention
What will you learn?
The art and practices from the Contemplative East to the Wisdom of the Shamanic South
An introduction to Yoga Philosophy
Theory and practice of Nada, Bhakti & Mantra Yoga
The healing power of Sound, therapeutic application for yourself and others
How to shake off your shackles, unbridle and face your fears
How to locate and sound for yourself and others the energetic centers (chakras) of the body
How to incorporate sound into classes
How to hold space for transformation
How to facilitate sound & singing circles & ceremonies
Introduction and use of sacred instruments
Voice Medicine—Tuning, Toning, Chanting
How to work with Ceremonial Cacao
Nāda Yoga (नादयोग) is an ancient Indian metaphysical system. It is equally a philosophical system, a medicine, and a form of yoga. The system's theoretical and practical aspects are based on the premise that the entire cosmos and all that exists in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of sound vibrations, called nāda. (source: Wikipedia)
Bhakti Yoga (भक्तियोग), The root Bhaj, which means “to adore, to devote or worship God.” Bhakti Yoga has been called “love for love's sake” and “union through love and devotion.” Bhakti is uniting of the individualized consciousness with the Universal through active surrender.
Mantra Yoga (मंत्रयोग) coming from the root Man or Manas meaning mind and instinct and Tra, a tool or instrument to transcend or liberate the mind from itself. Mantras are used to awaken the Self and deepen the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice. Mantra yoga is a meditation tool meant to engage the mind through focusing on sound, duration and number of repetitions (japa) as a means to get closer to the divinity within, creating positive vibrations that benefit both the one who chants and the one who listens.
Objectives & Outcomes
Demonstrate, understand and share the philosophies of Sound Yoga and its potential for self-realization
Develop an effective practice for working with Sound
Deepen your meditation and awareness on Nad
Feel comfortable sharing sound with groups
Learn traditional Vedic Mantras and their meanings
Explore song traditions for singing circles and kirtans
Ability to give one on one and group sound healing sessions
Explore the range and possibilities of your voice
Instruction on the proper use of sacred instruments such as: Bowls, Tingsha’s, Chimes, Bells
Artful application of Breath, circular breathing and Didjeridoo (Yidaki)
The development of the inner ear and subtle listening
Explore the connection of sound and silence
To grow through processes of self-transformation
Pricing & Registration for spain
USD$3175 (EURO 2725)
Private Room (Ensuite or terrace)
USD$2995 (EURO 2575)
Twin Share (Ensuite)
USD$2750 (EURO 2375)
Pricing & Registration for Guatemala
$1950 ALL INCLUSIVE OF COURSE & CERTIFICATION; MEALS & SHARED ACCOMMODATION @ THE YOGA FOREST
$2150 ALL INCLUSIVE OF COURSE & CERTIFICATION; MEALS & SHARED ACCOMMODATION @ THE YOGA FOREST
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $200 OFF WITH FULL PAYMENT 6 MONTHS PRIOR TO COURSE COMMENCEMENT
This unique course qualifies for 100hrs Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance!