INTRO TO SOUND YOGA: AN AFTERNOON WORKSHOP Saturday, March 26 9-11am PST • Tri-Yoga, London LIVESTREAM + 7 Days Access to Workshop Recording Anyone can chant! Learn the basics of the Sound Yoga practices of chanting and deep listening to benefit your yoga and your life. Enjoy a fun, relaxed afternoon learning to love your voice and chant with ease. Leave with a new repertoire of yogic chants to uplift the heart, calm the mind and connect to yourself and one another. No experience required.
YOGA SOUND EXPERIMENT Deep Musical Listening • Co-hosted by Michael Wertz + Ann Dyer Friday, April 2 5:30-6:45 PST • LIVESTREAM • Mountain Yoga • first class free! Remember lying on the floor with a new recording, transported into new sonic adventure? This new once-a-month deep listening session invites you to return to deep, immersive musical listening, and the wondrous, expansive experiences of awareness it can bring. Michael’s first selection: Become Ocean, by John Luther Adams. Gorgeous, orchestral oceanic depths where subject and object gradually dissolve until we feel we've become the ocean itself.
WHO AM I?: THE MAHA VAKYAS Afternoon Workshop w/ Ann Dyer & Richard Rosen Saturday, April 10 2-5pm PST • LIVESTREAM • Naada Yoga, Montreal Friends and colleagues Richard Rosen and Ann Dyer come together for this entertaining, experiential afternoon that breathes life into the great question, “Who Am I?” Together Richard and Ann provide the perfect balance of theory and practice in this eye-opening enquiry thru the poetic lens of the maha vakyas, or "great utterances," of the Upanishads. Richard will shed light on the history and understandings of these powerful mantras, while Ann brings these lessons to life thru chant and meditation practices. Expect to leave feeling a little more clarity of mind, lightness of heart — and just maybe — more at peace with who you are!
SOUND YOGA ADVANCED STUDIES/TEACHER TRAINING A Comprehensive Course for for Advanced Practitioners and Teachers Sundays, June 13, 20 and 27 1-3pm PST • LIVESTREAM + 20 hrs of Pre-Recorded Online Home Study + Zoom session with your mentor Deepen your yoga and empower your teaching through this comprehensive course on the use of sound in yoga. When the practice yoga moved from India to the west sound practices that had once held a central role in the tradition were largely removed. Now, chant and deep listening practices are finding a resurgence on the global yoga scene as simple, quick, effective methods for positively impacting our modern lives. Learn the many benefits these simple practices hold for you, and how to share these benefits with your students, from one of North America’s leading teachers on the subject.
INTRO TO YOGIC CHANTING FOR JAZZ SINGERS + INSTRUMENTALISTS An Afternoon Workshop • April 18, 2-4PM PST • LIVESTREAM • The Jazzschool, Berkeley In this fun, accessible afternoon we will play with music-making as a tool for personal healing, learning authentic sanskrit chants for love, peace and wisdom. We will draw on yogic principles to find vocal embodiment, cultivate a powerful vocal presence, and learn to genuinely love our voice. Experience the many benefits ancient chant holds for your modern life today, as well as the surprising boost it can bring to your performance! No experience or talent necessary.