When people ask why I chose to dedicate my life to chanting mantra, I’m always inclined to answer “I didn’t – it chose me!” If you’ve chanted before, you too may have felt an inexplicable pull towards this uplifting and healing practice. See More…
This training is an elective 50 hour course within the DevaTree School of Yoga 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training. It is also open to participants who are not working towards their 500 hours and who are interested in an in-depth chanting immersion.
At its most basic and universal level, Bhakti can be defined as an expression of love or devotion. Anyone who has experienced the spontaneous heart-expanding effects of chant understands that the Bhakti Bhav (mood) is a sweet, pure and expansive feeling not easily described in words. Like our physical yoga practice, devotional chanting has the power to create healing shifts in the body, mind and Spirit. Acting like a tuning fork for the entire system, chanting can help us clear blocked energy and open us up to the Universal frequency of compassion, expansion, trust, and love.
Experience the benefits of mantra repetition as applied to chanting and meditation, and learn common Sanskrit & yogic chants and their meanings. Participants will gain insight into traditional deities, stories, myths and practices, and their application to our modern lives.
Learn about the typical instruments used for Kirtan, and explore the possibilities of creative chant composition at your own comfort level.
No musical ability and/or training is required for this program, as all students will have opportunities to nurture their own unique chanting voice in a supportive atmosphere of like-hearted others.
Brenda’s personal stories, humor and revelations from her own path and worldwide travels light up these two weekends of brilliant Bhakti bliss!
The schedule includes two 3-day weekends: November 22-24 and December 6-8, 2013
Robert Kingsbury and I took a road trip to CT to visit the divine David Darling and shoot footage for our upcoming video for “Sri Ma”, one of the tracks on the White Swan Records release “Love Abounds”
There is always a lot of JOY when I’m with David!!