Nada, bhakti, mantra yoga & philosophy merged in shamanic sound healing


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SOLD OUT January 18 - Feb 1, 2020 [the yoga forest]

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July 11 - July 25, 2020 [the yoga forest]


100 Hour sound ceremony training

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




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.



  • 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 circulation

  • 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

  • Enhances homeostasis

  • 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



  • 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 a mesa



Nāda Yoga (नादयोगis 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 (मंत्रयोगcoming 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.


  • Work through intentional cycles everyday inspired by Transpersonal Psychology

  • Daily YOGA, Asana (Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) and Meditation with experienced teachers

  • Bonus SONG BOOK with over FIVE HUNDRED mantras, prayers, English, Spanish,Portuguese Medicine Songs!

  • Fire Ceremony, Water Blessing Ceremony, Air Prayer Ceremony & Earth Ceremonies celebrating and connecting to the Elements

  • Cacao! Sacred heart-opening chocolate Ceremonies!

  • Instrument Introductions! Learn how to play ancestral and ethnic instruments with guidance from teachers

  • Breathwork Ceremony

  • Kundalini & Ashtanga Yoga introductions

  • Improv singing circles and voice-medicine work

  • Ecstatic Kirtan & Sacred Chant circles

  • Five Rhythms Guided Dance Therapy

  • And of course, enough space to integrate and make sense of all the wonderful things you will be learning in the lush setting of a gorgeous retreat center.


Sacred Instrument Offerings

You do not have to play any instrument(s), however if you do, you are most welcome to bring it along to share.
AND, due to our relationship with CRYSTAL TONES sing bowls and MEINL SONIC ENERGY series we will have many beautiful instruments for sale and ready for you to try, buy and take home if you so desire.



"I didn’t know the power of my own voice until the past few weeks in Sound Ceremony with Jaya and Saraswati. I had intended to learn how to host sound baths and learn more about using the instruments, mantras, and kirtan in my yoga classes and DJ sets, but I hadn’t expected that I would be singing so much and building the confidence to share my voice so freely." - Anna


“Intention + Vibration = Healing! Journeying through the Sound Ceremony Course has gifted me with me a strong foundation of tools/ practices/ discussions and deepened experiential understanding of explorations that I had already innately and intuitively woven throughout my life: deep listening, space-holding, sacred sound, song, and devotional offerings. I appreciated the diversity of practices we explored, the depth of understanding with which they were presented, and the creative curiosity that unfolded! This course was transformational in helping me to allow the dove in my heart to sing freely, in the support of sound sangha (community). I felt supported and held throughout, but not coddled. There was spaciousness to step into my own intuitive process of co-creation. Looking forward to continuing this work.” — Stephanie K.


This unique course qualifies for 100hrs Continuing Education Credits with Yoga Alliance!

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Sound Ceremony REGISTRATION & Cancellation Policy

Due to a high volume of interest in these courses, please understand the following policy;


    • Deposit is non refundable, but is transferable, to another SC course to be used within 18 months of cancellation date as outlined below. Deposits/payments are not transferable to other participant registrations.

    • Full payment is required to be settled prior to 30 days before the start date of the training, via bank transfer. Details will be outlined in your Welcome Packet.


    • Transfer to another SC course with more than 30 days notice, 100% credit of deposit/payments towards another program

    • Transfer to another SC course with 14-30 days notice, 50% credit of deposit/payments towards another program

    • For less than 14 days notice, no credit of deposit/payments applies towards another program

    • For transfers; you will be placed on a TRANSFER LIST, for a transfer validity of 18 months. When you are ready to confirm registration for the course you would like to join in the future, you are required to submit the full remaining balance for that course. Without full payment, your place will not be held for the program


    • Full cancellation of training more than 90 days of course commencement, 100% refund of applies (less deposit amount)

    • Full cancellation of training within 31-90 days of course commencement, 75% refund applies (less deposit amount)

    • Full cancellation of training within 15-30 days of course commencement, 50% refund applies (less deposit amount)

    • Full cancellation of training within 14 days of course commencement, no refund or transfer applies