02julAll Day05Finding Your Voice Chakra Meditation Workshop Short Description: Discover how to breathe, move, sing and listen in new ways. Go deeper into the chakras through kirtan in this uplifting workshop.
Full description : Music is the yoga of sound. Singing has a benign effect on the physical and subtle bodies. Singing is an excellent method of soothing the nerves. Singing directs
Full description :
Music is the yoga of sound. Singing has a benign effect on the physical and subtle bodies. Singing is an excellent method of soothing the nerves. Singing directs the emotions to a positive goal. Devotional singing can be sung in any language. Kirtan melts the heart, fills the mind with purity and generates harmony and divine love. He who chants the name of God forgets the body and the world. Sound, made up of vibrations, is energy. A Sanskrit mantra is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Mantra chanting is the most joyful technique towards connecting with God. The various musical notes have their own corresponding subtle channels (nadis) in the energy centers (chakras). Music vibrates these channels, purifies them and awakens the spiritual and psychic power dormant in them.
Each of these brilliant claims by Swami Sivananda perfectly describes Jyoti’s Finding Your Voice Mantra Meditation workshop. Course participants will breathe, move, sing and listen in new ways. They will activate and become friends with each of the 7 chakras through humming and singing, seed mantras, Indian Ragas, beautiful chants and easy nurturing songs. Each will have the opportunity to sing with the entire group and to experiment with singing and leading chants in small groups, while making deep and lovely connections with each other. During the course, as fear gives way to courage and the singer gives way to the witness, participants will discover why singing Kirtan, and even leading Kirtan, is so very uplifting and rewarding.
Even as a teenager, playing guitar and singing to children tragically injured or with life threatening diseases, I knew that sound vibration and some kinds of music created a healing environment. I experienced something similar myself through transcendental meditation, and then several years later through the practices and teachings of Sivananda Yoga. My bachelor\’s and master’s degrees in music honed my composition and performance skills, but what really interested me was the sound and vibration journey that soothed and healed. As activity coordinator in a nursing home I noticed I could engage and transform the most agitated residents, by playing music in relationship to their breath. They would settle down and even go into a much-needed deep sleep. My first yoga teacher thought she was tone deaf, but through sound, breath and yoga asanas we proved her wrong. In my life I have repeatedly been led back to using sound, vibration and song to create a healing environment. For the the past 10 years I’ve facilitated finding your voice” workshops in schools, hospitals, yoga centers and ashrams around the world.
Jyoti Jody Tull is a certified therapeutic yoga instructor who combines the healing power of music with the ancient healing power of yoga. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Columbia University, and has 20+ years of international therapeutic music making and yoga teaching. Her compositions have been performed by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. Her work travels include Europe, India, the Bahamas, Canada and the United States. She leads private and group yoga sessions, meditation and chanting circles and she has for many years led a yoga and Finding Your Voice retreat in Soglio, Switzerland.
Check-in: Check-in is at 3 PM. After you arrive, feel free to join the yoga class at 4 PM and dinner at 6 PM.Check-out: Check-out is at 11 AM. Families with children 12 and under MUST contact us directly to book their stay.
Single Room: $270 |Double Room: $300 |Shared Quad: $240 |Dorm: $180 |Cabin: $165 |Camping: $135The cost of accommodation includes lodging for the whole stay, all weekend activities (unless otherwise specified), scheduled meals, yoga classes, access to ashram amenities, and satsangs.