with: Carla Stangenberg
Westport: December 4th
From: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost of Attendance:
$45/$50 day of
Mantra can be a tool for deep personal practice as well as a way to add dimension to the weekly group classes you teach. The two hours we have together will be devoted entirely to this sonic aspect of yoga practice. The majority of our time will work directly with mantras by way of call and response (Kirtan style) as well as via the practice of japa (bring a string of mala beads that have either 108 or 54 beads on them if possible). Our explorations will lead us to mantra in relationship to the natural breath (So Ham), mudra, pranayama and asana.
Finally, we will dip into shastra (sacred scripture) and see where mantra is mentioned in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali as well as the Bhagavad Gita. Teachers the world over, as well as going far far back in time, agree that during this time of Kali Yuga, great distraction/strife/ discord, chanting is a quick route to enlightenment.
Come find out what this practice is all about, you just might get hooked and your heart might unexpectedly open far and wide.