Sage Yoga & Wellness Presents:
A Weekend Immersion
Sonic Yoga: Mantra, Raga & Kirtan
Lead by Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, JUST BRING YOUR VOICE!
An immersive and contemplative exploration into the practice of sacred music and mantra chanting in three Yogic traditions: Nāda Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Mantra Yoga. Explore Kīrtan, group call-and-response devotional singing, as well as traditional Vedic mantra chanting. Rāgas (modes) of Indian classical music will be explored through group singing and improvisation. Guided sonic meditations will be interwoven throughout. This immersion can assist seekers to develop their musical voice, self-expression, and personal practice with Sonic Yoga. Handouts with optional musical notation will be provided.
4 Workshops: November 12 & 1311-1:30 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. both days
Whole Weekend (10 hrs): $145 Early Bird / $160 after Nov. 1st
Per Workshop (2.5 hrs): $40
SATURDAY, Nov 12
11-1:30 p.m. : MANTRA YOGA WORKSHOP
Vedic chanting, Tantric and deity mantras, four levels of sacred speech (Vāk)
3-5:30 p.m. : NĀDA YOGA WORKSHOP
Raga singing, Circle of Divine voice, deep listening
SUNDAY, Nov 13
11-1:30 p.m. : KIRTAN WORKSHOP P. 1
Sacred chants to the Goddess; Saraswati, Kali, Durga
3-5:30 p.m. : KIRTAN WORKSHOP P. 2
Sacred chants to the Divine Masculine; Ganesha, Shiva, Krishna
:: Meet Sheela Bringi ::
Sheela Bringi, MFA, is a mantra singer, bansuri flautist, harpist and educator trained in Indian classical music and jazz. She teaches on mantra and the sacred music of India at Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Studies Program in Los Angeles, and at festivals and yoga studios around the world.
:: Meet Brent Kuecker ::
Brent Kuecker is a Yoga teacher, bass player and devotional singer who has played bass for kirtan and mantra music for 13 years. Brent has toured internationally with Kirtan artists Shantala, Dave Stringer and Sheela Bringi.