Taught by: Sheela Bringi and Brent Kuecker
Sound Soma is a deeply embodied celebration of Sound – a method of practice that seamlessly blends conscious, functional movement, singing, deep listening, meditation, and mantra – all accompanied by live Indian rāga music. The movements and exercises support the regulation of the nervous system, help stabilize and mobilize the major joints of the body, increase ability to sit and stand with good posture, and allow the breath to flow more naturally and ease-fully. With the body and breath primed, students engage practices of nāda yoga (sound yoga) and mantra yoga, including rāga singing, deep listening, and kīrtan. Through Sound Soma practice, we become aware of the effects of resonant sound on our body, mind, and emotions. The aim of this practice is to investigate and discover relationship to the Divine through Sound – to realize the already present state of our somatic experience – the “sound” of our inner body – where our personal experience touches the Universal.
Sheela and Brent, creators of the Sound Soma Method, are based in Boulder, CO. Sheela is adjunct faculty at Naropa University.
more about Brent Kuecker: brentsyogaportal.com