Workshop bundle (4 in one)
4 workshops bundle at a highly reduced fee! Please see below for the description of the content.
Understanding well-being from the Veda
Explore the idea of wellness in the Vedas and learn a short and beautiful prayer for health (Āyurmantraḥ).The Vedas show us that health & well-being is much more than the physical aspect we tend to focus on. The mantras and prayers for health always link the body, mind, senses, vital energies (prāṇa) and awareness. In this course we will look into this completeness of well-being in the Vedas with examples.
Śanti mantras – finding your inner peace
Mantras for peace or Śānti mantras are a popular genre of mantras from the Veda recited to calm the mind and therefore calms one’s immediate environment in order to become receptive to the teaching of the Veda. This course content was originally taught as a weekend workshop and will introduce you to the nomenclature of the Veda with specific focus on where these peace mantras are presented and their significance.
Learn a profound practice of the Gāyatrī mantra including a Saṅkalpa (an intention/vow), Prāṇāyāma with mental recitation of an extended form of Gāyatrī mantra followed by japa (repetition of mantra for specific counts). This practice is open to all seekers with Śraddhā (devoted commitment) as the main qualification. Participants who complete this course will have access to join our global community of practitioners for weekly online live sessions with Eddie Stern (Broome Street Ganesha Temple, NYC – online & in-person) and Shantala (Belgium – online only).
Vocal health – an āyurvedic perspective
This mini-workshop explores the āyurvedic perspective on vocal health. As a chanting teacher, I’m often asked the following questions:
- My voice feels hoarse after just a few minutes of chanting, what can I do?
- What can I do to develop a stronger voice?
- How can I recover from a strained voice after chanting?
Dr.Vignesh Devraj will help us address some of these common questions and share practices herbs and rituals with us to develop and maintain a healthy chanting voice.
You will also learn a Dhanvantari mantra and practice a japa as part of this workshop.