(Available in Full and Sunday Festival Pass. Add to a Partial or Saturday Festival Pass for $120)
The Inner Musician
“Listen friend, this body is his instrument. He draws the strings tight, and
out of it comes the music of the universe.”
Everyone is born with the basic equipment to be musical: a voice and a
pair of hands. This workshop will focus on the yoga of finding a
comfortable relationship with your singing voice and developing your
rhythmic abilities. Chanting creates an atmosphere conducive to self inquiry. The practices of physical yoga asanas and chanting are connected through pranayama (breathing with intention and awareness).
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to chant simple Sanskrit mantras, to
understand their meanings and history, and how to establish a daily
practice. Basic Instruction will also be offered on playing finger cymbals
This workshop is particularly useful for yoga teachers who wish to
incorporate chanting in their yoga classes. It’s also for those who aspire to
lead kirtan, or to simply deepen their experience and understanding of
chanting. Participants are encouraged to bring musical instruments and
percussion. No previous experience is necessary.