MANTRAS & SACRED CHANTS
July 1- 7 -2022
Welcome to the wonderful universe of Sacred Sound.
If you feel called to explore the world of vibrations, we invite you to join this journey into the deep mysteries of the Self.
Everything in creation is sound and vibration. Our own voice is the most sacred musical instrument, and with our own sound we can tune our bodies to a high vibration frequency. This discovery reveals a beautiful path of self-knowledge, full of love and devotion.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
You will learn the classic Vedic mantras: meaning, philosophy and study of Vedas and Upanishads. You will learn Mantra Yoga, and the chanting of sacred syllables that create a psychic and energetic effect on your consciousness. You will experience Bhakti Yoga: explore devotion through singing and kirtan. You will learn about mythology, epics, archetypes and legends of Hinduism and Buddhism. You will learn basic Sanskrit phonetics. You will delve into Nāda Yoga, the universe of vibration and sacred sound practices.
You will experience freedom to express, dismantling traumas related to speaking, saying what you think, singing, opening your own voice.
You will learn how to take care of your voice and learn how to use it correctly, through different exercises and practices. You will explore your creativity and vocal freedom.
You will learn basic notions of music and interpretation.
You will experience chanting as medicine, exploring ancestral songs that come from shamanism.
You will have the chance to start creating your own medicine songs.
You will explore Anahata Chakra and Vishuddi Chakra, the most relevant energies of this training (love and communication), through self inquiry and sadhana.
1 to 7th of July, 2022. The training lasts 7 complete days.
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:(each day may bring different surprises)
09.00 - 12.00 : Class 1
12.00: Lunch break
15.00 - 18.00: Class 2
18.00: Dinner break
20.00: Closing activity
WRITTEN AND AUDIO MATERIAL:
You will receive a study manual with all the information of the training, plus audios to practice chanting.
A certificate of 50 hs. study from the School of Yoga & Sound will be delivered to all those who complete the course and corresponding assignments.
TRAINING INVESTMENT: (accomodation and food are not included on the price)
EARLY BIRD PRICE - BEFORE JUNE 15th:
900 EUR (400 EUR deposit is required. You have the option to make payments as long as the full payment is made by 13th june).
FULL PRICE AFTER JUNE 16th:
1200 EUR (in one payment).
TRANSFER WISE : International Bank Transfer. Commissions will be handled by the student.
E-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us know why you want to be part of this training, what is your relationship with music and singing, if you have experiences with bhakti yoga and medicine music and if you have some kind of spiritual practice.
Spots are limited.
Question: Do I need singing experience?
Answer: It's not necessary to have studied singing techniques before.
Question: Do I have to know about music and play any instrument?
Answer: It's not necessary to have notions of music or already know how to play an instrument.
Question: Do I need to bring any instrument?
Answer: It's not necessary to have any particular instrument, but the training will be richer if you bring along a percussive instrument (shaker, rattle, drum, etc.) and a harmonic instrument (guitar, ukulele, keyboard, piano or harmonium).
"My experience in this training has been beautiful, enriching, joyful, inspiring and magical!
I recommend this training to those interested in acquiring simple and practical knowledge about singing techniques and musical accompaniment; and, above all, in learning various beautiful, powerful mantras and medicine chants. You will be able to use them as tools of personal healing in everyday life.
I have been able to experience music, vibrate with its energy and expand it to the world from my heart. Singing with others reconnected me with the certainty of unity!" - Ignacio Cánepa. 1st online training in 2020.
"Thank you Sabi and Juan. I'm not a singer, I don't play any instrument, however my heart was filled with love and my light expanded, making all the magic of the mantras sprout in my voice.
Two great teachers took me by the hand, and my being took another leap in its evolution, thank you always, thank you! Namaste, Hari Om. All my love for you" - Mónica Babugia. She participated from the 1st online training in 2020.
"I am Song, I am Music. Sound and color, word, movement and dance". - A. Raven Quote
"During this training, Sabina and Gea guided me. I was able to listen to others, and share from a deeper place, by listening to my heart and soul. We sang Mantras and Medicine chants, and were taught how to play rythms. In my case, Mantras are very helpful for my Yoga classes. I recommend this experience for those who want to start on the music path, whether they are professionals or not. You will grow by learning from your partners too. I appreciate being part of this Training." Mara Saccani. Made the 1st online training in 2020.
"It's not possible to express in a few words an opinion of the training. It's so wonderful! Each class and mantra has been very strong, to the point of feeling how deep knots inside me were being unfastened by chanting.
A special workshop, full of love, to learn to connect with oneself and with a higher consciousness. I consider that it was an essential element in my path of self knowledge, not only in the possibility of expressing myself through the voice, of creating openness, but also of being able to vibrate in the energy that emanates from each mantra, that transforms the body and our environment.
I have nothing but words of gratitude for the respect, harmony and love with which this workshop is taught. Highly recommended for those who need to express themselves, connect and let go of fears. Infinite thanks." - Yanina Sturatis. Completed the 1st training in 2020.
We are Gea and Sabina from Argentina. We love traveling the world exploring ancient cultures. We are passionate about sharing the paths that transformed our lives: the wisdom that we learned traveling through the Himalayas, the Andes and the Amazon. Self inquiry, intense sadhana and continous study have evolved in this beautiful project we share together. Music, arts and spirituality merge in all of our offerings. In 2015 we created the Yoga and Sound Project, leading retreats to celebrate life in nature and in community, to sing and dance, to connect with the spirit of the Earth and with our true essence.
Our mission in theYoga and Sound Project is to share transformational tools to realize our true nature of harmony, presence and blyss. We offer a unique combination of experiences using the practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, kirtan, the sound of ethnic instruments and medicine songs and vibrational therapy to expand consciousness, connect to Mother Earth and to the Great Spirit.
We created the Yoga and Sound School, with an offering of Sound Healing Training & Mantras and Sacred Chants Training.
You can listen to out first mantra album "Bhakti" on Spotify by "Gea & Sabina", find us on YouTube and follow our adventures on our Instagram @yogaysonido.
My relationship with music began at a very young age. At 8 years old I took my first steps with the guitar. It was a huge passion, so at the age of 14 I began to study at the conservatory of classical music. During 8 years of deep study of the theory and practice of music, I specialized myself in guitar, piano, and orchestral percussion. At the same time I was already composing and recording my own music.
My bond with the voice began when I was a child, singing popular music and also at the classic music conservatory where I learned the use of the voice and worked with choirs.
My approach radically changed after several master plant rituals, where the use of the voice became a tool for expanding consciousness and healing. That's how I discovered another way of relating to music and sound. After several trips to India, devotional chanting also left a strong imprint on me, experiencing the healing power of circle chanting to the sacred.
I have been researching the relationship between sound, art and healing for several years. I have been deeply touched by the guidance of Amazonian and Andean shamanic teachers, transpersonal psychology, Vipassana meditation and self-inquiry. This has led me to share self-knowledge tools through art and deep meditative practices for the past 10 years.
Spirituality lives in all things, every experience, every day of our lives is an opportunity to reach our essence. Music, sound and the arts are doors that lead us there.
My mission is to share this magic in workshops, retreats and concerts.
My relationship with music and singing began at the age of 15, when I discovered my older brother's CDs and asked for a guitar as a gift. Although what I wanted most in the world was to be a professional musician, I let myself be carried away by other academic paths, and I always felt that because I had not graduated from a conservatory, I was not adequate enough. I did train as a singer in Marcela Aibé's School at the age of 22 and then I had several bands where I sang, but always with a certain discomfort of showing myself in public.
In 2014, on my first trip to India, I sat in a kirtan in an ashram for the first time.We wew sitting in a circle on the floor, with no real separation between the musicians and the rest. An Indian woman played and sang. I noticed that she closed her eyes at the beginning and for two hours she did not open them at all. Each time her face expressed more love and dedication. Her voice really came from the heart. It was not a show, but she seemed to be in a state of deep inner ecstasy. Where was her mind gone? Had she forgotten she was there with us? What was she thinking? Where was her heart? That experience of dedication and meditation really caught my attention. Wherever her joyful soul was, I wanted to go too. Could someone give me the key to that door?
Still not knowing what I was reciting, I closed my eyes and began to sing and understand from experience that the vibration of the words is what lifts us into a meditative state. I had been infected and was floating in a cloud, several meters above the ground and neither she nor anyone else in the room wanted to go down.
As I deepened my path in Yoga, the practice of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of devotion) gifted me with many insights. I always knew that music had a main role in my life. But it was not until I sang mantras and medicine music from the heart that I did not understand the depth of this path and the infinite love that can pour from our voices. Since I connected with my voice in this way, many new doors have opened synchronously, such as being able to accompany various master plant ceremonies with my voice. I discovered that many different voices inhabited me and that encouraging myself to play with them made me feel free and happy. I delved into the path of devotional singing with Harmonium with Neeti from Devi Music Ashram, in India, and with Yasia Leiserach in a Bhakti Yoga training, in England, where we explored various techniques to free the voice. I also explored drum singing with Yael Haboulafia.
Chanting is a blessed tool, a key to the heavens. I sing the different names of the sacred, whatever name you want to give to the highest thing you can perceive: nature, God. I enter altered states of consciousness singing, opening my expression, opening my heart. I enter a space of immeasurable bliss and high vibration. I have been singing from the depths of my soul since 2015 in kirtans, ceremonies and rituals. I know that with the voice and the instruments, I can channel different voices, that lift me up and take me on a journey, that moves the fibers of those who listen to it. That is my role, to let the voices pass through. And when I free myself, I inspire you to free yourself a little more. And when you free yourself, you inspire me to be a little more free.
We would love to walk this path together,
Sending you love and blessings,
Gea & Sabina.