Mantra | Myth Awakening the Heart
October 4 - October 6
- Yoga Tree Teacher Training Center
- 175 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States + Google Map
Join Janet Smith with Musical Guests for Mantra | Myth Awakening the Heart
Spend a weekend immersed in the bhakti tradition of heart-centered practices, including chanting. We’ll explore the joyful and meditative journey of singing to the Divine through call-and-response, which creates a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming the spirit. By singing these prayers, we unite our voices and join in a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries.
Join Janet Stone and friends for an exploration of bhakti/devotion. We’ll chant, chant, chant and drink in the wisdom of many a guest musician who will share their experience and interpretation of bhakti.
We will explore:
• Mantra and meaning
• How to lead chanting
• Basic harmonium skills
• Stories of the deities/aspects of the self we invoke through chanting
• What devotion means in our own lives
• Expression through sound and voice
• English translations of Sanskrit chants
• Intention and sound
Each day will include a morning practice with musical accompaniment, followed by discussion, sharing, and lots of chanting.
Teachers receive 25 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credit (19 contact hours and 6 hours of credit from assigned self-study). This program qualifies towards the Janet Stone Yoga or Yoga Tree 500- and 1000-hour Teacher Training programs.
Approximately 1 hour of homework or group work will be assigned after each session and follow-up reflections and writings will also be required.
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