Free Your Voice + Uplift The Heart - Nāda Yoga Workshop with Geeti & Gyan
Free your voice, uplift your vibration, open your heart and still the mind through the power of sound (nāda) yoga.
Open to a sanctuary of peace and joy within through the practice of some ancient Indian sound based techniques to settle the nervous system, awaken dormant energy and free blockages in your voice.
Workshop 3 - 6.15pm including a short break with chai + prasad. Followed by an optional light dinner with community from 6.15pm.*
Geeti and Gyan are recently back from a deep immersive retreat experience in the Himalayas with their nāda yoga teacher Sudhanshu Sharma. They are excited to be able to share some of the fruits of their learnings, anchored deeply in the traditions of nāda and mantra yoga and Indian classical music (rāga).
In this workshop we will:
- Practice yoga āsanas and movements that will prepare the body and voice for expressing and singing freely.
- Immerse ourselves in a meditative toning technique that will calm the nervous system, open the different dimensions and resonance of our voices and ground us in the centre of our being.
- Learn and practice the empowering Indian SARGAM classical Indian scale which helps to activate, energise and balance our voice and our chakras.
- Integrate with a relaxing sound healing of Tibetan singing and Alchemy crystal bowls.
- Be held, surrounded by nature, in a supportive and non-judgemental environment so that we can feel safe to freely explore and express ourselves.
This will be a beautiful opportunity to uplift our vibration, open our voices and expand our hearts through sound, mantra and movement practices.
This workshop is suitable for those who have had some prior experience as well as absolute beginners who might feel very shy about singing!
Nāda Yoga, the yoga of union through sound, helps purify and harmonise our gross and subtle energy fields in alignment with our natural vibration.
All are welcome!
“Practicing Nāda yoga with Geeti and Gyan has opened up so many treasures and is one of my most favourite things to do. So blessed to receive the deep connection, softness and openings each week. Thank you.” (Athena)
“Thank you (Geeti) from the bottom of my heart. You inspired me to think differently yesterday. All my life I've believed and been told I can't sing in tune so don't bother. Now I will bother and listen with different ears guided by your experience that can release my voice. How liberating and magical that thought feels.” (Annette)
Limited spaces available! - so please book soon to secure your place.
Sunday 10 December 2023
3 - 6.15pm
Narraweena, Northern Beaches.
(Exact address location will be emailed to you upon purchasing your ticket.)
NB Access to the house is via 40 steps up.
Includes workshop and chai
Early bird: $59 (available until 3 December)
Full price: $69
*Vegetarian meal option afterwards (Kitchari, salad and prasad): $10 per person
WHAT IS NĀDA YOGA?
Nāda Yoga is a form of yoga that works with sound as a technique for bringing us into a state of unity and calm quickly. It is especially powerful in restoring our nervous systems to a balanced state.
Mantra and music as a focus for meditation is a powerful and enjoyable way to bypass the busy mind and access a deep and nourishing stillness that resides within us all. Through a variety of sound based practices based on the ancient Vedic tradition of mantra and the Indian classical music tradition we are able to refine our ability to listen deeply, to free our voices and expand our hearts so we may rest in a state of fullness and joy.
Kirtan is one form of Nāda Yoga (Yoga of sound) and Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of the heart) combining ancient sanskrit sounds (mantras) with melody and rhythm offered in dynamic call and response.
Mantra is a vehicle, tool and sound vibration to bring the mind from a state of flux to stillness. When the mind is still, we are truly ourselves – peaceful, loving, blissful and free!
Kirtan and mantra can help elevate our thoughts & emotions, purify and boost our energy and expand our awareness and can be practised by everyone, regardless of age or experience.
Vocal toning is a simple and powerful technique that will help settle your nervous system, enhance relaxation, release stress, bring focus and clarity, boost your immune system, and energise and uplift your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Mantra, kirtan and toning are all components of nāda yoga.
No musical experience is required, just a heart willing to sing, share and receive!
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I AM A COMPLETE BEGINNER WITH NAADA YOGA. CAN I STILL COME?
The practises will be guided carefully so that they will be accessible for those who are coming for the first time.
The main thing is to have an open mind and willingness to emerge yourself in the experience.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE AND TAKE HOME WITH ME?
* A simple and powerful vocal toning technique that will help settle your nervous system, enhance relaxation and release stress, bring focus and clarity, boost your immune system and energise and uplift you physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
* How to chant Sanskrit Mantras that you can continue to practice at home. You will learn the correct pronunciation and specific meaning.
* An enhanced ability to listen deeply and connect with a source of inner stillness and peace.
* More confidence and freedom in your vocal expression and an expanded and lighter heart!
About Geeti and Gyan
Geeti & Gyan are a Sydney-based kirtan and conscious music duo who bring a joyful presence to their innovative fusion of mantra, heart song, meditation, yoga and sound healing to celebrate the beauty of the heart.
Geeti and Gyan love offering inclusive spaces through their music and facilitation which support people to relax, let go, express, heal and feel deep nourishment and peace.
Geeti is certified Nāda yoga teacher with the ‘Heart of Sound’ teacher training. She continues her music and vocal training with her teacher Sudhanshu Sharma. She holds a diploma of 1-1 sound healing with the Academy of sound healing is also a qualified Soul Motion conscious dance and Kiryuho movement facilitator.
Gyan is an accredited hatha yoga, mantra and meditation teacher, kirtanist and singer-songwriter. He also holds a diploma of 1-1 sound healing with the Academy of sound healing.
Their original East-meets-West conscious music fuses contemporary and traditional kirtan and mantra with uplifting English lyrics, and features vocals, guitar, harmonium, sitar, cajon, manjira and flute.
Geeti and Gyan also incorporate celestial and grounding instruments into their opening meditations and closing sound baths, such as Alchemy crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, hand pan, shamanic drum, ocean drum, rainstick, sansula and chimes, for deep relaxation, healing and integration.
They are based in Sydney and offer regular concerts, classes, workshops and retreats both in person and online and also love invites!
They are also core members of the Northern Beaches based kirtan group 'Sound Samadhi'.
They are available for 1-1 private sound healing sessions and music tuition upon request.
Geeti and Gyan are also excited about releasing some of their recently recorded music soon!
Geeti and Gyan’s purpose is to create pathways to love in service of humanity and the Earth, inspiring us to open and deepen into the love we are.