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[Live Streamed] Sanskrit Mantra for Spiritual Attainment with Claudette Evans
Aug 1, 2020| $199 – $249
“Prana is spandana or vibration. When all this universe shall have resolved back into its primal state, what becomes of this infinite force? Do they think that it becomes extinct? Of course, not. If it became extinct, what would be the cause of the next wave? Because the motion is going in wave forms, rising, falling, rising again, falling again.” –Swami Vivekananda
Sanskrit mantras, when filled with energy and intention, are sacred sounds that carry within them the power to heal. Sound vibrations can be used to help release stress, calm emotions, heal the body, and focus the mind. Specific mantras are also said to dispel negative energies and harness positive influences into one’s life. Chanting Sanskrit correctly can connect us to the subtle energies of the cosmos and our being. With its perfect grammatical foundation, Sanskrit is likened to a tree that evolves from the root of grammar, stems into an alphabet and language, branches in the listener’s mind, flowers in their heart, and bears the fruit of positive actions. The science and discipline of chanting and formal prayer are practiced in every religion around the world, and the transformative power of sound has been passed down to us from numerous cultures, including ancient India and Greece, and medieval Europe, making this medicinal practice accessible to everyone, regardless of religion. Join Claudette for this potent introduction into the beauty and power of sacred sound to bring peace, joy, and intention into your daily life.
“I know now that music is not about fingers or bows or strings, but rather a connective vibration flowing through all human beings, like a heartbeat.” –Rosamund Stone Zander
✓ Review proper pronunciation & reading of the Sanskrit alphabet in Devanagari and Transliteration
✓ Learn and understand the theoretical and spiritual origins of mantra practice, their effects on the body’s energy centers, and how these sacred sounds can encourage very real changes in both the inner and outer worlds
✓ Gain the confidence needed to chant mantras and slowly begin to speak Sanskrit words with ease
✓ Explore the Five Forms of Mantra Practice, including techniques to cultivate and/or deepen a personal chanting practice
✓ Learn mantras that remove hidden obstacles, attract abundance and love, and draw in prana, the essential energy of the universe
✓ Learn specific mantras to clear your mind, dispel fear, break unhealthy habits, enhance your creativity, and intensify any meditation practice
Elements of the course include:
✓ Exploration of the science of mantra
✓ Reading and writing of select words and mantra-s, from seed (bija), to popular peace (santi) mantras, to slokas from the Bhagavadgita and the Upanishads
✓ Mantra recitation practice
✓ Recommendations for how to cultivate a sonic practice to harmonize body, mind, and heart
Saturday, August 1, 1pm – 6pm
Sunday, August 2, 10am – 3pm
$199 early bird through July 26
$249 full price July 27 & after
This teacher training is open to anyone, is eligible for Continuing Education Credits through Yoga Alliance, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program. If you are taking this workshop toward your advanced teaching certification, please register for the 300-hour program in advance.
*Important information about online, live streamed events:
✓ You must pre-register at least 60 minutes in advance of the workshop start.
✓ Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password ~45 minutes prior to the event start.
✓ Ensure that your email on file with us is current, so that you can receive the link!
About the instructor: Claudette Evans
What to expect in Claudette’s classes: Claudette has a genuine passion for meeting students where they are, helping guide them toward an experience of greater strength and freedom, while allowing them to discover the wisdom that lies within their own bodies. You’ll find Claudette’s classes infused with her warm, integrative, and creative spirit, along with explorations in mantra and vibration. Her enthusiasm and curiosity are catching, and it’s clear that her teaching draws on her own love of physicality and mental engagement. Through a deft weaving of precise alignment, thoughtful insight, and a great sense of humor, Claudette’s classes create space for self-expression, clarity of focus, and the sheer joy of movement.
Main Influences/Styles/Traditions: Anusara, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sanskrit. She also has been strongly influenced by Douglas Brooks, Christopher Hareesh Wallis, Christina Sell, Sianna Sherman, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Jason Crandell, and Meghan Currie.