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Nada Yoga and the Chakras
August 17 - August 19$230 – $260
We are delighted to welcome Swami Dayasagar back to Central Australia to share her knowledge of Nada Yoga – the yoga of sound.
The fundamental aim of yoga is union, bringing together the different aspects or our being. This workshop offers you an opportunity to tune yourself to the experience of union. The workshop will include chanting, kirtan (yogic singing) asana, pranayama and yoga nidra.
While focusing our practices in the Chakras the workshop will feature the chanting of Sri Lalita Sahasranamam or the Divine Mother. By chanting we “re-sound” the vibrations within ourselves and the environment around us, gaining an individual appreciation and understanding of these mantras..
The program is suitable for all levels of experience and ability in yoga and people who are involved in music and wellbeing modalities. The group experience of these practices can provide long lasting insight and inspiration.
Friday evening begins with Havan, fire purification practice.
The weekend of focussing on the chakras will provide you with a combination of chanting, kirtan (yogic singing) asana (yogic postures) pranayama (breathing practices) and yoga nidra (relaxation practice).
Lunch and refreshments are included on Saturday and Sunday.
About our teacher, Swami Dayasagar
Swami Dayasagar has been a yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 35 years. Whilst studying Osteopathy and Natural Therapies in the 1970’s she realised that good health and wellbeing encompasses more than just physical symptomatic management, and felt drawn to the system of yoga. After completing her college studies, she went to live in a Satyananda Ashram, living as a sevak and teaching in centres around Australia for the next 18 years. Kirtan and chanting were always an intrinsic part of her life during this time, leading to an interest in nada yoga.
Since returning to live in the broader community, Swami Dayasagar has conducted yoga classes and programs in various locations and under the auspices of many community organisations and also explored nada yoga practices and philosophy more widely, from within the yogic tradition as well as contemporary scientific views.
In recent years Swami Dayasagar has become a student of tabla and Indian vocal music, appreciating the opportunity to learn the Indian tradition of music as a process of embodying nada yoga. It is also a practical means of learning to integrate head, heart and hands.