Nada Yoga or ‘sound’ yoga has been heralded as the most relevant and accessible yoga practice for wellbeing and personal transformation in the contemporary era. It is a feeling-based practice to balance the effects of an increasingly mind-driven society.
This five-week course will explore the power of sound-based yogic practices to open the voice and heart, reduce stress, focus the mind, release pent up emotions and return to connection, clarity and balance.
You will learn:
- History and science of mantra and sound vibration
- Sound-based chakra physiology and psychology
- Fundamentals of kirtan (yogic singing/chanting)
- To play the instruments used in kirtan, including harmonium and kartals (optional)
- Vocal techniques based on the classical Indian musical scale
- Movement, breath and meditation practices to open the voice and heart
Benefits of nada yoga practice include:
- Decreased stress and anxiety
- Skills to channel emotions in a healthy, uplifting way
- Confidence and ability to express yourself vocally
- Increased empathy and connection to self and others
- Tapping into your abundant inner joy
Prior yoga experience or an active body is not necessary
“Shaila’s Nada Yoga course was a blissful blend of mantra and meditation practices with a sound foundation in the theory of mantra. I loved every minute and always felt spiritually uplifted after every class.” – Nada Yoga Course Participant, May 2017
“Shaila has an incredible depth of knowledge and wisdom to share. Her classes call you into a space of gentle and potent reflection and awareness.”- Olivia Rosebery, Nada Yoga Course Participant May 2017
“Prepare to transcend into light, love and bliss. Shaila’s wisdom and ethereal voice inspire and delight. I highly recommend this course.” – Bettina Ogden, Nada Yoga Course Participant Feb 2018
“This course and learning from Shaila is gold, just as I expected. A beautiful experiential end to the week. Sound and Nada Yoga is extraordinary. Not to be missed.” – Mukti Jarvis, Nada Yoga Participant, Feb 2018
Shaila’s is a prominent figure in the nada yoga community. With a background in singing and performing arts, nada yoga was Shaila’s initial entry point into the field of yoga. Since then, she has studied and taught many forms of yoga both at home in Sydney and abroad.
Shaila’s preliminary training in yoga was a two-year, full-time Diploma of Yogic Studies, which provided immensely experiential and in-depth teachings into many branches of yoga practice and philosophy, including nada yoga.
In 2012, Shaila moved to India to work as an editor for the Yoga Publications Trust at the Bihar School of Yoga, India. The exceptional wealth of specialised knowledge and experience she acquired during this period has become a unique, invaluable asset to her teaching.
Shaila currently teaches regularly at yoga schools and retreats around Sydney and NSW, as well as performing with her kirtan group Sound Samadhi, which has been providing nada yoga experiences to the community since 2011.
Her passion as a teacher and facilitator is connecting people with their own innate power and beauty and recognising and supporting those same qualities in others.
For more information about Shaila, please visit her website: www.daughterofmountain.com