Nada Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India
We are delighted to offer the most comprehensive and unique Nada Yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India.
If you ever wanted to learn about this sacred practice, then this is your chance.
This course is suitable for yoga teachers, students (beginner, intermediate & advanced), and music lovers who want to connect/integrate the enlightening power of sacred sound (nada yoga) with their daily practice of yoga, meditation or healing.
Nada Yoga Course
What is Nada Yoga?
In short, attaining samadhi through sound is Nada Yoga. Nada Yoga is “union through sound”. The union of body, mind and spirit.
Nada Yoga is a branch of Yoga in which transformation is brought through the Shabd or Nada. The nearest translation of Shabd and Nada is sound or vibration. But Shabd or Nada are not the same as sound because they can be produced either by striking two objects known as Ahata sound or without striking two objects which is called Anahata sound. Anahata sound can be heard at the Anahata or heart chakra.
Nada has the same place in Yoga as energy has in science. We can’t see energy, but we can feel it as vibrations. All energy, all vibrations generate sound.
Sound is one way for us to experience this energy.
Together, we will explore:
In this online Nada Yoga course, we will learn about nada yoga (the sacred sound) and its origin. Types of Nada Yoga. Is nada yoga practical or just philosophy. How does it affect your body and mind? What is the connection between Nada Yoga and Indian Music? Mantras and Nada Yoga. How to use nada yoga for healing. And much more as you will see below.
Sanskrit and Mantra Chanting
Mantra yokes the mind’s capacities to utilize it as a vehicle leading to higher intelligence. Mantras are said to have originated in the cosmic realm.
Lore has it that the play of Shiva’s damru is the source of all sound: called Nada – the divine vibration. From this stream, springs the Sanskrit alphabet. Each is a beej mantra that gives rise to further consonants.
This course is designed to help you understand the Sanskrit alphabet (with Devanagari script), its phonetical significance for varied applications, and each letter’s beej mantra and their origins with different intonations and pitch are well elaborated and explained.
You will learn the syllables of each mantra and consonants with accuracy.
You will also learn how to chant each mantra in the correct pitch, continuity, and flow to the desired effect.
The use of mantra is imperative for those who wish to deepen knowledge and experience of the spirituality of measured sound.
Mantras can be used as remedies for all types of life situations, rituals, and especially to deepen meditation. These mantras are also specifically used for healing therapies.
Nada Yoga and mantra sadhana teach the sequence to deepen these practices of meditation through mantra to obtain desired results.
Kirtans and Bhajans
Kirtan is call and response devotional singing to the glory of the divine in various forms. Kirtan can take the form of repeating the name or the stories of the manifestations.
Kirtan is done through the heart, feelings and emotions where devotion reigns supreme. It’s the straight and simple path in which no instructions or Guru is needed.
Bhajan means “to chant or repeat.” Bhajan is any kind of devotional song that may come in a variety of forms ranging from classical raag to folk music. Bhajans are usually sung solo.
Bhajans and kirtans forge emotional bond between the performer and the audience, making the art of performance a therapeutic and restorative experience.
Raagas and indian Music
At its core, Indian music is spiritual, and nearly all of it can be used in Nada Yoga.
Indian music originated in the chanting and singing of the Vedic mantras, particularly those from the Samveda. Later on, the evolution and growth of Indian music occurred in temples where it was used for prayer, worship and meditation.
Indian classical music produces slow brain waves which help in the reduction of thought and encourage a state of deep tranquility, and clearly that was the reason for its use in spiritual practice.
The primary aim of spiritual practice is to slow down the thought process, prevent the turbulent fluctuations of emotions and either bring the body to stillness or dance.
The basic structure of Indian classical music is Raga. Raga means “to color the mind and the spirit”, leading both to a state of higher consciousness. Each raga is a unique combination of notes which works as formula or a sutra, carrying specific mood and energy, which then connects to nature in general, and to a specific state of consciousness.
With practice, a musician experiences the essential core of the raga, contemplating and meditating upon it to unfold its essence and depth. This unfolding depends on each musician as ultimately the personality of the musician and the core of the raga merge, resulting in spiritual experience.
In this way, the act of playing a raga is an act of prayer, worship and meditation, transporting the individual to higher consciousness in a vertical movement.
Nada Yoga as Music & Sound Therapy
Nada Yoga can be used as music therapy/sound healing, for the physical, psychological and spiritual healing and well-being of a person or group.
It’s more effective than the current music and sound therapy because in addition to the music component, it involves yoga
poses, breathing techniques, meditations and detoxification methods. In other words, it’s a holistic healing practice which includes body, emotions and cognitive ability, and can be used as a preventive or curative measure.
In terms of prevention, Nada Yoga is useful to relieve stress and create harmony between body and mind for the better balance or
homeostasis of both. Nada Yoga can help in dealing with many chronic health problems including dementia and Parkinsonism.
Nada Yoga can be active or receptive. Actively, in Nada Yoga a person creates vocal or instrumental music to express and heal. In receptive mode, the individual listens to sounds and music. Visualization, touch, body movement and smell can be added to sound and music to enhance their effect on the brain and the body.
Yoga Nidra is a sleep-based meditation where you learn to relax as deeply as in sleep while being awake.
Yoga Nidra is all about ‘undoing, unlearning’, letting go of any goal or even the idea of ‘being spiritual’. It works by taking you to brainwave states similar to those in sleep where you go completely disengaged from your thoughts and emotions creating the possibility to access deeper layers of the mind.
It will give you the knowledge on how to work with the general public and a comprehensive and well-rooted practice from which to further develop specialized skills such as working with trauma and recovery populations.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda is an ancient vedic science that is closely related to the practice of yoga. Understanding of ayurvedic concepts will help you deepen the healing and compose diet and lifestyle that will suit our individual requirements.
The lectures of Ayurveda will include the study of –
- Basics of Ayurveda (elements, dhatus, doshas, and tastes)
- Kapha, Vatta, and Pitta. Knowing your body type.
- Daily routine, seasonal routine, diet regime, etc.
And much More...
Nada Yoga Teacher Training
Overview: Here's what you will learn
What is Nada Yoga?
Origin of Nada Yoga
Types of Nada Yoga
Nada Yoga Meditation
Learn Indian Raagas
Healing Through Indian Raagas
Reading of Roman transliteration of Devanagari
how to read and chant verses and mantras
Vedic chanting and their rules
Sanskrit alphabets, their sounds, and locations
Accurate Sanskrit pronunciation
What is mantra
Types of mantras
Origin of Mantras
Uses of mantra
How to chant mantra (sagun, nirgun, vedic, lokik, tantrik & beej mantra)
How to use the mantras for meditation and its sequence
How to play and lead Kirtans and Bhajans chants
How to play kirtans and bhajans on harmonium or sitar
How to use singing bowls for your teaching and practice
Music therapy and sound healing
How to match your body’s frequency to instruments sound
Effect of sound or nada in your daily life
Learn how to use everything you learn for teaching others and self practice
and much much more...
On successful completion of the course, you will be certified as a Level 1 Nada Yoga Teacher. After which you can start guiding and healing others through the power of the sacred sound.
Graduates can also register with the International Yoga Registry, Yoga Alliance, USA under the 200-hour standard.
Nada Yoga TTC: Daily Schedule
Here’s a daily sample schedule for the nada yoga course –
06:00 am – 07:00 am: Pranayama/ Shatkarma/Sound Meditation
07:00 am – 08:30 am: Yoga Asanas
08:30 am – 09:30 am: Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Music lessons/Mantras/Anatomy
12:00 pm – 01:00 pm: Lunch
01:00 pm – 02:00 pm: Nada Yoga
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm: Nada Yoga Philosophy
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm: Self Practice (Music, Mantra, Q/A, etc.)
06:00 pm – 07:00 pm: Meditation/Live Music Meditation/Mantra Chanting/Kirtan
07:30 pm – 08:00 pm: Dinner
Note: The schedule is subject to change.
Our Team of Professional Yoga Teachers
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Food and Accommodation
- In our attempt to promote a yogic lifestyle, vegetarian meals, and herbal teas are served 3 times daily (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and prepared in our own equipped Kitchen, using filtered water. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions.
- Filtered water is available at all times during your stay at Nada Yoga School.
- Two students are accommodated in a shared, furnished double room with attached bath (cold/hot water) and ceiling fans. Bed linen, a towel, and a door lock are provided, however, residents are responsible for those items as well as laundering their sheets and cleaning their room.
- Single occupancy arrangements may be made prior to arrival, conditional to room availability, and may be subject to extra charges.
- Students are requested to arrive at the Nada Yoga School on the day prior to the commencement of the training, at which time they will be assigned to their rooms, and will be requested to finalize their course fee payments. Check-out is scheduled on the last day of the program. We request that all borrowed items be returned at this time.
Note: To create a positive atmosphere conducive to learning and continued personal development, drugs, alcohol and all other intoxicating substances are strictly prohibited for the entire duration of the course.
Nada Yoga Teacher Training Course: Upcoming Date
01 - 28 August 2023
08 November - 05 December 2023
01 - 28 January 2024
01 - 28 March 2024
Nada Yoga School, Rishikesh, India
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Nada Yoga School
Nad Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance-certified yoga school located in Rishikesh, India, offering Nada Yoga, 100-hour, 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs. These programs cover traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles, as well as meditation, pranayama, and yoga philosophy. The school provides accommodation and meals for students, and graduates receive internationally recognized yoga teacher certifications.