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Nada Yoga Teacher Training

Where you'll find Joseph in 2017: after Auroville, at the 200-hr Nada Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. You can read about it at

Here's part of the course description ...

What 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.

What does the course cover?

The course covers not only nada yoga but also all the practices of a 200-hr yoga course. But what are they? Read below!

  1. What nada yoga is, and its types
  2. How to integrate the practice of yoga with nada yoga
  3. Theory of Sound
  4. Music therapy
  5. Proper Sanskrit mantra chanting
  6. Learn to sing spiritual kirtans and bhajans, perfectly
  7. Lessons of Indian classical music – sitar, tabla, harmonium, vocal, etc
  8. How to match your body’s frequency to instruments sound
  9. Effect of sound or nada in your daily life
  10. Introduction to Yoga and its paths
  11. Yoga Philosophy
  12. Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
  13. Meditation
  14. Shatkarma – body purification
  15. Pranayama techniques (purification through breath)
  16. Yoga postures (asanas), their benefits, potential risks and proper alignments
  17. The art of sequencing the yoga class in one flow with full confidence
  18. Sanskrit names of the postures
  19. Introduction to Ayurveda – Kapha, Vata, Pitta, etc.
Earlier Event: December 3
Body Reading and the Art of Listening
Later Event: April 8
Working with Levers and Fulcrums