The Heart of Sound Down Under!
Near Sydney, NSW
October 29 – November 10, 2018
“What a divine, blessed orchestration! This course is absolutely meticulous in the planning, goals of learning, and delivery. The depth of teaching and how it is transmitted is a powerful penetration. It takes me even deeper into the cosmic language of sound, my own heart, and relationship with my Beloved. I feel empowered, equipped and ripe to offer the Yoga of Sound in my work as a service to the world. I am humbled, grateful, inspired, expanded, stretched, nourished, and ready to lead! Immense reverence! The experience of grace, effort, and love pulsate strongly for me throughout the course.”
-Dipika, Torquay Australia (Graduate of the 200-hour RYT Heart of Sound)
Please see our main Heart of Sound page
for curriculum highlights, photos, prerequisites, Module 2 dates, and all other details!
7:30AM ~ 10:00 AM
Mantra Japa Meditation
Praṇayama and Yogāsana for Sound-Based Practices
Nāda Yoga with tānpura, vocal toning, and Hindustanī morning rāga singing
Our Australia retreat location is in the bush; we’ll practice along with wild parrots, kukkaburras, and cockatoos!
11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM
Primary lecture for the day.
(See Module 1 Curriculum Highlights, and Module 2 Curriculum Highlights)
3:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM
Musical skill training
Integrative small group practices and study time
Yin or Restorative yoga
5:30 PM ~ 6:30 PM
Each day ends with Bhakti Yoga ~ Kīrtan with Anandra, guest musicians, and student-led songs as inspired.
Most evenings there are reading and/or enrichment activities to study.
SELF-CARE & NATURE CONNECTION:
You’ll have time daily to take walks nearby the retreat property. There’s a spa and pool onsite for your enjoyment as well.
Also, as part of our course time, a few group outings will be arranged to nearby sacred places for ceremony, practice, and meditation. Possibilities include a walk to see Aboriginal rock paints and trip to the Ancient Blue Mountains National Park. (The selection of time/place is influenced by the calendar of holy days, weather and the group’s needs.)
We will have two half-days off during each 13 day module for rest and integration, during which the optional outings will be arranged. (Koala interactions can be planned for those visiting from overseas!)
Course Fees for Sydney October/November 2018 Program:
The Tuition and Retreat Package fees are separate.
Tuition Fee of $2500 AUD:
- Training and course materials, including: a 200-page manual; properly transliterated Sanskrit mantra and kīrtan reference book; mantra Mp3’s; instructional pronunciation videos; extensive enrichment activities; business, branding, and marketing resources; and much more.
- Online course fee of $108(USD) for one 40-day mantra group led by Anandra and/or Heart of Sound teaching staff. (If you’re unable to complete one before the course begins, you can take an online 40-day group after Module 1 ends.)
Need financial help?
1. Referral fees for promoting the course are available to registered students.
2. Payment plans are also available!
3. Sorry, work trade positions are all full.
The venue for the training is Swami’s Yoga Retreat. Room and board packages are $108 AUD per day, all inclusive. The retreat package total is $2500 AUD and includes 14 nights starting October 28th, and departure November 11th. Please click on the link below for the special Heart of Sound rate.
They’ve probably got spaces open if you’d like to arrive early or stay late too. For additional dates, just plan it out with them directly! 🙂 http://swami.com.au/
- Camping and full board packages are $80 AUD per day.
- Details about meal-only, or lunch-only packages for people staying elsewhere nearby will be provided soon. (Our schedule is pretty full, so there’s no time to go out during breaks if you’d also like to get some rest and/or study!)
We’re honored to have Stephanie Keiko Kong joining us to teach the yogāsana, compassionate communication, and support students in their Sanskrit refinement!
Cancellation policy: Students will receive a 75% refund if requested 90 days or more before the course, and a 50% refund if requested after 90 days. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days in advance.
Earlybird policy: Paying the deposit locks in the earlybird price, so long as the remainder is paid within 60 days of the earlybird deadline.
Transfer policy: Up to 30 days before the course start date, you also may request to transfer your payment to a later course (if there is space available at the time of your request) for a $450AUD admin fee. The fee will be deducted from the tuition owed for the new course, and you’ll be responsible for the difference. Submission of your payment indicates your acceptance of the cancellation and transfer policy.
Step 1: Pay
Option 1: Paypal or Credit Card in AUD.
Option 2: Bank transfer in AUD to NAB account.
Please contact us to arrange the transfer.
Option 3: If you’d prefer to pay the equivalent in USD or Euro, please contact us for Paypal or bank transfer instructions.
Step 2: Apply
Fill in the detailed application form.
(Note: if for some reason your application is not accepted, your payment will be refunded in full.)