The Heart of Sound RYT attracts a profoundly inspiring community of sound yogīs and yoginīs from around the globe. Trainees from every continent (over 30 countries so far) have included Ayurvedic practitioners, yoga teachers, yoga teacher trainers, TED Fellows, artists, musicians, kīrtan recording artists, parents, psychologists, midwives, poets, students, school teachers, and the most important qualification… those who just *know* in their heart of hearts that sound is calling them!
Watch the videos and read below for some of their comments about the course.
“The gratitude I’ve experienced in the months that followed my training has been consistent and immense! This course, from start to finish, absolutely changed my life. The best way I can say this,with a tear in my eye, and smile on my face, and incredible joy overflowing from my heart…is that I finally feel ALIVE! I experienced a fullness I never had before…so full…that all I wanted to do was share it. I was once medicated heavily for social anxiety, my deepest fear being public speaking. Now I am eager to teach, to sing and chant in front of groups of people…and share this beautiful wisdom. Finally getting out of the way, clearing that veil…so Truth could shine through. Anandra and Stephanie organized a program that allowed me to taste the Truth of what Is….Words can’t begin to describe my appreciation…”
-Brianne Beuregard (USA)
“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), Ayurveda Practitioner
“I learned so much more than I even imagined. Now I feel very confident in mantra – teaching, singing, chanting – and in sharing mantras with my students!”
-Noelani Love, Honolulu (USA) www.noelanidesigns.com
“Mind Blowing, simply put. The Heart of Sound experience in Rishikesh was a gift beyond measure and I would do it again in a heart beat!”
– Waimea Doroha, Oahu (USA)
“Anandra George has created a meticulously crafted, elegantly delivered teacher training that guides her students from outward identification with ego to a space of inner fullness. The sound-based practices are both practical and esoteric. Each of the graduates of my class walked away with great inspiration and an enthusiasm for sharing the knowledge gained in our 200 hour program. Most of us found that in addition to feeling well-prepared by the breadth and depth of the curriculum, we were also deeply changed by the practices. I will recommend this program to anyone who is ready for deep change in their yoga practice and in their lives”
-Kathy Bolte, Los Angeles (USA) www.kathybolteyoga.com
“This is not a training, it’s a pathway. I had a deeply heart-opening and nurturing experience. I kept hearing inside myself, “I am coming home.” I still do feel that way and I am looking forward to my own practice and coming back for Module 2 next year!”
-Mira, Norway, www.miratveitane.com
“WOW, what a life-changing journey into the magic of Nāda Yoga! Whether it is due to the beautifully crafted and integrated wisdom teachings, or due to the expertise, competence and presence of Anandra herself, it is difficult to say. But for sure, you have to be ready for the depth of this training to receive the full flow of grace; it is by no means an average yoga teacher training. Anandra has packaged her palette of sound-based yoga practices within a framework of non-violent communication, bodywork, tantric yoga philosophy and ayurvedic psychology; and it is a powerful combination. In this training, the correct understanding and pronunciation of the Sanskrit language used in the body of Mantra, is given utmost priority. We were empowered with the tools to authentically teach others what we learnt and experienced.
During the training Anandra is supported by experienced musicians also trained in Nāda Yoga, and she herself is a student of Hindustani vocal music and an internationally renowned artist and musician. Anandra is a testament to her own spiritual and musical sadhana. Anandra and her co-facilitator Stephanie are amongst the most dedicated, committed and sincere trainers that I have met. They work together to give mind, heart and soul to this training, and the personal growth that it can offer to each and every student. No short-cuts are taken for the sake of personal convenience; Anandra has invested 108% of herself in promoting this teaching. Why? For the benefit of all humanity, as it is medicine of the future.”
-Kadambari Maa, Haridwar India
“Coming from India and having a primary bruise with Sanskrit, I was looking for something magical. What I found strikingly beautiful in your training was the focus that you put on pronunciation and quality of sound, which of course are indispensable, and also the intention with which a practitioner should approach the mantras. I have no hesitancy in saying that I found your utterance of these mantras as one of the most beautiful and authentic, and quickly touching the heart.
I would not be wrong to say that in the workshop that I attended in Hawaii, I learnt the Sanskrit alphabets all over again with deeper meanings and significance of each syllabus, which is hardly taught in India, except in some very specific Ashrams or schools.
It was indeed a great experience and I look forward to practice with you again. Much love and blessings!”
-Vivek Kumar, Gurgaon (India), www.mantrayoga.in
“I am swimming in ānanda. I feel like I’ve accessed infinite creative/generative power through the power of mantra!”
-Toi Pua’laa Fleursacre, Kauai (USA), yoga teacher and massage therapist
“The Heart of Sound Module 1 course has enabled me to touch on a much deeper level of being in this body and connecting to the divine within me and in all things. I am feeling very blessed to have these practices I can do daily, and I hope to one day teach nada yoga. I am sure with practice and Anandra’s guidance I can one day do that. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to deepen their inner landscape and explore the deep and rich sounds of our universe through our own bodies. Thank you Anandra Devi. I love you.”
– Nalini Ganapati Devi, USA
“Not having an expectation for the course, my mind has been blown! Learning all the layers and subtle energies to this practice has been transformative to say the least. There was SO much content that I am still happily digesting. Re-reading the texts have helped the information flourish and make even more sense. I had no idea I would enjoy it so much and start to be comfortable with hearing my own voice. I am excited to see how that changes my whole world!”
-Joanna Faso, Hawaii and Italy
“I had a great experience! I honestly feel my heart has been opened… wonders never cease! And, I’ve got the tools to go there and keep it open.”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you did to organize this training. I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for how much I learned in the past two weeks.
Anandra—thank you so much for sharing these teachings. I learned so much—both about skill and devotion. Learning the Sanskrit alphabet and the mouth positions completely changed my experience of the vibration of the mantra. I enjoyed the morning practices so much and it was a blessing to experience your voice and to be guided by you in those practices.
In the lectures, I appreciated your teaching style and how you kept the group focused. You were engaging and fun and used your personal experience to make the material interesting and relevant. I enjoyed the times we had to chat with you during breaks and meals, and I really want to thank you for taking time to lovingly connect with each of us, and to really “see” us. Thank you for sharing your knowledge—I know that this training has changed my life for the better.
Again, thank you all so much for all of your hard work in organizing and facilitating this incredibly powerful training.
– Katerina Martin, Hawaii (USA)
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