Introduction to the Art & Science of Sound Therapy & Nada Yoga – Online Course

In this six part online course, we invite you to embark on an exploration of sound as a therapeutic tool by integrating scientific knowledge, psycho-acoustics, and the ancient wisdom of Nada Yoga, offering an all-encompassing perspective blending the east and west.
This online course will be facilitated by Arjun Arora, Meenal Nigam and Priyanjali, all of whom are seasoned sound therapists and yoga practitioners with extensive experience and expertise in the realms of music and well-being.
The foundational course is designed to guide you through both the theoretical foundations and practical exercises of sound therapy techniques and Nada Yoga, catering to both group and individual therapy. This journey will enable you to develop a deep connection with the therapeutic potential of sound.
Whether you identify as a yoga enthusiast, a wellness practitioner, or someone deeply interested with the transformative potential of sound, this course has been crafted to equip you with valuable tools and insights that will enrich your personal and professional journey.
The upcoming dates for the course are 20th June- 25th July and another batch starting 03rd August to 07th September.
The course is suitable for practitioners of all levels and is a great entry point into the world of sound therapy.

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Courses Dates

Course Date Mode Location Timings Total Duration Fees
20 Jun - 25 Jul
Live Online Online
6:30-8PM IST, Thursdays
9 Hrs
11500 INR
(145 $)
03 Aug - 07 Sep
Live Online Online
5:30-7PM/ 6:30-8PM IST, Sat (TBD based on student availability)
9 Hrs
11500 INR
(145 $)

Topics

Session 1 with Arjun

Vibration & Its impact on our Body, Mind & Emotions 

  • Exploring sound & vibration : from Big Bang to Nada Brahma
  • Uncovering music’s therapeutic origins
  • Exploring Sound sources, frequency & scales
  • Delving into the question: Does Sound Therapy truly heal?
  • Panchakoshas & Sound’s Impact on Body and Mind
  • Entrancement and resonance
  • Exploring brainwaves, binaural and monaural beats
  • Exploring classification of instruments 

 

 Session 2 with Priyanjali

Crafting Sound Healing Sessions:

  • How to design and structure effective sound healing sessions for individuals and groups.
    • Panchamahabhuta
    • Various fields of sound
    • Integral approach for individual vs group
  • Planning the progression of sounds and frequencies for optimal outcomes & importance of integration and self reflection tools
  • Preparing the space, client and yourself for sound sessions. This can be covered in 3 topics of pre-session, during session & post session\
    • Preparing the space
    • Preparing yourself
    • Preparing the client
  • Instrument upkeep & relationship with our tools
  • Practical Skills:
    • Techniques for creating harmonious and balanced sounds: Using sounds to help brain enter ‘idling’ mode
    • Use of harmony & tuned sound
    • Volume Dynamics
    • Hands-on training in playing various sound healing instruments.
      (Instruments & dynamics)

      • Pulse tubes (7 chakras)
      • Shamanic drum, rattles & shakers

Session 3 with Arjun

Sound Therapy – Tools and Techniques

  • Understanding Singing Bowls: Origin, Types, Usage
  • Learning Rimming and striking
  • Mallets & Sounds of Singing Bowls
  • Understanding & Measuring Frequencies
  • Exploring Gongs
  • Understanding the difference between 432 Hz and 440 Hz
  • Octaves, Harmonics & Overtones
  • Consonance & Dissonance

 

Session 4 with Meenal Nigam

Nada Yoga & Indian classical music

  • Understanding the philosophy and principles of Nada Yoga.
  • Practical techniques for integrating sound into daily yoga and meditation practices.
  • Sound and origin of the universe, AUM
  • What mantras can be used in chakra sound healing
  • Ragas : Time and music, season and music
  • Exploring connection of Ragas with emotions, times of day and seasons of year

 

Session 5 with Meenal Nigam

  • Ragas, Chakras, Mantras and Meditation
  • Specific sounds and intonations related to chakras and used in healing
  • Practical chakra meditation with instrumental sounds
  • Visuals and audio of instruments as related to each chakra.
  • Primordial Sound Meditation mantras and guidance on its application.
  • Tools for stress reduction, enhanced focus, and overall well-being.

 

Session 6 with Arjun

  • Exploring Handpans, tongue drums, percussion & other instruments used in sound journeys
  • Crafting a Sound Journey
  • Q&A

About the Teachers

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Arjun Arora

Driven by his endless curiosity for a better understanding of the Self, Arjun has been on journeys across India and the world, learning from philosophies, meditation, yoga, psychology, music and various holistic wellness modalities. Arjun founded Sarveda as an earnest attempt to align his passion for creativity and well-being with making a positive impact and changing the world for the better.

He is a percussionist, guitarist, sound producer and a sound therapist with a keen interest to use music as a force to help people connect with themselves and others. His other interests lie in integrating the broad vision of the philosophies of the East with the pragmatic psychology of the West.  Arjun is an engineering graduate from IIT Madras.


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Meenal Nigam

Meenal has been teaching yoga since 2004. Learning under various Gurus and Teachers the science of Hatha yoga, Raj Yoga, Ancient breathing techniques, relaxation practices and meditation she learnt how to be a better student and disciple and that training has gone a long way to make her a sincere Disciple and passionate teacher.

Meenal is also a passionate Bhakti and Sufi singer and has been performing at various prestigious cultural and corporate events since last many years.
Her spiritual goal is to be a student for life, always in Service of her Gurus and Humanity.

She is a certified Ritanveshi Certified Nada Yoga Instructor.


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Priyanjali

Priyanjali is a multi-dimensional explorer – a movement, psyche & sonic researcher who believes in quantum thinking. Her initiation into creative arts started at the age of 4, when she started learning Kathak. Having completed her senior diploma in Kathak in her teenage years, she graduated as a psychologist and specialized in Behavioural psychology. She later pursed her passion for movement, sound & breath by becoming a certified yoga & sound therapist after many years of study, training and self-practice.

She has been holding space, facilitating yoga therapy & meditation for 9 years now. The last 5 years have also kept her busy in the space of sound therapy where she is combining her intuitive guidance towards creative arts with her study & research of the exploration of human consciousness through a sound collective called Farasha. She lives in Auroville and works with SVARAM as a sound facilitator, space holder & researcher.

Her current studies and research have taken her into an exploration of approaching sound therapy from an integral perspective – combining the understanding of nada yoga with psychoacoustics. In the core of combining integral knowledge, lies her the firm belief that sound is accessible to everyone if approached with sensitivity, authenticity & receptivity.


Course Schedule:

The course comprises of 6 sessions each roughly 1.5 hours in duration spread over 6 weeks to be offered online on Zoom in the dates mentioned in the schedule

 To learn more or register, please write to us at care@sarveda.com or Whatsapp at +91 9535975075

 

FAQs:

  • In the event that I cannot attend a live online session, will I still be able to access the recorded session?
    • Absolutely, recorded sessions will be accessible to participants who are unable to attend the online sessions.
  • Is this course appropriate for beginners?
    • Yes, this course is open to individuals of all skill levels. The only prerequisites are an interest in music and a willingness to learn 🙂
  • Will there be an offline practical session included?
    • This course offers live interaction, enabling participants to ask questions and resolve doubts during online sessions. Towards the course’s conclusion, students will participate in a demonstration session to apply their learning. Moreover, guidance will be provided on instrument selection.
  • How long will I have access to the recorded sessions?
    • Participants will have access to the course materials and recordings for a period of 1 month after the course, allowing for flexibility in your learning schedule.
  • Are there any specific technical requirements for joining the online sessions?
    • To participate in the online sessions, you will need a stable internet connection, a computer or mobile device, and any software or applications specified in the course materials. Having a singing bowl and experience working with a few instruments is always an advantage but not mandatory. Detailed technical requirements will be provided upon enrolment.
  • Can I interact with the instructor and other participants during the online sessions?
    • Yes, our online sessions are designed to be interactive. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in discussions as instructed by the instructor. The typical format involves the instructor teaching in the first part of the session and dedicating the later part for Q&A.
  • Will I get a certificate for completing the course?
    • Yes, this course gives a certificate of completion to participants provided they complete the prerequisites and assignment for the course which will be discussed during the course.

What else is included for participants?

  • A pdf handout with all essential aspects of sound healing covered during the course.
  • Access to recorded sessions for upto 1 month after the course
  •  Participants can avail a discount on instruments purchased from the Sarveda Store

 

If you'd like to register for the course, please click on the 'Enrol' button. If you'd like to know more about this course, feel free to chat with us!

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