In this immersive six part online course, we invite you to embark on a comprehensive exploration of sound as a therapeutic tool by integrating scientific knowledge, psycho-acoustics, and the ancient wisdom of Nada Yoga, offering a distinctive and all-encompassing perspective.
Commencing on October 19th, 2023, this online course will be led by Arjun Arora, Sowmya Aiyyar, 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 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 healing. This journey will enable you to forge a profound connection with the profound potential of sound.
Whether you identify as a yoga enthusiast, a wellness practitioner, or someone merely intrigued by the transformative capabilities of sound, this course has been meticulously crafted to furnish you with valuable tools and insights that will enrich your personal and professional path.
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.
Sowmya Ayyar is a trained Carnatic musician, a yoga therapist, and the founder of Prafull Oorja, an NGO dedicated to training yoga therapists to serve under-resourced communities. Since 2013, her organization, known as the Sangha, has positively impacted the lives of over 500 individuals in Bangalore every week.
Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Yoga and Peace at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Sowmya’s name, meaning “sweet and gentle” in Sanskrit, reflects her personal qualities and aspirations. She firmly believes in her dharma to serve the universe through love and empathy.
Before establishing Prafull Oorja, Sowmya gained experience by working and volunteering in NGOs both in the United States and India. Her roles included project management, people management, training, and teaching. She holds an MA in Environmental Security from the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica (2011), with a focus on Yoga, the Environment, and Domestic Violence. She also completed an MA in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation from the University of Innsbruck in Austria (2011), emphasizing Yoga and Peacebuilding. Her academic background includes a BS in Sociology and Gerontology from Santa Clara University in California (2000).
Furthermore, Sowmya holds a Yoga Teacher Training Certification from the Southwest Institute for Healing Arts in Arizona (2009), specializing in Restorative and Yin Yoga. However, her most profound understanding of yoga has evolved through a lifetime of personal practice, study with spiritual guides, and immersion in ashrams and monastic settings.
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.
The course comprises of 6 sessions each roughly 1.5 hours in duration spread over 6 weeks to be offered online on Zoom every Thursday evening at 5:30 PM IST tentatively (timing subject to the availability of prospective students).
The online course is scheduled to start on the 19th of October 2023 and finish on 23rd November 2023. To learn more or register, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp at +91 8861568960