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Yoga of Sound – Traversing the Tantric Soundscape of Yoga with Nora

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

“When Sanskrit is called the ‘universal language’ or the language of the Gods,’ it’s no mere exaggeration. Sanskrit reflects the primal sound of creation… these sounds are embodied in the letters.” – Dr David Frawley


The Sanskrit alphabet is more than a collection of sounds. From a Tantric perspective, Sanskrit is the delightful, creative play of consciousness into form. When the sounds themselves come alive in our direct experience, mantra is no longer a distant mystic subject but a dynamic, harmonizing celebration of life.


In this introductory workshop, you will be introduced to the Sanskrit alphabet in its transliterated form in IAST (International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration), using accurate mouth position, vowel length and Vedic pitch when applicable.


Session 1 

Āsana to support sound based practices: 30 minutes

Vocal tuning: 15 minutes

Meditation: 15 minutes


The Sanskrit Alphabet (mātrkā) – The first differentiation of our consciousness into subtle elemental vibrations, proceeding from vowel sounds to consonants, semi-vowels and sibilants.

We will explore the alphabet from at four different perspectives:

  • Mechanical production of sound (1.5 hours)
  • Tantric philosophical connections (part 1) (1.5 hours)
  • Mantra puruṣa, physical and energetic bodies (1.5 hours)
  • Cakra correlation (1 hour)
  • Sāvitrī Gāyatrī (30 – 45 minutes)


Total duration: 7 hours

Time: 9am-5pm


Session 2 

Āsana to support sound based practices: 30 minutes

Vocal tuning: 15 minutes

Meditation: Guided practice of Mantra Puruṣa: 15 minutes


Review on Session 1

Continuation of Tantric philosophical connections (part 2) (1.5 hours)

Exploring examples of the different mantras

  • Seed Sounds (bīja) (primary combinations of the elemental alphabets, single syllable) (in association with cakras and deities)
  • With Form (saguṇa) (sound formulations which combine the elemental letters to invoke more specific qualities of the Divine/nature)
  • Without/Beyond Form (nirguṇa) (natural sounds or Divine thoughts which suggest pure awareness beyond form)
  • Mahāvākya (statements of ultimate truth)
  • Liberation (tāraka) (special formulations which come with the blessing of a guru or lineage and are proven to produce liberation with steady repetition
  • Healing Mantras
  • Goddess Mantras
  • Food preparation and food blessing mantra
  • Analysis (through Tantric philosophical connections) and chanting of the Śantiḥpath (Peace Chant) Pūrṇam Adaḥ Pūrṇnam Idaṁ


Total duration: 7 hours

Time: 9am-5pm


Date: Jun 8-9, 2019 (Sat-Sun)

Venue: The Yoga Room 4/F Studio

Early Bird Price – $2800 early bird price (before May 8, 2019);
Regular Price – $3200


Book Now:


Please drop us an email at or call 2544-8398 for details.

Booking can also be made directly through our office, please contact us.

Please note that once paid, no refund will be offered on trainings and workshops.


June 8 @ 9:00 am
June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


The Yoga Room


The Yoga Room 4/F