Aims of the Morning

To impart an intellectual grasp of the concept of Nada and its philosophical background and help students appreciate the universality of Nada.

Objectives

  • Explore Nada in asanas, breathing and movement.
  • Sensitise our chakras using Indian music scales.

Aims of the Afternoon

To deepen our meditative practice using sound and to inspire interest in, and a wish to further study, the concept of Nada.

Objectives

  • Learn at least one Indian rhythm pattern and apply it to our practice.
  • Explore the various resonating chambers in our body.
  • Develop a practice of meditation using sound and mantra.

Teaching Material Used on the Day

Hand outs, posters, harmonium and tanpura. These will be used throughout the day in all practical sessions.


Methods of Presenting the Subject

Short lecture, demonstration, class work, experiential, self discovery, discussion and question and answer.

Timetable

10:00 – 10:30 Introduction - philosophical background of Nada Yoga.
10:30 – 11:30 Hatha Yoga - focus on major resonating centres, & chakra locations (practical session).
11:30 – 11:45 Introduction to Indian classical music.
11:45 – 12:50 Chakra sensitisation using Indian musical scales and bija mantra (practical session).
12:50 – 13:00 Q & A on topics covered so far.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 14:45 Indian rhythm (tala) - the importance of rhythm in Nada Yoga (practical session).
14:45 – 15:15 Nada Yoga Nidra (practical session)
15:15 – 15:45 Meditation with sound (practical session).
15:45 – 16:00 Q & A and discussion and/or chanting, valuation and close.

About Rajesh David

Rajesh David
Rajesh David

Rajesh David trained at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India. He is also a composer and singer, with a background in Indian classical music. As a professional singer he was an A- grade artist for All India Radio & Television.

Whilst living as a resident of Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales for four years, he conducted kirtan and chanting sessions, gave concerts and taught regular Nada Yoga courses. His three courses on the subject of Nada, Nada Yoga the Yoga of Subtle Sound, From Sound to Silence and The Music of Om - chanting and reflecting on the Mandukya Upanishad, together with two others, Bhakti Yoga Through Love to the Self and An Introduction to Adi Shankaracharyas Bhaja Govindam are all recognised as IST by the BWY.

He has been teaching these courses in the UK and abroad for several years. He has also taught with Swami Nishchalananda on a one year course of Kriya Yoga at the Mandala Yoga Ashram.

His many CDs include collections of devotional music, such as Mantram Music for Relaxation and Meditation, The Music of AUM - The Mandukya Upanishad and Kabir - mystic poems, and practice CDs, such as Nadopasana, for practitioners of Nada Yoga.

Rajesh has trained as a coach with HeartMath UK, which focuses on heart intelligence as a means of building resilience and managing stress.

Learn more about Rajesh.

Full Info


BWY Member: £45

Date: Sunday 10th May 10:30pm - 4:30pm.
Address: Nigel Copping Community Building, Sanville Gardens, Stanstead Abbotts SG12 8GA.

Parking: Plenty at venue.
Directions: Click here.

Please bring a packed lunch along with you, or there is a small town a few minutes walk away with some local shops and pubs. Hot drinks will be provided on the day.