Venue: Prana Yoga Studio

    Yoga of Embodied Sound Immersion
    An Intro and Deep Dive into Sanskrit & Mantra


    Weekend 2: Embodied Mantra
    An Introduction to the Yoga of Sound
    November 16-17, 2024 |9:00am – 3:30pm


    Through this experiential immersion, attune to the subtlety of sound and discover how to effortlessly re-align with your inner truth, open to your deeper potential and access the pristine and illuminating universal consciousness encoded in mantra.


    Embodied Mantra

    Mantras are highly tuned patterns of elevated consciousness designed to support all facets of life. They are practical in approach and powerful in results and realization. The word mantra is derived from two Sanskrit words: manas = mind, and trai = to free, and such, by cultivating a deeper foundation and relationship with mantra, the mind naturally expands. The heartfelt recitation of mantra de-conditions the mind and ease-fully washes away the veils of illusion. Mantra re-awakens inner joy, enriches your life and welcomes you back home to the wholeness of Self.


    Do you desire to…
    ● Re-inspire your practice (and teaching if you are a yoga teacher)
    ● Learn to chant or to enhance the potency of your mantra chanting
    ● Honour the yogic tradition more fully
    ● Connect more deeply to the infinite support of the universe
    ● Actively transform the limitations of your mind
    ● Lead mantras with more integrity and energetic support


    Join April for this rich and integrative immersion, an excellent foundation for ALL yoga practitioners and teachers.


    In this immersion, you will…
    ● Enjoy yogic practices designed to strengthen your capacity to carry the energy of mantra
    ● Learn the authentic meaning of mantra and how modern yoga falls short in its exploration
    ● Review the Sanskrit alphabet, the building blocks of mantra
    ● Explore the responsible use of sound
    ● Understand the difference between Vedic chanting and singing (this will surprise you!)
    ● Learn several Vedic mantras with proper pronunciation and intonations (svaras).
    ● Explore Bija Mantras, what they are, how they are applied and how to use them appropriately
    ● Learn to awaken Mantra Shakti and open to its importance as a practitioner and teacher of yoga


    Embodied Sound Immersion Investment:


    Weekend 2 only: $275
    Please note Weekend 1 is the pre-requisite for Weekend 2.


    Sign up for both to save.



    The essence of yoga first infused my life in the year of 2000 as I unknowingly walked into the depth of what would be a completely new landscape, led by such humble and wise guides that naturally the practice unfolded before my eyes. From that point on it never left my sight for long and little did I know that it would forever change the way the world appeared through my eyes.

    Without my conscious awareness the quality of union embedded in the roots of yoga began to harmonize my past impressions, trauma laid grief and un-serving beliefs that had been situated under the surface. Every practice became a sanctuary in which I was offered a glimpse of new-found freedom and tools to navigate through what at times is the tumultuous waters of life. It was and is the greatest of gifts. Though, I had no intentions of teaching this practice, and instead tried to pursue other creative outlets, eventually through the grace of Yoga the subtle strands of Dharma shone more brightly and acceptance for what was meant to be grew stronger within myself… and so here I am doing my best to simply trust that which is.I began the path of teaching in 2004 in the form of mentorship with my original teachers Deb and Lacie Cosgrove, and somehow that led me to puruse other trainings both locally and internationally in various styles and schools of thought ranging from Ashtanga to Akhanda to Kundalini. This helped me form a new perspective with which to observe, witness, see.  The foundation that was laid in that time eventually led me to sincerely study the wisdom held in Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Mantra, Meditation and the traditional philosophies that form the umbrella of Yoga while under the guidance of my dear teacher, Yogi Baba Prem and the lineage of Mahavatar Baba-ji. In 2016 I was more than humbled to receive the traditional title of Yogakovid.

    I approach my practice and teaching with an innate intention to support the elevation of consciousness. With every practice emphasizing a balance of effort and ease, the embrace of self and collective compassion, and the importance of the foundational breath. The breath as a catalyst for inner union, of body and mind and a gateway leading us towards the depth of Self and the understanding that we are all enough and we are all one.

    I appreciate and always bow in gratitude to the facets of studentship that so many of us share together. The light in me honours the light in you.

    Om Gam Ganapataye Namah