Transform yourself and the world around you...
feel the awesome power of LOVE through sacred sound!
A musical way of being in the world that resonates with deep authenticity.
A radically juicy, embodied approach to Sanskrit
3 generations of Indian classical musicians
Chant leadership and vocal empowerment
Browse our free, low cost, and teacher training level courses in nada yoga, Sanskrit mantra, sound healing, vocal empowerment, harmonium, and more!
Watch students speak about their studies of Sanskrit, mantra, and nada yoga with Anandra and the Heart of Sound.
Join our next free online event! Anandra is offering a mantra sound bath LIVE on June 16, 2023.
NEW HYBRID LOCAL + ONLINE FORMAT!
Join Anandra on Kaua'i island Hawai'i for in-person study groups leading up to the Kaua'i Temple Rejuvenation Retreat September 17-25. Dive in to a sound practice, study at your own pace online and with local people in person!
Learn mantra and nada yoga with the best certified teacher training courses online or hybrid in-person! It's a deep journey of self growth through sound healing, using your voice as your instrument.
Celebrate the full range of your authentic expression.
Nourish the spaces within you that yearn for connection.
Understand your purpose and unique contribution to others.
Expand your perspective and catalyze change.
Explore the life-changing power of sound, and learn to lead transformative chant experiences for other!
More than simply a profound approach to Sanskrit mantra and nada (the yoga of vibration). . . the Heart of Sound invites you into a harmonious way of being in the world.
The training will change how sweetly you digest your past, how richly you savor your present, and how gloriously you write the song of your future.
Our sound training community explores sound healing in the deepest sense. Sound baths, gongs, tuning forks, and crystal bowls are wonderful... and it might be fair to say that the Heart of Sound begins where those sound healing trainings end.
Our careful, reverent approach to the time-tested yogic methods of mantra and nada is a gateway into nothing less than mystic communion. If that's not enough, you can also expect:
We primarily offer voice training, and our kirtan chant leadership training also includes learning tanpura and harmonium. Voice cultivation is our priority because when we use our own voice as our instrument, the sound heals us in much more direct, profound ways. It's the difference between watching someone eat, and eating yourself. (Can you guess at another great analogy? 😉) This is music therapy training for your heart, mind, voice, and full embodiment!
Therapists, wellness practitioners, yoga teachers, life coaches, counselors, business executives, musicians, sound healers, music therapists, and educators of all kinds from over 55 countries have graduated from the Heart of Sound 200 & 500 hour teacher training programs since founder Anandra George started teaching in 2009.
The first steps are exploring the Heart of Sound in your own life. Get started with one of our many free foundational teachings. Or, dive straight into one of our in-depth 40-day Sanskrit mantra immersions, full of nerdy pronunciation details, juicy embodiment into the pleasure of the meditation!
If you have been fascinated by the power of sound for some time already, and are hungry for a deep, lifelong dive into the Indian traditions of sound yoga, we've got 200/300/500hour trainings you will LOVE.
If your heart yearns to serve by leading profound chant experiences in your community, our certified Sound Yoga Teacher Training courses provide a very effective hybrid of LIVE + self-study online + in person retreats in India and Kaua'i island, Hawai'i.
"I totally underestimated the impact the Heart of Sound would have on my life. I’ve done many courses, with many great teachers, but studying with Anandra feels like hitting the jackpot; it's a gift that keeps on giving. I’m not kidding that it is a mind-blowing experience that can transform your life. I'm forever grateful."
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The Heart of Sound is a lifestyle method rooted in ancient yogic wisdom for optimal, empowered living.
It centers on the wisdom of sound yoga and the cultivation of skillfulness and deep presence in life, communication, and relationship.
The Heart of Sound training is for everyone who wants to develop a deeper daily presence, cultivate clarity and joy, express your unique energy in the world, and live life more harmoniously.
Educators, trainers, and coaches of every kind -- from yoga teachers to personal trainers to life coaches and beyond -- may eventually step into leadership, becoming trained and qualified to share the Heart of Sound mantra and nāda yoga training with their communities.
Begin with our online courses and groups -- simply click on Courses in the site menu for our free Orienting to the Heart of Sound course, or any other Gift course that resonates with you!
No. Anyone who wishes to cultivate connection through sound is welcome.
About half of our students have some prior musical or chanting experience, and about half do not. Either way you'll be in good company!
Yes, payment plans are available for most retreats and trainings.
For the trainings, we have a scholarship application form here.
Yes, if you have a professional skill that you think could benefit the Heart of Sound in trade for tuition, you may send your resume, CV, and proposed offering to [email protected]
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