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💡 Fly Free to our Kaua'i Temple Rejuvenation Retreat

 

Aloha!

Our upcoming Kaua'i mantra and nada yoga retreat is already very affordable... family-style accommodation options, local rental cars from me & my friends, and simply delicious Ayurvedic food is included in the price.

Getting to & from the island is also a significant expense though, but I have good news for you!

  1. Flights in mid-September are usually less expensive than at almost any other time of the year.
  2. If you're clever about it, you could rock the travel hacking game and get your flight + a companion's flight FREE!
  3. Rainbows just might encircle...
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Money Health Day: Overcoming the Freeze Response!

Have you ever heard of a Money Health Day? It's something I've been (trying to) do once a month since getting turned on to FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement at the beginning of 2020.

As a teacher in the wellness space, I think investigating the "freeze / numb / collapse" response when it comes to money health is fascinating. On tax day (April 17, 2023 in the USA) I spent the day doing money stuff and was so excited about how different I felt about it (compared to 3 years ago) that I wrote this blog post.

I'm going to start blogging and teaching...

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5 Reasons Why Sound Healers Need Better Training in Mantra & Nāda Yoga

Ok, it's time for what feels like (another) big announcement: I'm (finally) open to using the term "sound healing" in association with my work training teachers in mantra + nāda yoga.

My long-time friends and colleagues are heavily divided on whether or not I should tackle training sound healers. Some think it's great. Others say they'd run the other way if they didn't know me and the quality of my professional integrity already, once they saw the words "sound healing" on my mantra & nāda yoga courses!



I WAS WRONG. I'M SORRY: I've been on a high horse about it,...

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Unplug Meditation: A Mantra Sound Bath

Join us to experience a nourishing sound-based practice with Anandra.

Our goal for this month's session is to invite you to totally "unplug" from the source(s) of your stress, so you can rest, relax, rejuvenate, and replenish in the yummy heart of sound vibration. Expect dreamy tanpura sounds and long slow tones that gently caress the subtle tension points in your heart/mind/body, layered with rhythmic Sanskrit mantra repetition to establish you in a steady, safe, sweet groove for whatever the rest of your day requires of you.

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Mantra Sound Bath: Top 10 Elements of Sound Healing with Mantra Meditation

For over a decade, when people ask me what I do, I’ve told them something like, “I teach mantra meditation and the yoga of sound and voice.” And people say, “Oh, like sound healing and sound baths and stuff?” And my response is always, “Sort of… let me explain…” and then I distinguish my niche as a sound yoga pioneer within the global yoga community, and the depth of my training and practice in the tradition of nāda yoga and Sanskrit mantra.

But the words sound healing and sound bath are (for better or worse)...

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Why are Sanskrit mantra & nada yoga so powerful? (Dispatch from India 2023)

Sitting in the temple for evening prayers last night, new words came to express the answer to the question I’ve been asking myself… Why mantra and nada yoga?

(After 3 years away from India and a rest from the intensity of my previous personal practice, I’m looking through different eyes and discerning anew my lifelong love affair with learning mantra and nada yoga in India.)
 

Here’s why Sanskrit mantra & nada yoga are so powerful:

1. It's a detailed system of language - musical tones, rhythms, vowels and consonants - which calls into...

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Panchakarma in India: The Best Packing List for Ayurvedic Treatments

I’ve done pancha karma in India several times over the past 15 years.

Some of the most common questions I get from people who want to learn nada yoga and mantra with me -- and from friends/family who know I've been visiting India for 25 years and have gotten several panchakarma Ayurveda treatments in India and countless Ayurvedic massages -- are: 
"Where should I go for panchakarma?"
"What is panchakarma in India like"
"How do I prepare? What should I bring for panchakarma in India"

Yes, people ask me about where to study mantra and nāda yoga in India,...

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Smart End-of-Year Tax Strategies for Wellness, Yoga & Sound Healing Professionals

ATTN all wellness entrepreneurs!
Sound healers, yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, mental health therapists, kīrtan leaders, musicians, Ayurveda counselors, and Jyotish advisors:

This FIRE nerd has some solid gold tax and financial planning for you. (FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early).

If you're a wellness entrepreneur and haven't yet figured out how to make your business into a rocket propelling your dreams, I've got good news!

Sometimes following your heart (deep into mystical power of sound!) can seem like a far-fetched dream. For many people...

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Sound Healing for Anxiety & Depression

Experiencing anxiety and depression can be overwhelming and disabling. I should know! I might seem "spiritual" or whatever, but my nervous system gets tugged in both directions too.

I've been using sound and mantra to self-regulate my nervous system and give my mind something uplifting to chew on for decades now. Whenever Life gets intense, I lean in on my sound-based yoga practices and feel SO. MUCH. BETTER. And I'm not alone...

"I had such a high anxiety week, and NOTHING I tried brought it down, until I chanted with you. The yoga of sound is indispensable...I am...

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All Time Best Sound Healing Song ~ 9 Minutes of Emotional Release and Pure Peace!

If you love a daily personal sound bath, we made this healing mantra song just for you!

I've played it at the world's largest yoga festival to a sold-out class of 300 mantra chanters. It's what earned me the nickname "the crying teacher" in Japan, because people would listen to it and shed their worries and fears in the form of tears. IT'S SUCH AN HONOR to be able to use my voice as an instrument this way!

So, enjoy our all-time best sound healing frequency songs on youtube! I still cry every time I hear it, too. In a good way.

It's a healing mantra song with the...

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