The world can be an overwhelming place, even in the best of times. Sometimes we lose our way, lose ourselves, get stuck. There can be a lot of pressure, both external and internal, to fix the problem and “feel better”.
But instead of trying to change, what if we just sat with it?
This 40-day mantra practice is an exploration of presence. Being with ourselves just as we are. We’ll be immersing ourselves in the vibration of a classic, simple 5-syllable Śiva mantra whose sounds (when pronounced with deliberate, skillful nuance) create an embodied sense of spacious awareness. A resonance of all-embracing acceptance for whatever is alive in you, truly no matter how ugly or ecstatic.
Absolute beginners are welcome. So are you, no matter how low or high you might feel at the moment!
"I am pleasantly surprised how much easier this is then mindfulness meditation. When I sit still after I repeat the mantra 108 times, the meditation feels so natural. My mind is filled with light!"
You're especially welcome if you've felt:
Our commitment is to spend our 20 minutes daily simply sitting in the vibration to create space to be. This may require some discipline to maintain, but we anticipate the acceptance created by this non-typical container will feel like a huge relief to those who have struggled with striving.
"I observed my pattern of resistance to discipline, and I could clearly see how my resistance to doing what was good for me was keeping me stuck. I had the intention to make structure my friend. At first it felt like I was swimming upstream, but as the energy built up it helped me push through, and now all sorts of inspiration and positive change is moving forward in my life!"
Cheryl has been using sound and mantra for personal transformation since 2002. She has studied extensively with Heart of Sound and assisted at several trainings in Rishikesh and online since 2015.
Deeply familiar with the undertow of depression, she shines when in service to others also learning to befriend themselves more lovingly.
She works as a digital nomad from Thailand, where she regularly leads kīrtan and teaches the yoga of sound and breathwork.
"I was unsure of what to expect but Cheryl's detailed clear instruction and kind, patient energy put me at ease right away. She has a beautiful voice and is passionate about the power of mantra!"
"This mantra practice is a good medicine, and I am taking it. I admit I have had a chronic addiction to negativity. Since starting this practice, I am enjoying the moment. I don't get angry or upset. I am focusing on my life, self-care, affirmative thoughts, and doing the best I can."
Orient yourself to the spiritual and practical details of doing a 40-day mantra meditation.
Get started by setting your intention for the next 40 days and learning the mantra in detail.
Set up your sacred space for ideal resonance and make the most out of your practice.
Take your practice to the next level with a wealth of wisdom videos from Anandra
The intimacy that mantra engages us in can be both blissful and terrifying. In the videos, Anandra offers a series of sensitive, straight-talk advice for what actually happens when our commitment takes us deep. In the live calls, Cheryl will answer any questions from the live group participants about their deepening practice.
40 days is just the beginning of what might become a go-to lifeline of inner connection, nourishment, and spaciousness to be with what is.
Continuing Education: If you're a Yoga Alliance registered teacher, this online course is eligible for 15 hours of continuing education.
Requirement: If you're considering the Heart of Sound 200-hour teacher training, this online course fulfills the online 40 day mantra meditation requirement, too!MORE ABOUT TEACHER TRAINING
Other than your pure intention to pour any benefits from the practice into love and service, no! ;)
Anyone and everyone is welcome to experience this practice with no prior mantra or Sanskrit knowledge necessary.
You'll have access to the materials for as long as we're in business. :)
Yes, as long as you remember to fill out the Journal Prompts (downloadable in the course materials) to track your experience.
You will upload this document when it comes time to complete the training. (We leave it to you to honestly complete the consecutive 40 days.)
This is a bonus feature for those who are Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Once you've completed the course you can login to your YA account, search for the course in their registry, and add the course and your hours. Once Heart of Sound has received a confirmation request, we can confirm your CE hours.
Once you are registered and have paid for the course and at any time during your participation in the course, there are no refunds given.