Mentorship Circle

Small Group Sessions with Anandra

A year-long commitment to embodied mastery of the yoga of sound in daily life and service.

Do you love the Heart of Sound teacher training... but yearn for sustained, in-depth personal support in real world application?

Full-length private sessions with Anandra - in the presence of a small, committed group - are a chance to penetrate to the heart of an issue to experience:
Intricate, intimate, systemic unraveling of non-serving patterns.
Integrated embodiment of your full aliveness with musicality, grace and celebration.

We have a few spots left in the circle starting soon.

"Recently my life was turned upside down and has been a roller coaster ever since. Without the Heart of Sound tools I wouldn’t have understood it or have been able to cope as well as I am now. It is an astounding experience full of love, sorrow, acceptance, surrender, healing and union. It really is a divine miracle that has helped to consolidate my spiritual work. My life will never be the same."

Sally Hutchinson
Associate Teacher at Sound Healing Academy

Coaching with Anandra

With over 20 years of experience as an international transformational teacher and coach, Anandra empowers clients into a fully embodied experience of the raw power of love in service.

She has been a mentor and confidante to sustainability startup and Fortune 500 executives, venture capitalists, philanthropists, artists, thought leaders, high court judges, and inspired change-agents in every professional sector, ethnicity, religion, and gender identity… quietly helping them attain personal mastery.

Learn more about Anandra beyond the Heart of Sound teacher trainer role on the Press page.

A Year-long Guided Mentorship Circle

Deep community connection with a circle of excellent humans committed to humble learning and full aliveness!

Themes we'll be exploring in our monthly sessions:

  • Individually fine-tuning our sound-based practices to resonate full embodiment of the divine archetypal qualities of the Sanskrit mantras and rāga realms.
  • Negotiating our very human tension points with humility, wisdom, and compassion as we explore our growth edges.
  • Tapping the root of authenticity with our voices and our expression of Self in the world; an ongoing personal inventory of integrity between the 4 levels of speech.
  • Listening beneath the knee-jerk defenses of our trauma patterns, softly singing our hidden wounded selves into safety, support, and healing in order to become curious for new learning.
  • Using the lens of our sound-based practice to dismantle patriarchal, hierarchical conditioning in our approach to our own lives, our relationships, our sexuality, and our service to the world... to embody a new, evolving paradigm of love in action.
  • Applying empathetic listening practices in our real-life relationship scenarios, building skills for harmonious relating where it counts the most in our intimate relationships.
  • Crafting our life's service in alignment with our deepest values. Tuning into new, resonant possibilities for our lives and businesses, and unraveling the systemic self-limitations at the root... family systems, karmic patterns, soul lessons.
  • Receiving attuned 360-degree reflection, and care-full penetrating questioning into key tension points for our evolutionary growth.
  • Full embrace of autonomy, choice, and acceptance for the "no" that often arises when we approach our growth edges. We will not make spiritual growth a violent competitive sport, make value judgments about each others' choices, vie for an authority figure's attention/approval, or compare ourselves to others.
  • Group requests for themes are also welcome! This circle is for YOU.

"Thank you for NOT being another one of those life coaches / retreat leaders with well-meaning but misguided intent, lack of integrity and unethical practice. Your work with sound and mantra is brilliant and has helped me immensely over the past decade!"

Kresta Painter
MA, MFTI, UH Lecturer of Psychology

How it Works

  • Enroll and you'll be invited to vote on the timing for next month's scheduled session.
  • All meetings are online.
  • Connect in the community forum to meet others in the small mentorship group, share your insights, and ask your personal questions.
  • Schedule one of your two 30-minute check-in calls with Anandra anytime.
  • Circles are limited to 11 people, so one person each month can get in-depth attention.

The Circle

Each 2 hour session will roughly follow this outline:

  • Invocation - a brief meditation to harmonize together
  • Check-in - an invitation to speak what's alive in you and receive silent empathy
  • Theme of the month - discussion
  • Individual support - a private session for one member with the small group present
  • Reflection - capture of insights and takeaways
  • Enrichment - recommended activities to support continued learning

Your Commitment

  • Engage a regular sound practice for a year.
  • Self-manage the level of practice that's reasonable and appropriately transformative for you.
  • Participate actively in the LIVE sessions whenever possible.
  • Follow the Group Agreements or negotiate your special needs when required.
  • [OPTIONAL] Schedule regular times with your buddy to practice the tools and complete enrichment activities.

Expected Results

  • A steady personal practice + intimate group connection + guidance from Anandra should result in significant inner growth over the course of the year.
  • While external results (such as increased income, satisfying relationship, etc.) are never our primary goal, they will be welcomed as an overflow of grace!

Frequently Asked Questions

All alumni and currently enrolled students of Heart of Sound teacher training courses are welcome!

  • Attendees of a 5-day Retreat into the Heart of Sound
  • Alumni of the 200hr RYT (whether you completed certification or not)
  • Currently enrolled students of the 200hr or 500hr teacher training.

If you have not yet taken at least a 5-day Retreat into the Heart of Sound, please write a few paragraphs about your familiarity with the Heart of Sound skill constellation and why you'd like to be accepted.

(Note that basic skills training for the Sanskrit, mantra, and nāda yoga practices we'll be refining and applying throughout the mentorship can be obtained through the TT-level online courses.)

This mentorship circle is meant to apply the sound-based skills into daily life; we will not take time to teach the skills.

Those without a background in the whole Heart of Sound toolkit who wish to be considered for acceptance will want to enroll in our 200hr TT program online, to get the maximal benefit.

We'll start with small group sessions when 8 people are enrolled, as soon as January 2021.

The monthly live sessions will be scheduled by consensus, and don't worry... we'll find a time during waking hours for everyone. Though you may have to accommodate your schedule a bit to fit the global circle, the monthly calls for your group will not be scheduled during your middle of the night!

All sessions will be recorded and shared within 24-48 hours of the live call whenever possible.*

If you know you won't be able to attend a particular upcoming session, questions can be submitted in advance via email for discussion.

*PRIVACY POLICY: The entire 2-hour session recordings will be shared ONLY with your circle.

Some portions where only Anandra is speaking or teaching may be recorded separately (with only her face in view), and may be edited and used for other purposes.

What if I want to cancel my participation in the mentorship group?

The mentorship group is a commitment for one year. Since there's a limited number of spaces available, once we've begun, we won't be able to give refunds.

However, if you wish to transfer your remaining participation to a friend who meets the criteria for inclusion, and the rest of the circle unanimously agrees to accept the new person, you may email us for a special exemption.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule my private session?

Please reschedule using the Calendly link.

Please give 24 hours notice if you need to reschedule your appointment.

If you give less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged for the session.

Private sessions must be scheduled during the mentorship year, unless otherwise arranged.

You'll be encouraged to match up with a buddy or triad in the mentorship group. 

This is not for "accountability" as in a typical mentorship group, but for support, reflection, empathy, and encouragement.

You're highly encouraged to connect with regularly in person or via phone, ZOOM, FaceTime, etc.

The buddy system is self-managed and is not monitored by HOS staff.

No. While you're welcome to schedule additional private time with Anandra if you're a course student, mentorship sessions are not required.

Yes. If you're a registered yoga teacher and need to claim continuing education, at the end of the mentorship year you may submit 24 hours of training on your Yoga Alliance account.


You're welcome to refer friends to private sessions with Anandra. However, unlike our many Heart of Sound courses where affiliates can earn cash or credit, private sessions are not eligible. No payments will be made for referrals, nor can accrued affiliate program credits be used towards private sessions.

Yes, most likely.

You'll want to double-check with your tax preparer, but if you are in the wellness industry this course would probably be considered continuing education for professional development and be 100% deductible.

Here is the unedited audio from a Chai Time Q&A call from September 10th 2020, in which a variety of questions were asked (fast forward to the time indicated to hear the question you are interested in):

Q&A - 200:300:500hr and Mentorship w:Anandra Sept 10, 2020.m4a

5:04 - For the foreseeable future, are all of the programs going to be online?
5:14 - What is the best path to bring grounded, tradition-based chanting into the yoga community through your offerings?
9:34 - Are people getting more sensitive to the Sanskrit origins and proper pronunciation? 
16:15 - Where do I find the schedule? Will the live half-day sessions be on weekdays or weekends? 
18:22 - Is a 40 day practice included in the 200hr Online TT cost? 
19:59 - Is there a closing date to register? 
23:12 - How can I be respectful navigating correct Sanskrit pronunciation when leading kīrtan to a mixed audience of Indians and white English speakers? 
27:42 - What is the difference between the Mentorship Circle and the 300hr Advanced Online TT? 
33:20 - What do you learn in the 300hr Advanced Online TT? 
41:08 - Is there any training in the 200hr Online TT on how to play the harmonium? Do you need to buy a harmonium before the course? Any guidance for a beginner? 
50:20 - Where in Rishikesh do you go? Can I do one to one or in-person training with you in the USA? 
58:40 - When will you know for sure the scheduling for live calls for the new trainings? 
1:01:19 - If I have already done Module 1 were do I go from here? 
1:08:50 - What community gathering can we do? 
1:13:24 - Will you do the Mentorship Circle ongoing? ie. next year? 
1:18:02 - Why would the Mentorship Circle be different than doing a private session with you? Why in a group? 
1:23:36 - When will there be live meetings and a chance to talk things through regarding the ongoing self-study? 
1:28:32 - Do you think it is a good idea to take the course online? Or should I chant and pray that Covid goes away as I am an in-person learner? 
1:37:35 - How much in the 300hr Advanced Online TT will we focus on cultivating our niche? 
1:42:07 - Can I take the course without the intention of teaching? 
1:45:46 - How does it work with the 500hr Advanced Online TT? Do I do the 200hr TT work first?

"I’m really loving this work with you–it’s like very targeted turbo-therapy. You are a truly wise, smart, not-holier-than-thou, tapped-in guide. Thank you."

V.R. (Confidential Client)
Published Author


See FAQ first (above) to check that you qualify, then choose your package.





  • 12 Monthly 2-hour group sessions
  • Two 30-minute private 1-on-1 check-in calls with Anandra to use as needed during the year
  • (Each session takes around 3 hours of Anandra's time including prep and and followup.)
  • A private community discussion forum
  • A reflection buddy in the group





  • 12 Monthly 2-hour group sessions
  • Two 30-minute private 1-on-1 check-in calls with Anandra to use as needed during the year
  • (Each session takes around 3 hours of Anandra's time including prep and and followup.)
  • A private community discussion forum
  • A reflection buddy in the group

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Need a Scholarship, Trade, or Deferred Payment?

We offer generous alternate payment arrangements for ALL of our Heart of Sound courses! However, mentorship sessions with Anandra are not eligible. If you'd like to propose a mutually beneficial professional trade, please email us.

"Anandra, your integration of the Tantrik concept of “yearning,” nonviolent communication, and mantra has helped me recently make a large life change. I allowed myself to fully feel the yearning without the need to fall back into old habits!"

Marla Mangla Pelletier
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Sacred Sanskrit Sounds Scholarship Application

We invite you to apply for a full or partial scholarship If you come from a country with undervalued currency (i.e. Nigeria, Indonesia, Panama), or from historically underprivileged backgrounds.