In 2017, Anandra and a team of volunteers from the Heart of Sound 200-hr RYT started offering the Sacred Sound Stage at the world-famous International Yoga Festival Rishikesh. It has become such a favorite for many festival-goers to nourish their subtle “sound bodies” that often our classes are full with a line outside the door!
With Pujya Swamiji’s blessings (the spiritual leader of Parmarth Niketan Ashram), we create an opportunity for the yoga of sound to be showcased among the other aspects of yoga. Since sound is the yoga that affects ALL of the bodies (including and beyond the physical), the Sacred Sound Stage offers many aspects of a sound-based practice, including:
Nāda Yoga Experiences
Sanskrit Mantra Workshops
Sound Healing (using crystal bowls, gongs, medicinal tuning forks, etc.)
Yoga of Sound Workshops
Medicine and Sound Workshops
Kīrtan and Devotional Chanting
Because it's just before our annual 5-Day Retreat into the Heart of Sound and the 200-hour Teacher Training, often students return year after year to volunteer at the festival, present workshops, and sing in our "Soul Food Family Kīrtan Hour" during the festival.
Applications are currently open for 2020. Please carefully read and fill out the application below if you'd like to be considered. The opportunity to teach at IYF is all volunteer; presenters travel entirely at their own expense and no payment or stipend is given; all proceeds from the festival benefit Parmarth’s charitable projects.