Designed for anyone looking to incorporate the transformational power of mantra into their courses in an accurate, culturally respectful way.
Are you a trainer of yoga teachers, wellness practitioners, mental health therapists, kīrtan leaders, Ayurveda, Jyotish, or sound healing?
Do you sense you haven't yet discovered the full potential of mantra?
Do you feel unqualified to teach the sacred Sanskrit sounds to your trainees?
Now you can outsource the Sanskrit/Mantra portion of your course!
"I’ve been chanting mantras for 25 years and I can’t believe that no one ever taught me this! After only the first lesson on the 5 positions my experience changed RADICALLY. Becoming a Sanskrit scholar never attracted me but chanting is my deepest love, my life’s anchor… Anandra’s teaching is brilliant and is exactly what I’ve been waiting for all these years!"
Anandra has studied in India extensively since 1997 and shares Sanskrit sounds, mantra meditation, and Indian music with global audiences at the behest of her beloved gurus.
After chanting Sanskrit mantra with devotion but *no precise tuning* for 13 years, finally someone told her! After the initial sting of shock and embarrassment, she focused her passion and dove into re-learning Sanskrit sound vibrations from a Tantrik perspective...as perhaps only a chant lover could. Part intimately devotional singer, part nerdy perfectionist, and part compassionate teacher, Anandra is in a unique position to help your students embody the full potential of their mantra practice, and share it responsibly with others.
Anandra created the Heart of Sound, the world’s first yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformative power of sound. She has helped tens of thousands of students from more than 100 countries connect to the transformational power of sound and mantra since 2009, and graduated hundreds of trainees so far. Teaching teachers is her passion, because the impact is exponential!
She also founded the Sacred Sound Stage at the prestigious International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh (India), as well as the global Mantras for Peace subtle activism project. She has taught and sung at the world’s largest yoga festivals, and has been featured in Hindi, Russian, Japanese, German, and English press for her pioneering work with sound and mantra.
Affiliations: C-IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), E-RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance), music student of Pandit Baldev Raj Verma
"Anandra's mantra chanting goes straight to the heart. She is one of those rare souls who has the "Divine Touch" when she shares the essence of the great Indian yogic tradition. She is a bridge to share the blessings of the holy Ganges and Himālayas with the whole world."
"My God! This course is incredible! If I was not already interested in Sanskrit I’d be signing up in 3 seconds. Very practical. Beautiful. As a teacher of Sanskrit for 20 years, I feel deeply gratified that my student [Anandra] has fulfilled a wish I've had for a long time: to create a great online course."
With a solid grasp on the Sanskrit basics, your students can:
Why is this course special? Anandra speaks about the sensual experience of chanting and how it helps us commune with the elements of creation.
Let us know what your learning objectives are, and we'll be happy to hook you up with the right plan for your group.
A solid introduction to mantra basics!
A thorough training in mantra basics for practitioners sharing mantra with others!
An inspiring, engaging introduction to the power of mantra!
"Having studied Sanskrit at the tertiary level, I was craving the connection and vitality I knew was possible from mantra but which is missing in the more intellectual, academic approach that a university framework requires. Anandra's careful practice instruction allowed me to access and become intimate with the vibration of the sounds within myself and to embody the sonic foundation of this magical language. It is nourishment for my soul! I was also really impressed with her knowledge, her commitment to authenticity in sharing that knowledge, and her transparency about its limitations."
"Anandra's teachings on how to make the Sanskrit sounds have revolutionized my chanting practice! I am one of those many chant lovers who didn't know what I didn't know... but after learning the alphabet sounds with her Tantrik approach, the mantras I loved dearly before have come alive in profoundly awesome new ways!"
Do you know the mistakes that almost every (non-Indian) kīrtan leader, recording artist, and yogāsana teacher make with mantra?
These easily corrected mistakes dull the mantra's potential and signal an embarrassing degree of cultural ignorance. (I should know... I did it myself for 13 years, and I LIVED IN INDIA!)
First of all, let me clarify that refining our Sanskrit pronunciation is not about becoming the Sanskrit police... it's about setting your chanting practice on fire!
Avoiding the yuck factor of cultural appropriation by respecting the language is also a healing side effect, and is a worthy motivation to stop perpetuating our blunders.
The one sure way to both:
- maximize the resonant potential of your personal practice, and
- reverently align with the lineage transmission of the ancient mantras
is to tune up your Sanskrit sounds!
I've prepared a free webinar and a cheatsheet on the Top 3 Sanskrit Blunders just for you. I wish someone would have told me before I memorized hundreds of mantras incorrectly and started teaching publicly! From my heart to yours, I'd like you to at least know what you don't know!GET TOP 3 SANSKRIT BLUNDERS PDF WATCH FREE WEBINAR
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.