200 Hour Teacher Training

Now available ONLINE!

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A Soul Empowering Experience of a Lifetime

If you're ready for a profound immersion into sound-based yoga *available for the first time online in 2020* join us! Watch the full video below to learn more:

 

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Are you ready?

  • Are you hungry for direct experience of the mystical power of sound, rooted in tradition yet beyond dogma?
  • Are you drawn to explore the yoga of sound through mantra chanting, vocal toning, deep listening, Indian rāga, and devotional kīrtan?

  • Do want to train in the art of leading amazing chant experiences?
  • Are you ready for deep transformation?

  • Would you like to become a source of knowledgeable guidance about mantra meditation practice to your community?

  • Is accurately pronouncing Sanskrit important to you, because of its impact on your own practice and because it demonstrates your integrity and respect for tradition?

  • Do you yearn for profound connection, community, and shared purpose?

  • Are you committed to empowerment, for yourself and your (future) students?

Look no further... this is the world's first and most comprehensive 200-hour yoga of sound teacher training available in the world!

Contact us ASAP to grab one of the just-opened spots in our NEW online training!

Content & Schedule

Featuring sound-based communion practices and extensive multimedia skill learning material.

Immersion

Our daily practices are nourishing, challenging, and build in intensity each day. The personal transformation we experience consistently exceeds our expectations.

Training

Skill is devotion, in the Heart of Sound. You'll gain a practical foundation in voice culture, Indian musical scales, harmonium, and Sanskrit mantra as you prepare for leadership.

Service

Regardless of your musical ability, you'll be trained to lead a chant experience that invites participants to experience communion through sound. It's not about performance, it's a service.

Primary Practice

A 90-minute deep Heart of Sound practice with nāda yoga and mantra meditation

Lecture, Q&A, Skills

Dynamic conversations with Anandra on the yoga of sound, transformation, and chant leadership.

Skills practice under teaching assistant supervision, study time, and student-led chant experiments

Yogāsana

Guided yogāsana and self-massage to tune your body instrument especially for our penetrating sound-based practices

"The depth of the Heart of Sound practices really blew my mind. To have such a supportive course structure and community creates a phenomenally safe space. I have the tools I need to develop a practice to exist more mindfully in the world."

Jason Stotz
Dancer, USA

Led by Anandra George

Anandra (Heart of Sound Founder) leads our morning chant experiences and offers the primary course content.

Our Heart of Sound teaching faculty will lead the afternoon yogāsana and integrative skills practice sessions. To learn more about the teaching faculty, take our FREE Preparatory Course.

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What You'll Experience

The next step is to take our FREE Preparatory Course for a fun, informative visual / video journey into the Heart of Sound Teacher Training. You'll learn everything you need to know before, during, and after the course.

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ONLINE Training Investment

TBA very soon! We were in India, about to start a sold-out training when the WHO declared a pandemic. Luckily, Yoga Alliance allows us to continue the training online through June only! We've had a few cancellations, so if you've been wanting a fully online certified training, you're in luck! Please note that submitting payment indicates you agree to our cancellation policy (in FAQ below).

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SHORT PAYMENT PLAN

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India 2021 Training Investment

NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2021. We hope to offer a live training in March 13-April 9th, 2021, but it depends on the global pandemic situation. Meanwhile, browse the payment option that might be best for you, and secure your spot. Submitting payment indicates you agree to our cancellation policy (in FAQ below).

ONE TIME PAYMENT

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SHORT PAYMENT PLAN

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Frequently Asked Questions for the India Training

There is a non-refundable $500 administrative fee for all applications. If you wish to cancel for any reason, you will receive a 75% refund of remaining tuition if requested 90 days or more before the course, and a 50% refund if requested after 90 days. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days in advance.

Yes!  If you plan to use what you'll learn in the Heart of Sound training in service to your community, you're welcome to apply for a full or partial scholarship for the tuition portion of the course. We have already awarded our scholarships for 2020, but can apply for the 2021 Teacher Training.

Attending a 5-day Retreat into the Heart of Sound is a prerequisite to taking our teacher training. Please visit the Retreats page to find one that suits your schedule, location, and budget.

If you haven't already, please take our FREE Teacher Training Preparatory Course to learn about additional requirements.

  • The nearest airport is Dehra Dun, and it's about a 45 min-1 hour taxi ride to where the retreat is held at Parmarth Niketan Āśram
  • Please plan to arrive to Rishikesh by March 19 so you can acclimate and settle in.
  • March 20 we'll meet in the morning for our first practice and day together.
  • The daily schedule for starts at 7 AM each day.
  • We will depart from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi on March 30.
  • Will will finish the teacher training on April 9th and check out of our lodging near Uttarkashi is on April 10th.
  • Transportation onward from Uttarkashi (back to Rishikesh, or the Dehra Dun Airport) is your responsibility. We suggest you plan to enjoy a hike or journey to Gangotri and enjoy the beauty of the high Himālayas for a few more days!

For the first part of the training taking place in Rishikesh: Please contact Parmarth Niketan Āśram by emailing their reservations and make sure to tell them you are a part of Anandra George's Heart of Sound Retreat and you will have a room.  You can pay once you check out.

For the second part in the high Himālayas:  double room accommodation is included in your tuition and will be reserved by the Heart of Sound team.

If you want to stay a few extra days after the course, that can be arranged after you arrive. You can pay cash for any extra days when you check out.

 

Yes.  This is a Yoga Alliance qualified 200 hour Teacher Training.  You must register and pay for membership with YA, and once you complete all prerequisite and course materials with Heart of Sound, you can send request to YA for the certification.  

Browsing through the extensive FREE Preparatory Course will answer many of your questions! That's why we made it the next step for anyone considering joining us. :)

Also, once you register, we will email you a highly detailed FAQ that will explain how to get to Rishikesh, options for housing, what to pay, etc.

VERY IMPORTANT:
Please make sure to Subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss any important offers or follow up emails! Also, make sure you have [email protected] as a safe sender.

WANT TO CONNECT?

If you've already browsed the preparatory course and would like to schedule a talk with a teaching assistant, let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions for the Online Training

There is a non-refundable $500 administrative fee for all applications. If you wish to cancel for any reason, you will receive a 75% refund of remaining tuition if requested 90 days or more before the course, and a 50% refund if requested after 90 days. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days in advance.

If you are on a payment plan and wish to cancel before completing the course, you remain responsible for completing your payments.


If you pay and refuse to sign the liability waiver, it is considered a cancellation of your registration. (The same deadlines for % of refunds apply.) Read a copy of the waiver here.

The Heart of Sound reserves the right to substitute teachers, change the format of delivery, or make any other changes required in order to deliver a quality teacher training that meets or exceeds all Yoga Alliance certification guidelines.

In the event of an act of God, (e.g. natural disaster, pandemic, or other uncontrollable event) delivery of the training may be delayed or rescheduled.

Note: If you simply need to delay your attendance, rather than cancel, we're always generous with deferring to later trainings, on a case-by-case basis. Generally, the tuition you paid minus the $500 admin fee is transferred to the next training you wish to participate in.

In case you’re skeptical about the potential of an online practice & training, below are a few comments after one of our online practices with a committed teacher training group.

What an amazing experience to connect with all of you online! It is blowing my mind how connected I felt to all of you during the session. We are all so far away but we can still sing together and have a magical moment. How cool! 💛 thank you all for singing together 💛

And here are our beautiful students singing! 👇🏼

Thank you so much ♥️ it was so amazing to feel this connection again, the connection to myself, to the community and to the divine...thankfully in devotion and gratitude. 🙏 so good to see and hear you again Anandra George 🍀

Amazing experience to connect to this community in these times of isolation! Thank you for this beautiful moment ❤️ I felt that we were breaking borders. It was a very powerful, deep meditation. I could really feel "the presence!"

Ahh the ‘magic’ 💫 of 🎵💕 - in these precedented times, I want to be in the fullness of my heart 💓 and to open into more Love ❤️ and 🌏 connection. THIS does THAT. So Grateful 🙏🏻

Today was my best day since the quarantine, Anandra and Jojo!  I can feel my heart wanting to sing especially through this long-awaited Shift! Great energy on the call today!!!🙏🏻🤗🌹♥️🙋🏼‍♀️

Full disclosure: We DID have a few people who reported technical challenges and frustrations on the first call, too! From feedback after our second call on March 30th, we believe we have worked out the glitches and the quality of the experience had greatly improved.

Included in the 200-hr Online TT

Value in USD

Per Class Value

Hours

YA Topics Distribution

Sacred Sanskrit Sounds Course - TT certification

697

 

50

Anatomy & Physiology, Techniques, Training, Practice

Nada Yoga Course - - TT certification

897

 

60

Techniques, Training, Practice

40 Day Mantra Practice of your choice

147

 

20

Techniques, Training, Practice

20+ 90-minute Live group online practices with Anandra or guest teachers (i.e. Sudhanshu)

500

@ $25 each

30

Techniques, Training, Practice

10+ 2-hour Live Lecture Q&A classes with Anandra on the transformational power of sound and chant leadership/teaching arts

500

@ $50 each

20

Yoga Humanities

20+ 2-hour Live Supervised Skill Sessions with Anandra and HOS teaching assistants, for individualized support

500

@ $50 each

40

Techniques, Training, Practice

5 hours of supervised practicum teaching & feedback where YOU are teaching, and 20 hours where you are observing others teach.

500

@ $25 each

25

Professional Essentials

10 hours of led yogāsana and self-massage classes

250

@ $25 each

10

Anatomy & Physiology

During the TT period, a dedicated ZOOM room for students will always be open for any buddy sessions! Written/video questions left in the online community will also be responded to.

500

@ $25 each

20

Professional Essentials

 

 

 

 

 

Total Value in USD:

4491

Total Hours:

275

 

Here's a sample schedule and proposed themes for the next 6 weeks:
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You'll see classes are sprinkled across time zones - of course not all times will work for all students, and that's fine!

Our schedule will be flexible according to the needs, requests, and integration pace of students as we go.

If a majority request the course pace is slower, so it takes longer than 6 weeks, our schedule can be adjusted.

If you don't have great internet access, or the live schedule doesn't always work for you, don't worry!

All of the important content delivery & practice sessions are recorded. They're generally uploaded to the appropriate section of the Online Course within a day or two of completion. (Office hours, buddy sessions, chai time chats, or other highly specific, personal connections are NOT recorded.)

Because of time zones, we won't be able to enforce much strict attendance. When it comes time for the practicum (you teaching) of course you'll have to do that!

You'll have access to the online course for as long as we're in business. :)

Anticipated Time Commitment:
If you've already done the Sanskrit online course with us and have already started in on the Prerequisite reading (listed in our prep course), we'd expect you to spend a few hours per day attending classes, reading, studying, watching video course content, and doing your homework and personal practice. Within 2-3 weeks we'll start slowly with the teaching practicum part, and you'll have a variety of assignments related to that.

It could be from 15-30 hours per week, depending on your pace and how much of the prep work you've already done. (It's also perfectly reasonable to do the crucial prep work in a day or two, if you haven't yet.)

We'll see how this batch of students goes with the online pace, but we anticipate the course to span 5-6 weeks.

If you can't keep up with the schedule, it's the same as would happen if you were attending a live class... you'd have to make up the assignments later in order to get your certification.

Browsing through the extensive FREE Preparatory Course will answer many of your questions! That's why we made it the next step for anyone considering joining us. :)

Also, once you register, we will email you a highly detailed FAQ that will explain how to get to Rishikesh, options for housing, what to pay, etc.

VERY IMPORTANT:
Please make sure to Subscribe to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss any important offers or follow up emails! Also, make sure you have [email protected] as a safe sender.

Yes.  This is a Yoga Alliance qualified 200 hour Teacher Training.  You must register and pay for membership with YA, and once you complete all prerequisite and course materials with Heart of Sound, you can send request to YA for the certification.  

Attending a 5-day Retreat into the Heart of Sound is normally a prerequisite to taking our live teacher training. In the online format, it's possible to get started on the online courses and participate in our live group online practices, and meet the same learning goals as you would during a live retreat.

Please visit the Retreats page to find one that suits your schedule, location, and budget.

If you haven't already, please take our FREE Teacher Training Preparatory Course to learn about additional requirements.

Yes!  If you plan to use what you'll learn in the Heart of Sound training in service to your community, you're welcome to apply for a full or partial scholarship for the tuition portion of the course. We have already awarded our scholarships for 2020, but can apply for the 2021 Teacher Training.

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