200 Hour Teacher Training Online

Start self-study NOW! Our next group of active trainees and live classes commences October 3, 2020.

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A 5-Month Immersion Into Sound-Based Yoga

If you're ready for a profound home immersion and self-study program designed for your maximum empowerment, this is the course for you!

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 yoga of sound teacher training available in the world!

"It was such a life-changing moment when I realized this training is everything I could have wished for (and then some 😁)! I have really found it to work surprisingly well online. The practice has already changed my life in such deep ways, and I have no doubt that it will continue unfolding in both my internal and external life. I can't wait to share the therapeutic power of sound with my clients."

Avilou Sephoura Eveliina Søby
Therapist, Denmark

Course Content

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

Immersion

Our daily practices are nourishing, challenging, and gradually build in intensity. 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.

Start anytime, and go at your own pace!

LIVE group practices, skill sessions, office hours, and cohort meetings will be offered October 2020 - February 2021.

Primary Practice

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

Skills Sessions

Sanskrit and musical skills practice under teaching assistant supervision

Yogāsana

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

Lecture Q&A

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

Chant Experiments

Experimentation leading different types of chant experiences in your cohort in a playful, mistake-friendly online environment!

Office Hours

Ask anything! This is your chance to let us help you clear up your questions and obstacles to learning.

"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) offers the primary course content. Learn more about Anandra on About Us, or watch interviews on YouTube.

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Meet the Teaching Team!

Anandra is joined by Joanna Faso, guest music teacher Sudhanshu Sharma, and a team of worldwide rotating teaching assistants for this online course.

Who Are We?

The Heart of Sound family tends to gather real, down-to-earth, good people who are smart, motivated to serve, and committed to authenticity, integrity, and empowerment. We love to laugh, find poetry in the madness, and sing our hearts out!

MEET OUR COMMUNITY

Unexpected Benefits of Training Online

We've been offering online courses for almost a decade, but when we had to pivot to an all-online venue for our RYT training due to Covid-19, we were worried that the quality would suffer. WE WERE S0. VERY. WRONG. Honestly, we have been blown away by the results and trainees' positive response. Both the personal transformation AND the skill development ended up being the same *if not better* than in the in-person format!

Main Pros

Privacy for your inner experience

No comparing your voice to others

Easier to listen to your own voice without the cacophony of other voices

More safety to explore and improvise

Freedom to engage at your authentic pace and intensity

Empowerment to manage your personal sound environment

Side Benefits

Smoother integration into daily life

No travel expense or schedule disruption

Don't miss a thing - review the material as many times as you want

No pants required! Puppies welcome! ;)

Cons

No live acoustics

Social interaction feels different online

Occasional technical issues

No physical hugs :(
until we can meet at a retreat somewhere, sometime soon!

Relevancy for Today's World

Between pandemic-related uncertainty,  the deep unraveling of the racist patriarchal status quo through the #BLM and #metoo movements, the rise of "conspirituality" dividing the global wellness community, and more... we're in an unprecedented opportunity to cultivate a musical response.

Holding an empathetic space of deep listening in the midst of life's dissonant tension points might just be the superpower of the decade!

At a time when most of us are undergoing profound change, we'll be applying the sound-based yoga skills right where they count most; our own fears and blind spots, our close relationships, and the reverberation into our larger sphere of influence.

We’re committed to staying in our lane and focusing on the benefits of sound as a nervous system self-regulation practice, with the potential outcome of renewal and resilience. This supports our ability to stay grounded, clear, discerning… and ultimately fuels the creativity necessary as we pivot in grounded service within a changing world.

Our heartfelt prayer is to navigate this time together... to make our voices instruments of peace, harmony, rhythm, and right action.

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Online Training Investment

Choose the payment option that works best for you and secure your spot. Please note that submitting payment indicates you agree to our cancellation policy (in FAQ below).

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$2645

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PAYMENT PLAN

$280

10 Monthly Payments

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Need a Scholarship?

People from countries with undervalued currency (i.e. Nigeria, Indonesia, Panama), or from historically underprivileged backgrounds, or for those that will be putting the training to good use especially in typically under-served or unique communities (i.e. hospice, refugee camps, inner city schools, prisons, etc.) are encouraged to apply for full or partial scholarships. Those with COVID-related cash flow issues may also request deferred or extended payment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Online Training

All sales are final for the Online Teacher Training course. No refunds are issued for online courses once payment has been submitted.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any concerns before you make your payment.

 

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!!!🙏🏻🤗🌹♥️🙋🏼‍♀️

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.

 

@ $25 each

20

Professional Essentials

 Training and course materials

 1250

 

 

 

Total Value in USD:

5241

Total Hours:

275

 

With teachers: When there's an active group of trainees, we'll have twice-monthly half-day LIVE classes. They'll be scheduled at staggered times, so our global family can have an equal chance of attending.

With fellow trainees: You'll be required to meet with your cohort in live meetings and do study sessions with buddies. Social elements include (optional) "chai times," open mics, etc. In order to get your certification you'll have to teach your practicum classes in front of a live audience to get 360-degree feedback.

Your cohort groups will be assigned according to time zones. For instance, Europe + Middle East trainees will be in one cohort because there's only a 3-4 hour time difference, while Australia + India + Japan might be in another.

Note: Classes are sprinkled across time zones - of course not all times will work for all students, and that's fine!

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

The entire course is available via recordings online. You can start anytime, and go at your own pace!

All of the important content delivery & practice sessions are available online. (Office hours, buddy sessions, chai time chats, or other highly specific, personal connections are NOT recorded.)

However, when it comes time for the practicum (you teaching) you'll be required to attend those meetings with your cohort if you are pursuing the Yoga Alliance certification.

(If you don't care about the certification, attending those meetings is optional. However, if you choose not to attend the LIVE sessions you're choosing to not take full advantage of the value of the course.)

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

Anticipated Time Commitment: We'd expect you to spend 30-60 minutes per day doing your personal practice of the Heart of Sound skills (Sanskrit alphabet, mantra chanting, vocal toning, empathetic listing, playing and chanting rāga-based songs).

In addition to your personal practice, you'll want to spend 3-8 hours per week attending classes, reading, studying, watching video course content, and doing your homework and personal practice.

When you've gotten about halfway through the course material, you'll start slowly with the teaching practicum part, and you'll have a variety of cohort group assignments related to that.

Since this is a self-paced course, there's really no "falling behind," except that we can't guarantee that Anandra or other teaching team members will be available for live classes and interaction indefinitely.

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. :)

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 in-person teacher training. For the online version of the TT, the 5-day Retreat is included in the curriculum.

 

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.

Yes! Starting in October we're offering the option for Heart of Sound graduates to re-take the training online and get additional certification credits.

Our 500-hr application is currently under review with Yoga Alliance and we'll be working with International Association of Yoga Therapists to certify there as well.

For more information, contact us at [email protected] 

Got Questions?

If you still have questions beyond the FAQ above, please 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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WANT TO CONNECT?

If you've already browsed the FAQ & preparatory course and would like to schedule a talk with a teaching assistant, we'd love to chat!

Student of the Year

Last but not least, let me introduce Buddy, who deserves special acknowledgment for his perfect attendance record at our first all-online 200-hour training earlier in 2020. You can look forward to meeting him in the videos! ;)

Buddy was awarded an honorary certificate of accomplishment in a private Hawaiian-style graduation ceremony. He keeps it above his water bowl. #truestory

Your furry friends are welcome to join us, too.

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