Sound Healing Yoga Training Online

The world's first and most comprehensive teacher training focused entirely on the transformative power of sound and mantra.


Yoga of Sound and Mantra Teacher Trainees Speak!

Watch the video below to hear how they experience sound healing with Sanskrit mantra, finding their voice, learning nada yoga, how to play harmonium and lead kirtan chants, and much more!


Join us online and/or in India 2023!

BROWSE ONLINE TRAININGS INDIA 2023 Or email [email protected] now!

About Anandra

Anandra is a pioneer in the global yoga community, re-introducing the ancient practice of sound as a fundamental practice. She is an internationally respected teacher of sound and mantra with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Her mantra and naada yoga gurus asked her to create the Heart of Sound training course we're honored to share their collaboration with you!



"Your online course is beyond amazing and has been such a lifeline during the pandemic!"

Sumakshi Singh
Artist, India

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 sound healing 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 vibrational healing sound matters and 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?

Our 200hr sound and mantra TT is our best-selling course!

Start anytime, and go at your own pace!

LIVE group practices, skill sessions, office hours, and cohort meetings are offered regularly.

Course Content

Featuring 200 - 300 - 500 hour courses in a hybrid LIVE + self-study format with extensive multimedia resources.


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


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.


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.

"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

Primary Practice

A deep Heart of Sound healing voice practice with nāda yoga and mantra meditation.

Skills Sessions

Sanskrit and musical skills practice under teaching assistant supervision.


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 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

Meet the Teaching Team!

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

Come for the training, stay for the community!

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!


"This online training was the answer to my prayers. As a business owner who had to pivot online with four children at home during the lockdown phase of the pandemic, I jumped at the chance to attend! The structure helped me maintain a practice that grounded & nourished me even with the chaos of a busy household. (Truthfully, I sang the alphabet while washing dishes!) It was a balm to my soul, a source of inspiration... and as an Indian American, it provided much-needed connection with a modern, global family of mantra lovers!"

Marla Mangla Pelletier
Owner at, USA

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 teacher training due to Covid-19, we were worried that the quality would suffer. WE WERE SO. 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! ;)


No live acoustics

Social interaction feels different online

Occasional technical issues

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

Sneak Peak

Here's what the online format looks like!

Relevancy for Today's World

Between pandemic-related uncertainty,  the deep unraveling of racism and patriarchy 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, and mantra as a traditional mental health aid, with the potential outcome of renewal and resilience. The practices support our ability to stay grounded, clear, discerning… and ultimately fuel 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.

See Anandra's blog post, Is the Yoga of Sound Relevant for Today's World? for more on this subject!


Start your 200 hour sound and mantra certification course NOW!

Or scroll down to learn about India 2023 retreat & 500hr course package deals!


It's FREE! Highly recommended if you're considering the course, and full of useful information for when you do!



Email [email protected] if you'd like help selecting the right course package.


200hr 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).



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Learn Nada Yoga in India!

Registration is now open for our in-person sound and mantra retreat in Rishikesh, Himālayas in February/March 2023. 

If you plan to attend in-person in 2023, the best plan is to get started NOW on the online teacher training material!

Want to join us?⁠

Special payment plans & package deals available for the online teacher training + India retreat.



Many of our 200hr students regret not signing up for the 500hr program from the beginning! We've got next-level training to refine your chant leadership, skills, and repertoire... for when 200hrs feels like just a tiny step towards an infinite journey into nuanced mastery.

"I've done lots of online courses and I've never seen anything like the Heart of Sound 500hr teacher training! The quality and quantity is amazing. I have a lifetime of learning at my fingertips, and the regular schedule of live classes, practices gives me a real feeling of community."

Emma Flick
Musician, Mom, Retreat Center Owner/Chef, Australia

Need Financial Help?

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.

We also have a partner program where you can earn generous cash or tuition credits for tuning people into our programs, which you'd be doing anyway! :)

Frequently Asked Questions

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


YA Topics Distribution

Sacred Sanskrit Sounds Course - TT certification




Anatomy & Physiology, Techniques, Training, Practice

Nada Yoga Course - - TT certification




Techniques, Training, Practice

40 Day Mantra Practice of your choice




Techniques, Training, Practice

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


@ $25 each


Techniques, Training, Practice

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


@ $50 each


Yoga Humanities

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


@ $50 each


Techniques, Training, Practice

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


@ $25 each


Professional Essentials

10 hours of led yogāsana and self-massage classes


@ $25 each


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


Professional Essentials

 Training and course materials





Total Value in USD:


Total Hours:



With teachers: Throughout 2022, we host plenty of regular LIVE sessions led by Anandra and the Teaching Team. Usually there are 5-10 different kinds of sessions on the calendar per week. They're scheduled at staggered times, so our global family can have an equal chance of attending.

With fellow trainees: You're required to meet with your cohort in live meetings and do study sessions with buddies. There are a variety of open study buddy times with your fellow students in the schedule, or you can meet up anytime! Social elements include (optional) "chai times," chant experiments, 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 are assigned according to time zones. For instance, Europe + Middle East trainees are 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! Everything is recorded, and a large portion of the course can be self-study if you prefer that.

Here is our schedule from June 2021 to give you an idea (with the calendar settings on Hawai'i time):

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. :)

The phased learning approach allows you to work at a pace that suits you.

📿 Personal Practice: We expect you to spend 30-60 minutes daily, or several times per week, doing your personal practice of the Heart of Sound skills (Sanskrit alphabet, mantra chanting, vocal toning, empathetic listening, playing and chanting rāga-based songs).

🤓 Study: In addition to your personal practice, you will spend 2-5 hours per week attending classes, reading, studying, watching video course content, and doing your homework, if this works with your schedule.

🌺 We often like listening to class recordings while walking or stretching on the floor. All of our class recordings are uploaded to the course in video and audio formats.

🎤 Don't tell Sudhanshu, but some of us even do our sargam voice exercises along with his recording in the shower!

Practice Teaching: 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". If you need to take a break, you can return to the course whenever you like and pick up where you left off. Or, if you have a lot of time on your hands, you can dig through the pre-recorded materials much faster.

The online format allows for a self-paced, phased learning approach. We have put together an easy to follow self-study map which guides you through the course materials, allowing you to tick off your progress as you go, meaning you can work at a pace that suits you and your life.

Many students who signed up in November 2020 completed their 200hr and received their certification by April 2021. Many have gone on to register for the 300hr Advanced teacher training!

With ongoing enrolment and students at different phases of the course, it means whatever phase of the self-study map you are on, there will be someone at the same place as you. This makes our live group sessions rich and diverse and means there is always the opportunity to have buddy sessions or cohort meetings with people at the same phase as you.

Know that you can continue to join us at any time and work at a pace that is perfect for you ❤️.

Yes! Registration is open for a return to the Himālayas in February/March 2023.

If you plan to attend in-person in 2023, you can get started NOW on the online teacher training material.

When we gather together the focus will be on ENJOYING our practice time together. No foundational lectures or basic skills classes will be offered during the retreat training. The core curriculum for the Heart of Sound training is much more effectively offered online, where trainees can absorb at their own pace. The retreat offers an opportunity to attend group practices and count those towards your teacher training hours. There will also be time in the schedule to fulfil other certification requirements if you wish to self-motivate to do so and and abundance of unique chant leadership opportunities! We envision a rich environment of learning as trainees try out their leadership skills!

Find out more about India Retreat Training 2023.

Yes! We are now offering a 500hr Advanced Online Teacher Training. You can take the full 500 hours at once (the 200hr Teacher Training is included), or you can take the 300hr Advanced Teacher Training after you have completed the foundational 200hr Teacher Training.

We are also now offering the option for Heart of Sound graduates to re-take the training online and get additional certification credits.

If you're interested in *only* the Sanskrit, or *only* the music (nāda) training, visit those shorter courses on our Course menu. (Both are also available as continuing-ed training courses with certification.)

We have so many free courses and resources! The TT Prep course would be a great place to start if you're serious about the training. Check out the Course menu and sign up for as many as you'd like. :)

Yes! The 200hr training is offered entirely in Japanese by Ayana Dake in Tokyo, and starting in November 2022, will be offered with German translation for the LIVE portions with Aleah Gandharvika. Find out more about the German TT here. (The German version requires self-study in English, but the Japanese version is entirely in Japanese, including the written material.)

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. :)

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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 course materials with Heart of Sound, you can send request to YA for the certification.  

You're welcome to take this and any Heart of Sound training solely for your personal growth and to be part of the practice community, whether or not you seek certification.💓

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, 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.

Since Anandra started teaching mantra globally in 2009, she has been living extensively in India. When profits exceed expenses, funds have been used to directly support numerous educational and social service projects in India. The Heart of Sound teacher training was also designed as an instrument to perpetuate legacy: it supports her music Guruji and his senior students to continue their musical tradition (both financially and via new student referrals).

After factoring in annual basic business expenses and modest admin + teaching salaries, our end-of-year statement usually works out to show a very small profit. (For instance, in 2019, it was $7,329.). However, we're grateful we've been able to continue to serve due to a combination of frugal management, barter, and extensive volunteer support.

Our hope is that the new online era of teaching will enable us to share the sound-based practices with more students worldwide and increase our ability to offer more scholarships as well as grow our service projects like Mantras for Peace and the Sacred Sound Stage. (To get involved, contact [email protected] to volunteer)

In each course, there's a Pay it Forward section where you can go to find out more about the specific India service projects.

If you'd feel safer to have more detailed financial transparency, you're welcome to contact us.

Yes! If talking about our unique programs and their impact on your life is natural to you, and you can think of people in your network who would benefit, we've got a partner program structure that offers generous cash bonuses (or even more in tuition credits) when people you refer buy courses.

Check out the Partner Program!

PS. It's not spammy, it's just our way of saying "thank you" for helping spread the word about something you love.

Got Questions? Want to meet us?

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.


Student of the Year (2020)

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 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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