Sanskrit & Sacred Sound

A Three-Part Mini-Course

Sanskrit & Sacred Sound

Three Consecutive Mondays in April & May

Join us for a three-part mini-course exploring the resonant language of Sanskrit and its use and philosophy in the practice of Mantra Yoga.

Together, we will practice basics of pronunciation and then apply them in learning to chant two ancient Sanskrit mantras: a Shanti Mantra from the Vedas (Peace Prayer from the source texts of Yoga) and the powerful Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (for healing on all levels).

Course Details

Online Series

  • April 22, 2024 | 4:00-5:30pm PT
  • April 29, 2024 | 4:00-5:30pm PT
  • May 6, 2024 | 4:00-5:30pm PT

Tuition: $108 for all three sessions

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Bhavani Siegel was introduced to yoga in childhood, practicing asana and yogic breathing with her family. She met Baba Hari Dass in 1974; after becoming his disciple, she began formal study and sadhana practice. She then went on to begin teaching yoga in 1975.

A senior Yoga faculty member and a founding member of Mount Madonna, where she lives, Bhavani teaches many aspects of Yoga, including meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy.

Among these, her specialties are:

  • Foundational values in Yoga philosophy: Yama & Niyama
  • Mantra Yoga: Sanskrit as Sacred Sound
  • Ritual and Symbolism in the Path of Yoga

Bhavani also leads Yogic rituals (Puja & Yajna) at Mount Madonna’s Sankaṭ Mochan Hanuman Temple. She also incorporated yoga for children as a school teacher for 20 years.

Considering the teachings of conscious communication an important aspect of the Yogic principle of non-harming, Bhavani integrated this study as facilitator/coordinator of Mount Madonna’s Yoga, Service and Community residential programs for over 20 years.

In Yoga teacher trainings, Yoga retreats, community programs, and seminars, Bhavani has continued her journey, guided by her revered teacher’s injunction to “teach to learn,” at Mount Madonna and at our sister community, Salt Spring Centre of Yoga.

Bhavani loves chanting and ritual, mystic poetry, and the solace of nature.

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