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Free Your Voice: Intro to Chanting & Mantra

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In yoga classes, we move our bodies as a way of feeling more awake, aware, and free. Your voice can have the same power. Perhaps you have had a taste of it when chanting OM in yoga class? Or maybe you’ve been to a kirtan, devotional music event, and gotten into the groove. Or perhaps you’re totally new to the mantra world. Welcome!

Mantras are tools to help us relieve the stresses and imbalances in the mind, and to bring ourselves to a focused intention. By chanting, we can create harmony between our mind and the stresses of our modern life. Many people don’t know the power of their own voice until they learn to chant! 

In Free Your Voice: Intro to Chanting & Mantra with Keegan Mills, you will:

  • Learn the benefits, significance, and purpose of 4 mantras that you can use in your daily life
  • Learn to access and express your own unique vocal expression and vibration 
  • Create your own mantra to help you connect to a place of peace within
  • Practice chanting these mantras in a safe and welcoming space
  • Experience the beautiful sound of the harmonium, a traditional Indian instrument for chanting mantra

 

We will begin with a guided meditation to help us connect to our sacred voice and the energy of the throat chakra. Throughout the workshop, you’ll be guided through a series of mantras with the sounds of the harmonium to support you in finding your own rhythm and experience the benefits of sound healing. All levels of experience are welcome for this workshop – no singing experience necessary! Please bring a small journal if you would like to take notes. You will be provided with handouts of the mantras that we will explore in this workshop. 

This event is in-person at NOPA studio. This module provides 3 contact hours toward Folk’s 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification with Yoga Alliance, or 3 CEUs if you are already a Registered Yoga Teacher. Gain unlimited access to all Folk teacher trainings, workshops, and classes with our Yoga School All Access Membership.

Price:

$45 per person on or before August 4, 2024 with the discount code: MANTRA

$55 per person after August 4, 2024

Folk members & alumni receive 25% off of the full price. 

About the Instructor:

Keegan Mills is a E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher based in San Francisco, CA. She shares the practice of chanting mantra through her yoga teaching, workshops, retreats, and life coaching practice, and has found the practice of mantra to be helpful in releasing self-doubt and fear, calling in abundance, supporting healing in the body, and grounding in the present moment. Keegan has attended Jai Uttal’s Bhakti Kirtan Camp, participated in Phoenix Song’s Free Your Voice workshops, is a student of Janet Stone and regularly attends kirtans around the Bay Area and world. You can learn more about Keegan at www.awakenwithkeegan.com.