Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument
with Elizabeth Rainey & Sean Frenette
Saturday, October 5 | 2:00-7:00pm
NādaYoga is the yoga of sacred sound and vibration; a rich, medicinal mindfulness practice of embodied vocalization. It is also a philosophical system which posits the nature of cosmic reality can be uniquely experienced by human beings through the study and experience of sound. The practices explore the prismatic nature of our voice and are designed for a meditative, healing and vibratory experience. Some aspects of these practices are ancient, and others, a contemporary synthesis. This form of Nada Yoga is similar and complementary to the yoga asana practice. We utilize poses and movements that allow you to explore the larynx, throat, tongue, and jaw.
In this workshop you will experience:
- sacred movement, yoga asana, sitting meditation and singing
- the practice of deep listenting (to your body and sounds)
- how sound and movement can nourish and support each other
- the practice of minimal-effort vocal production
- and investigation into the prismatic spectrum of vocal tone
- an exploration of vocal anatomy
- an inquiry into raga singing and Indian classical musical structures
Rainey is an Embodiment Guide. She invites you to move and live with deep attention, pausing often to listen to what is currently arising, orienting your body in the context of gravity and using organic elemental principles for a nourishing, kind, and attentive practice. She creatively combines Somatic Experiencing, Yoga Therapy, Continuum Inquiry and Intuitive Energy Work. Rainey is a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher.
Sean has been teaching music for two decades to students of all ages, in numerous musical genres, and on numerous musical instruments. His own studies of Indian Classical vocal music and Nada Yoga began in 2003 with Warren Senders at New England Conservatory. Sean has been a serious student of hatha yoga and meditation for over 15 years. Sean has performed Indian classical music at Carnegie Hall, toured full time for seven years with the kirtan ensemble Shantala and played with numerous other kirtan artists.
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