Harmony Unleashed: Japa Meditation Mastery Experience with Rukmini Chaitanya – February 2024

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February 25, – May 19, 2024

Harmony Unleashed: Japa Meditation Mastery Experience

Rukmini Chaitanya

12 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Sundays, 10:30am – 12:15pm ET 

Course Description:

Join us for “Harmony Unleashed: Japa Meditation Mastery Experience,” a 12-week immersion into powerful techniques for focusing the mind and for harnessing the body/mind’s subtle energies in completing the yogic path of self-transformation.

Japa refers to the recitation of mantras and is a significant aspect of Yoga practice. This practice involves repetitively chanting the same mantra, whether it is a single syllable like “om” or a sequence of mantric sounds, such as “om namo narayanaya.” Silently chanting the practice makes it more powerful, yet it can be vocalized when needed, especially if a student is fatigued or requires variety to sustain concentration.


Throughout this course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Japa meditation, pranayama, kirtan, tratak (candle gazing), likhita japa (writing mantra), and savasana (relaxation) in engaging classes that resonate with your unique spiritual path. You will even receive individualized guidance on selecting your own personal mantra and learn about the powerful process of mantra initiation.


By joining today, you’ll personally immerse yourself in the transformative power of these spiritual exercises, actively practicing the techniques within the supportive class environment. This is an invitation to make these practices a personal part of your journey.


Patanjali emphasizes that the yogic journey is fueled by practice and dispassion. Notably, the Sanskrit term for practice—abhyasa—translates to “repetition.” It is through repetition that we form either positive or negative habit patterns.

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Throughout the course, you’ll: 

This course is open to both new students and returning participants due to the integration of practical sessions with theory. In the theoretical sessions, new topics are continually introduced, providing additional benefits for those who have previously taken the course. 

Join ‘Harmony Unleashed: Japa Meditation Mastery’ to unlock the full potential of your unique spiritual practice today. Reserve your place for this profoundly personal and life-changing experience that harmonizes ancient wisdom with modern living.

What people are saying about Rukmini Chaitanya...

"Rukmini absolutely surpasses any expectation we could ever have! I take these courses back to back because of the value it adds to my personal life!"
- Courtney Steadman
"I love the beginning meditations and learned so much about intention and having a good posture improves concentration and helps to quiet my mind. I have improved and even increased the hours I dedicate to Sadhana. Thank you!"
- Sattva (Susan) Daniel
"The Japa Meditation course was informative and inspiring. Rukmini Chaitanya is an excellent teacher. I really learned a lot and benefitted from the course."
- Mark Aaron
"I felt more committed to my Japa meditation after this course."
- Victoria
"The Japa Meditation course with Rukmini Chaitanya is transformative. She has helped me to keep Japa meditation an important part of my day and each class has a peaceful, beautiful flow to it. As well all of the people in the class have become like a little community. Further Rukmini Chaitanya has invited the most incredible guests to help enlighten us…everyone from Sound Healers to Scientists to other Swami’s…I highly recommend this course!"
- Victoria
"The Japa course was a huge surprise for me. I thought I already “knew” a lot about Japa since I’ve practiced it for years; however, I was so wrong! Rukmini Chaitanya has an incredible ability to delve into the depths of any topic (I’m taking several of her classes) and, not only make them understandable, but enjoyable and entrancing. Where she comes up with the various aspects that she explores is beyond me. Though I never make the live classes, she goes out of her way to make us “late viewers” feel part of the class. She manages to integrate chanting and meditation and content seamlessly. It is obvious that she lives what she teaches. In short, she is an inspiration to me. During these difficult times, she has served as a lifeline to my spiritual life, and I will forever be grateful to her."
- Mary Rice
"I have been taking Rukmini Chaitanya’s Bhakti and Japa meditation class for almost a year now. The teachings on Bhakti were new to me and have opened up new possibilities in my meditation practice. Rukmini Chaitanya’s teaching style is clear, accessible, humble and full of new insights and wisdom."
- Tink McDevitt
"Japa meditation course has enhanced my understanding and practice for Japa Meditation. Rukminiji is very inspiring, well knowledgeable and experienced teacher. I liked the variety of learning this course offers like Japa Meditation, Kirtan singing, stories to illuminate teachings and lectures from expertise. Thank you for teaching and inspiring us with this knowledge."
- Malini Muraleetaran

Additional Information:

Offered as 12 weekly sessions on Sundays, February 25, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, May 5, 12 & 19 from 10:30 am – 12:15 pm ET.

This program is offered live through Zoom webinar with the availability for students to interact through Q&A with the presenter. For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.

It is possible to register and take the course at any time. You can catch up on any classes you miss with the recordings.

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Rukmini Chaitanya

Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.

Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.

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