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Sep 2 – Oct 14, 2021 

Yoga of Mantra and Chanting for Peace of Mind and Heart Sacred chants of the Divine Mother

Swami Hridyananda and Narayan Jyoti

6 WEEKLY SESSIONS, Thursdays, 12:00-1:45pm ET 

Course Description:

This course is a thoughtful blend of mantra theory and its various benefits, as well as the practice of chanting. As you find yourself deepening your practice and understanding through the principles of Mantra, the mind and heart will shift and open to positivity, peace, and beyond.

This is an ongoing series, where each course contains chanting of special mantras, devotional chants or Kirtan and inspirational teachings. It is meant for experienced and new students alike.

One definition of a mantra is “mystical energy encased in a sound structure.” To release its energy, you learn to repeat the mantra with intention and specific rhythm. The repetition of the mantra is referred to as “Japa.” Swami Sivananda said that “Japa purifies the heart and steadies the mind.”

When you use mantra repetition, or Japa, as a practice, it elevates your vibration, releases negativity from the mind, opens the heart, and allows you to live with more inner peace and joy.

Swami Sivananda referred to Japa as “spiritual food,” and said that “Japa gives supreme peace, health, wealth, strength, and long life.”

This course is designed for those who wish to cultivate inner peace through the use of mantras and chanting. No prior experience is necessary to benefit from these profound practices, and if you do have experience, this is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice.

The objective of the course is understanding and experiencing one of the most powerful practices in yoga for spiritual evolution.  Participating in this course is creating “satsanga,” which is being in the presence of like-minded people who strive to deepen their sense of peace, joy and spiritual growth.

During the course, you will be able to receive direct guidance from Swami Hridyananda regarding any questions you may have concerning the teachings and practices.

The current offering will be dedicated to the Divine Mother. The all-compassionate Divine Mother is an ocean of mercy. Through Her grace alone one gets success in Sadhana and final liberation. She is the universal nourisher, giving sustenance and protection to all beings. 

We will be learning special Mantras and chants for the Divine Mother, to awaken devotion and open ourselves to Her presence and grace and learn to recognize her countless forms within and all around us in creation through Swami Sivananda’s inspirational teachings.


What you'll learn:

“The experience was very moving. I felt back in the ashram with the teachings of Swami Hridyananda and the songs of Narayan Jyoti. It allowed me to connect deeply with my heart, I am very grateful for this beautiful experience.” 


– Chandrika Alejandra


“A course which spoke to the heart, which is so good in these days.”


– Student

Additional Information:

Offered as 6 weekly sessions on Thursdays, Sept 2, 9, 23, 30 Oct 7 & 14, 12:00-1:45pm 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.

Requirements and Recommendations:

Swami Hridyananda

Swami Hridyananda is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and senior staff at the  Yoga Retreat. She has spent over 35 years teaching different aspects of yoga, as well as teaching in Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses. She also teaches meditation, thought power, chanting, and supports individuals on their inner transformative journey.

Narayan Jyoti (Ron Paz)

Raised on the foundations of the traditional Sivananda yoga path, Narayan Jyoti is a Sivananda Yoga Teacher, musician, and a healer. A personal student of the founder of ThetaHealing, he is a certified ThetaHealing Master and Certificate of Science, receiving his credentials at the certificate creation in 2009. He is the co-creator of ThetaHealing The Body Sings: An Official ThetaHealing Elective course in the art of the Heart Song and is the creator of Rise Beyond Fear and Doubt, an online mindfulness program.

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