July 1, 2013 @ 1:45 am – July 6, 2013 @ 12:30 am GMT0
Yasodhara Ashram
Music & Consciousness, Sacred Dance and Mantra

This five-day program taps into the devotional nature of the heart through music, sound and dance. Music & Consciousness is an original workshop developed by Swami Radha to awaken inner knowledge through the power of sound. Combining Music & Consciousness with mantra and sacred dance, this series offers a pathway to the Divine through creative expression.

In Music & Consciousness, you will listen to seven musical pieces and draw your impressions of each. By looking at the drawings in relation to your life, you can open to an intuitive sense of your path and where you are. This workshop provides an effective way to sidestep the rational mind and receive insights directly from your own deeper wisdom. Dip into the secret language of your unconscious – a world of symbol, myth and metaphor that can guide you in practical and mysterious ways.

The Mantra workshop will deepen your understanding of the effects of sound as you investigate your own voice through chanting. Mantras are words of power that are devotional by nature and can calm the emotions, improve concentration and promote healing. You will observe the effect of different mantras as well as the power of silence.

In the Sacred Dance workshop you have the opportunity to express feelings that are beyond words — that only gestures, only a look can express. When the body is an instrument of devotional expression, it is at its most beautiful. The art of sacred dance combines movement, music, prayer and reflection. Set to mantras, prayers and devotional songs, sacred dance provides a way to explore the body as a spiritual tool. (No dance experience is needed.)

Together these workshops offer an experience of self-knowledge and Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion.

Recommended books:
The Divine Light Invocation
Mantras: Words of Power