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Nada Yoga with Ram Vakkalanka

Sound healing has been a valuable part of my practice for years. Especially recently, when a physical practice wasn’t possible for me, mantra chanting, toning sounds and listening to music was deeply uplifting and healing.

So I’m delighted to welcome musician and yogi Ram Vakkalanka to Brussels for the first time! Read on to find out more about his Nada Yoga Workshop on Saturday 26 October at Shanti Home, plus an evening concert of sitar and kirtan (group chanting) chez moi!

I look forward to seeing you there!

Much love and light,
Susan

Inner Healing through the Sacred Sounds of the Sitar

There is something sacred inside each one of us that vibrates in perfect harmony with the Universe. However, the cacophony of our thoughts prevents us from enjoying this inner harmony. Nada Yoga teaches us how to rise above this noise, go deeper into our heart and discover
the inexhaustible source of inner peace and strength there. Nada Yoga is a wonderful confluence of the science of Yoga and the art of Music.

Nada Yoga envisages Music as a means of Enlightenment by exploring the Energy aspect of Music. Nada Yoga explores the relationship between Swaras (energized musical tones) and five Elements, Chakras, Zodiac signs, Mudras and Gem stones. Balancing the Chakras as well as Vata, Pitta and Kapha Doshas thru Nada Yoga can result in remove energy blockages and result in inner healing and deeper states of meditation.
Disciplined practice of Nada Yoga also leads to the same state of Samadhi as Raja Yoga.

In this workshop, Ram Vakkalanka will present the spiritual side of music and explain the correspondence between musical tones
and five Elements, seven Chakras, twelve Zodiac signs and other energy aspects of our mind body system.
This workshop involves intermittent guided meditation.
Please dress comfortably.

Ram Vakkalanka is an internationally known Nada Yogi, Sitar artist, Yoga philosopher, Meditation teacher and Sanskrit expert.
Ram is a Master of sound energy and vibrations. Ram belongs to the musical lineage of Maestro Ravi Shankar and specializes in playing healing and meditative Ragas on the Sitar. So far, ten CDs and one DVD of his works have been released.
His music is used by Chiropractors, Acupressurists and other healing practitioners in their sessions for its soothing quality.
In Ram’s hands, the musical notes become Mantras and create vibrant, energetic and peaceful ambiance.

For a video of Ram explaining the art and science of Nada Yoga, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrHj26wfcbQ.
To find out more about Ram or see sample videos of his concerts, please visit his website www.aksharayoga.com.

Ram presents music from a unique perspective and its soothing quality truly enthralls the audience.

Venue – Shanti Home, 8 Rue Darwin, 1190 Brussels
Date – Saturday 26 October 2013
Time – 14:00 to 17:00
Participation – 40 EURO
Payable in cash at the workshop – no post-workshop payments, please – Ram will be leaving the next day!
Advanced booking preferred but not essential.

Informal Evening Concert and Kirtan
Venue – 53 Rue Alphonse Renard, 1050 Brussels (Hopkinson)
Date – 26 October 2013
Time – 19:30 to 21:00
Participation – 15 EURO (Payable in cash)
Advanced booking is ESSENTIAL – space is limited!