Sacred Sound Immersion
Sacred Sound Immersion
June 30 - July 6, 2023
Join us in our 6 day Sacred Sound Immersion in Radhadesh, in beautiful Ardennes, Belgium.
During these 6 days we will explore the transformational power of sound through voice embodiment meditation, chakra chanting and kirtan. The greatest gift is to express one’s heart through singing, and feel that joy spread to the world around you. Kirtan and mantra chanting is a very powerful tool to connect us with the Divine and help us in our personal transformation.
You will also receive an introduction to kirtan instruments like harmonium and mridanga.
In between the session you have time for relaxation, nature walks and to experience the bhakti yoga community life.
This course is for everyone who would like to include mantra chanting in their daily practice, or simply for a person who likes kirtan and has never played harmonium and wishes to take onseself further on that path. The course is built up for beginners level explaining the basic principles of playing harmonium, kartals and mridanga.
Come and join us on this journey of divine music and chanting.
Voice Healing Meditation and Chakra Chanting
Voice toning meditation is a powerful and ancient form of healing which has been used for ages in order to evoke certain effects in the surroundings and in the human psyche. Toning itself is a simple process of releasing the vocal sound with a vowel ( either a , e , i , o , u ) and directing it towards a certain energy centre in the body. It offers you an opportunity to take a moment and connect yourself with your inner realm, get new insights about how your voice can be a healer.
Vocal freedom through improvisation
Find new ways of expressing yourself through your voice with improvisation. Through different exercises you are guided to find your Soulsong and also become courageous to be express yourself through your voice.
One of the most essential aspects regarding singing is proper deep breathing so that it will support you in your voice development. Through certain exercises you are guided to become aware of what muscles to use in order to have more power and strength in your voice.
Voice embodiment meditations with movement
In some of the morning vocal sessions we focus on the relationship between our body and our voice. How important is the body posture when you sing? Whats the importance of relaxed body and open heart for vocal freedom?
How can my body be and instrument of the sound?
In harmonium sessions you will be introduced to an Indian scale of sargam and basic western chord system, so that you could chantand feel freedom of playing the harmonium in a meditative mood.
We will choose one chord sequence with what you can accompany yourself with several mantra melodies.
Basic Kartal and Mridanga beat
For being able to accompany the simple kirtan
Group kirtan sessions
In the evening we will gather for an hour to practice in group what we have learned during the day and invite each other to take turns to lead kirtan and accompany on differenet instruments.
17.00 – 19.00 – Introduction and meet and greet circle
19.00 - dinner
July 1 - July 5
9.00 - breakfast
10.30 – 12.30 – Voice Healing Meditation ( some voice meditation classes will take place in the nature and include forest walk that will last then until 13.30)
13.30 – Lunch
15.00 – 17.00 – instrumental class ( either harmonium, kartals or mridanga)
18.00 – 19.00 – group kirtan
19.00 – dinner
10.30 – 13.30 – final ceremony with sharings and kirtan
13.30 – final lunch