the power of chant & silence
with ann dyer
This course exceeded my expectations. Every time we had class, I felt taken away...”
"Fantastic, fantastic course! Ann is truly a GREAT teacher"
"A good balance of lecture, practice and active participation... rich and engaging"
" I really enjoyed the material, the many teaching methods, and most of all, Ann's passion for what she does."
Ann Dyer's SOUNDYoga Teacher Trainings provide teachers with a sonic tour of the many ways in which sound and chant have been used as tools for health and transformation through out yoga's history — and just how beneficial those practices today. In Dyer's SOUNDYoga Teacher Trainings both aspiring and seasoned teachers develop new skills to access the power of their own voice and learn how to confidently introduce the benefits of sound in their own classes.
When yoga came to the west in the 20th century yogic sound practices were set aside and asana came to the fore. For this reason few yoga teachers today realize that sound and chant has held a central place in yoga its since its beginnings over two thousand years ago. 21st century yogins are just now rediscovering these ancient sound techniques as a simple, quick, and easy tools to support their modern lives and are eager to learn more.
The benefits of SOUNDYoga are easily accessible to everyone, but like any form of yoga, their practice is made more profound with a good understanding of underlying principles, alignments, skills and practice. In Ann Dyer's SoundYoga Teacher Training students learn how to access the power of mantra, kirtan and naada to lighten the heart, clear the mind and create connection. Through sound studies we also learn about yoga philosophy, key yogic texts, the aural culture that gave birth to yoga, and so much more. SOUNDYoga Teacher Training courses include:
Ann Dyer is Director of The Vak Project, a creative initiative committed to awakening the public's experience of sound and voice, and its the Vak Choir of "Everyday" voices (www.songofbecoming.org) which performed as part of the Smithsonian Institute's Yoga: The Art of Transformation touring exhibition; and a TEDxTALK presenter on the subject of voice. Ann lives in Oakland where she is director of Mountain Yoga. www.m-yoga.org