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Sangeet as Yoga: 2 Day Workshop

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Sangeet as Yoga: Chanting, Music, and Dance in Yoga
Lead by Amie Maciszewski, Sitar, Vocal, Anuradha Naimpally, Bharata Natyam Dance


Thursday & Friday, Sept 13th and 14th, 7-9 pm
Pricing: (1) session $40, (2) sessions $75                                                                               

Arts Mission Oak Cliff
410 S. Windomere, Dallas 75208

To Register

Call: 512-965-2368

Don’t miss this first-time ever workshop featuring Dallas based sitarist Amie Maciszewski and Austin based dancer Anuradha Naimpally, as they conduct a unique workshop that brings together classical Indian arts and yoga. No experience necessary!

Discover mudras or hand gestures and how they are used extensively for healing as well as aesthetics. Explore breath as an essential element of both yoga, music, and dance. Learn how chakra alignment can be achieved through nada yoga, the yoga of sound. Awaken forces within your body to experience movement that is intentional and meditative. 

Participants will learn specific chants, mudras, and breathing during the course of this two-session workshop. By the end of the second workshop, participants will be able to perform a moving meditation while chanting that explores their own physical and spiritual selves as an embodiment of life.

Each session is self-contained but participants are encouraged to register for both. Those who do both sessions will receive recorded music and video for the moving meditation as well as have the option of performing this during the Third Annual Declare World Peace concert on Saturday, September 15th at Arts Mission Oak Cliff. 

Session 1: Thursday September 13th, 7-9 pm

Chanting and meditation - Vedic mantras for peace and well-being
Sanskrit pronunciation and intonation
Meaning and effect on body, mind, and spirit
Meditation technique using mantra
Mudras - hand symbols
Significance of mudras
Power in our hands
Mudras for aesthetics and health
Yoga asanas
Connecting mantra with asana
The sun, our bodies, and health
Surya Namaskar
Identifying forces within the body
Harnessing forces to create strength
Active stretching
Breathing, basic voice production, and relation to chakras
Breath and voice
Chakras - energy centers
Characteristics of each
Their alignment for mind-body-spirit balance
Their related musical sounds and colors
Movement of breath/voice through chakras
Moving meditation 1st part
Connecting movement, sound, mantra, and stillness

Session 2: Friday September 14th, 7-9 pm

(recap of material covered in Session 1, with reinforcement and some additions)
Chanting and meditation
Breathing while chanting/singing
Yoga asanas
Chakras - activation through singing
Moving meditation 2nd part
Practice of completed moving meditation with music

Later Event: September 15
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