...Music, Mantra and Mythology: a journey beyond meaning...

I believe myths and legends are largely made of truth...”

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Mantra, music and mythology are closely interwoven, especially in the ancient tales of what is now known as the Indian subcontinent. In this class / mini-workshop we explore mantra in its classical context, and also in its more contemporary aspects. The class centres around myths, legends and tales drawn from the science of yoga, intertwined with explorations of the deeper meanings of these often allegorical tales. We explore the subject of mantras on their many levels and focus our attention on several specific ones which will allow us to open our hearts, minds and voices and experience the effects of these powerful mechanisms upon the many layers of our being, taking a journey into the heart of the healing and all the potential that they can bring to our lives. As with all of my offerings, there is a strong empahsis on interaction; voice, breath, movement and ritual space sharing.