This past weekend was the first of 4 – 4 day weekends in my Yoga Teacher Training. To say that it rocked my world would be an understatement! I spent the weekend making some amazing new friends, chanting (love it!), meditating and twisting myself into poses that I’d long forgot about. We bared our Souls to each other through a variety of experiential exercises and we laughed at each other each time someone groaned or farted (not keen on this word, but it fits here ;0)
Diving deep down into the history of Yoga, the Sutras, the Mudras and learning Sanskrit made me giddy. I found myself, many times, on the edge of tearing up. Not from a place of sadness but from one of feeling like I’m ‘home’. Finally. Home.
I also discovered some very cool people. Brenda McMorrow is in the course with me and she is a world-famous Chantress. She sings/chants all over the world and, let me tell ya, her voice is straight from heaven!
You can visit her site at: Brenda McMorrow
“The Deep Ocean of Bliss That is Inside Us”
February, 2012 Leverett, MA, a beautiful group of souls gathers to share Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow and to share their awarenesses and experiences from the Bhav of the evening!
The other very cool thing that I learned was that Alanis Morrissette (one of my favorite Canadians!) has a twin brother who is famous in his own right. He is a hardcore Yogi and he has a variety of albums that he’s recorded with a Yoga/indie/rock feel. We listened to many of his songs over the weekend and I am in love with them all! He teaches Yoga also and comes to Toronto periodically, so I am keeping my eyes open for that workshop.
You can visit his site at: Wade Imre Morrissette
The vibrations emanating from singing Sanskrit words have a tangible effect on our own inner being. It’s not important to know what the words mean, or even to believe in the particular names or forms of God sometimes sung in the chants, because the ancient sounds themselves carry the energy that brings us deep inside ourselves where our own nameless, formless connection resides.
Even if you don’t do Yoga or care for chanting, the music, on its own, is mesmerizing. Both of their YouTube channels are full of more of their music and their sites are so full of goodness!
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