The Yoga of Sound

Nāda Yoga

Nāda, meaning sound.

soul as soundNāda encompasses mantra and more specifically Sanskrit. In Āyurveda nāda is consider one of the most important tools to invoke calm and rejuvenation of the mind and nervous system. The Yoke has designed this special offering to introduce the fundamentals of nādā Yoga.

Restorative Medicine

The vital offering of nāda Yoga for the modern world.

The sympathetic nervous system is our circuitry of fight/flight/freeze. The parasympathetic nervous system is our circuitry of rest/digest/repair. When we feel safe and at ease, a fullness allows true relaxation to occur. We become curious and open to learning. Our capacity for empathy grows.

Our sympathetic nervous system is a protective mechanism only meant to engage in response to short-bursts of distress. However, most of us live in a constant state of alert.

By giving ourselves the invitation to saturate in the inner sound, we give our nervous systems a chance to receive soothing, restorative medicine.

Nāda Yoga Module

This module based in nāda Yoga can be incorporated into an existing teacher training or it can be provided as a stand-alone continuing education offering.

This course builds a foundational understanding of Sanskrit terminology through the deciphering of multi-phrase Yogasāna word structures. Additionally, an introduction to the historical roots of mantra is included. Proper pronunciation associated with the mouth and tongue placement along with the purpose of transliteration are also part of this training.

Key Learning Objectives

It is offered as a minimum of 8 hours (additional materials can be added to extend the timeframe – see list below) to include:

  • What is Sanskrit
  • Power of intention and importance of pronunciation accuracy
  • What is Mantra
  • Instruction in chanting several mantras
  • What is Japa and the use of mālā beads***
  • What is the importance of a daily practice
  • What are the Four Levels of Speech
  • Significance of aligning thoughts, speech and action

The Nāda Teacher: All of these offerings are taught by our executive director: Lauralynn Jansen. Over three decades ago LauraLynn discovered Yoga, which has been an intricate part of her life ever since. A serendipitous trip to India in 1999 presented her with the chance to obtain a teaching certification. Her decision to go for it led to living on an ashram in the jungles of south India. It was the beginning of LauraLynn’s path as a teacher of these practices born thousands and thousands of years ago. Read more about LauraLynn.

Additional Traditional Sanskrit & Mantra Offerings

        Mālās & Mantra 

Learn the sacred art of Japa Mālā making.

Mālā: Sanskrit word representing a garland, and Japa, meaning recitation of mantra or prayer. Together the words translate to “prayer beads for meditation.”

Japa mālā are used in Nadā (sound) Yoga and other meditative practices. Japa Mālā is an ancient tool developed to keep the mind focused during the practice of mediation. You will learn how to knot your own traditional Japa mālā also provided. An introduction to mantra is also part of this offering. 

     The Mystery of Mantra

Unravel the mystery of mantra’s mother tongue, Sanskrit. You will learn accurate mouth placement/pronunciation. This bodily knowledge will allow you to begin to invoke the full vibrational quality of mantras. Are you ready to step on the path of experiencing the power of sound through the ancient language of Sanskrit?

Mystery of Mantra Review: 5-star rating (out of 5).

The Mantra class was amazing. Eloquently taught. Wonderful Saturday afternoon.”


        Sanskrit on the Mat 

This introductory dive into Sanskrit introduces basic word components and proper pronunciation. Expand your knowledge of Sanskrit application in asāna and a general Yogasāna-based class. This will build a foundation for your understanding of Sanskrit through sight and hearing it in your yoga practice on the mat.

     Śāntipāṭḥ : A Gathering for Peace*

Śāntipāṭḥ or peace mantras are traditional prayers chanted to invoke a sense of peace within and without. This gathering will offer folks insight into the pronunciation of Sanskrit, the history of peace mantras, and the resonating power of chanting. This offering is like a kīrtan, though it is focused on Śāntipāṭḥ mantras specifically. It also provides more guidance in proper pronunciation than a typical kīrtan.

* These can be add as evening events for the students of a training and/or be opened to the local community. There is also the option to add on of specific material to the training or for the local community. Let’s chat.



These Offerings Also Include:

* The Yoke can furnish social media imagery and words for promotion.

* The Yoke can provide CEU options through Yoga Alliance.


Thank you for your consideration of these offerings for your community.

Contact The Yoke for more details on this special offering.