MANTRA & MEDITATION -The Yoga of Sacred Sound

This Indica Course is for seekers interested in mantras and chants in Yoga.

Join this course for an understanding of the philosophy and application of sacred sound in your personal Yoga sadhana.

Enroll NOW for the Early Bird Offer !

This Indica Course is in collaboration with our knowledge partner Indica Yoga.


This Indica Course, offered in collaboration with our knowledge partner Indica Yoga, is for seekers keen on understanding the use of mantras and chants in Yoga and gain a perspective on the philosophy and application of sacred sound in their personal Yoga sadhana.


An experiential immersion into mantras and their integration in Yoga Sadhana.

Expected Outcomes

This Indica Course explores the nuances of sound in yoga, in a journey that starts from the genesis of the universe from primordial Nāda, tracing the importance of the vedic tradition in developing the science of mantra as sacred sound, exploring the concept of Śabdabrahman and Praṇava, leading up to the study of select vedic mantra-s and the integration of mantra-s, bījamantra-s and sounds in practices of Yoga.

The myriad applications of sound in asana, pranayama, bhavana and dhyanam will be discussed along with guided meditative practices, woven into the lectures.

Some case studies demonstrating the use of mantra in yoga cikitsa will also be presented.


In Search of Our Source – An Exploration of Nāda-Bindu-Kala-Sphota-Śabda-Mantra-Parabrahman and Sabdabrahman

A Universe Connected by Sound – Tracing the path of evolution from its building blocks-Pancikaranam, Sāmkhya Karika, Brahmanandavalli-why vibrationary energy is perceived to be the source of creation

Om iti brahma – Omkāra as the Substratum of the Manifest World, a Bridge to the Supreme–References from the Yogasutra, Yogasutra commentaries, Upanishads and other literature

The Word and the World – concept of Vāc  Samskrta Aksaramala–the alphabet and speech(Māhesvara Sutras, structure of the alphabet, link to the universe, connections between the alphabet and other Tattva-s)

Mananāt trāyate iti mantrah – weaving shields of protection, Components of a Mantra; Mantra and its role in alleviating and transcending Karma, the use of bījamantra-s, the mantrapurusa, sound in the body

Vāgartha – exploring words and meanings of select Vedic mantra-s

Multidimensional Transformations – Effect of chanting on different dimensions of the human system

The Yoga of Sacred Sound – How chanting can be integrated into practices of Yoga-Insights from the KYM tradition

Mantra Cikitsā – Application of Chanting in Yoga therapy-some case studies from the KYM

About Course Faculty:

Smt. Nrithya Jagannathan, Director, KYM Institute of Yoga Studies, Chennai

Nrithya Jagannathan is the Director of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM) Institute of Yoga Studies. Trained in Vedic chanting, she is a C-IAYT, ERYT-500 and YACEP.  A student of Sri TKV Desikachar, she has a professional experience of more than 18 years. She is also the Editor-in-chief of KYM’s quarterly e-journal on Yoga and Yoga Cikitsa. She is a life member of the Indian Yoga Association and a member of the Standing Academic Accreditation committee of the Indian Yoga Association. She is also Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer, with many awards to her credit. She has traveled extensively representing the KYM at numerous events/seminars/workshops across the world.

The course will commence on 03rd December, 2021 and go on up to 29th April, 2022.

Duration: A 2-credit (30 hrs) programme

  • 1hr 30 mins Live session with faculty every Friday between 6.30 to 8.00 PM IST (one session per week)

Session Dates:

  • December dates: *03, 10, 24, 31
  • January dates: 07, 14, 21, 28
  • February dates: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • March dates: 04, 11, 18, 25
  • April dates: 01, 15, 22, 29

* Orientation Session

Delivery Platform: Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal

Medium of Instruction: English

Course Fee: Rs 8,000/- INR

*Early Bird Offer: Rs 7,500/- INR for registrations up to 30th November,2021*

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