“You should still the chatter, change negative self-talk, set your intention, use the voice inside your head, get mindful.”
We hear stuff like this everywhere in the wellness and self-help worlds! Complete with data about how blood flows in your brain, the modern worldview is coming around to these ideas that are at the root of yoga practices.
One of the most profound practices in yoga is the power of repeating sound: mantra. The Bridharanyaka Upanishad describes the universe as conflict between the realm of the divine and the world of the senses. The divine triumphs through the use of our voice to chant. Using the colorful language of spiritual metaphor, the Upanishad says mantra helps us live as the “gods” and conquer “evil.”
In this workshop Peter will draw on the Tantric practices of mantra in the ISHTA Yoga tradition. Come join in a discussion of the power of sound as a physical, psychological, and subtle energy practice. Leave with a toolbox of mantras for helping you navigate challenges and for guiding you toward your purpose.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels and will include a short, optional asana component.
May 2, 10 – 12 pm est
$30 EB / $40 Day of
50% off Day of Rate for ISHTA Members / ISHTA Acharya Rate: $25
Bio: Peter Ferko is a Yogiraj (master) who teaches classes and trainings at ISHTA Yoga, in Manhattan, and is the host of Peter’s Podcast. He was co-director of The Table, a yoga and arts project in Brooklyn and he teaches internationally. Peter is also an author of fiction and non-fiction who draws on lifelong pursuits in yoga, art, and music. His most recent book, coauthored with Alan Finger, is called The Genius of Yoga. Peter lives with fellow ISHTA Yogiraj, Wendy Newton and their downward dog, Mica.