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In this module you’ll learn about the sound, a deepening of meditation through vibration. This will include practice with mantra, japa, voicework, environmental and instrument sound, and deep listening.  Intentional sound is a powerful meditation tool and this training offers an introduction to how to use both live and recorded sound in your mindfulness practice. Ritual for setting the space and inner landscape through sound will also be explored. 

Ethics and sound will be discussed as well as octaves and how they can be used to guide awareness.

Discover the profound wisdom of the medicine wheel and delve into the symbolic meanings of the four cardinal directions - North, South, East, and West. Deepen your connection to the natural world as we explore the specific animals, plants, and elements associated with each direction. Through personal reflection, you'll weave your own experiences into the teachings, finding resonance and guidance for your unique journey. Learn how the Medicine Wheel can be a powerful tool for personal healing and balance, aligning your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Gain insight into the ceremonial use of the Medicine Wheel, honoring its cultural and spiritual importance.

Uncover the profound power of the drum as an ancient tool for healing and meditation, delving into its rich cultural and historical significance. Explore rhythm as a universal language, capable of inducing meditative and trance-like states, and learn how it can facilitate personal and spiritual growth. Learn how to cultivate a personal drumming practice, deepening your connection with the drum's meditative qualities. Discover how to seamlessly integrate drumming into your daily life for ongoing self-care and personal development.

THIS MODULE CAN BE TAKEN IN STUDIO OR VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM. IN STUDIO SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO PLEASE CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW WHICH OPTION YOU PREFER.
 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND EXPERIENCE

  • Yoga of sound: How sound connects us to body, mind and spirit, and reminds us of our sacred original nature

  • Foundations for sound rituals in meditation including history, benefits of sound, and myths about using sound for wellness. 

  • Sound ethics – considerations for sounding in safe, powerful ways

  • Rituals for setting the space and our inner landscape

  • Mantra for meditation: experience 7 foundational mantras, learn meanings, about Sanskrit and pronunciation and how to lead mantras in meditation.

  • Recorded sound and tips for how to choose tracks for meditation

  • Live sound and how to use meditation instruments including tingshas, metal singing bowls, drums and shruti box.

  • Deepening embodied listening and exploring space and silence.

  • The Medicine Wheel as a powerful tool for personal healing and balance.

  • The four cardinal directions - North, South, East, and West – and explore specific animals, plants, and elements associated with the directions.

  • Learn about the drum as an ancient tool for healing and meditation and its rich cultural and historical significance.

  • Explore rhythm as a universal language.

  • About Octave intervals and how they can be used to guide awareness

  • Vocal liberation and embodiment: free your speaking and singing voice with warm up exercises, inquiry  and explorations.

  • Guided inner-child journey to explore relationship with voice and expression.

  • Chakras 101: uses and myths about chakras and sound.

  • How to design a listening meditation and a mantra meditation

  • A ritual for Working with the elements with the chakras (nyasa)

STUDENTS WILL

  • Understand the benefits of sound in meditation and as a multi-dimensional vehicle for bio-psycho-socio-spiritual connection

  • Identify the myths and misunderstanding about sound and gimmicks of spiritual sound and meditation

  • Expand their ability to select and use recorded and live sound for meditation

  • Explore instruments, play and get hands on experience with sound tools (metal singing bowls, tingshas, shruti box, drum).

  • Apply Vocal liberation exercises to release vocal baggage, reconnect with vocal innocence and be able to use their voice in meditations.

  • Use Vocal warm ups to connect to voice for projection and modulation

  • Discover Mantras as rituals for meditation: About mantra, the power of Sanskrit sound and how mantra impact our body/mind

  • Chant and intone with 7 japa-style mantras (recordings available)

  • Practice leading mantra and guided listening meditation with recorded sound

  • Expand their deep listening of sound in silence through a series of experientials

  • Learn about Chakras, common new-age myths about chakra meditation

  • Explore Elemental wisdom and how the elements relate to the chakras

  • Learn about Sound as a creative potential - a carrier wave and amplifier of intention/prayer

  • Understand how octaves can direct awareness

  • Identify why sound is so powerful in remembrance and awakening

  • Learn how words are sound and how the word/sound can tune your own system

  • Gain insight into the ceremonial use of the Medicine Wheel, honoring its cultural and spiritual importance.

WHAT TO EXPECT

This module is designed for all levels, from the seasoned practitioner to the curious beginner looking to deepen their practice, experience and understanding of meditation from a yogic perspective, as well as incorporating movement and sound as they relate to meditation. This module includes both discussion, practice and teaching opportunities. You will be given plenty of support and mentorship as you gain the confidence to share your unique voice, style and passion for the practice.

To help deepen the practice the following will be offered:

  • A YogaMCC Teacher Training Manual

  • Recommended readings and a reading assignment

  • Homework including a 28 day dedicated personal practice

  • Personal Practice Journal

  • Group process web calls with teachers

BOOKS

The Yoga of Sound by Russill Paul

 

Sound Medicine by Kulreet Chaudhary

 

The Naked Voice by Chloe Goodchild

CERTIFICATION

This course will count toward your 200 Hr or 300 Hr YogaMCC Meditation Teacher Training Certification.

TEACHERS

Tiffany Sparrow MA, RCT, MTA, RYT

Tiffany Sparrow is an accredited music counseling therapist, sound healer, registered yoga teacher and is a seasoned musician, recording artist and healer. Her life's work has been about using the power of music and sound for transformation.

 

Sparrow first discovered the healing power of music through healing her own eating disorders. She found that sound and embodiment of Spirit through yoga of sound was more effective than other methods. Since becoming a music therapist in 2005, she studied yoga and mantra in India, obtaining her 500hr yoga teaching certificate in Akhanda Yoga through Yogrishi Vishvketu. She has worked with many notable sound teachers including Jonathan Goldman, John Stuart Reid, Eileen Mckusick, Chloe Goodchild. Sparrow also has her masters of ethnomusicology, and researched the health benefits of group chanting. 

 

Her recording discography can be found Spotify iTunes, and YouTube and includes albums of original songs, mantras and kirtan chants recorded in India. She has performed around the globe and has toured  and performed with artists such as Dave Stringer, Karnamrita Dasi, Shimshai, Jai Uttal, and many others. 

 

Tiffany is the founder of the Sparrow Sound Alchemy Academy which certifies sound practitioners, helps people liberate their voices and transform their lives through embodied sound. She's honored to help people connect with their body and soul  through sound and remember who they are.

Erin Taylor

Erin began her journey into health and healing 27 years ago at the University of Calgary. It was during her degree that she had the great fortune to receive an in depth study of human anatomy and physiology and received a BSC in Kinesiology. In her studies, she was mesmerized by the intelligence of the human body and mind, and how the entire system was coordinated together like a giant symphony. Her curiosity about this intelligence led her to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Calgary, Canada. It was here that she learned the name of this intelligence that was coordinating all the biological rhythms - Qi or Life Force energy. In her years working with the meridian system and Qi, she was able to understand that she was working with vibration. This is where she found her way to the Acutonics® program. Erin became a certified Acutonics® teacher in 2013.

Her curiosity did not stop there. She had devoted her life’s work into understanding a more esoteric meridian system, the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Erin could see and feel that these 8 vessels behave very differently from the 12 main meridians. To get a better understanding of her experience with the 8 Extraordinary Vessels, she enrolled at the Quantum University PhD program in Integrative Medicine. It was here that she was able to better understand the strange behaviour of these vessels and develop a quantum lens to deepen her experience with the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Presently Erin resides in Calgary, Canada. She has a part time clinical practice and teaches part time at the Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Beginning with her studies of the physical body to the quantum field of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels, Erin has deepened her understanding of the multidimensionality of the human bio-spiritual-ecological system. She has made it her life’s work to point people in the direction of their Soul and the remembrance of their multidimensional nature.

Cesar Balestrini

Cesar's profound journey has led him to encounter the wisdom of indigenous tribes through transformative pilgrimages in Mexico with the "Wirarikas." He immersed himself in their ancient ways within deserts, jungles, and communities, reverently embracing their sacredness. In Canada, First Nations warmly welcomed him, imparting their sacred teachings as he engaged with the medicine wheel, Native ceremonies, drum journeys, and vision quests. A pinnacle of honour was reached when the Cree bestowed upon him the privilege of dancing at the Piyisew Sundance. These immersive experiences now empower Cesar to infuse his ceremonies with the garnered wisdom, an honor he ardently shares, rekindling the sanctity of this age-old culture for all to embrace.

 

2025 SCHEDULE

Friday, March 7 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 8 - 9
:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, March 9 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday, April 4 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 5 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday, April 6 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

PRICING

50 Hour Module: $888

EARLY BIRD PRICING available until February 10, 2025. SAVE $100!

PAYMENT PLAN: Pay a $300 deposit, then pay the remainder before or on the first day of class. Email info@yogamcc.com for payment plan.

Register for the entire 300 Hour YogaMcc Meditation Teacher Training for the best value.

CLICK HERE for more information on the YogaMcc Meditation Teacher Training.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds (minus a $300 Administration Fee) are available up to 14 days before the starting date. Send your written cancellation notification to info@yogamcc.com. No refunds on or after the course begins. Deposits are non-refundable.

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