Call and Response Sanskrit Chants

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Welcome to the Yoga of Mantra.

Mantra yoga is the cornerstone of traditional yoga practice. It has been said that mantra is supreme among all disciplines, and by reciting mantras we achieve and accelerate the awakening of the divine spiritual forces within.

Together, in call and response fashion, teacher and student engage in one of the oldest and most sacred traditions on the planet. The word mantra in Sanskrit means “mind protection”. We chant sacred sound vibrations to protect ourselves from the disturbances that arise from our own minds. Hence we open the heart and focus the mind as a way to tap into our innate state of peace.

I bow with reverence to Bhagavan Patanjali for lighting the path to freedom, to Sri T. Krishnamacharya for his contribution to yoga, to  my teachers, the Mohan family of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda for their generous support, and to my students, the Bhagavan Patanjali Goddess Choir: Debby Halpern, Raquela Moncada, Martha Flanders, Whitney Lake, Elisabeth Martin, Julie Cortopassi, and Tessa Cone for their commitment to the path.

Namaskaram, Monique Parker, Director, Svastha Yoga Institute

May these chants fill you with peace.

(Left to right) Top row: Debby Halpern, Raquela Moncada, Middle row: Martha Flanders, Monique Parker, & Whitney Lake, Bottom row: Elisabeth Martin & Julie Cortopassi