The weekend of Oct. 2-4, Kaliji traveled to the TriYoga Center in Havertown, PA to teach a weekend of Nada Yoga, the yoga of sound.
(license plates of TY teacher Theresa Shay)
The 12-hour weekend program began with Level 2-3 flows and Prana Vidya on Friday night, and then gave an overview of Nada Yoga on Saturday and Sunday. Topics included Chant Club, beeja mantras, intro to Sanskrit, rhythm-raga-instruments, Indian scales, mantra meditation: theory and practice, classic Sanskrita mantras, learning to play some musical instruments and lead a chant, Sri Swamiji’s compositions, overview of Nada Chikitsa, and a guest presenter in classical Indian music.
The weekend was hosted by TY teacher Citrini (left), owner of the TriYoga Center, Havertown. At right is TY teacher Theresa, owner of the TriYoga Center of Central PA.
The Nada Yoga program began with some chanting by Kaliji and Mercury.
Kaliji gave instruction on the playing on the harmonium,while the rest of the group joined in with bells, drums, and shakers.
Saturday evening featured a wonderful catered Thai dinner
followed by Chant Club with Kaliji and Mercury.
TriYoga baby Jonathan, son of Citrini and her husband Chris, was very interested in learning to play the drums.
During the chanting, all were entertained by the dancing of TY student Darren, a dancer from New York City.
Sunday included a presentation by Maitrayee Patel on North Indian classical music. She has a a degree in North Indian Classical music and is a gold medalist in Sangeet Visharad â€“ Vocals.
She started formal training in music at the age of four under the guidance of her guru Shri Ishwarbhai Parekh.
TY teacher Gerry brought in her crystal bowls for a demonstration on Sunday. She uses them in her work in cosmotherapy.
On Friday, TY teacher Rebecca was certified in Level 1. Rebecca is the sister of TY teacher Bindu, who is currently living and teaching TriYoga in South Africa.
Another certification was also given ~ new Basics teacher Beth (in blue, third from right) was informed of her certification by Kaliji. Shown here are the teachers that taught Beth during her training. From left, Citrini, Theresa, Kaliji, Beth, Emily and Rebecca.
Kaliji with Citrini and her husband Chris.