“Mantra means anything that makes we mind steady. Whatever vibration makes the mind one-pointed and creates a sort of receptivity is a mantra”
– Sri Swami Satchidananda
Jan 7, 2023 - Jan 14, 2023
This 60-hour course offers an immersion into the science of mantra, sound and vibration. In Sanskrit, ‘man’ means mind and ‘trang’ means wave or projection. Mantra can be described as a creative projection of the mind through sound.
Yogis consider mantra to be a kind of master key that opens all locks and eliminates obstacles on the path to enlightenment.
Through incredible devotion, the ancient yogis used pure sound vibration as a means to access different states of consciousness and reality. Over time, they developed Naad Yoga, a practice based on sound vibration. They knew mantras to be energetic formulas that could improve one’s ability to focus within, transform consciousness and experience profound presence.
Many consider the practice of mantra to be the highest form of yoga. Though often missing from classes and trainings in the West, mantra is central to all yogic traditions.
In this course, you will experience the teachings of yoga as seen through the lens of sound, word and vibration. We incorporate all elements of yoga practice – Asana, Kriya, Mudra and Meditation – all from a foundation of Naad Yoga. You will learn how to incorporate mantras into your practice and teaching. You will know firsthand the benefits that come from working with particular mantras as well as understand the meaning and effects of a wide array of mantras from several different traditions.
This course is for all serious practitioners and teachers who desire to better understand and experience the power of mantra and its place in the great yogic tradition.
“Mantra” commonly refers to a word or phrase often repeated for self- motivation, or to express one’s basic beliefs. In the path of yoga, mantras are seen as words of power that hold energy, intention, and the promise of transformation. Mantra and listening practices are central to all yogic traditions. In Sanskrit man means mind and trang refers to a wave or projection. Therefore mantra is often described as a creative projection of the mind through sound.
Anyone wanting to open up their voice and explore the power of sound.
Those wishing to understand the science behind mantra and to experience the the capacity of these ancient sounds to clear and focus the mind and orient the practitioner to-wards their inner truth.
Teachers at all levels will find that this course provides the necessary elements to support their personal and spiritual development and to increase their skill and effectiveness in working with students.
Anyone with a dedicated yoga practice and sincere desire to learn and grow is welcome.
Our Advanced Training modules can be adapted to your needs and time frame. Take them to simply deepen your practice, or as Continuing Education Credits or work towards your 300- HR certificate as intensely or as gradually (up to 3 years) as it suits your schedule and skills.
Those seeking a 300 hr Yoga Alliance registered certification must have a 200-hour certificate with RBY or any other registered school and are required to take all 5 modules. There is no time limit. Once all modules are completed you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-500 level.
These 60-hour modules are open to all yoga students who are interested in further study even if they don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification (3 years of practice required).
Please Note: All 6 Radiant Body Yoga modules can be taken in any order as part of the Radiant Body Yoga 300-HR Teacher Training or separately as desired.
This course is open to all serious practitioners and those wanting a 300 Hr certification.
DATES: April 9 – 16, 2022.
Arrival: Saturday April 9, 2022
Start training at 6am on Sunday April 10,2022
Training ends Friday April 15, 2022
Departure: Saturday April 16, 2022 by 9am
Our schedule is roughly:
6:00-9:00AM – Asana and Meditation and practice
9:00-10:00AM – Breakfast
10:00AM-1:30PM – Morning Session
1:30-2:30PM – Lunch
2:30-5:30/6:00PM – Afternoon Session
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 Twentynine Palms Highway Joshua Tree, California 92252
Joshua Tree Retreat Center Website
Which airport is closest? Palm Springs International Airport is closest to the JTRC.
Does Uber/Lyft come to JTRC? Guests have used these services on occasion, but generally these rideshare services are not consistent or reliable. Please book your airport transportation directly through JTRC by contacting them directly.
When do I arrive and depart? Book your travel to arrive anytime after 10am PST on Saturday April 9th, 2022. Book your departure for anytime Saturday April 16th, 2022. Check out of the rooms is 9am PST on Saturday April 16th, 2022.
Please note that the cost does not include airfare or transportation from the airport to the retreat center.
All payments are final. No refunds except in case of personal emergency. Payment plans are available by special request, but payment must be received in full before the program starts. Please read more about our payment terms here.
Apr 9, 2022 – Apr 16, 2022
Joshua Tree Retreat Center – Institute of Mentalphysics
Joshua Tree CA United States
“Kia’s style of teaching led me to my edge and encouraged me to stay there. Her philosophical, spiritual knowledge was the unexpected gem for me during the training. I’m 41 years old and Kia has set me on a life-changing path of rejuvenation of my body and spirit which I hope I can turn into inspiration for others.”