Harmonium & Sanskrit

Harmonium, Sanskrit, & Rhythm: Six Week Immersion with Allison Dennis

Thursdays, 7:00-8:15pm, October 19 – November 30

No Class Thanksgiving

Join Allison for this immersion into practicing the harmonium, chanting in time with proper pronunciation, and leading chants (if you like). Each evening we’ll learn one simple chant, break down the pronunciation and meter, and then practice the rest of the time. It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to get out of the head and into the heart with some simple chants so that you can have the felt experience of bhakti, the path of love and devotion.

 

Allison will also introduce some basic concepts of the bhakti path along the way, and tips for leading chants or starting a kirtan in your own community.

 

This class is best for those who have completed the Harmonium 101 and/or 201 class at HoYS, or those who already have some experience with the harmonium. Allison is happy to connect for a private yoga session ahead of time if you’d like to get caught up before this class begins. Usually Ros and Dani are available for private sessions as well.

 

Sliding Scale $60-120 for all six weeks. $15 to drop in for a class in the series. If you would like to learn the basics of Harmonium and Sanskrit so that you can join us for this series, Allison is available for private sessions. Email with questions and to pre-register; ombluesky@gmail.com. 

 

If you need to borrow a harmonium, we have a few we can loan you during class, but that availability is limited. Best is to borrow one from a friend, or talk to Allison about purchasing one. HoYS is affiliated with a harmonium distributor in India.

 

 

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Join our weekly kirtan leaders for a workshop that will introduce you to the principles of playing the harmonium and tips on how and what to practice as you get started or deepen your practice. If you pre-register we’ll do our best to have a harmonium for you to use during the workshop, but encourage you to bring your own if you have one. Beginners and those with some experience are welcome to join. Also, we’ll take you through the Sanskrit alphabet and help you hone your pronunciation skills.

9:00-10:15 Intro to the instrument and how to play

10:30-12:30 Yoga with Live Music

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:15 Sanskrit Pronunciation

2:15-3:45 Learn to play two simple chants. We’ll share a little of our experience around how to practice and how to potentially lead chants if that’s of interest to you.

Sliding Scale $60-120

Register by emailing Dani – dani.leah.strauss@gmail.com or Ros – ros.schwartz@gmail.com .

If you’d like to reserve a harmonium, please pre-register so we can accommodate.

 

Harmonium, Sanskrit, & Rhythm 201 with Allison Dennis Ros Schwartz and Dani Leah Strauss

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Spring 2018

This course is a continuation of our Harmonium 101 course and will help you deepen your practice of playing the harmonium and leading chants, introduce some new chants, and inspire you to go further into Sanskrit pronunciation. Come with your questions and a readiness to dive in to this beautiful of vibration healing sound.

We’ll have several harmoniums for you to use during the workshop, but encourage you to bring your own if you have one. If you’d like to reserve a harmonium to borrow, please pre-register.

Dani, Ros and Allison will each teach one new chant and will share a little of their experience around how to practice and practical tools for how to lead chants if that’s of interest to you.

9:00-10:15 Introductions, Sanskrit pronunciation, and Vedic chanting.

10:30-12:00 Yoga & Live Music

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Learn a chant with Dani.

2:00-3:00 Learn a chant with Ros.

3:00-3:45 Learn a chant with Allison.

Sliding Scale $60-120

Register by emailing Dani – dani.leah.strauss@gmail.com or Ros – ros.schwartz@gmail.com .

If you’d like to reserve a harmonium, please pre-register so we can accommodate.