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“Chanting the Vedas” Workshop: An immersion into the Meditative Mantras – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Zeny Ogrisseg
September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday, September 19th, 2020
9:30-11:30 am (HST) see your timezone here
$29Sign up now!
Mantra is at the root and heart of the tradition that goes back to the Vedas, the oldest known sacred literature of mankind. Mantra can be a transformative and insightful experience, and has been one of the core practices of Yoga. This workshop is for Yogis and others who want to learn how the chant the mantras of the Vedas in their original form while learning the deeper meaning behind the mantras. Beginners welcome.
E-RYT 500, YACEP, AWC (Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor)
Zeny’ first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om” when she was a child. She was raised in a culturally and spiritually diverse home, with a mixed heritage that includes Punjabi Indian, Filipino and Spanish. She is now a Yoga Educator, Musician, Sound Healer and Sri Vidya Practitioner.
Zeny’s yoga teaching emphasizes alignment, core stability, balance and deep stretching for the hips and shoulders. Her favorite poses are backbends, because they help open the heart. Zeny’s classes are noted for their depth in alignment, practical philosophy and rich spirituality.
She has traveled extensively all over India, studying Yoga, Tantra, Mantra and Ayurveda. She is certified at the highest level recognized by Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher Trainer, conducting 200 and 500 Hour Yoga Trainings through her school Hawaii School of Yoga.
Her teachers include Guru Karunamaya, former head priest at Devipuram temple, a lineage holder of Sri Vidya, one of the most ancient Indian spiritual traditions whose main icon is the Sri Yantra; Swami Khecharanatha, a lineage holder of Kundalini Sadhana (derived from Kashmir Shaivism) and founder of Rudramandir in Berkeley, CA; and Russil Paul (Anirud Jaidev), recording artist, music producer and author of the book “The Yoga of Sound.”
Inspired by one of India’s greatest Yogi’s, Sri Aurobindo, who was the first to say “All Life is Yoga”, Zeny promotes the yogic way of life, not just the practice on the mat. Her own daily practice involves meditating and chanting daily, studying the source texts of yoga, practicing Sri Vidya, and teaching yoga classes.
With a passion for sacred music, Zeny plays the piano, harp, harmonium and Tibetan singing bowls. And her main instrument is her voice. She has a gift for Sanskrit chanting and conducts kirtan and chanting sessions all over Oahu.
In her free time, Zeny enjoys spending time at the beach with her family, and cooking Indian food… of which cauliflower pakoras are a particular favorite!