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Introduction to Mantra Workshop – LIVE ONLINE, Interactive with Zeny Ogrisseg マントラ・ワークショップ ライブ・オンラインwith ゼニー・オグリセグ
August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, August 9, 2020
2:30 – 4:00 pm (HST)
$29Sign up now!
Experience the healing power of Mantra and learn the fundamentals of Sanskrit chanting with Nada Yogini, Zeny. Meditation through chanting, through sound, is one of the oldest forms of yoga: Nada Yoga. This workshop will introduce you to the power of vibration, the profound effect of the sound of your voice upon your body. And you will experience how the intent behind the sound alters the impression it makes.
For example, when someone asks you a confusing question, you may reply with an “Mmmmm” sound. And that’s a different “Mmmmm” sound than the one you make putting a morsel of fresh-baked bread into your mouth. And the two sounds make entirely different impressions on your body.
And where does that Mmmmm sound go in your body? Good question. Mmmmm…..? In the Hindu tradition, each letter connects to a different part of the human body. In this workshop you will literally learn the ABCs of sound yoga. Isn’t that fascinating?
Zeny Ogrisseg E-RYT 500, YACEP, AWC (Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor)
Zeny is a Yoga Educator, Musician, Sound Healer and Sri Vidya Practitioner. With a mixed heritage that includes Punjabi Indian, Filipino and Spanish, Zeny was raised in a culturally and spiritually diverse home. Her first yoga experience was listening to her mom chanting “Om” when she was a child.
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!