One Year Mastery of Mantra Level 1: Classic Yoga and Veda Mantras
Combining personalized one-on-one training online in small groups with exclusive online tutorials you can acccess 24/7 from anywhere in the world, this comprehensive One Year training establishes westerners with a proficiency in classic Yoga and Veda mantras. No prior knowledge of mantra or Sanskrit required. Excellent for meditators, yoga practitioners, yoga teachers, energy workers, healers, business professionals who wish to cultivate the art of the sacred speech to transform negative energy, develop a powerful aura and access higher states of spiritual consciousness. Purchasing any of our programs includes acceptance of our standard Student Agreement.
See Curriculum and FAQ Below: We also offer Personalized 1-1 Coaching
Mantra is a form of speech: sacred speech! In this training, you learn to use it to transform your consciousness. Even more, you discover a power within yourself and in your own voice that you use to communicate more effectively to transform the world around you.
In our one-year, Mastery of Mantra Level 1 Training, we train you in refined pronunciation and depth of meaning of mantras not found elsewhere. Your knowledge and capability of mantras is enhanced, no matter your present abilities. This is one-of-a-kind program specifically designed for westerners. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world.
OUR CREDENTIALS FOR TEACHING
STUDY WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST
We have almost 30 years of teaching experience at every level of education, from yoga studios to the doctoral level. We offer you our credibility of teaching at accredited academic institutions in the USA together with extensive teaching at all of the leading-edge alternative educational institutions in North America (Kripalu, Omega Institute, Esalen, Hollyhock, etc) that host the spiritual luminaries of our time. We have also presented at many of the most prestigious spiritual conferences in North America and internationally. And we have been researching and offering online study when it first began in the 2000s and have produced media and literary works for some of the most highly regarded music and book publishers in the United States.
CURRICULUM FOR LEVEL 1 TRAINING: Our modules are strategically grouped into three phases that develop your mantra chanting abilities from beginner to advanced.
PHASE A: BEGINNER (Empowerment of Shakti)
Module 1: Movements of Shakti (Learn Energy Flow)
Module 2: Yoga of the Tongue (Learn Placements)
Module 3: Prayers of the Heart (Learn Simple Mantras)
Module 4: The Spirit of Community (Learn Classic Mantra)
PHASE B: INTERMEDIATE (Study Obstacle Removal)
Module 5: Bringing Light to Dark Places
Module 6: Meditating on the Faceless Face
Module 7: Blasting through Obstacles
PHASE C: ADVANCED (Focus on Enlightenment)
Module 8: Pushing towards Enlightenment
Module 9: Liberation from Death
Module 10: Embracing the Fullness
MASTERY OF MANTRA LEVEL 1
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The curriculum is comprised of 10 modules. The first modules establish you in the correct sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet. The other modules teach specific mantras, mostly from the Vedas. Most of these mantras are chanted in ashrams and yoga studios so we focus on these “classic” mantras. For example: the Gayatri mantra. The strength of the program are the custom-designed modules coupled extraordinary training and profound levels of understanding.
But what if I know these mantras already?
You may “know” these mantras, but this program trains you in the traditional “Vedic” way of chanting them and the proper way to ennunciate them. You are connecting to a living current at least 5000 years old. Beautiful though they may be, contemporary musical and artistic expressions of mantras often change the meaning of the words which are preserved in the Vedic form of chanting. You should know the difference through your own practice and be able to engage both forms for yourself and others.
But can’t I learn the meaning off the internet?
Sure you can. But this program offers a level of meaning and understanding of these mantras that you simply will not find elsewhere. Many of our students are yoga teachers and quite a few have been chanting mantras for decades. This program is one of the highest levels of mantra education you can come by as a westerner. The numerous testimonials we have attest to this.
But I can listen to these mantras on YouTube?
Sure you can, but there is a huge difference when you learn to chant them using your own voice. When you listen and learn by yourself, without expert correction, you can actually be entrenching incorrect pronunciation even deeper. We have powerful methods to help you identify and "unlearn" bad habits while empowering yourself with good habits when it comes to mantra chanting. When you learn to chant mantras this way, you tap direct perception into the nature of spiritual reality. In Yoga, we call this “pramana”.
But I can go and study these mantras in India?
Sure you can, but it is unlikely that you will receive the same shaping of your chanting proficiency. To the greater extent, teachers in India do not know the nuances of how westerners use their mouth to pronounce sounds in language. You will have to find a teacher who is knowledgeable about the proper way to chant mantras, who is scholarly, and can communicate effectively in English. And help you "unlearn" the incorrect pronunciation that is entrenched in you. Not easy. We specialize in it.
Why does it take one year? Can’t I do it sooner?
You can, but for most people, it takes time. You cannot force this process to happen overnight, nor should you. This is why we spread out this process over a year, so that you can attend to all of your regular duties and maintain other interests while you systematically gain a really strong foundation in mantra pronunciation, perspective and practice. If you want to complete this program in a shorter period of time, we recommend one-on-one coaching. Or take one of our 3-month, Mantra Boot Camps.
What if I don’t like it after I sign up?
If you are unsure about signing up Mastery of Mantra training, start with a fully refundable $35 coaching consultation that you can also apply towards any program or training. With coaching, you are matched up with the right programs for the right reasons at the right time so that you can thrive in your life, both spiritually and practically, and in close communication and intimate contact with the instructor, Russill Paul.
Can I get a refund if I sign up and cancel?
Once you sign up for the Mastery of Mantra training, you are agreeing to our Student Agreement; because, the moment you enroll, you immediately receive all of the content that is available for streaming off our website, as well as the fully downloadable versions that you can transfer it any device to access offline and keep forever. In addition, you have access to special web pages, passwords, and webinars. All of this is provided to you in one step. This is why we suggest at 1-1 Coaching Consultation if you are unsure.
OTHER PROGRAMS RELATED TO THE MASTERY OF MANTRA
Awakening Shakti with Shodasha Upacara:: This program builds upon the Tantric approach to sacred sound while also drawing from the Vedic approach to mantra learned in Level 1 Mastery of Mantra. You learn how to use mantras in a Tantric ritual.
Transformed by the Light with Gayatri Upasana: This program builds further on the Vedic approach to mantra teaching you advanced mantras that are incorporated into ritual in order to purify the soul and become free of past karma.
Inner Circle with Shiva Upasana and Secret Mantras: This is our most advanced training that brings together powerful mantras with secret rituals. Here, we cultivate our direct connection to the highest consciousness revealed in the Vedas and Upanisads.