Choose the expression of sacred music that appeals to you...

In India, sacred music has been considered a form of yoga, a way for the soul to unite with Spirit. We are dedicated to helping you bring this music into your life. We will nurture your hidden musical abilities and introduce you to new facets of music that will enrich your life and your devotion to the Divine. 

Devotional

Experience the joy of singing to the Divine through our lessons in vocals and harmonium. Inspired by India’s mystics, saints and avatars, a vast array of devotional songs (bhajan) and group chants (sankirtan) thrives in the hearts of devotees throughout the world. Join them and learn the art of devotional singing. It is a transforming and healing experience.


Sanskrit Chanting

Learn to chant from India's spiritual scriptures and feel a new grace flow into your life and sadhana (spiritual practice). Sanskrit is the oldest and most divine language in the world. India’s holy texts contain Sanskrit verses (slokas), mantras and prayers (stuti) that are chanted for contemplation, instruction and adoration. You will learn pronunciation and intonation of verses such as: Brahmanandam (Guru Gita), Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu, Purnamadah Purnamidam, Asato Ma Sadgamaya, Nirvana Shatakam, Devi Pranam, and others.


Swar Sadhana

Recognizing sound to be the most powerful force (Naad Brahma, the Holy Sound, Om) the ancients of India developed a system of vocalizing and meditating upon various notes (swar) and melodic scales that are today called ragas. These sacred tones (shruti), scales and melodies are expressed using the full potential of the vocal instrument. Using a tanpura (stringed drone instrument) this sacred practice (sadhana) is a form of worship, meditation, divine expression. It is the most intimate and profound practice of voice.


Instruments

India has developed magnificent instruments that match the versatility and richness of vocal expression. Rhythm (tala) is extremely important in India. The Cosmic Dancer, Lord Nataraj, and the mridanga drum of Lord Ganesh, tell of the divine role that rhythm plays in creation. The ebb and flow of Nature is rhythmic, like the very beat of our hearts. The tabla drum of North India is known worldwide as one of the most expressive drums. Cymbals have been used to accompany kirtan and devotional songs for centuries. The harmonium is of European origin, but has become the ideal instrument for anyone, from India or the West, to accompany vocal Indian music. We teach tabla for beginners, harmonium, tanpura and cymbals for both classical and devotional music. Contact us for referrals to teachers of other instruments.


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Lessons are given in person at our locations in Vista, CA and San Diego, CA.  
And now, thanks to Skype, we have students taking lessons from all over the world. 
All lessons are 60 minutes.
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Naren K. Schreiner is the founder and director of Sangita Yoga. As a teacher and musician of India’s sacred traditions, he represents the sacred lifestyle taught by the Vedas, but applied to modern life in America. He lived as a monk (brahmachari) in the Self-Realization Fellowship ashram of Paramahansa Yogananda for 14 years, where he managed meditation centers and co-directed the monastic seminary. He then went to India to further his study of sacred ritual and classical music. He founded Sangita Yoga in 2012 and began recording several albums of sacred music. In addition to his extensive work with Sangita Yoga, he serves as an assistant pujari at the Kali Mandir Ramakrishna Ashrama in Laguna Beach where he continues his spiritual education under the guidance of Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati. Read more


Lopamudra Bose has been a part of Sangita Yoga since its inception, working on translations, teaching pronunciation, and offering cultural guidance. Her passion to preserve the traditions of her homeland, brings a special quality and foundation to Sangita Yoga. Initiated in the spiritual lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda, her spiritual focus is the foundation of her life. By nature she is a bridge between the cultures of India and America. Born in Kolkata, India, she was naturally drawn to the sacred art and culture of her homeland. Her degree in Philosophy from University of Calcutta reflects her deep interest and study of the spirit. Read more