Jayānanda James Roland

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Jayānanda is a student and teacher of sacred arts. Throughout adolescence Jaya was immersed in holistic thought and began teaching Meditation and later Yoga in his early 20’s. He has taught with and lead more than 18 Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world at 200 and advanced 300hr levels. Within the courses maintaining a primary focus on practical Eastern psychology and philosophy. He has always incorporated and found profound results with the use of sound and song. From the Yogic traditional paths of Mantra and Kirtan, the call and response style and also meditative recitation of repeating simple and sometimes complex Mantras, Nada Yoga and the deep inquiry of the nature of sound to modern and worldly approaches of transformation and concentration through the voice and instruments to facilitate the opening of the heart and the elevation of the mind.

Since establishing SOUND CEREMONY in 2012, he has led and shared more than 100 Sound Ceremonies. Like a bath or a shower of vibration through the individual or group with the use and channel of ancient instruments from exotic parts of the earth such as: Didjeridoo (Yidaki), Native Flutes Overtone Flutes, Singing Bowls (Crystal and Tibetan), The Frame Drum, The Medicine Drum, Sansula & Kalimba (African Thumb Piano), Koshi Chimes, Bells, Chakapa, Semillas, Rattles, Rainsticks, Chungroo and a list of other percussions, The Shrutti Box, The Table Tube, Kora (African Harp), The Guitar and the sound of spoken word to remind the listener of the language of the heart.

Jaya has published three books of intimate poetry and is received as a carrier of mystic verse and song. Currently he is working on several new works including a fresh look at Sound in the book ‘The Yoga of Listening, from Sound to Silence’. Stay tuned for release dates and international tours at jayaji.com

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