Welcome to the Sacred Sound Lab!
explore the alchemy of mantra, rāga, and kīrtan
Greetings! I’m Sheela Bringi.
In the Sacred Sound Lab we practice Nāda Yoga - the Yoga of Sound. Through Indian devotional singing and chanting, we explore resonance, vibration, deep listening, and meditation, in the laboratory of our own bodies.
Like a great river, the Yoga of Sound encompasses many streams of sonic practices from South Asia… the kīrtan and bhajans of Bhakti Yoga, the rāgas and tālas of Indian classical music, the mantras and ślokas of Mantra Yoga, and more. These ancient streams are unbroken, alive, and fluid.
I created the Sacred Sound Lab because I see the profound change these practices bring about in my students' lives.
Whether you just want to tune in and listen, or you want to enhance your kīrtan or mantra practice, or you have a desire to go deep into the Yoga of Sound, I welcome you.
Offerings in the Sacred Sound Lab include:
- live virtual courses
- live stream concerts
- self-paced video courses
Upcoming Live Virtual Course:
Harmonium Magic: 101
support your practice of mantra and kīrtan
with this powerful instrument
a 6-week live virtual course - starts October 27th
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Sheela Bringi, MFA, is a sacred music artist and educator. She is adjunct faculty at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, where she teaches courses in Indian devotional and Rāga singing. Sheela has extensive training in North Indian classical, devotional and Western musical traditions, and past teachers include Indian maestros Pandit G.S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan, and Western contemporary greats such as Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk. Learn more about Sheela
Sreedevi Bringi, MSc, MS, MA, is a native of South India where she received formal training in yoga, meditation, Sanskrit, and Hindu religious and spiritual traditions. She is a retired faculty member in Contemplative Hinduism and Yoga Studies from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more about Sreedevi
Brent Kuecker is the content producer for the Sacred Sound Lab, and a yoga teacher, videographer, photographer, bass player, and student of North Indian classical singing. Brent assists Sheela in her singing & chanting classes behind the camera and in front ot it.
“I’ve played the piano since I was a kid, but I’ve learned more about music from Sheela and Brent in the last two months than in my entire life”. - Abby Spotskey, Yoga Teacher
“Working with Sheela and Brent has been one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. I cannot recommend training with Sheela and Brent highly enough!" - Tanja Mickwitz, Rasa Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer
“I’ve felt my voice change through the progression of the weeks - I’ve relaxed the effort, I don’t feel tight in my throat, and it’s just transformed the sound.” - Zara Rush, Cultural Producer & Yoga Coach
“I've always wanted to bring more mantra and music into my practice and this has given me a jump start to doing that, and also really has grounded me in the voice and the power of the voice in a new way in this really challenging time...” - Jacqueline
Sign-up to the Sacred Sound Lab list and receive complimentary instant access to:
Kīrtan Clarity Course - Modules 1 - 5
Kīrtan Clarity Course - Modules 1 - 5 - taught by Sheela Bringi
- Learn the fundamentals of harmonium and the building blocks of melody.
- Play a simple kīrtan to Śrī Gaṇeśa
- Receive guidance in the pronunciation of the lyrics
- Plus: learn about the stories and significance of Lord Gaṇeśa, the significance of chanting AUM, and the power of Sacred Sanskrit with Sreedevi Bringi!