The Luminous Voice -
Meditations on Śiva
A Free Online Indian Devotional Singing & Chanting Class
with Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
founders of the Sacred Sound Lab
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This Session is dedicated to Śiva - the God of Transformation and Purification, embodiment of Auspiciousness & Serenity.
In this Free live class you will:
learn & sing the seven svaras (notes) of Indian music
practice a deeply relaxing rāga-based vocal meditation with mantra
sing a chant in Praise of Śiva in preparation for Mahā Śivarātri ("Great Night of Śiva" on March 11)
receive tips in accurate Sanskrit pronunciation
connect in a joyful, supportive community of bhaktas, musicians and chanters!
learn about Sheela & Brent's upcoming courses in the Sacred Sound Lab
Preview a short teaching & vocal practice
like what we'll do in class!
Your voice is an incredible gift
In this Session, you will feed your brain with energy, vibrate your very bones, while connecting with your Heart. You will explore the alchemy of mantra, rāga and kīrtan, as you build or strengthen a personal practice (sadhana) of the Yoga of Sound.
Meet your Guides
Brent and Sheela have been performing & teaching together globally for the past five years, sharing the sacred Indian musical practices of rāga, kīrtan and mantra. They started the Sacred Sound Lab in Sept 2020, from the basement of their home just outside of Boulder, CO. Since then, people from all around the world have enrolled in their online courses, and are making progress with their harmonium & singing... and having fun doing it!
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.
For nearly two decades, Brent Kuecker has helped people to feel at home in their bodies through teaching the practices of Yoga - and has continued to be first and foremost a student. He is not only a Yoga and meditation teacher, but also a professional musician, videographer, and photographer. He teaches with a humanistic vision and compassionately shares what he has learned through his life and teaching work.
Brent & Sheela are students of Hindustani master vocalist Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay (a topmost exponent of the Kotali Gharana).
Testimonials from Students
"I had no idea what this training would be like and its been such a beautiful experience. The tears of joy that I get from these sessions... my heart needed this. Thank you so much!! - Linda Brown
"I work as a music therapist with children with special needs, and it has had such an impact on my work to feel that my voice is connected to 'something greater'. I feel like I'm drawing on such a vast well of love and presence now when I sing :)" - Sophie Mawhinney, Music Therapist
“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