Sing & Play - Mantras for Peace
Free Live Online Harmonium & Chanting Class
with Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
oṃ lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu
may all beings in all realms be happy
Tuesday, Jan 5th
@ 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST / 7 PM GMT
all-levels 60-minute class, beginners especially welcome!
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In this live class you will:
sing the language of Indian melody (sargam)
chant śāntiḥ (peace) mantras from the Upaniṣads
support the chants with the harmonium
be introduced to the 5-tone bairāgi rāga (Indian classical melodic mode)
receive guidance in accurate Sanskrit pronunciation
gain confidence in playing and singing in a joyful, supportive community of bhaktas, musicians and chanters!
learn about Sheela & Brent's upcoming courses
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).
“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 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