Loading Events

"Music is the highest art and to those who understand, the highest worship"

-Swami Vivekananda


This event is over. See upcoming events

Fri 01 Jul 2022
Sun 03 Jul 2022

4:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Dhrupad Workshop – A Musical Journey Towards Silence

Dhrupad is one of the oldest musical traditions in the world, believed to have originated form the Sama Vedic traditions. The practice of Dhrupad presents frameworks to apply the mind into a state of deep focus very much in line with the principles of the Yog Sutras. Engaging with this musical form is a deeply meditative, yet dynamic and awakening experience. Characterized by a deep focus on fundamental elements of sound, it works on building holistic coordination between the body, breath and mind to create an effective apparatus for musical expression. It is typically seen as a deeply contemplative form of music that emphasizes the beauty of the shades of every musical note in themselves before creating tunes with these notes.
This workshop will be a short immersion into exploring sound through some frameworks and practices of Dhrupad, while also exploring the fundamental connect with the philosophy of Yoga through some of the Yog Sutras.

Key Focus:

  • Familiarise oneself with principles and philosophy of Dhrupad music
  • Learn about the Tanpura, and the Yogic perspective of practicing with the Tanpura
  • Fundamental practices of singing Dhrupad music that one can take back and integrate into a regular practice
  • Exploration of some Yog Sutras to deepen the Yogic foundation and relevance of practicing Dhrupad

The Details of the Retreat are as follows:

Date & timings: Starts on the evening of Friday, 01st July, 4:30 pm and concludes on Sunday, 03rd July, 2022, 4:30 pm.

Venue: Ritambhara Retreat, No. 69, BMTC Layout, Adjacent to Kammasandra Village, Lakshmipura Hobli.

Reaching the Venue: The venue is about 22 kms from Majestic Bus Stand and is accessible through Magadi Road and Tumkur Road preferably through own vehicles. The retreat center is very close to ‘Kamadhenu Kshetra’ – a highly popular Raghavendra Swamy temple in last few years. It would take about an hour to reach the retreat venue from the heart of the city. Participants have to make their own arrangements. If any assistance is required Indica Yoga Team will help.

Accommodation: Only shared accommodation will be provided

Food: Simple sattvik food with fresh grown vegetables from the farm

Please Note:
The participants are mandated to fill and submit the registration form.

All Participants have to reach the venue by Friday noon as the sessions commence from that evening itself.

No children below the age of 18 are allowed in the workshop.

Accommodation would be provided on a sharing basis. No individual rooms.

Please carry your own Yoga mats for hygiene purposes

No outside food is allowed or available.

After registration payment link will be shared separately.

Retreat Fee: Rs.6,000/-
*Avail Early Bird discount offer: Rs.5,000/- for registration before 20th June, 2022. (Limited seats only)
For more details contact us at +91 6363663313 /+91 9844644562 or email: namaste@indicayoga.com


Sajan Sankaran

Founder, Svara Yog

Sajan was introduced to Indic knowledge systems through the Chinmaya Mission in his childhood, and his journey on the path of yoga has been deepened since 2004 through HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & the Art of Living Foundation. He is also a trained yoga instructor from the S-VYASA Yoga University. While doing his B.Tech from IIT Bombay, he discovered a deep connection with the Dhrupad music tradition, which seemed to be a direct application of the principles of Yoga. He felt an urge to learn it in detail, & to his good fortune, he was accepted as a full time disciple of renowned Dhrupad Gurus - the Gundecha Brothers. He spent the larger part of 8 years as a resident student of their Bhopal Gurukul. He now performs and teaches Dhrupad actively, and works on various other artistic and academic projects. He is a partner at the Delhi based Naadyatra Foundation, and has been an integral part of its activities since 2018. He is also an associated with the Bengaluru based theater collective, Still Space Theatre. While Sajan continues his Dhrupad training through regular visits to the Gurukul, he started ‘Svara Yog’ to formally bring his two core areas of interest (Dhrupad and Yoga) onto a common ground, deepen his own engagement with it, and also share it with others.