164 Green St. Doylestown
For many of us in the west, chanting sanskrit is the yoga practice we come to last. But we soon learn that it is perhaps the most powerful! From spiritual evolution to calming anxiety, there are many reasons to try chanting.
Each month in the Essential Mantra Series, you’ll learn how to chant a different ancient mantra:
- Mahāmrtyuñjaya Mantra (November 8)
- Upanishadic Verse On Darkness To Light (December 15)
- Vedic Gayatri Savatri Mantra (January 12)
- Upanishadic Verse On Perfection and Wholeness (February 9)
In each session, we’ll take a look at multiple english translations of the sanskrit and then spend our time learning to chant the mantra. These classes are perfect for anyone who is new to the practice of chanting or anyone who wants to expand their mantra knowledge beyond simple one or two syllable mantras. These essential mantras are three or four lines long. Take the step to deepen your yoga practice and register now!
One Thursday Each Month from 7:15-8:00 p.m. | Online or In-Person | Use your regular class credits/package to sign up!
*Please note that Joe is not a sanskrit scholar. He learned these chants from his teachers. Pronunciation may be up for debate, but not during the class. Thanks!
**Please review our COVID-19 Policies before attending class. You must email us proof of vaccination with one booster prior to in-person attendance.
ABOUT INSTRUCTOR JOE SIMEK
Joe Simek is an Internationally Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT 875-Hours), a 500-Hour Level Yoga Teacher, and co-owner of Dragonfly Yoga. He has been practicing yoga for more than a decade, using the wisdom of the teachings to lose weight, get sober, and abandon the corporate grind.
Joe has completed over a thousand hours of yoga training. He studied Yoga Therapy (including 150 clinic hours) and Peaceful Weight Loss Through Yoga at Breathing Deeply Yoga Therapy with Brandt Passalaqua. He also studied Advanced Vinyasa Yoga with Rolf Gates. Since 2017, Joe has been a Yoga Therapy Teaching Assistant at Breathing Deeply, where he is also the lead teacher for their 200-Hour Teacher Training Program.
In 2016, Joe co-founded The Fiaria Project, a non-profit organization that aids foster children. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Arizona State University.