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Behind The Asana: Episode 26 - Three Primary Learning Styles

As a student, you might have an idea of what your learning style might be. The three primary styles most commonly found are auditory, visual and kinesthetic, and most people favour one of these. When taking classes, it’s good to seek out a teacher who uses your primary style in their teaching, so that your experience is one that is enjoyable and engaging. As a teacher, it is important to utilize all of these styles so that your students, regardless of how they learn, can engage in your class.

In this video, I go through the different ways that the three primary learning styles might appear in a class and some ways to engage them. Please like, comment, share this video! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out by email at

Piercing The Veil of Mind, Sound and Soul – Journey Into The Deep Power of Mantras, Your Own Voice and Holistic Sound Healing With Pierre Couvillion | VRR E10

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Pierre Couvillion is a rare expert in Sanskrit, mantras and using sound to pierce the veils of your mind, body and soul. Most of us do not know how to use our own voice to express what we honestly feel. Even fewer of us know how to use sounds to heal, relax and fuel personal growth. With over two decades of live experience in Sanskrit, Pierre takes this ancient mystical knowledge and makes it easy to understand and easy to benefit from in modern living. He offers clear practices and techniques for accessing the power found in mantras. Sanskrit mantras are encoded with specific vibrational frequencies. When you use a particular mantra correctly you can tune into its specific energy and its power. Mantras can be used to gain higher perspective, calm the nerves, steady the mind, and clear dullness, to active the body, connect to your soul, for holistic healing and many more real world applications. Sanskrit has no traceable history and is considered the oldest recorded language on Earth. The power of Sanskrit is in allowing the individual a personal journey through sound from the inside out. This journey creates an opportunity to discover your own voice; to reclaim the power of your own sound. Sanskrit is a technology where words are organized based on how the palette strikes the brain. The meter and tones used in Sanskrit are designed to help you learn sounds which already are inside you. This is stored energy most of us are not using. We are literally missing out on resources already at our disposal. The use of mantras becomes the activator for this stored energy, stimulating its flow in our life. Pierre shows us how to produce sounds which match the vibrations of what generates authentic fulfillment. His expert voice guides the practice of cultivating your own sound using the underlying current of frequencies and the ancient wisdom of Sanskrit. When using this technology the powers a mantra contains become available to you. Pierre offers a practice to awaken your native spiritual energy and have it flow with ease. Traditionally mantras are thought to be a key part of stimulating higher levels of consciousness. They help deepen self understanding and the connection to all life. Sanskrit teaches using language to become more aware. Sound opens the doors to life around us leading to ultimate living and fulfillment. Pierre believes you need to go try it for yourself and not take his word for it. Listen in with Pierre as he pulls back the esoteric veil of Sanskrit, mantras and reveals the keys to using this ancestral technology in your own life…

Here’s What Else You Will Get From Pierre’s Interview

  • The windows of language and how to look through them
  • How to step into a culture in its true manifestation
  • An easy to follow mantra for removing your own inner obstacles
  • Why singing is important to life
  • Why you should be singing no matter how you think you sound
  • The five mouth positions and how sounds affects the brain
  • What happens when you have achieved everything you have ever wanted
  • How to wake up your inner child and why it’s so important to do so
  • What are the gardening traditions and how you can benefit from them
  • Why tones in Sanskrit carry more meaning and power
  • Tools to disconnect from thinking and connect with what you are feeling
  • Mantras you can start with and what vibrations they carry
  • The first steps to activating your own true voice
  • What steps you can take to connect to the greatness of your personal lineage
  • The real reason why every person should know the Sanskrit alphabet
  • A great tip for yoga teachers to apply in class
  • A map for your own inner experience with sound
  • What is the true language of sacred spells
  • Realizing the importance of elders on your path
  • Using sound meditation to invoke the best process for your life
  • Why different sounds come from different parts of the palette
  • The first three basic mouth positions for any mantra
  • How you can better understand the subtleties and nuances of mantras
  • Discover the tool of sound to help invoke health and wealth for your business and family
  • Why deers shake after near death encounters and what this has to do with human life
  • How to go beyond limits to be truly happy
  • And much, much more…

Books, Links, Movies and Other Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
Awaken (Movie about Yogananda’s Life)
Books by Vasant Lad

Behind The Asana: Episode 14 - Yoga Teacher Trainings

There are so many different options when considering yoga teacher trainings - where to do one, immersion or non-immersion, whether or not you are even ready. While the decision to do a yoga teacher training is a personal one, studying yoga for me was so much more than just being able to teach classes. For so many students, a training is a time of great exploration and development, one that leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and your practice.



In this episode, I go over what my yoga teacher training meant to me, as well as what you should consider before choosing a program. Please like, share, or comment to let me know what you think. If you have any questions, please email me at

Behind The Asana: Episode 13 - Sanskrit & Mantra

Sanskrit is the ancient language of India, and when we chant Sanskrit, we are actually working to create balance in our brain and energetic body. Mantra is repeating a phrase to focus the mind and create a particular vibration in the body.

In this video, I share my favourite mantra and educate you on the benefits of chanting Sanskrit. Please like, share or comment to let me know what you think. If you have any questions, please let me know at

Behind The Asana: Episode 11 - Saucha

Saucha is the ethical principle that involves personal purity, personal hygiene as well as creating a pure environment. More and more as we move and grow through our practice, we find that our external environment is a reflection of our internal state. As we work through our journey, saucha becomes a very practical application to find peace and harmony in our life. Clearing space in your home, work space, bedroom, decluttering your physical life, supports the principle of saucha and can help you in your journey of decluttering your mind.

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Behind The Asana: Episode 10 - Bhramaree Pranayama

Often called “the honey bee breath,” Bhramaree Pranayama is a breathing practice that we use to find stillness and peace in our lives, meditations or asana practices. Using the end of the vibration of Om, the universal vibration, Bhramaree pranayama supports you in finding more harmony.

In this video, I show you how to use Bhramaree Pranayama in your own life, as well as explain why we use it. Please share, like or comment, let me know what you think! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Behind The Asana: Episode 9 - Svadhyaya

Svadhyaya refers to sacred study or studying the sacred texts. Our yoga practice, the physical practice of asana and mantra, is more of an experiment, an exploration of who we are and what feels good in our bodies. Svadhyaya asks us to use sacred texts, like the Bhagavad Gita, to explore further, to go deeper, and examine our lives with the new understanding. Using that awareness, we are then able to begin to cultivate more peace and harmony in our life.

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Behind The Asana: Episode 7 - Ahimsa

Ahimsa is the ethical principle of non-violence. In our daily lives, we have the ability to make choices that lessen violence and perpetuate a better world. In the yoga community, ahimsa is often seen by the choice to be vegetarian, but beyond that, ahimsa is practiced through conscious consumerism, supporting local communities, and ethical travel. Every dollar we spend makes an impact, and when we keep ahimsa in mind, we are able to support the world we want to live in.

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