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Learn the ancient practice of Vedic mantra chanting and singing for mental health, happiness and overall wellbeing. Jo teaches you how to use your own voice to chant mantras and sing devotional songs from the Carnatic classical music system as well as her own inspired devotional songs from her Cafe Mantra music range.
During each 1 hour session we chant a seed mantra 108 times for meditation, then you are invited to lay down and relax while I sing a beautiful healing song to you. After that we do some singing together where you learn the mantra, meaning and melody.
Classes run in series of 4 consecutive Monday night sessions and each series will feature a different mantra. Each class is recorded for your home practice.
What Is A Mantra?
Mantra is a Sanskrit word. ‘Man’ means mind and ‘tra’ means to train, so a mantra is a tool that is used to train the mind. When thoughts get stuck in a pattern of negativity like worrying about the future or regretting the past, mantra is used to disconnect from the thoughts, away from stress, guiding you back into peace and relaxation.Easy!And so uplifting!
As food nourishes your body, sacred sound feeds your soul.For thousands of years the sages of ancient India have known of the spiritual science of mantra chanting to uplift spirits and bring rest and rejuvenation to the mind.This wisdom has been passed on to us in an unbroken lineage of the Vedic tradition.Chanting is a sacred meditation practice and regular classes can bring about these benefits:
Calming, meditative, relaxing, and uplifting are some ways people describe Cafe Mantra Music because they have experienced the healing energy of sacred sound. You see, my music is not only beautiful, but scientifically created to harmonise your whole being … your mind, body and soul.
Music is a very important aspect of our lives. As babies, before we started speaking we started making musical sounds and singing. And those sounds are music because there is total harmony – within us and all around us.
Today, when the world is experiencing depression, fear, illness and uncertainty, we go out of harmony, out of tune. Mantra music awakens the vibrations of peace that is deeply embedded in each one of us, restoring us to the natural rhythm of life.
How Does Mantra Music Restore Harmony?
When we get stressed, depressed, tired, confused, ‘over it’, anxious, our natural rhythms change and we go out of tune. Our energies and mind become scattered and ‘all over the place’. Disconnected from our true nature which is always peaceful, happy, clear and wise.
Before we play a guitar, we have to tune it and that’s exactly what mantra music and meditation does for us - it tunes the seven layers of our existence to connect to the cosmic energy. The Body, Mind, Breath, Intellect, Memory, Ego and Self - when these ‘seven strings’ are tuned, music happens within and we experience harmony. That is health.
How Is Cafe Mantra Music Unique?
Cafe Mantra Music uses a special tempo of 60 beats per minute which is the resting heart rate. Just by listening, your subtle energies come into alignment with this natural rhythm. This tempo coupled with the healing vibrations of Sanskrit mantras, soothes your mind and nervous system without effort. All you need do is listen, let go and allow the music to take you on its healing journey. Easy!!!
Everything I create follows the ancient Vedic sciences of yoga, mantra and Ayurveda. As a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner, my knowledge and experience couples with a deep devotion to bring a richness, depth and spiritual energy to my music, teaching and cooking with the intention to help you nourish your entire being.
Blessings for your peace, health and happiness!
x Jo Kelly
Love It! Beautiful, spiritual and tranquil music to practice yoga to or just chill out.
I feel like my entire being received the most phenomenal tune up. It was a full body experience to meditate, listen and chant with Jo.
I’ve just had the best day ever learning the harmonium and chanting. Thank U Jo, I’m still buzzing! With Love Barbie
I love the way Jo explains of the science and health benefits behind Ayurvedic nutrition. And her recipes are delicious!
Award Winning Singer Songwriter, Mantra Music Artist, Teacher, Ayurvedic Health Consultant.
Jo is an award winning songwriter, mantra music artist, teacher and Ayurvedic Health Consultant (Dr. S. Ajit, (BAMS PCAS)
Jo won the 2015 NCEIA Dolphin Music Award for her song ‘Himalaya’ in the Adult Contemporary category.
Jo’s been singing all her life, but her true musical heart was untouched until she went to India. She fell in love with the healing sounds, exotic instruments and classical ragas that touched her heart and inspired her to record a range of albums for yoga and meditation. Since India, Jo has recorded seven albums under her brand Cafe Mantra and continues to record new music as divine inspiration comes forth.
Jo travels Australia and abroad to yoga festivals, yoga retreats and conscious music events to share the sound of spirit and the sacred science of mantra and Ayurveda. She teaches and consults at her home in West Haven, NSW.