Nourish and nurture your entire being with healing food, sacred music & Ayurvedic therapies
A beautiful mantra journey into the heart of the goddess within.
Experience the soothing, healing sounds of sacred mantra for deep relaxation. Chant along, let go, then lay down and relax deeply as my music and gentle hypnotic rhythms take you on a journey to inner peace. We will be learning the beautiful, transforming mantras of the 10 Wisdom Goddesses and each session will infuse you with nourishing and calming vibrations using sacred sounds and song. Harmonium accompaniment and rhythms paced at 60 beats per minute (resting heart rate) naturally soothes your mind and nervous system giving you profound rest and rejuvenation.
“I have the most beautiful sleep after mantra class. I’m just so peaceful. It has helped my ptsd by settling the anxiety attacks and claustrophobia and mantra has given me more confidence.” Gail, Retired Paramedic.
“Thank you for the sacred lullaby. I slept like a baby.” Jayne, Retired, Yogi.
“Thank you so much for mantra class tonight it was so beautiful and peaceful.”Karina, Yoga Teacher & Intuitive Art Facilitator
“Thank you so much Jo, my heart is full of joy” Sharn, Landscape Gardener
Weekly: Monday Evenings
Time: 6pm-7pm (AEST Syd, Melb, Can)
Venue: On Zoom
Recording: For home practice or if you miss a session
Tickets: Single session $27 or 1 month pass $100 (4 x classes)
Introducing the 10 Wisdom Goddesses, Dasa Mahavidyas.
Mantra Relax Online is a 60 minute tranquil, transformative chanting and music session that takes you into deep meditation with ease. You will learn about Vedic seed mantras and their benefits and will we practice together as I teach you to use your own voice to chant 108 mantras for meditation. After the chanting I'll invite you to lay down and relax as I sing healing songs to you.
Over the next 10 months we will be learning the divine mantras of the 10 Wisdom Goddesses ‘Dasa Mahaidyas’. Each month we explore a different goddess and you will learn her mantra and receive knowledge sheets to better understand how the spiritual mother is embodied through sound.
During each session you will experience the beautiful blend of sacred chants, chilled beats and flowing melodies that drift over harmonium drones with deep hypnotic rhythms. My songs are paced at 60bpm (resting heart rate) and this tempo naturally soothes your mind and nervous system without effort, giving you profound rest and rejuvenation.
Each Goddess has:
* A specific location in the body
* Unique meditation form
* Seed mantra and longer mantra
* Meditation approach
* Song (inspired by Indian classical raga and kirtan songs)
Program Of Sessions | 10 Goddesses 10 Months
April: Kali “Breath Of Time”
May: Tara “Saving Sound”
June: Sundari “Beauty Within”
July: Bhuvaneshwari “Loving Space”
Aug: Bhairavi “Warrior Goddess”
Sept: Chinnamasta “Transforming Consciousness”
Oct: Dhumavati “Grandmother Spirit”
Nov: Bagalamukhi “Power Of Silence”
Feb: Matangi “Joy Of Sound”
Mar: Kamala “Goddess of Delight”
How Does Chanting Work?
When we are stressed, our mind goes out of tune, much like a guitar.An instrument needs tuning regularly, so do our minds. Mantra music awakens the vibrations of peace that are deeply embedded in you, and you come back in tune with nature and feel relaxed, content and happy.
My music is unique with a special formula that makes relaxation easy.I use Indian classical raga and long continuous tracks paced at 60bpm (resting heart rate)This tempo naturally soothes your mind and nervous system without effort, infusing you with nourishing calming vibrations.
What Is A Raga?
A raga is an Indian classical musical scale that takes mantra to a deeper level. Each raga carries spiritual energy and has a unique sound, quality and action on the mind.You will hear beautiful ragas from the 15th century which destroy impurities in the mind. The power of raga is held within every note and carries the vibrations of mantra deep into your soul.
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. Sanskrit is a spiritual language that speaks to your soul. The mantras are sound vibrations containing healing intelligence called prana which is our guiding life force. When we chant, we activate healing energy that soothes the nervous system and focuses 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 those thoughts, away from stress, guiding you back to the present moment of inner peace which is your true nature. Deep within, we are always peaceful and loving.It’s constant thought and emotional patterns, playing the same negativity over and over again, that takes us away from this pure state of peace. Energy flows where your mind goes, so if you are focused on stress, you will feel stressed.If your mind is pointed toward a mantra, you train the mind to relax.When you are relaxed, your mind gains clarity to deal with challenges and wisdom comes forth. When you listen to mantra chanting and make the sound with your own voice, the vibrations are absorbed by your body and enliven every cell.This becomes a self soothing meditation practice that has healing benefits.
Everything I create honours the ancient Indian tradition of mantra, yoga and Ayurveda. As a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, yogi and sacred music artist, I am deeply inspired by this path because it has healed me of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. My devotion brings a richness and spiritual energy to my music, teaching, cooking and Ayurvedic therapies to help you nurture your divine beautiful self.
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 sound, mantra, yoga and Ayurveda for healing the mind and body and have passed on this wisdom to us in an unbroken lineage of the Vedic tradition.
The repetition of Sanskrit mantras and simple, yet inspired melodies invoke powerful healing vibrations that restore peace, harmony and vitality to our inner being and outer worlds, awakening us to the great spirit of love that is our true nature.
Enjoy my offerings with blessings and love x Jo
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 love the way Jo explains of the science and health benefits behind Ayurvedic nutrition. And her recipes are delicious!
Award Winning Singer Songwriter, Professional Musician, Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I'm an award winning songwriter, professional musician, teacher and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
I've been singing all my life, but my true musical heart was untouched until I went to India. I fell in love with the healing sounds, exotic instruments and classical ragas that touched my heart and inspired me to record a range of albums for yoga and meditation.
While in India, I also discovered the healing science of Ayurveda and later studied with Dr. S. Ajit, AIAS. This set me on the path to healing myself of chronic fatigue, chronic pain, anxiety and depression.
I've recorded ten albums under my brand Cafe Mantra, authored my first Ayurvedic cookbook and teach harmonium, chanting and Indian classical singing.
I travel 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. When I'm not travelling, I teach and consult at my home in West Haven, Mid North Coast NSW.