In this all-day intensive, we will delve into the highly esoteric and yet applicable science of mantras.

  • What constitutes a mantra? 
  • How can we unlock the power of a mantra to achieve specific goals?
  • What is the importance of a bīja mantra?
  • Can mantras be used for healing?

If so, how?
Drs. Sumit Kesarkar and Kavitha Chinnaiyan will lead you through the theory, application and practice of mantras.

We will explore the intriguing and highly developed science of mantras and their applications.

You will leave the workshop with a holistic understanding of the science of mantras and their applications.

While this workshop is open to all, the principles discussed will be applicable for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners of mantra sādhanā.



(Śabda Saṅgha members get 25% off the full price of this event. Please use the links in the Saṅgha portal on Ruzuku to sign up).

In this video, Dr. Kesarkar gives a lucid and remarkable demonstration of an example of the practical application of a bīja mantra.

Workshop Instructors

Dr. Sumit Ashok Kesarkar  is a Vaidya (doctor) of Āyurveda. A renaissance man, he is also the founder of the National Library of Ayurveda Medicine, where he has poured his knowledge into building a first-of-its-kind, searchable online database and study modules on ancient Āyurvedic formulations. You’ll often find him in the lap of the Himalayas, traversing across India while working towards the conservation of medicinal plants, local health traditions, and ancient Hatha Yoga practices. His youtube travel vlog documents his Himalayan journeys, where you’ll find a wealth of Āyurvedic information through the lens of a yogi and doctor. Demystifying arcane Vedas, Tantra and Yoga to make them accessible to all remains his life's work. Dr. Kesarkar also teaches the process of simplifying and decoding Vedic Sciences to practically apply them conjunct with modern-day methodologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as a guiding force in developing sophisticated systems. This extends to a research-oriented lifestyle program that can be found at, where he has explained the health benefits of single malt whisky by experimentation and application of Āyurvedic Algorithms. Do read his book on the health benefits of single malt whisky, which for many is an easing in to Āyurveda. Recently, he has launched  ‘theSoundBreath’  program that offers application-based learning of mantra, breath and yantra. Discover the immense wisdom he has to share on

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan is a Cardiologist, Professor of Medicine and the founder of Śabda Institute. She is the author of Shakti Rising (Nonduality Press, October 2017) that won the Nautilus Gold Award for Best Books of 2017, Glorious Alchemy: Living the Lalitā Sahasranāma (New Sarum Press, UK, 2020) and The Heart of Wellness (Sfaim Press, 2020). Her next book, Fractals of Reality: Living the Śrīcakra will be released in early 2022. 


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Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers

Our courses, both live and self-study, can be used towards Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements for all RYTs already registered with Yoga Alliance. Go here for how to upload your hours. 

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