The Sound of the Self – Online Course

Krishna Plays his Flute

Learn the ancient art and science of inner transformation through sound and tone.

Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd February, 2nd, 9th March 2021

During this 5 week course Paula Tait will introduce you to the ways in which the world’s wisdom traditions have used sound to deepen consciousness and unite with our true nature.

The knower of the mystery of Sound knows the mystery of the whole Universe.

Hazrat Inayat Khan

Come and experience a balance of history, background information and gentle practical exercises. Each week we will explore different sound-based practices, including listening and chanting together, along with a representative musical instrument. No previous experience is necessary.  

This course is for you if you would like to become more aware of the potential of sound for inner transformation, whether that means establishing your own sound-based meditation or yoga practice or simply deepening your relationship to sound and music.

Week 1: The Sound of Nature

Deep Listening
The Great Song and Celtic Tradition
Rhythm and Entrainment
Medicine Songs
Sacred Drumming

Week 2: The Sound of Wisdom

Listening for Mindfulness
Sound Koans
Winnie the Pooh’s “Good Song”
Vedic Mantras
The Zen Bell

Week 3: The Sound of the Heart

Sama and the Sufi Tradition
Kirtan and the Bhakti Tradition
Hearing & the Bodhisattva of Compassion
Shanti Mantras
The Reed and the Bamboo Flute

Week 4: The Sound of the Spheres

Pythagorus and the Music of the Spheres
Sacred Geometry
Musical Harmonics
Overtone Chanting
Tuning Forks

Week 5: The Sound of Silence

Nada Brahman and the Unstruck Sound
The Sound Current
The Yoga of Listening
Meditative Toning
Gongs and Singing Bowls

This course will take place on the Zoom platform. You will need a stable internet connection and Zoom installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Zoom can be downloaded for free here

For further information, or to book your place, please contact Paula Tait on 01494 440356 or