A hidden treasure in the great path of yoga is a special practice known as “Nada Yoga,” the yoga of sound. Nada yoga uses sound, music, voice, breath and rhythm as a vehicle to meditation and purification of the nadis (subtle and vast web of energy channels and nerve passageways in the body). Indian classical music and its ancient tradition of Ragas (sacred scales) is a classical mode for practicing Nada Yoga. While meditating on the tones in different ragas, amazing transformations can happen.
Eric Fraser's music therapy sessions ring with an array of influences and textures. Drawing from both his rich knowledge of Indian classical music and a down home approach, Eric intermingles with pop, rap, blues, and world music to capture imaginations and spark music making in participants from many backgrounds and age brackets. Eric recently returned from a trip to India as a Fulbright senior research scholar for music therapy and Indian music. He received his MA in music therapy from NYU.
This Workshop Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.