If we accept the idea of
Naada Brahma, meaning that God is sound (or Sound is God), then the question
must be, how can we, as spiritual beings having a human experience, best use
sound to release us from our earthly bonds and hasten our spiritual evolution
towards our ultimate reunion with our Divine Selves and ultimately with the
Beings of wisdom have asked
this question for thousands of years and have developed techniques to
facilitate this spiritual task. They did
this in places such as India,
Tibet, the Middle East,
and the Native American cultures. By
divine inspiration, as well as by trial and error, over hundreds if not
thousands of years, the rishis of India, the monks of Tibet, the kahunas of
Hawaii and the shamanic practitioners of cultures all over the world, discerned
and then practiced vocal and sound techniques to elevate consciousness, to
heal, to bring wisdom and understanding, to bid communities in spiritual
practice and intent and many other diverse uses.
In India, the
ancient rishis delved deep into every aspect of human life in order to discover
how humankind could live evolving ever closer to their divine nature. Amongst the many profound discoveries they
made, was that the human voice was one of the most powerful tools given to
humanity to contact Spirit and bring the individual into higher levels of
awareness, indeed to join in Divine Union with God.
With the advent of mass
media, even in some of the originating countries, these powerful and vital
techniques have fallen into disuse and, in many places, have completely
disappeared. Elsewhere, the techniques
have been encoded within existing writings and teachings, requiring special
understanding to comprehend the deeper meanings involved.
The word “Yoga” means to be
joined, thus Naad Yoga is the science that allows the individual to be joined
to the Divine using the power of sound and the voice.
Since 1970, Antion has
delved deep into the sacred teachings of sound.
His original interest in the Hindu traditions of Mantra and Shastriya
Sangeet (Indian Classical music), led him into the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs
The Sikh scriptural
treatise, known as Siri Guru Granth Sahib, is perhaps the most powerful explanation
ever written about the use of sound and voice to reach the Divine, explaining Naam (the Name of the Divine), simran (repetition of the Divine Name,
using the voice, the mind, the soul and the cells of the body) and shabad (the Divine Word manifest as
Gurbani as well as the spiritual force that is Guru). The teachings are hidden
deep within the sacred poetry in which these sublime scriptures are written.
Antion became an expert in
interpreting the Sacred Music of the Sikhs (Gurbani Kirtan) and has traveled
all over the world to sing in Sikh Temples (Gurdwaras). In 1979, he became the first non-Indian to
lead the kirtan in the Harimandir Sahib (the Golden
Temple), the most sacred shrine of the
Sikhs in Amritsar, India.
In 1993, Antion moved to Hawaii to study sacred
Hawaiian music (mele) and chant (oli).
His studies with some of the leading teachers of Hawaiian culture today,
brought him to a deeper understanding of how the voice can create the power of
Aloha (ongoing, living love) and he became expert in Hawaiian music and chant.
Antion brings his enormous
experience and talent to the teaching of Naad Yoga, in a workshop entitled “The
He also gives private
sessions in Vocal Empowerment and 5th Chakra Healing.
The effect and experience of
vocal empowerment is that which we all seek; your whole being, body and soul,
comes into alignment with your life purpose and helps you to fulfill your
Your Fifth Chakra, the chakra of expression, is known as the “seat of
the soul” because its integrity and congruency of energy is uniquely vital to
your health. It is the access point for guidance from both Divine
Source/Superconscious, and from your Ku, (your subconscious bodymind) which holds information on everything
needed to heal, including the original causes of physical problems. When you
own and speak your truth, your feelings, your boundaries, and your longings,
your voice becomes strong and empowered. The sound of your voice becomes
mellifluous and pleasing.
You can contact Antion at
(808) 482-1931 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org