Rejoice in Art

"Rejoice in Art" refers to the practice of engaging with and appreciating art to enhance the quality of life. It is one of the five pillars of the Leela Life framework, which together create a holistic approach to wellbeing.

Why "Rejoice in Art"

Engaging in artistic activities allows individuals to express themselves, connect with others, and find joy in creation and appreciation. Art helps in fostering emotional balance, reducing stress, and enhancing mental clarity. By rejoicing in art, individuals can enrich their lives and cultivate a deeper sense of fulfillment.

कलानां आश्रयं कृत्स्नं जगदेतत् चराचरम् |
मनुष्याणां चित्तवृत्तिं विनोदयति या कला ||

"All that is animate and inanimate in this world relies on art. It is the art that delights the mental dispositions of humans."

Vishnudharmottara Purana

The five components of "Rejoice in Art"

Discover the components of "Rejoice in Art" that can help you integrate relevant wellbeing offerings into your everyday routine.

Create

Artistic creation involves producing original works using mediums like sound, paint, or clay, enabling individuals to express inner thoughts and emotions. This introspective journey fosters self-discovery and personal growth.

Connect

Connection through art involves participating in shared activities like workshops, performances, or exhibitions, fostering community bonds and allowing collective art experiences and discussions that enhance social interactions and understanding.

Dissolve

Dissolving into art involves deeply immersing oneself in the creative process or appreciating an artwork, entering a 'flow' state that offers profound satisfaction and stress relief.

Sensory

Engaging with art sensorially means experiencing it through touch, sound, and sight, such as feeling sculpture textures, hearing music details, or seeing vibrant colors, thereby enhancing sensory awareness and deepening art appreciation.

Beauty

Appreciating art's beauty involves recognizing and valuing its aesthetic elements, elevating emotions and enriching life by highlighting surrounding beauty and enhancing daily experiences.

The concept of holistic wellbeing, central to the Leela Life system, emphasizes the importance of addressing multiple interacting variables simultaneously to achieve true wellbeing. The five pillars of Leela Life "Eat Right", "Think Calm", "Rejoice in Art", "Live on Land", "Smile" — work together to create a synergistic effect, where the combined impact is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Swar Sadhna

For building Optimism

Swar Sadhana combines yoga and sounds to promote inner harmony. The practice involves chanting beej mantras for the chakras, along with breathing and meditation techniques. The practice utilizes sound and music to generate positive vibrations, shifting energy towards positivity and fostering mindfulness. This promotes letting go of negativity and embracing an optimistic outlook.

Conducted by

Deobrat Mishra

Sitarist, Vocalist, Nada Yogi from Benares music Gharana

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Varanasi
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Chikitsa Vastu

For building Insight & Intuition

Chikitsa Vastu focuses on building inner alignment and stability through experiential learning. By engaging in mindful exercises such as walking, sketching, designing, chanting, and more, practitioners become more attuned to the energies within and around them, expanding their awareness beyond cognitive capacities. This practice cultivates sensorial awareness, fostering a deeper connection with oneself, the physical environment, and the cosmic space that stimulates the mind and inspires insightful and intuitive experiences.

Conducted by

Sashikala Ananth

Exponent of Vastu Shastra

Online from
Kotagiri
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Sur Shanti

For building Mindfulness

Sur Shanti combines mindfulness meditation with music. Through guided exercises, practitioners learn to use Khayal music to cultivate attention, presence, and awareness. The course covers vocal techniques, raga theory, and the emotional and spiritual aspects of music. Participants discover how to create a meditative experience through their voice and connect with the music on a profound level. Regular practice of Khayal music fosters heightened mindfulness, deep engagement with the music, and the ability to express the emotional and spiritual essence of the raga authentically.

Conducted by

Devashish Dey

Highly accomplished classical vocalist

Online from
Varanasi
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Ranjayati iti Ragah

For building musical taste

In this offering of Ranjayati iti Ragah, participants gain deep insights into how Ragas are intricately connected to seasons, moods, and specific times of the day. They develop a profound understanding of how Ragas evoke emotions, transport the mind to different moments, and create a magical bond between performers and listeners. This holistic exploration fosters empathy, appreciation for nuances, and a greater understanding of the emotional power of music, enriching participants' experiences and sensitivity in both music and life.

Conducted by

Dhanashree Pandit Rai

Hindustani Classical Music vocalist

Online from
Mumbai
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Rangaraga Samskruti

For building empathy

Rangaraga Samskruti, a transformative course curated by Dr. Gayathri Shankarnarayan, unfolds the rich tapestry of Carnatic Music and the ancient South Indian art of Kolam. Originating from a village in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Shankarnarayan's early immersion in cultural traditions ignited a lifelong passion, culminating in a PhD in Carnatic Music. What sets this course apart is her innovative fusion of these distinct art forms, seamlessly blending Carnatic Music and Kolam. Participants not only gain mastery in Kolam techniques but also delve into its profound symbolism. This holistic practice, embedded in the course, emerges as a powerful stress reliever, promoting physical wellness, and fostering emotional balance. Dr. Shankarnarayan's expertise ensures that Rangaraga Samskruti becomes a transformative journey, enhancing well-being, sparking creativity, and nurturing inner harmony.

Conducted by

Dr. Gayathri Shankarnarayan

Distinguished expert in Kolam and Carnatic Music

Online from
Chennai
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Rasa Nritya Anubhava

For building emotional awareness

Rasa Nritya Anubhava unfolds a transformative journey led by Yashoda Thakore, a master of Kuchipudi and Devadasi Nrityam. With a dance Master's and a Yoga and Dance Doctorate, Yashoda innovatively blends tradition at Rinda Saranya Kuchipudi Dance Academy. Her approach encourages practitioners to explore their inner selves, fostering a deep emotional connection through dance. Observing, emulating, and expressing emotions freely create a cathartic experience, transcending mere proficiency. Yashoda's course promotes emotional expression, self-awareness, and mindfulness, enriching emotional well-being. Beyond technicalities, it becomes a medium for self-discovery. Rasa Nritya Anubhava, led by Yashoda Thakore, inspires a new generation, blending tradition and innovation harmoniously.

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Dr. Yashoda Thakore

Acclaimed and Accomplished Kuchipudi Artist

Online from
Hyderabad
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Laya Vidya

For building joyful concentration

Laya Vidya, led by Dr. Karthick, offers a transformative experience where participants master music rhythm. Vocalizing intricate patterns, they internalize complex rhythmic structures, fostering mental focus, concentration, and coordination. These skills extend beyond music, enhancing productivity and performance in various life aspects. Engaging with rhythm brings joy and self-expression, enriching daily life and instilling fulfillment. Dr. Karthick's unique teaching approach and expertise in Indian percussion make him a highly revered figure in this realm.

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Karthick

Sanskrit scholar and globally acclaimed Ghatam artist

Online from
Chennai
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Dhrupad Saadhana

For building self awareness

Dhrupad Saadhana, which is a blend of traditional and modern music techniques, is a practice of engaging in open dialogues and immersing in Raga explorations where practitioners can cultivate self-awareness, nurture their creativity, and experience a deep sense of meaning and interconnectedness through Dhrupad. Through the integration of various artistic and spiritual dimensions, Pelva's practice offers a holistic engagement with music that enriches daily life and promotes personal growth.

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Pelva Naik

Accomplished Dhrupad vocalist

Online from
Mumbai
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Surabhi Rasa

For building emotional resillence

Surabhi Rasa introduces Pranav Kapoor, an 8th-generation perfumer and culinary enthusiast, pioneering perfume tourism in India. Merging his passion, Pranav's course delves into scents' impact on emotions and moods. Participants explore the art and science of perfumery, creating personalized blends for enhanced emotional well-being. This unique journey fosters emotional awareness and improved mood regulation. With a rich family history in perfumery, Pranav unveils India's fragrant treasures in a captivating sensory experience

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Pranav Kapoor

8th generation Perfumer and culinary artist

Online from
Kannuj
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Samagama

For improvement of Self-Expression

Samagama, combines Bharatanatyam, Chhau, dance movement therapy, and elements from ancient Buddhist practices and comprises of structured exercises and improvisational movement sequences that foster a mind-body connection. Through this practice, individuals learn to express and explore emotions using their bodies. Regular practice of Samagama expands the range of body movements, heightens body awareness, and enhances self-expression.

Conducted by

Tripura Kashyap

Dance movement specialist, inspired by Bharatanatyam and Buddhism

Online from
Delhi
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Dhwani Samarthya

For building soulfulness

Dhwani Samarthya led by Manikandan N, a passionate musician hailing from Tamil Nadu, passionately guided more than 3000 students worldwide. His mission revolves around democratizing music, earning him the endearing moniker 'Sound Mani.' Committed to inclusivity, he champions his cause through the Parai Circle, hosting global workshops to propagate Parai drumming. This holistic musical practice not only stimulates cognitive functions but also serves as a medium for emotional release. Manikandan's odyssey is a testament to his dedication to cultural preservation, education, and overall well-being through the timeless art of ancient music.

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Manikandan

Distinguished figure in the realm of ancient music and traditional musical instruments

Online from
Erode
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Sangeet Laya Saadhana

For building focus and concentration

Sangeet Laya Saadhana, guided by Carnatic maestro Melakaveri K. Balaji, is a rhythmic journey steeped in musical heritage. A Mridangam virtuoso with 38 years of global experience, Balaji's course blends vocal percussion and hands-on Mridangam training. Participants craft intricate rhythms through Konnakkol, progressing to master diverse tones. Beyond music, Balaji infuses discipline, enhancing focus, concentration, and creativity in daily routines. Harmonizing inner rhythms fosters self-awareness, making music a holistic well-being pathway. Balaji's teachings offer not just musical mastery but valuable life skills, transforming the journey into a profound exploration of self and sound.

Conducted by

Melakaveri K. Balaji

Renowned Carnatic musician and Mridangam expert

Online from
Chennai
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Ātmā Sansargaḥ

For building emotional awareness

Embarking on Ātmā Sansargaḥ, Dr. Parul Purohit Vats, a distinguished Kathak artist, seamlessly blends dance therapy with Rasabhava's emotional richness. With a background as a Kathak danseuse, Guru, choreographer, and art administrator, she brings a wealth of experience to her transformative sessions. Through "Ātmā Sansargaḥ," participants gain emotional awareness and expressive skills, fusing Kathak elements with mindfulness techniques. Beyond emotional release, it equips individuals to navigate today's pace, reducing stress and enhancing mental well-being. Dr. Parul's offering transcends dance, fostering holistic growth

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Dr. Parul Purohit Vats

Renowned Kathak artist and educator

Online from
Gurgaon/ Jodhpur
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Anubhuti Mandala Kala

For building creativity

Anubhuti Mandala Kala, led by Vandana Rajan, offers a meditative and therapeutic experience through Mandala art. With 25 years of experience, Vandana specializes in promoting mindfulness, relaxation, and mental wellbeing through her art. Her teaching caters to a diverse audience, including working professionals, and is tailored to different skill levels, allowing for structured development of artistic skills and a deeper understanding of the art's meditative qualities.

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Vandana Rajan

Prolific Artist, Educator, and Mandala Art Specialist

Online from
Tirupur
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Shantirupa Tanjore

Build patience

Shantirupa Tanjore begins with Vibha Raj and Vani Bhaskar, founders of Tanjore Collective. These distinguished Tanjore artists bring over a decade of expertise, with Vibha inheriting her skills from her mother, Vani Bhaskar, a revered 40-year veteran. Vani's mastery shines in both her creations and her role as an inspiring teacher, having guided over 3,000 students. Their unique wellbeing offering, centered on Tanjore art, unfolds a comprehensive learning journey—from canvas preparation to intricate gold application. Beyond skill acquisition, the course nurtures qualities like patience, concentration, and self-expression. Participants immerse themselves in a transformative and meditative experience, exploring the enchanting world of Tanjore art under the guidance of these accomplished artists.

Conducted by

Vibha Raj & Vani Bhaskar

Distinguished Tanjore artist

Online from
Bangalore
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8 days, 7 nights
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Kadalikad, Kerala, India

Rasoi Vedika

Rasoi Vedika is an immersive retreat that guides you through an authentic Indic culinary journey. As a participant of Rasoi Vedika, you will master traditional cooking techniques, delve into the principles of Ayurvedic food, and embrace the spiritual essence of meal preparation. This retreat involves connecting with local farmers, navigating vibrant spice and vegetable markets, and leading in hands-on cooking workshops. You'll craft and savor dishes that perfectly balance taste with health, all while being enveloped by Kerala’s serene landscapes. Rasoi Vedika encompasses more than culinary explorations; it includes cultural tours, nature excursions, and wellness activities, offering a holistic immersion into Indian hospitality and comprehensive wellbeing.

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