COURSES BY ICPARIS

Welcome to Indian Conservatory of Paris. Indian music is akin to an ornament for the ears, bestowing upon listeners the beauty of "Brahmananda" (Bliss). Just as an ornament enhances one's appearance, Indian music enriches the auditory experience.

Rooted in a rich historical tradition dating back to 200 BC - 400 BC, Bharatha Muni penned the foundational theory of music, dance, and drama in the "Natya Shastra." Sadguru Purandardasa (1480-1564) is revered as the father of Carnatic music for his contributions in structuring and guiding its pedagogy.

At Indian Conservatory of Paris, we honor this tradition by offering courses steeped in the essence of Indian music and culture.

YOGA ASANA

Join our Asana class to explore the transformative practice of yoga asanas, focusing on the physical postures that promote strength, flexibility, and balance. Rooted in ancient traditions, this class emphasizes proper alignment, mindful breathing, and gradual progression through a variety of poses. From foundational poses to more advanced variations, students will cultivate body awareness, improve posture, and enhance overall well-being. Guided by experienced instructors, each session integrates relaxation techniques and concludes with meditation, providing a holistic approach to physical and mental health. Whether you're new to yoga or seeking to deepen your practice, our Asana class offers a supportive environment to nurture your journey towards strength, flexibility, and inner harmony.

BHAKTI YOGA

Immerse yourself in the profound practice of Bhakti Yoga through our dedicated class that explores the path of devotion and spiritual connection. Rooted in ancient traditions, Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of love and devotion, using practices such as mantra chanting, prayer, and meditation to foster a deep connection with the divine. In this class, you will learn the art of devotional singing through bhajans (devotional songs) and kirtans, exploring their meanings and melodies. Guided by experienced instructors, you will cultivate a heartfelt devotion and integrate these practices into your daily life, enriching your spiritual journey with joy, harmony, and inner peace. Whether you are new to Bhakti Yoga or seeking to deepen your practice, join us to discover the transformative power of love and devotion on the path of spiritual awakening.

CARNATIC VIOLIN

Discover the timeless art of Carnatic music through the enchanting tones of the violin in our Carnatic Violin class. This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the classical South Indian music tradition, focusing on the unique techniques and repertoire of the violin. Students will delve into foundational skills such as bowing techniques, fingering exercises, and posture, progressing to mastering intricate compositions (geethams, varnams, kritis) and understanding ragas and talas essential to Carnatic music. Whether you're a beginner or seeking to refine your skills, join us on a musical journey that celebrates cultural heritage and artistic expression through the Carnatic violin.

VEENA

Step into the serene world of classical Indian music with our Veena class, where the rich tradition of this ancient instrument comes alive. The Veena, a stringed instrument revered for its melodic and meditative qualities, holds a central place in Carnatic music. In this class, students will embark on a journey to master the fundamentals of Veena playing, including proper posture, finger techniques, and tuning. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will learn traditional compositions (varnams, kritis) and delve into the intricacies of ragas and talas essential to Carnatic music. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, our Veena class offers a nurturing environment to develop your musical skills and deepen your understanding of this timeless art form. Join us to explore the Veena's resonance and discover the beauty of Indian classical music through its captivating melodies and spiritual essence.

MRIDANGAM

Embark on a rhythmic journey into the heart of Carnatic music with our Mridangam class, dedicated to the ancient percussion tradition of South India. Revered for its robust sound and intricate rhythms, the Mridangam holds a unique position as the primary percussion instrument in Carnatic music. Participants will learn essential techniques, explore diverse rhythmic patterns (thalam), and delve into the art of improvisation (korvai) under the guidance of seasoned instructors. Whether you're new to percussion or refining your skills, join us to discover the dynamic heritage and rhythmic intricacies of the Mridangam in an immersive learning environment.

BHARATANATYAM

Discover the artistry and elegance of Bharatanatyam in our dedicated class, celebrating its cultural significance and expressive storytelling through movement. Originating from Tamil Nadu, this classical Indian dance form combines intricate footwork (adavus), emotive expressions (abhinaya), and rhythmic movements (nritya) to convey diverse narratives and themes. Students will learn foundational techniques such as posture (mudras), basic steps, and hand gestures (hastas), progressing to explore choreographies that showcase the art's beauty and versatility. Guided by experienced instructors, participants will delve into the aesthetics and musical elements (raga and tala) that define Bharatanatyam, fostering a deep appreciation for its artistic depth and cultural heritage. Whether you're a novice or seasoned dancer, join us to embody the grace, discipline, and artistic expression of Bharatanatyam in an inclusive and enriching environment.

MANTRA YOGA

This comprehensive Mantra Yoga course is designed to immerse students in the ancient wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and other significant shlokas. Participants will learn the correct pronunciation and profound meanings of these sacred texts, enhancing their spiritual practice and understanding of Yoga philosophy.

KONNAKKOL

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic artistry of Konnakkol in our dedicated class, where the ancient vocal percussion tradition of South India comes alive. Known as the art of syllabic percussion, Konnakkol involves intricate vocal rhythms (solkattu) performed without accompanying instruments. This class welcomes participants from all musical genres, including jazz, hip hop, and any art form involving rhythm and improvisation. Students will learn fundamental techniques, including syllable patterns and rhythmic cycles (tala), essential for mastering this expressive form across diverse musical styles. Guided by experienced instructors deeply rooted in tradition, participants will explore the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Konnakkol, developing precision, creativity, and a deep understanding of rhythmic intricacies applicable to various artistic expressions. Whether you're new to percussion or refining your skills, join us to explore the dynamic world of Konnakkol and discover its rhythmic brilliance in an inclusive and immersive learning environment.

CARNATIC VOCAL

Our Carnatic Vocal class offers a deep dive into the venerable tradition of Carnatic music, boasting a heritage of over 5000 years. Central to this course is the cultivation of voice culture and training. Participants will learn foundational techniques, including ragas, talas, and intricate compositions. Emphasizing the importance of voice culture, our expert instructors guide students through vocal techniques, breath control, and emotive expression, essential for mastering Carnatic music and beneficial for all musical genres. Discover the cultural significance and spiritual depth of Carnatic music in a supportive learning environment, suitable for beginners and seasoned vocalists alike.

TABLA

Explore the rhythmic artistry of the Tabla, an essential percussion instrument in Hindustani classical music. This course begins with foundational techniques, including basic strokes (bols) and hand patterns, and progresses to mastering complex rhythmic cycles (tala) and traditional compositions (kaydas, relas). Students will develop improvisation skills and learn to accompany Hindustani classical music, gaining insights into the Tabla's rich history and cultural significance within this musical tradition. Suitable for beginners and advanced musicians, our course offers expert guidance to refine your technique and deepen your appreciation for this dynamic instrument.

KUCHIPUDI

Explore the enchanting world of Kuchipudi, a classical dance form from Andhra Pradesh known for its vibrant footwork, expressive storytelling, and dramatic elements. This course covers foundational techniques, including intricate adavus and distinctive tarangams performed on a brass plate. Students will master the art of abhinaya (expressive acting) and delve into traditional compositions, while gaining a deep appreciation for the cultural and historical roots of Kuchipudi. Ideal for both beginners and seasoned dancers, our course provides expert guidance to develop your skills and embody the elegance of this dynamic dance form.

VEDIC MATHEMATICS

Unlock the secrets of ancient mathematical wisdom with our Vedic Mathematics class, designed to enhance your calculation skills and numerical agility. Rooted in ancient Indian scriptures, Vedic Mathematics offers a system of mental calculation techniques that simplify complex arithmetic operations. This class covers:

- Rapid Calculations: Techniques for quickly performing multiplication, division, squaring, and finding square roots. - Simplified Methods: Easy-to-learn methods that make complex arithmetic operations straightforward and intuitive. - Speed and Accuracy: Tools to improve your speed and accuracy in solving mathematical problems. -Deep Conceptual Understanding: Insights into the underlying principles of mathematics through Vedic methods. - Practical Applications: Strategies for applying Vedic Mathematics in everyday problem-solving and competitive exams. This class is perfect for students, professionals, and math enthusiasts who want to revolutionize their approach to mathematics. Join us to master these powerful techniques and transform your mathematical abilities.

BALA PRAGATHI

Holistic Child Development

This course aims to foster the holistic development of children through the integration of cultural, spiritual, and creative practices. Participants will learn and practice shlokas, explore the rich history of India, study scriptures, engage in drama and painting, play folk games, and practice dance, yoga, meditation, and mantra chanting. The course is designed to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of young learners.

WHY CHOOSE US?

- Expert Instructors: Learn from experienced instructors dedicated to preserving and imparting the essence of Indian music.

- Traditional Pedagogy: Experience the authentic guru-shishya tradition of learning, fostering holistic growth and spiritual advancement.

- Flexible Learning Options: Choose from group or individual classes tailored to your learning pace and preferences.

- Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Indian culture, art, and philosophy through our comprehensive courses.

JOIN US TODAY

- Register for classes to embark on a transformative journey into the world of Indian music and culture.

- For inquiries and registration, contact us at info@indianconservatoryofparis.com

"The Indian Conservatory of Paris provided me with not just musical training, but a profound spiritual experience. I am grateful for the guidance of my guru and the supportive community." - Ananya

"Studying Konnakkol here has expanded my understanding of rhythm in ways I never imagined. It has truly enriched my musical journey." - Raj

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