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Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury, is composer - teacher - therapist with Yoga of music - mantra - body - breath - sleep as medium. 3rd generation from a family of Indian Classical musicians from Senia-Maihar Gharana of Baba Allaudin Khan, he offers Training, Therapy & Composition services with 25 years of experience.

researcher at Sri Aurobindo Ashram; senior faculty at Sustainable Livelihood Institute, Govt. of Tamil Nadu (India) & Auroville; certified therapist from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) ; member of International Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM)

founder of 'Know Your Rhythm' - a training programme that helps participants discover their own sense of Rhythm in life and work, raising well-being, wellness, empathy, teamwork, leadership.

Know Your Rhythm is a network of international therapists specializing in Music Therapy and Yoga Therapy.
contact: arnabninad[at]gmail.com, whatsapp/call +91 98940 29256

On 'Know Your Rhythm'

Engaged over 20,000 'care givers' including medical practitioners with their patients, therapists, teachers & students, special educators, youth, managers, professors, administrators at conferences and workshops in India, Austria, France, Belgium, Russia, Thailand, USA

Presented at SYTAR 2021 (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research, USA); 6th Conference of International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) at Berkelee Music & Health Institute, Boston (2020); 18th Dialogues on Humanity, Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France (2018); 5th Mozart & Science Congress, IMC University of Applied Sciences at Krems, Austria (2017); 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, Vienna, World Federation for Music Therapy (2014);

Selected among the 8 international programs to be presented as a full day Pre-Congress Seminar with CME accreditation at 14th World Congress for Music Therapy at Dept. of Music Therapy, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (2014)

Published papers, case studies, articles in Springer Nature (Palgrave Macmillan), International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, Music and Medicine Journal, Open Yoga Journal, International Journal of Yoga - Philosophy, Psychology and Parapsychology

Applied therapeutic music compositions at hospitals, clinics, wellness centres, Yoga studios in India and USA

updates for 2021:

August 14 '21: workshop 'self-care with Yoga of Music, Mantra, Mudra' at Global Yoga Therapy Day 2021 online conference, 9:30-10:30 AM, IST, organised by Yoga for Better Health, Melbourne

July 24 '21: talk and workshop 'We heal ourselves as we heal children' at Healing Power of Love and Music , international festival, Kaliningrad, Russia; in collaboration with Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

July 5 '21: paper presentation 'Composing Raga-based music and applying it to Yoga and Music Therapy for Covid warriors to evoke Susthiti'
at National conference: 'World Peace through Indian music', Department of Music, University college of Social Sciences and Humanities Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur

June 26 '21: talk music for mental health - at WONCA - World Organization of Family Doctors; we released a reggae song 'Tone of Mind' on Covid in collaboration with a Brazilian doctors band!

June 19 '21: Received SEVA award for Project Susthiti - an ongoing healing initiative to help Covid warriors with Yoga & Music Therapy - at SYTAR 2021 - Symposium of Yoga Therapy & Research, organized by International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

June'21: interview - Stories of Impact by Give Back Yoga Foundation, USA

November 23-27 '20: oral paper presentation - 'Therapy on Healthcare Professionals Working in Covid-19 Isolation Wards – A Pilot Study ' at 5th Medicine Annual Conference Virtual 2020, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

October 27 '20: online workshop - Know Your Rhythm - a program for caregivers to develop Integral PersonalityInternational Association for Music & Medicine (IAMM), Berkelee Music & Health Institute, Boston

October 26 '20: interview - 'Know Your Rhythm – Healing with the Yoga of Music and Sound' by Center for Soft Power, Indic Academy

July 4 '20: talk on 'Yoga of Sound' at agora titled 'Towards integrative medicine?' at 20th Dialogues on Humanity, conference invited by the Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France

May '20:publication - 'Where Two Rivers Meet', our chapter on Know Your Rhythm as part of 'Phenomenologies of Grace - The Body, Embodiment, and Transformative Futures', published by Springer Nature, Palgrave Macmillan

Listen

Seva award 2021 - honoured to receive this award from International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
for Project Susthiti, our online healing program blending Yoga Therapy and Music Therapy for Covid healthcare workers

Composer at work - overview of Arnab and Know Your Rhythm team's work

Shanti Path Mantra celebrate 7th International Yoga Day, premiered at
SYTAR 2021 - Symposium of Yoga Therapy & Research, organized by International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

National Doctor's Day 2021- 'Playing with Sunlight - Re-imagining our world beyond Covid'

conversation on Know Your Rhythm with host, Abhay Wadhwa, founder, AWA Lighting Designers, New York

'Spandan' - Pulsation - live composition-performance as final artist of the opening ceremony
Spandan evokes Empathy via a recurring theme based on Raga Kafi (piano, tabla, orchestral) for a live 1,500 member audience from 40 countries
at 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, co-hosted by University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems
with support from Govt. of Austria, July 2014

'Know Your Rhythm' was among the 8 training programmes selected by
World Federation for Music Therapy (WFMT) to be presented as a full day Pre-Congress Seminar with CME accreditation.

'Know Your Rhythm Flash mob' - live demo of positive effects of rhythmic disruption leading to entrainment with Indian classical vocal percussion :-)
At the 14th World Congress for Music Therapy, IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, July 2014

‘Ta Na Na’ - a musical phonetics-based song
with 10 special educators with their 60 students with special needs, Special School, CERTH-India Hospital, Pondicherry

presented as participative therapy at
the 4th International Conference of International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM), Beijing, June 2016, as part of our paper presentation; based on a 2 year Know Your Rhythm training program

'AUM Namah Shivaya' - celebrating 6th International Yoga (June 21st 2020) with mantra with music including the Rudra Veena - the rare ancient musical instrument.
Legend says Rudra Veena was created by Lord Shiva.

On the occasion of Gita Jayanti, 18th December 2018, Dakshina Chanting group chanted the Gita in full i.e. 700 verses across 18 chapters across 3,5 hours at Savitri Bhavan, Auroville. Presenting a few shlokas from Chapter 11: Vishwarupa Darshan Yogah or The Yoga of the Vision of the World-Spirit. This training began with Know Your Rhythm in early 2017 with Dakshina Chanting group, Auroville.

'Jayatu Sri Aravinda' - celebrating the 148th birthday of Sri Aurobindo and 74th Independence Day of India with a devotional song on Transformation.


L'aurore s'allume - poetry-music composition, with from the opening stanzas of the iconic poem of Victor Hugo at 18th Dialogues en humanité (Dialogues on Humanity conference) on 6th July 2018 at the Parc de la Tête d'or, Lyon, France, organised by the Metropolis of Lyon, Govt. of France. Dialogues en humanité emerged out the 2nd Earth Summit (2002).

'My Forest has a Face'- a short film on Auroville's Pitchandikulam forest shown at United Nations Forum on Forests (New York, 2013) and 3rd International Water Symposium (Tamera, Portugal, 2013).
This short film 'speaks' as a poem from the forest's voice.

Last update 18th July 2021, email arnabninad[at]gmail.in, Whatsapp or call +91 98 94 02 92 56