Teacher: Tom Warner

Tom Warner, the studio's musical director, currently leads Pilgrimage of the Heart's Kirtan ensemble (Chanting, Musical Meditation), guides free meditations and works on community development. Tom has been haunting Pilgrimage of the Heart almost since it's inception, 9 years now.

Tom's exposure to yoga occurred in 1990 in Los Angeles. After over 20 years of practice he enrolled and completed yoga teacher training at Pilgrimage in the spring of 2011, and then completed Silver Age Yoga teacher training and certification, a practice of safe yoga for senior citizens.

Tom is a life-long musician of over 40 years, and says, "The Kirtan practice we have developed at Pilgrimage of the Heart has been one of the best experiences of my life, both musically and for my soul. We are in our 5th. year and are rapidly approaching 250 meditational sessions. We have had close to 75 musicians perform in this group over the years and what a fantastic experience it's been to work with such talented individuals. Over 1500 people a year participate in this practice. Participation is the essence of Kirtan. Join us Thursday at 8:15pm."

Tom looks forward to a deep immersion in the yoga world for the rest of his life, and extends his gratitude to the entirety of the Pilgrimage family, Sujantra, staff, teachers, studio members and friends. Together, peace…

Feed Your Soul, Kirtan Introductions, Philosophy
5 Minutes
Introduction to Kirtan – Musical Meditation
Tom Warner | October 22, 2014

Tom has lead weekly kirtan at the yoga studio for five years. Discover your own voice in this ancient, heart centered practice. GO TO the ‘Music’ tab for detailed chant tutorials.

Meditation, Philosophy
5 Minutes
Building a Meditation Space with Tom Warner
All Interviews, Tom Warner | January 23, 2015

It’s essential to create a ‘space’ for your meditation practice. Tom Warner describes his meditation space and gives practical tips for all.

Philosophy
10 Minutes
Seeker’s Journey with Tom Warner
All Interviews, Tom Warner | January 23, 2015

Tom’s yoga journey spans 25 years, from a slow beginning to a way of life. He encourages the study of yoga and participation in your yoga community.

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
10 Minutes
Chair Yoga – Breathe
Tom Warner | February 6, 2015

Chair Yoga. Take mindful, willful control of your breath. Breathe control is the foundation of yoga…

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
5 Minutes
Chair Yoga – Neck
Tom Warner | February 6, 2015

Let’s begin gently expanding the range of motion of your neck. Easy does it. Keep your chin down.

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
5 Minutes
Chair Yoga – Shoulders
Tom Warner | February 6, 2015

The shoulders are very mobile. Let’s get them moving again!

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
5 Minutes
Chair Yoga – Torso
Tom Warner | February 6, 2015

Begin to free up your back with some gentle twisting… use your breath!

Asana, Chair Yoga, Office Yoga
5 Minutes
Chair Yoga – Hips
Tom Warner | February 6, 2015

Begin to feel your hips. Learn some basics and precautions as we explore Chair Yoga…

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Introduction
Tom Warner | September 16, 2014

A chant to Ganesha, the elephant-headed God figure, remover of obstacles… Video 1

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – 5/4 Time Signature
Tom Warner | September 14, 2014

Explore odd meter: Learn the 5/4 time signature of the fun chant to Ganesha… Video 2

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Melody
Tom Warner | September 13, 2014

Learn to sing the Ganesha chant’s melody and play it on the harmonium… Video 3

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Chords
Tom Warner | September 11, 2014

Learn the root chords for this fun chant to Ganesha, the elephant-headed remover of obstacles… Video 4

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha- Inversions
Tom Warner | September 9, 2014

Learn chord inversions (re-ordering the notes in a chord) for the chant to Ganesha. Simplify chord changes and make room for motion… Video 5

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Motion
Tom Warner | September 8, 2014

Learn how to use inversions to simplify chord changes. Free your hand to play both chords and melody at the same time, without looking! Motion… Video 6

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Harmonium final
Tom Warner | September 7, 2014

Bringing the elements of melody, chords, inversions and motion together on the harmonium for the chant to Ganesha… Video 7

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Guitar
Tom Warner | September 5, 2014

Learn to play the chant to Ganesha on the guitar… Video 8

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – bass guitar
Tom Warner | September 4, 2014

Learn to play the chant to Ganesha on the bass guitar… Video 9

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Duet, guitar and tabla
Tom Warner | September 3, 2014

  Tom and Sujantra play the chant to Ganesha: guitar and tabla… Video 10

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Ganesha
Chant to Ganesha – Pilgrimage Kirtan Group
Tom Warner | August 18, 2014

Putting all the elements together… The Chant to Ganesha with the Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan Ensemble… Video 11

Meditation
2 Minutes
1 Aum
Blair Hartwell, Sujantra McKeever, Tom Warner | December 11, 2014

This short yet powerful exercise will focus and balance your mind, body and emotions. Choose one, two, three or four Aums!

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Introduction
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Listen to the chant, Jaya Shiva Om. Begin to get the feel and memorize the melody… Video 1

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Melody
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Learn the melody for the chant, Jaya Shiva Om… Video 2

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Chords
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Learn the basic chord progression on the harmonium for the chant, Jaya Shiva Om… Sing while you play!… Video 3

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Inversions
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Learn chord inversions to simplify the chord change precess. Play without looking… Video 4

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Motion
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Musical motion keeps the chant interesting. Play elements of the melody with the chords at the same time… Video 5

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Guitar
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Learn the basic guitar progression for the chant, Jaya Shiva Om… Video 6

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Bass Guitar
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Learn the basic bass structure for the chant, Jaya Shiva Om. Learning the melody will help you on this one!… Video 7

Feed Your Soul, Jaya Shiva Om
Jaya Shiva Om – Duet
Tom Warner | December 15, 2014

Putting together elements… Tom And Sujantra play Jaya Shiva Om on the guitar and tabla… Video 8

De-Stress, Meditation, Office Yoga
2 Minutes
2 Aums
Blair Hartwell, Sujantra McKeever, Tom Warner | December 11, 2014

This short yet powerful exercise will focus and balance your mind, body and emotions. Choose one, two, three or four Aums!

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Introduction
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Listen and begin to memorize the melody and feel of the chant, Rama Ragava. Melody composed by Sri Chinmoy… Video 1

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava _ Melody
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn to play and sing the melody for the chant, Rama Ragava… Video 2

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Chords
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn the basic chords for the chant, Rama Ragava… Video 3

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Inversions
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn to use chord inversions (Re-ordering the notes in a chord) to make the chant easier to play AND to free your hand for motion… Video 4

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Motion
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn to use musical ‘Motion’ to help make basic chord structures more interesting… Video 5

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Guitar
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn the basic guitar chords for the chant, Rama Ragava… Video 6

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Bass Guitar
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Learn the basic bass guitar part for the chant, Rama Ragava… Video 7

Feed Your Soul, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Duet
Tom Warner | December 8, 2014

Putting together elements, Tom And Sujantra play the chant, Rama Ragava on the guitar and tabla… Video 8

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Performances, Rama Ragava
Rama Ragava – Music Video
Tom Warner | March 31, 2015

The Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan Ensemble plays the kirtan, Rama Ragava, a traditional chant, melody by Sri Chinmoy… Video 9

Meditation
2 Minutes
3 Aums
Blair Hartwell, Sujantra McKeever, Tom Warner | December 11, 2014

This short yet powerful exercise will focus and balance your mind, body and emotions. Choose one, two, three or four Aums!

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Historical Background
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Some fascinating historical background about the Gayatri Mantra, one of Hinduism’s and Buddhism’s oldest and most revered meditations… Video 1

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Introduction
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

A musical introduction: Listen to the Gayatri Mantra and begin to get it in your mind. Memorize… Video 2

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Melody
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn to play and sing the melody for the chant, Gayatri Mantra… Video 3

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra- Chords
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn to play the root chords and begin to explore inversions for the Gayatri Mantra. Play along with your harmonium… Video 4

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Inversions
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn the chord inversions for the Gayatri Mantra… Simplify chord changes. Free your hand… Video 5

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Guitar
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn the basic chords and some fun fills for the Gayatri Mantra on the guitar… Video 6

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Bass Guitar
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn the chant Gayatri Mantra on the bass guitar… Video 7

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Duet, Guitar and Tabla
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

Learn to incorporate percussion into the chant Gayatri Mantra. Any drum will work!… Video 8

Feed Your Soul, Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra – Full Band
Tom Warner | November 6, 2014

The Pilgrimage Kirtan group performs the Gayatri Mantra… Video 9

Meditation
2 Minutes
4 Aums
Blair Hartwell, Sujantra McKeever, Tom Warner | December 11, 2014

This short yet powerful exercise will focus and balance your mind, body and emotions. Choose one, two, three or four Aums!

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Chant: Each Soul is in Transit – Introduction
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

An introduction to the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy… Video 1

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Chant: Each Soul is in Transit – melody
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn the melody for the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy…video 2

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Chant: Each Soul is in Transit – chords
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn the root chords for the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy… Video 3

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Each Soul is in Transit – inversions
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn the chord inversions for the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy. Free your hand… Video 4

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Each Soul is in Transit – motion
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn to incorporate musical motion to add variety and interest to the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy… Video 5

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Each Soul is in Transit – guitar
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn the basic guitar chords for the chant, Each Soul is in Transit, by Sri Chinmoy… Video 6

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Each Soul is in Transit – Duo, guitar and tabla
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Learn the chant, Each Soul is in Transit by Sri Chinmoy on the guitar with a percussionist. Any drum will work… Video 7

Chants with Instruction, Each Soul is in Transit, Feed Your Soul
Each Soul is in Transit – Full band
Tom Warner | August 20, 2014

Putting all the elements together, Pilgrimage of the Heart Kirtan group plays Each Soul is in Transit by Sri Chinmoy… Video 8

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – Introduction
Tom Warner | April 7, 2015

Listen to the chant, Jai Ram Sita Ram. Learn how the chant feels and begin to memorize… Video 1 in the series.

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – Melody
Tom Warner | April 7, 2015

Learn and memorize the melody for the chant, Jai Ram Sita Ram on the harmonium… Video 2

Chants with Instruction, Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – chords
Tom Warner | April 20, 2015

Learn the basic chords for the chant, Jai Ram Sita Ram – video 3…

Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – Chord Inversions
Tom Warner | April 24, 2015

Learn chord inversions to make chord changes simpler… video 4

Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – Motion
Tom Warner | April 28, 2015

Learn how to use musical motion to keep the chant interesting. Free your hand… video 5

Feed Your Soul, Jai Ram Sita Ram
Jai Ram Sita Ram – Harmonium Final
Tom Warner | April 29, 2015

Summing the elements of melody, chords, inversions and motion to create and interesting and fun chant, Jai Ram Sita Ram on the harmonium…video 6