What are the Arts of Sounding, Yoga Sūtra Chanting
and Veda Mantra Chanting?
The Arts of Nāda Yoga or Sounding, Yoga Sūtra Chanting and Veda Mantra Chanting are oral learning and meditative practices from the rich tradition of Indian Spiritual and Psychological teachings on Sacred Sādhana for personal development.
Traditionally Yoga and Veda chanting was called Adhyayanam and is the art of listening and learning to recite with attention and care and a deep involvement of head, heart and body in the outcome.
The Arts of Sounding, Yoga Sūtra Chanting and Veda Mantra Chanting as a Sacred Sādhana
Chanting as a practice aligns body, voice, mind, emotions and awareness in the quest for unity with the source from which sound originates. The benefits also include learning to remember how to recite India’s teachings on Spirituality and Psychology from the inside, hence learning by heart, rather than from the outside following from the senses.
Plus we learn how to enhance our sense of attention and reflection and refine the ability to learn to listen, thus improving memory as well as personal confidence around the use of our voice.
Arising out of Sounding, Yoga Sūtra Chanting and Veda Mantra Chanting as a Sacred Sādhana is the possibility of a deeper reflection on the meaning, significance and transformative message of the teachings being chanted, plus a sense of inner stillness, both during the practice itself because of the degree of involvement required and in the vibrational silence that follows its practice.
In a similar way to other Yoga practices and yet with unique aspects, a regular Sounding, Yoga Sūtra Chanting or Veda Mantra Chanting practice can lead the student to:
What are the Learning Options and Developmental Paths for students interested in exploring the Arts of Yoga Sūtra Chanting or Veda Mantra Chanting?
The Art of Sounding, Sūtra and Mantra Study paths fall into two distinct routes, namely:
The Common prerequisite to both routes is the Online 121 or Live Small Group Module One Sounding & Chanting Workshop teaching the Practice Tools and Learning Theory underpinning both Sūtra and Veda Chanting Paths.
“I think, that all those who want to practise Vedic chanting must be able to do so,
provided there is no confusion with Patañjali’s Yoga.”
– TKV Desikachar
Thus the Module One Workshop introduces the core principles that provide a solid foundation for a deeper study, through their Modules Two and Three, of either of the twin Arts of Yoga Sūtra Chanting or Veda Mantra Chanting as a Sacred Personal Sādhana or, if relevant, professional teaching skill.
The Art of Sounding and Chanting Workshop Module One
Free your Voice as a Way to Experience the Source of Vibration
offers a two-day opportunity for a student from any Yoga background or style to have an in-depth introduction to the essential principles, practices and teachings that underpin the practice and teaching of Sound, Yoga Sūtra and Veda Mantra Chanting practice and how they can inspire and guide our personal Yoga practice and study Sādhana, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.
After completing the prerequisite Module One Sounding and Chanting Workshop the student can choose to further their practice skills and specific chanting interest through either, Yoga Sūtra Intermediate and Advanced Module Courses, or Veda Mantra Intermediate and Advanced Module Courses, according to whichever route appeals most to their learning wishes and, if relevant, professional intentions.
Follow the link for further details of the Live Small Group Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop.
are two-day courses intended for those students, who having completed a Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop, wish to explore Module Two or Module Three Yoga Sūtra Chanting skills and how they can inspire and guide our personal Chanting Sādhana or where relevant, our professional work.
Follow the link for further details of the follow on Live Small Group Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Intermediate Module Two and Advanced Module Three Courses.
are two-day courses intended for those students, who having completed a Sounding & Chanting Module One Workshop wish to explore Module Two or Module Three Veda Mantra Chanting skills and how they can inspire and guide our personal Chanting Sādhana or where relevant, our professional work.
Follow the link for further details of the follow on Live Small Group Art of Veda Mantra Chanting Intermediate Module Two and Advanced Module Three Courses.