Live or Online121 Meetings in the Art of Yoga or Veda Chanting

Individual Meetings around Chanting Practice, as a support for Self Expression, as a tool for Textual Reflection, as a mirror for Spiritual Inquiry.

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.

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 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. Learning how to enhance our sense of attention and reflection helps refine the ability to learn to listen, improves memory as well as personal confidence around the use of our voice.

“To share Chanting is to share an experience of silence through listening,
a process of healing, and a link with nature, the deeper self and the divine.”
– TKV Desikachar

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.

What are the unique advantages of learning Chanting within a 121 dialogue?

  • Individual meetings offer an individualised developmentally progressive pathway
  • Personal support specialisation for a practice intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive one-to-one learning environment supporting attention to the student
  • Traditional transmission between teacher and learner to optimise absorption
  • Relevance to the individual’s situation through dialogue facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and theory with a personal rather than teacher training priority

Furthermore according to T Krishnamacharya Chanting for adults needs to be learnt within a one-to-one collaborative relationship between teacher and learner, as one might work with an Osteopath, or Medical Herbalist, or Homeopath, or Physiotherapist, or Psychotherapist, or Acupuncturist, or even Personal Coach.

Personal Chanting Practice – Live or Online 121 Meetings

Accordingly, it is only through personal transmission within one-to-one meetings that the individual learner’s chanting strengths and needs can be truly met in terms of Saṃskṛta pronouncing, musical pitch, Saṃskṛta timing, vocal strength, one’s ability to sustain a note and maintain continuity of breath and sound.

This was how Paul learnt the Art of Veda and Tantra Mantra, Indian Textual Chanting and Yoga Sūtra Chanting, as a personal Sādhana through one-to-one lessons with TKV Desikachar over 20 years. As well as studying Chanting, he also studied Indian singing through one-to-one lessons in Chennai within both the Carnatic and Hindustani music systems over 5 years.

We will meet for sessions of up to an hour through which we can explore your practice and further propose a home practice that identifies your needs and offers a structured developmental home practice. The frequency of meetings will also be supported by online review sessions discussing progress and exploring obstacles or problems that may arise. This further point of contact offers opportunities to discuss questions, or clarify interpretations, or observe how the learner’s practice mirrored the teacher’s intention.

As with any aspect of the Viniyoga of practice, there are also many practical and theoretical aspects that need to be learnt as underpinnings to the practice of chanting. For example, I feel extending into the area of refining a personal chanting practice from a developmental viewpoint also needs to be linked to chanting theory or textual study such as can be developed through the Art of Chanting eStudy Module One.

Live or Online Fees for 121 Lessons or Review Meetings

Chanting sessions will be £58 for a personal lesson of up to one hour or pro-rata if online 50′ of £48, with the option, subject to need and situation, of £29 for a practice review meeting of up to 30′.

Live or Online 121 Free Meeting for your Questions

A free half-hour is offered in the spirit of engaging and attending to your questions and offering, as an experienced guide, what I can from my long studies with my teacher. These one-off meetings are free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga for me to understand your questions better in order to respond more clearly.

If you are interested then please do contact me and from there we can set up a meeting to chat around options or discuss your needs and requirements regarding one-to-one lessons. Follow this link for further information on Free Personal Online Meetings or to arrange an online meeting please use the contact page or email me.