Online Art of the Application of Sounding & Chanting – 121 eStudy Module One

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The Online Art Sounding and Chanting – 121 eStudy Module One
– Free your Voice as a way to Experience the Source of Vibration

This particular eStudy Module One consists of nine 121 live video meetings to facilitate a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

It introduces the student, through an online teaching dialogue, to the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the application of Sounding and Chanting.

Veda Chant is a practicenthat uses language
to experience ‘That’ which is beyond language.

What are the unique advantages of Online Yoga Practice and Theory eStudy within a 121 meeting between Teacher and Student?

  • Modular programmes offering an individualised progressive pathway
  • Single topic specialisation for a study intensity and in-depth presentation
  • Exclusive 121 learning environment supporting study and attention to the student
  • Traditional transmission between teacher and student to optimise absorption
  • Relevance to the individual’s situation through dialogue facilitating interaction
  • Studying practice and texts with a personal rather than teacher training priority

The Module maybe of interest to students from any walk of life, personally interested in learning and practicing the Art of Sound and Chanting for their own personal practice development. Or for Yoga teachers and trainee teachers who 
wish to study for their personal Sādhana development or, if relevant, to enhance professional Yoga teaching skills.

It offers an in-depth approach to the application of Chanting, through an experiential appreciation of the core teachings that underpin the Art of Sounding and Chanting, It is also a prerequisite to further work through the Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting – Module Two Sacred Sādhana Course or Art of Veda Mantra Chanting – Module Two Sacred Sādhana Course.

The Online Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Framework

The online Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Gaining confidence
    – in finding your chanting voice and developing your breathing through Sound and Chanting.
  • An appreciation
    – and familiarity with the principles which inspire Sound and Chant practice.
  • Learning how to read
    – and authentically vocalise Sound and Chant in Romanised Saṃskṛta.
  • Learning how to link
    – and join Romanised Saṃskṛta to enhance our use and understanding of Sound and Chant.
  • Discovering
    – Sound and Chant as a therapeutic support, personal meditation and Sacred Sādhana.
  • Appreciating
    – the core principles which inspire the use of Sound and Chanting practices.
  • Learning techniques
    – to help find our chanting voice and develop their breathing with and for Sound and Chant.
  • Being able to choose
    – appropriate postures according to the energy and application of the Sound and Chant.
  • Integrating
    – Sound and Chanting into existing Āsana, Prāṇāyāma and Meditational (Dhyānam) practices.
  • Experiencing
    – how Sound and Chant can be a tool to lead the student towards silence as a natural outcome.
  • Discovering
    – how Sound and Chant can be used as a tool for learning Indian teachings on psychology or spirituality.
  • Application
    – of Sound and Chanting respecting differences in cultural background, vocal ability and musical experience.
  • Learning skills
    – for teaching Sound and Chanting for others.

The Online Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Professional

The role of this Course is not to train students as Chant teachers although the Art of Sound and Chanting Module will obviously enhance any Yoga teacher’s skills in the area of Psychology and Therapeutic Healthcare.

In fact, not everybody wants to or actually needs to become a Chant teacher to further their practice and study. Here the priorities are towards personal development and thus questions relating to our personal practice and study are the priorities. This module reflects this viewpoint.

“Abhyāsa, when performed with reverence, without interruption, over a long period of time, will result in a healthy body, acute senses and extraordinary alertness.”
– T Krishnamacharya

The aim is that we are all here in this course as students and it offers an opportunity for all teachers to step back from their teaching role and re-enhance their personal study and practice path.

The Online Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One topics total over 7.5 hours through:

  • Understanding the important Saṃskṛta terms in Āsana, Mudrā, Prāṇāyāma, Dhyāna and Chanting
  • Application of voice work and techniques for sound in personal practice
  • Indexing Sound and Chant Material
  • Origins and context for Chanting
  • Guidelines for Sound and Chant
  • Saṃskṛta alphabet and pronunciation of the Sound and Chant
  • Saṃskṛta grammar and Saṃskṛta Sound and Chant rules
  • Personalising Sound and Chant in Āsana and Mudrā Practices
  • Personalising Sound and Chant in Seated Prāṇāyāma and Dhyānam Practices
  • Reciting the Yoga Sūtra and Yoga teachings

The Online Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Commencement

All are welcome irrespective of any background or though some prior experience of Chanting, or Sound Work, or Voice Work would be helpful.

The online Module One is offered to students in the form of nine 121 meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or another compatible live link video medium, to allow for a personalised approach and in-depth transmission between teacher and student.

The timings for each session will be 50′. They total 7.5 hours of 121 teaching held over nine meetings at intervals to be negotiated between student and teacher. The suggestion at this point is around 2-4 weeks between meetings.

The fee for the online Module One will be a special module exclusive package price of £415 for the nine sessions and includes a pre-prepared PDF manual as a workbook support. For students using the UK Banking BACS payment system this will be the transferable fee.

However where there are cross country or cross currency transfer fees involved then these need to be added on so the received fee is still £415.

The Fee Structure can include a split payment whereby an initial payment of £215 prior to the online meetings commencing and a further payment of £200 before session 5 convenes.

Missed or cancelled meetings at less than 24 hours notice are chargeable. In these situations further meetings to catch up on content are possible and can be added on at a fee of £47 per 50′ session.

Commencement is dependent on current diary spaces for 121 students. Subject to availability, online meetings can begin after agreeing a mutually convenient time and frequency and transfer of the initial fee.

In the event of withdrawal from the agreed Course dates after the fee is paid then, a renegotiation of dates would be possible for up to one year after the original starting point.

Online Free eMeeting for your Questions

A free preliminary half hour is offered online in the spirit of engaging in meeting 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 offered completely free of any future obligation and are merely a means to yatter around Yoga and a chance for me to understand your interest 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 121 online eLearning. 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.

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