Live Small Group Art of Sounding and Chanting Practice & Theory Study Modules One to Three

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The Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees & Booking

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Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

– Free your Voice as a way to Experience the Source of Vibration

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.

Live Small Group Viniyoga of Sounding and Chanting Practice & Theory Module One

The Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Sacred Sādhana Workshop is limited to a maximum of five students to allow for a personalised approach, interactive teaching and in-depth transmission between teacher and student. The 2-day workshop introduces the student to the primary principles and teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the Art of Sounding and Chanting.

Based in the Cotswolds, it offers a two-day intensive on Sounding and Chanting practice and theory where 
the basic principles and practices of learning Sounding and Chanting 
are explored and experienced. It introduces the core principles in the Art of Sounding and Chanting as a Sacred Sādhana, as 
well as providing options for those who wish to offer sounding and chanting work for others.

The workshop is presented with the aim of reflecting the fundamentals of Śrī T Krishnamacharya’s teaching, namely, transmission occurs through the direct experience of the teacher with the students personal practice and study Sādhana.

The workshop may be of interest to students from any walk of life, interested in learning and practising the Art of Sound & Chanting for their own personal Sādhana development. Or for Yoga teachers and trainee teachers who 
wish to study for personal Sādhana development and/or for professional teaching.

The Live Small Group 121 Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop 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 our chanting voice and developing our 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 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 our 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 us 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 to others.

The Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop topics offer over 10 hours through:

1. Learning practice techniques, observation skills and awareness processes to help refine your short-term and long-term personal Chanting practice – 2.0 hours

  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Age
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Health
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Lifestyle
  • Exploring Chanting Practice according to Constitution
  • Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Chanting
  • Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Chanting

2. Study of Chanting Practice Techniques and Practice Theory – 8.0 hours

  • Learning techniques to help find our chanting voice and develop their breathing with and for Sound and Chant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Discovering how Sound and Chant can be used as a tool for learning Indian teachings on psychology or spirituality.
  • 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

3. Workshop Review Session and Home Study Guidelines – 0.25 hour

  • Informal support of a practical nature through review, reading, questions for reflection and guidelines for core and developmental personal Chanting practices

What are the Learning Options and Developmental Paths for students interested in exploring the Arts of Yoga Sūtra or Veda Mantra Chanting?

The Art of Sounding, Sūtra and Mantra Module One, as a foundational step, leads towards two distinct routes, namely:

– Learning to Chant the Yoga Sūtra
– Learning to Chant Veda Mantra

“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

The Common prerequisite to both routes is the Online 121 eStudy Module or the Live Small Group Module One Sounding & Chanting Workshop teaching the Practice Tools and Learning Theory underpinning both Sūtra and Veda Chanting Paths.

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 skills.

It is also a prerequisite to further work through either:

1. Live Small Group Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Modules Two to Three

The Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting – Module Two to Three Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Booking

Prospective students will have at least studied:
– The Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One

For further information on timings, fees, and bookings, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Live Group Study Modules Overview page on:

Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

Live Small Group Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Modules Two to Three Topics each offer over 10 hours through:

The Module Two Yoga Sūtra Chanting Course Practice Focus is on working experientially with Yoga Sūtra Chanting and associated opening and closing Dhyānam Śloka:

  • Yoga Sūtra Opening Prayers
    – Specialisation in Laghu or light version
    – Introduction to Mahā or long version
  • Yoga Sūtra Chapters One and Two
    – Specialisation in long form
  • Yoga Sūtra Chapters One and Two
    – Introduction to short form
  • Yoga Sūtra Closing Prayers
    – Specialisation in Laghu or light version
    – Introduction to Mahā or long version

The Module Three Yoga Sūtra Chanting Course Practice Focus is on working experientially with Yoga Sūtra Chanting and associated opening and closing Dhyānam Śloka:

  • Yoga Sūtra Opening Prayers
    – Specialisation in Mahā or long version
  • Yoga Sūtra Chapters One and Two
    – Review of long form
  • Yoga Sūtra Chapters Three and Four
    – Specialisation in long form
  • Yoga Sūtra Chapters Three and Four
    – Introduction to short form
  • Yoga Sūtra Closing Prayers
    – Specialisation in Mahā or long version

Each Module will be focused on Yoga Sūtra Chanting Practice with five sessions over each day offering around four to five hours of Chanting experience to reinforce the student’s personal understanding and skills for self-practice.

2. Live Small Group Art of Veda Mantra Chanting Modules Two to Three

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The Art of Veda Mantra Chanting – Modules Two to Three Prerequisites, Duration, Timings, Fees and Booking

Prospective students will have at least studied:
– The Application of Sounding and Chanting Online eStudy Module One or
– The Application of  Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop

For further information on timings, fees, and bookings, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Live Group Study Modules Overview page on:

Live Small Group Yoga Practice & Yoga Texts Modular Overview

Live Small Group Art of Veda Mantra Chanting Modules Two to Three Topics each offers over 10 hours of tuition through:

The Module Two Veda Mantra Chanting Workshop Focus is on working experientially with Veda Mantra from the Veda and associated texts and opening and closing Dhyānam Śloka including:

  • Veda Opening Prayers
    – Specialisation in Laghu or light version
  • Taittirīya Saṃhitā
    – Specialisation in selected Krama and Jaṭā versions
  • Taittirīya Saṃhitā
    – Introduction to selected Ghana versions
  • Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Taittirīya Āraṇyaka
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Taittirīya Upaniṣad
    – Introduction to Chapter One
  • Taittirīya Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation in Chapter Three
  • Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Śrī Nārāyaṇa Upaniṣad
    – Introduction
  • Yogāñjalisāram
    – Specialisation
  • Veda Closing Prayers
    – Specialisation in Laghu or light version

The Module Three Veda Mantra Chanting Workshop Focus is on working experientially with Veda Mantra from the Veda and associated texts and opening and closing Dhyānam Śloka including:

  • Veda Opening Prayers
    – Specialisation in Mahā or long version
  • Taittirīya Saṃhitā
    – Introduction to selected Krama and Jaṭā versions
  • Taittirīya Saṃhitā
    – Specialisation in selected Krama and Jaṭā versions
  • Taittirīya Saṃhitā
    – Specialisation in selected Ghana versions
  • Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Taittirīya Āraṇyaka
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Taittirīya Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation in Chapter One
  • Taittirīya Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation in Chapter Three
  • Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad
    – Introduction to selected extracts
  • Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation in selected extracts
  • Śrī Nārāyaṇa Upaniṣad
    – Specialisation
  • Veda Closing Prayers
    – Specialisation in Mahā or long version

Each Module will be focused on Veda Mantra Chanting Practice with five sessions over each day offering around four-five hours of Chanting experience to reinforce the student’s personal understanding and skills for self-practice between each weekend.