– 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.
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 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.
Live Small Group Viniyoga of Sounding and Chanting Practice & Theory Module One
The Art of Sounding and Chanting Module One Sacred Sādhana Workshop islimited 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, personally 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.
It is also a prerequisite to further training through:
The Live Small Group 121 Art of Sounding and Chanting Module OneWorkshop reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:
Gainingconfidence – in finding your chanting voice and developing your breathing through Sound and Chanting.
– 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.
– Sound and Chant as therapeutic support, personal meditation and Sacred Sādhana.
– the core principles which inspire the use of Sound and Chanting practices.
– 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.
– Sound and Chanting into existing Āsana, Prāṇāyāma and Meditational (Dhyānam) practices.
– how Sound and Chant can be a tool to lead the student towards silence as a natural outcome.
– how Sound and Chant can be used as a tool for learning Indian teachings on psychology or spirituality.
– of Sound and Chanting respecting differences in cultural background, vocal ability and musical experience.
– 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