The Art of Sounding, Sūtra and Mantra – Sacred Sādhana Chant Modules Overview

Desikachar and Paul Chanting in 1999

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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 eye.

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:

  • Experience the expression of voice as if learning a musical instrument.
  • Cultivate the intimate relationship between our body, breath, voice, mind and heart.
  • Develop a state of attention that allows space for reflection and self-inquiry.
  • Therapeutically support our sense of well being, mental focus and spiritual direction.

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 that of:

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

The Common prerequisite to both routes is the 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.

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The Art of Sounding and Chanting Workshop Module One
Free your Voice as a Way to Experience the Source of Vibration

The Art of Sounding and Chanting Workshop Module One

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.

Upcoming Dates

 

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 links below for further details of the follow on Sūtra Chanting or Veda Mantra Chanting Intermediate Module Two and Advanced Module Three Courses.

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The Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Course Modules Two to Three
Exploring Yoga Sūtra Chanting

The Art of Yoga Sūtra Chanting Course Modules Two to Three

are 4 day courses intended for those students, who having completed 
an Sounding and Chanting Module One Workshop, wish to explore Module Two or Module Three Yoga Sūtra Chanting skills and and how they can inspire and guide our personal Chanting Sādhana or where relevant, our professional work.

Modules Two to Three comprise either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months.

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The Art of Veda Mantra Chanting Course Modules Two to Three
Exploring Veda Mantra Chanting

The Art of Veda Mantra Chanting Course Modules Two to Three

are 4 day courses intended for those students, who having completed 
an 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.

Module Two to Three options comprise either a single 4 day Module or two 2 day Modules over 3 months.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
Carl Jung