The Sanskrit word for voice or speech is vāc, and in the Vedic tradition, there is nothing more important. Cultures and people all around the world have used oral tradition to keep their most important teachings, traditions, and stories alive. In this workshop, we will discuss and explore many types of chanting related to yoga.
Beginning with Vedic chant, the oldest continually transmitted wisdom tradition on earth, we will use vedic chant principles to delve into the chanting of the yoga sutra-s, and then once we know the rules, we’ll break them as we explore bhakti styles of chanting.
Chanting can be a tremendous benefit to students who have suffered trauma, to students engaged in any healing process, to students interested in deepening their meditation or spiritual practice, and to anyone who can benefit from increased courage and fortitude, better breathing, better concentration and focus, and more balance in their bodies and their lives.
The weekend schedule is:
- Thursday 5:30-9:30 pm
- Friday 5:30-9:30 pm
- Saturday 9 am-6 pm (30-min lunch)
- Sunday 9 am-6 pm (30-min lunch)
- Experience Vedic chanting
- Experience Yoga sutra chanting
- Experience Bhakti chanting, including learning how to chant the Hanuman Chalisa
- Learn the correct way to chant familiar mantra (Gayatri, saha navavatu, etc.)
- How to develop a personal chant practice
- How to incorporate chant in your asana classes