Please note dates for 6 weeks: 26 April, 10 May, 7, 14, 28 June, 12 July. The Beginners and Experienced course has been combined so please also note new time.
Steeped in history, Vedic chants are as relevant today as they have always been: covering topics of health, peace, light, courage, trust, spirituality and more. Chanting these sounds in the beautiful resonating language of Sanskrit, can bring confidence, a clarity and calmness of mind, improved breathing and emotional healing. Elaine would love to share this powerful yoga tool of sound with you; teaching some simple chants and the sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, plus a knowledge of the form and relevance of the Vedas today.
The course is suitable for beginners and those with experience.
We will be learning some simple chants including the Āyurmantraḥ, a chant asking for your body systems to be nourished and healed. Plus we will focus on a new Vedic chant Śiva-mantrāḥ. This is a beautiful chant to the elemental energy of Siva - the energy of transformation, bringing wealth & happy new beginnings. Śiva-mantrāḥ is a 'chant within a chant', so for the experienced, you will recognise Śivapañcākṣarī-mantraḥ which features within it.
There will be a 15 minute mid-session break to have a bite to eat/drink.
Following a 2 year teacher trainer course for Vedic Chanting with internationally renowned Radha Sundararajan, Elaine is a qualified Vedic Chanting teacher, have been teaching Vedic Chanting for 7 years and personally chanting for more than 21 years.
This is a fun and friendly group with no auditions or ability to sing required! If you can talk, you can chant.
You have amazing teaching skills and it is really heart warming and uplifting to be in your classes. They say 'teaching is a work of Heart' and you certainly reflect that.
Daphne : Yoga - Gentle
This has been a wonderful experience. I always thought yoga would be difficult, but you made it easy for us. You took great care of us all, seeing we didn't injure ourselves and gave us clear guidance. Thank you.
Stan : Yoga - Gentle
Elaine is a gifted teacher, who has facilitated and enhanced my own meditation journey.
Lessons challenge and inspire through Elaine's thorough planning and passionate approach.
Nick Andrew : Meditation
Peaceful, serene, fun and beneficial. I feel far more supple and look forward to your class each week.
Gloria : Yoga - Gentle