Sound and Silence

As a Vedic Chant teacher I am transmitting sounds that reach back to an ancient time: these chants or mantra-s have been transferred directly from teacher to student to the present.

The use of sound as a tool of yoga allows students to enjoy the benefits of yoga in a new way. Chanting can enrich a practice at both physical and mental levels. For some it is a form of deep meditation. It can be integrated into a practice through āsana - posture work or prāṇāyāma-breath work.

Alternatively it can be a discrete practice. The way it is applied will depend on the individual's practice and their particular inclinations.

Chanting is especially useful as a tool for therapy, chants may be used even when there is severe physical restriction and movement is limited. In some instances the most powerful form of chanting is mental or 'silent chant'.

If you have practised yoga - but not experienced mantra - an afternoon session where chants are incorporated with other techniques, will allow even complete beginners, to experience its effects. Sound workshops work with different energies to affect varying responses in the body. These are held throughout the year.

2020 workshops

Dates in Sevenoaks

                                       Other events coming up                                                              

    Sound Workshop on Saturday 26th February 2022

      At St Mary's Centre, Kippington Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2LL

                              Book your place with a quick email

The Potency of Sound

The use of sound within the tradition of Krishnamacharya originates with the Vedas, an ancient collection of Sanskrit works created over a period of time. These texts were the preserve of certain lineages and traditionally communicated down the male line. In the last century Krishnamacharya is credited with restoring the practice of chanting to women.

For those students who wish to explore chanting either as part of their yoga practice, or to delve deeper into Vedic chant, I suggest that one to one tuition is the most effective way to do this. 

Individual chanting lessons are available online using Skype for those who do not live locally. 

 

"Feeling overweight, lethargic, immobile and frankly unhealthy, I was looking to an alternative to the  mindless repetitions in the gym. I wanted to find flexibility and energy and was searching for something that would engage something deeper in me as well as attend to the body. In Celeste I found a competent teacher who is able to guide me to attend to each of these. I find the sessions help a great deal. As a busy professional the sessions and instruction have given me greater flexibility                                in body and mind." Peter C.