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Chanting the Vedas, India's ancient texts of wisdom, creates sounds in the beautiful resonating language of Sanskrit and can bring confidence, a clarity and calmness of mind, improved breathing and more.

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Spring Term - Jan 9 - Mar 19 (half term Feb 13)


Tuesday: 12 - 2 pm  - Christchurch hall - fortnightly 

Tuesday: 7 - 8 pm  - Christchurch hall - weekly

spring term theme

12 - 2 pm - Beginners & Experienced group will learn a new chant: the Diknamaskāra-mantraḥ which starts with the words namaḥ pracyai - a chant to all directions including east, south, west and north, asking for our soul to be happy & contended in all realms & space.

7-8 pm - Beginners group will learn a new chant: Laghunyāsaḥ, a centering chant, linking all parts of us, body, senses, heart, soul to the wider world and ulitmate oneness.

Tuesday: 12 - 2 pm  - Christchurch hall

Beginners & Experienced group

fortnightly - 6 sessions:

Jan 9, Jan 23, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 5, 19


book via Cheese & Grain or in person/ring box office: 01373 455420, - before the terms start,

but once the term has started contact Elaine)


Tuesday: 7 - 8 pm  - Christchurch hall

Beginners group

weekly - 10 sessions:

Jan 9, 16, 23, 30Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19


book via Elaine Marie Ewens


What to expect

Elaine would love to share this powerful yoga tool of sound with you; teaching some simple and more complex chants and the sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, plus a knowledge of the form and relevance of the Vedas today. 

Both groups, will learn to follow Elaine's voice, plus how to read the chant from a written form.

Chanting is a way to help memorise the words of the chant by using a simple melody of 3 notes. 

There are no parts - we all chant together in a supportive circle and there is no need to be able to sing.

For the fortnightly group, there will be a 15 minute mid-session break to have a bite to eat/drink & chat.



we will be in Christchurch hall  which has good ventilation options to minimise COVID and is a large space with beautiful acoustics.


for all dates - see Timetable page



These are fun and friendly groups, with no auditions or ability to sing required!   

The fortnightly midday group is a mixed group - beginner and experienced are all welcome.

The weekly, evening group is for beginners. - experienced students are welcome, but we will be focusing on the basics. 

If you need a confidence booster, Elaine is happy to teach you 1 to 1 to help you discover your chanting voice.

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