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Benefits

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)

Classes

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)

£72 

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

£60 

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.

 

Where

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

Dates

for all dates - see Timetable page

 

Who

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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