the context of our yoga school, we
approach the discipline of Vedic Chanting as a "yoga of
sound" and a universal form
of meditation. Chanting gladdens
heart and influences the whole system
in a very
positive fashion. Because it uses only three
notes, chanting is
accessible to anyone, even those who believe they cannot sing.
levels of chanting instruction are offered
Upstate Yoga Institute:
An introductory class taught by Martine every other Tuesday from 7:15 to 8PM (see schedule for dates).This class can be joined at any time. Contact us by e-mail in advance if you wish to join us.
A monthly advanced class co-taught by Martine and Kerry (see schedule for dates). The pre-requirement for this class is some reasonable degree of familiarity with the basics of Vedic Chanting.
In both classes, the profound wisdom of the Veda is gently presented as new chants are introduced.
Teachers' background and qualifications: Martine and Kerry are experienced yoga teachers who were introduced to Vedic Chanting 25 years ago by their own teacher, Mary Louise Skelton. Since Mary Louise's passing, they have continued their chanting studies with eminent Vedic Chant teacher Sonia Nelson ( http://www.vedicchantcenter.org/ ). In 2004, Kerry and Martine were fortunate to spend two weeks in Chennai, India, studying chanting intensely with Sonia and her teacher, T. K. V. Desikachar. Kerry is a very accomplished musician and Martine is a linguist who has studied sanskrit.