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                                                           Vedic Chanting                      

In the context of our yoga school, we approach the discipline of Chanting as a "yoga of sound". As chants are introduced, the profound and universal wisdom of the Veda is gently presented.

Chanting influences our body, breath, mind and heart in a very beneficial fashion and strengthen our connectedness to the innermost aspect of our human system. Deep listening is another essential skill that develops with chanting. Because it uses only three notes, chanting is accessible to anyone, even those who believe that they cannot sing.

Unlike the practice of yoga, which is very individual, Vedic Chanting with its call and response methodology, is presented as a group practice which is meditative but also brings a sense of connection and support. 

Our on-going chanting class takes place every month. An introductory Series will be offered as soon as we have enough people expressing interest.


White Ganesh                                                                                                 


Teachers' background and qualifications:
Martine Burat and Kerry Koen were introduced to Vedic Chanting 25 years ago by their yoga mentor, Mary Louise Skelton. They later 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 some sanskrit.