Chanting Circle - 05/09/20
Would you like to feel more peaceful and energised?
Afraid to sing but looking to share your voice?
Come and join the chanting collective and be a force for positive change!
Sanskrit chanting has been practiced for thousands of years through a multitude of traditions and is popular within the yoga and meditation community. It is a language that has stood the test of time and been passed down through countless generations. Thanks to practitioners such as Thomas Ashely-Farrand, this beautiful practice has been brought from East to West for us to enjoy and use a tool for creativity, healing and change. This chanting circle is a wonderful opportunity to collectively come together and enjoy the power of mantra and chanting.
What to expect:
Although each session will vary we will practice a mantra or longer chant in the Sanskrit language. This will be provided in a printed version (so you can practice at home too) and initially practiced in the call and response style. We will explore the translation of the chant and its benefits with some time for discussion.
What’s so special about this practice?
There are so many reasons that chanting is great! Each chant or mantra is designed for purpose, be it to express compassion, promote healing, support your meditation practice or even manifest abundance in areas of your life. It is also a great way of bringing people together with the collective intention of exploring peace and wellbeing through sound.
Do I need previous experience and be able to sing?
Let’s get this bit straight… you don’t need to be able to sing! Chanting is ‘tritonal’ meaning that once you have found the pitch you are most comfortable with, the only changes are slight variations by one tone up, or one tone down (tricky to explain but easy to practice!).
This class is for everyone whether you are yoga teacher, meditator or just want to try something new. No experience needed, just come and enjoy. However… you might like to try our Therapeutic Voice Workshop.
Is this practice religious?
In this class, we welcome all open minded people from any background, regardless of race, gender, belief or anything else. Sanskrit is a language shared across a number of Eastern religions but most commonly used by Hindu, Buddhist and Jain belief systems. Due to the content of some of the chants it can certainly be seen as religious, but we go beyond this and simply practice to create peace and wellbeing for all.
When, where and how much?
Woodland Community Centre, Fair Oak (Near Eastleigh/Winchester)
Saturday 5th September 2020
£8 per person
What to bring:
Please bring a yoga mat, cushion, blanket and any other comfort you may require. It’s always good to bring a drink too as you will be using your voice.