Vedic Chant Training
Vedic chant is the traditional way of chanting the Vedas (holy books of Hinduism) and it consists of the chanting of mantras in Sanskrit. According to tradition, these mantras were first heard by the riśis (the great Indian yogis) while in a state of meditation, and that is why they are considered sacred. They are approximately 3500 years old and were transmitted orally from teacher to disciple up to these days. It is essential to know how to pronounce them properly as it is said in the Vedas that vedic mantras ought to be chanted in a very specific way in order for them to have a beneficial effect on ourselves.
In 2003 Unesco proclaimed the tradition of vedic chant a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
This course is an introduction to the practice of vedic chanting:
- We will work on relaxing and loosening the voice in order to be able to chant without tensions
- We will see how to get the body ready to chant the mantra. We will particularly focus on the parts of the body where the mantra resonates and vibrates inside us.
- We will learn through theory and practice the 6 rules that guide us towards the correct way of chanting the Vedas.
- We will practice different ways of meditating through the mantra.
- We will sing various vedic chants
Gāyatrī mantraḥ: one of the most important mantras of Hinduism, it is found in the Taittirīya Āraṇyaka (10.35.1), which honors the sun in its feminine form. It is chanted to get the sun to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and give us clarity and strength.
Laghunyāsaḥ: part of the Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa, kāṭhaka (188.8.131.52), this mantra asks various aspects of nature to support different parts of our body. It can be chanted for someone who is going through an illness.
Śivapañcākṣarī mantraḥ: from the Taittirīya Saṁhitā (4.5.18), it is in honor of Śiva. This mantra is made up of three parts (krama, jaṭā y ghana), a traditional way of chanting the Vedas.
Āyurmantraḥ: this mantra from the Taittirīya Āraṇyaka (4.2.5) calls upon the blessing of the divine power in order to obtain a long life, good health, clarity of mind and stability.
Sūryanamaskāra-mantraḥ: Taittirīya Brāhmaṇa (7.3.6), it is chanted in reverence to the sun, asking him to stop any distress and to guide us in our actions. It can be used together with the yoga sequence known as “Sun Salutation”.
The mantras will be given to the students written with traditional notation.
Dates and Schedule
October 6 and 7th 2018
Saturday 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 8pm
165€ if you pay at least 15 days in advance. 180€ afterwards.
To book your place fill up our APPLICATIONand we will send you the bank account to make your reservation.
This workshop is addressed to yoga practitioners or teachers who are interested in learning about mantras and general chanting.
You will be issued a certificate of participation. These modules are also part of our advance level +300h yoga alliance, and torwards the
Alicia Corral is a vedic chant teacher certified by the S.K.Y. school of Chennai (India). She trained in vedic chant and mantras at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram de Chennai (India) and as a Hata yoga teacher at the Syasa University of Bangalore (india). She is presently about to finish her Ph.D at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and works as a teacher in the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramatica of Galicia. In 2014 she recorded her first album with her band Namaskar www.namaskarcantovedico.com