FREE – Online workshop Sunday 16th January. 7-7.45pm – Explore the power of healing chant. Book Here

WHY CHANT?

Sounds and vibrations are a powerful form of energy. And just as a high pitched voice can shatter glass, and ultrasound break down kidney stones, then the vibration of our voices, using carefully chosen sounds or mantras that hold healing vibrations, can clear, balance and strengthen us mentally, physically and emotionally.

Indeed, chants and mantras have been used for thousands of years, by people of all faiths and none, to achieve health, healing and spiritual connection. And whatever your own belief/non belief, the vibration of sound leads you more easily into a place of stillness and silence, where healing can occur, and (re)connection to your wise, inner self is made.

We incorporate meditation into our sessions, which enables us to take better control of our “monkey mind” – learning how to notice (Witness) our thoughts and life events without judgement, helping us to be more present.  The chanting focusses the mind and makes sitting in stillness far easier than some other more traditional forms of meditation.

There are so many benefits to chanting – from mental calm and focus, improved immune, lung and digestive function,  strengthen your mind, increased energy, improved sleep, boost your mood naturally, a better sense of your “Self” and last but by no means least, spiritual connection and development.

This new Art of Healing Chant Series is being offered to support you to go deeper into healing chant – for your home practice; for health and healing; for spiritual connection and development.  It’s always a beautiful experience to do a “drop in” session, but to really benefit and experience the power of chant and mantra, the Art of Healing chant Series offers you 3-deep-dive sessions, giving you a focussed opportunity to touch the magic of mantra.

Each 3 session/6 hour Healing Chant Series will include:- the theory, science and history of each chant/practice, the Sanskrit script and transliteration, teaching and refining through “Call & Response”, mudra (hand gestures) and/or supporting yoga asana, Pdf of the practices, and recordings to support home practice.  Plus a 30 minute 1:1 session with Sarena (via Zoom) to explore your needs.

Your Teacher:  I have been studying, practising and teaching healing chant for over 20 years.  My main teacher is Dr Patricia Cook PhD, Founder & Director of The Open Ear Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.  Studying extensively with Pat in the States, India and Belgium, this included Cross-cultural Music Practitioner (Advanced) and Spiritual Health Through Sound (chanting), My studies have incorporated chant from different traditions and the therapeutic use of cross-cultural music; – I use both in my group and one-to-one work.

Vedic chant is the root of all Sanskrit mantra – I am now studying to be a Vedic Chant Teacher (initial study with Pat Cook, and now with Sarah Waterfield through The Society of Yoga Practitioners.  Some healing Vedic chants will be taught through the upcoming Series.

Who is this for?

This Art of Healing Chant Series is open to anyone who has a curiosity or interest in sacred sound, chant, and vocal toning for self-inquiry, personal wellness and for healing. You do not need any previous experience or “singing ability” to participate. Each 3 session series is highly experiential and offers sacred tools for balancing stress, maintaining health and supporting deeper self- inquiry.  If you are a yoga teacher or holistic/wellbeing practitioner and wish to share these practices with your students/clients,  there is the opportunity for additional study/assessment, please enquire. 

Upcoming themes:-

Your Roots: Starts January 23rd 2022.  Learning, reviewing and refining a simple, yet powerful home practice that incorporates both seated and yoga asana chant practices.  The Bija sounds (and why they have incredible potential), Humming for Health, the Universal Aum and Sam Kien U Ki (seated, moving meditation). (Sundays – 2.30pm -4.30pm.  January 23rd, February 6th & February 20th).

Your Cakras:  Starts May 8th 2022Exploring healing chants from different traditions, that support, strengthen and reveal the multi-dimensional nature of the Cakras, our energy centres situated along the central channel of the body.  Healing our physical, mental, emotional and energetic selves, through the cakra philosophical model.  (Sundays 2.30pm-4.30pm.  May 8th, May 29th & June 12th.)

Your Elements:  Starts October 2nd 2022. 

We are nature – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether…– and by chanting the associated sounds combined with mudras (hand gestures) you can reconnect to your True Nature.  Through inquiry, the mantras reflect back our strengths and can identify imbalances, guiding us to a deeper understanding of our current state of health, and ways to realign. (Sundays 2.30pm-4.30pm.  October 2nd, October 23rd & November 20th). 

PRICE:  Each 3 session Series costs £75 and includes 6 hours of in person study/practice, pdf handouts, recordings of the healing chants for personal, home support.  You will also receive an individual 1:1 session for support/guidance through the series.  Additional 1:1 lessons are available for ongoing teaching, personal guidance or refinement.  Please enquire.