Chanting the Yogasūtra
March 16th, 23rd, 30th and April 6th!. Next Series will be on April 13th!
Thursdays, 4:30pm – 5:00pm Pacific time (7:30 – 8:00 pm Eastern)
Traditionally, a student was required to learn to chant a text (and indeed to memorize it completely) before they were given explanations about its meaning. On a practical level, there is amazing depth and meaning to this requirement. To begin with, chanting is an incredibly powerful practice that strongly brings our whole system towards attention and balance (doing it before class makes for a very attentive mind!). It also requires that we bring our focus to each other in a deep way and hence facilitates the connection between the student and teacher.
In this class we will learn to chant the Yogasūtra in a Vedic style, which means emphasizing precision of pronunciation, correct duration and appropriate strength of each syllable in each word (quite exacting!) It also means using only 3 tones in the process of chanting, so it is musically it is a bit simpler and easier than singing (which allows even avowed ‘non-singers’ to do very well).
Learn to Chant the Yogasūtra – $40 Monthly Subscription
Learn to Chant the Yogasūtra – $50 1 Month