An Introduction to Vedic Chanting with Annie Jones
December 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vibrant Life Yoga & Pilates.
1002 Jackson Blvd
Rapid City, SD
“Mantras are powerful sounds which, when pronounced in the right manner and with the right intention produce specific vibrations within our body. These vibrations have the ability to positively influence our psychological state, thereby improving physical, mental and emotional health.”
What is Vedic Chanting?
Vedic Chanting is the chanting in Sanskrit of mantras and passages from the Veda-s and Upanishads. It is a particular form of chanting, which has been preserved virtually unchanged through thousands of years, by adherence to the form (the rules) and direct transmission from teacher to student. It is a wonderful and profound practice that connects us in a direct way to our innermost selves. Sanskrit is an amazing language, rich with layers of meaning. Every sound has significance; just listening to the sounds can produce beneficial effects. The experience of Vedic chanting makes it is easy to see why it has been considered such a powerful and sacred practice for millennia.
This workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate students. Together we will explore a form of the Gayatri mantra (the Gayatri with vrittis), and through time-honored principles of instruction, we will experience listening and chanting as an integrating experience for body, breath and mind. Through the act of chanting, participants will become familiar with rules of Vedic Chanting, will be introduced to the Vedas and their history, and will return home with a chant they can practice on their own.
Annie Jones is a Certified Vedic Chant instructor with 10 years of experience. She first became impassioned with the art of Vedic Chant in 2006 while studying yoga therapy with TKV Desikachar. She was certified as a Vedic Chanting Teacher in 2009 by the Krishnamachaya Yoga Mandrim in Chennia, India. Since then Annie has traveled worldwide to study this deeply moving and powerful modality for transformation.
$21.00 for Vibrant Life Members
$30 for non-members
Upcoming events and other News:
- November 14 – 15 – We’ll be at the Zonta Festival, Pierre, SD.
- November 28th – Gift-Tacular. Denny Sanford Premier Center Convention Center. 1201 West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
- December 4 – 5 Gillette Holiday Craft Show 1635 Reata Drive Gillette, WY 82718 – Friday 5-9 pm. Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
- December 12 An Introduction to Vedic Chanting. 1-4 pm
Venue: Vibrant Life Yoga & Pilates – 1002 Jackson Blvd. Rapid City, SD (605) 939-0299