The Healing Power of Sound with Menaka Desikachar

Kausthub Desikachar Photography

We are truly honoured and blessed to be hosting Menaka Desikachar, wife of the late master TKV Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya in Dunedin. A Vedic chanting teacher in her own right she will be leading an introduction to Vedic Chanting at the Dunedin Yoga Studio.

Cost $ 225

Dates 07 – 08 Oct 2017

Times 9am-12:15; 2pm-5:15pm both days

Venue Dunedin Yoga Studio, 492 Moray Place, Dunedin

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Places are limited. Thanks to Ruth Diggins, Kausthub Desikachar and the lineage of Krishnamacharya, Chennai.

Among the many tools that are available in Yoga and Yoga Therapy, the use of sound when chanting in Sanskrit holds a special place for the yogin-s of the past and the present. Sanskrit is an ancient phonetic language which utilises the power of sound vibrations. Vedic chants in Sanskrit are said to have been received by sages when they were in deep meditation. These chants have been handed down through an oral tradition for thousands of years.

This seminar will provide opportunities to learn some Vedic Healing chants. No prior experience is necessary and is open to all. The rules of chanting and pronunciation will be introduced during the seminar under the guidance of a very experienced teacher, Menaka Desikachar. We will honour the tradition of ancient teachers using the process of adhyayanam – listening to the teacher and then repeating the chant. We will also do a yoga practice each day that combines the use of chant with simple asana and breathing.
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Menaka Desikachar will also be available for private Yoga Therapy consultations during her visit. Through these sessions, consistent with the traditional teaching of Yoga, you can benefit by receiving an individidualized and holistic daliy practice, that will be suitable for your health and wellness needs. Alternatively you could also book her for a private chanting class. Cost of consultation will be $120. In order to know the time slots available and to pre-register for these, kindly contact The Dunedin Yoga Studio. Since only a limited number of places are available, it is advisable to pre-register for these. Each private may last between 30-45 minutes depending on the need.

Menaka Desikachar may be assisted by some of the senior teachers in this tradition during the seminars and also in some of the private sessions. These teachers include Sacha Kronfeld, Ruth Diggins and Evelyn Einhaeuser.