This monthly group is an opportunity to explore and experience the sacred vibration of sound, chant and mantra ~ meditation ~ the breath ~ silence and inner stillness.
Ongoing and Online via Zoom. This is working really well, come and join us for inspiring, nourishing 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 these monthly groups, 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.
Complete beginners, who have neither chanted, nor practiced yoga or other “alternative” forms of healing, have felt immediately “at home” with both the chanting and our relaxed, friendly group. As one new participant said
“I didn’t know quite why I went – but it has literally changed my life! It is my anchor, and a beautiful healing tool. Thank you Sarena for all your teaching and support.” AF, Worle, Somerset.
Taught through “call and response”, these are easy-to-follow sessions, with words shared on the screen whilst we continue with Zoom.
Beginners and those with experience are all welcome.
UPCOMING DATES HERE…
All the First Sunday of the month 2.30pm – 4.30pm
PRICE: £15 per session
Each session offers a variety of mantra and chant from various traditions, which leads into and supports our key theme.
March 7th 2021 – Mantras to Soothe…calm your mind and body, improve sleep, aid digestion…simple practices can have a powerful effect.
April 4th 2021 – Easter Day; Eostre – drawing on the wisdom of our Celtic tradition, we will use mantras that honour the turning of the year, Eostre, the goddess of Spring and rebirth. We will also chant a beautiful Sanskrit mantra that honours Christ as an avatar (Divine being).
May 2nd 2021 – Healing Mantra & Mudra; drawing on the elements within nature to bring balance and health. We will chant the simple Bija (seed) sounds and Ayur Dhehi .
June 6th 2021 – As we head towards the longest day (hooray!) let’s celebrate with Sun & fire mantras. This is a way to honour the multiple gifts that the Sun brings us – life itself!
July 4th 2021 – Favourites! From removing obstacles with the help of Ganesh, to protection from Mother Durgha, inviting in abundance with Lakshmi…whether you’re new to chant or a regular attender – these are favourite mantras within the Sound & Silence community. Come and enJOY!
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Payment in advance secures your place. Cancellation Policy: no refunds are offered on these events.
Previous participants have said:
“This is not only my monthly ‘treat’ but a necessity in my life now. Being part of a like-minded group, chanting ancient mantras for ourselves and others is beautiful, healing and quite profound. We are lucky to have you here Sarena!”
“Just to let you know that I loved your Sound and Silence session on Sunday – Great vibrations and healing energy.”
“I’ve been on chant workshops before through my yoga training; Sarena’s have been the best I’ve ever attended. She holds a clear, safe space, is compassionate, and we benefit from her own extensive study and practice as the energy is so strong.”
“As a complete beginner I wasn’t sure what to expect. The chanting felt quite strong, but good, and the silence quite profound, palpable. Incredible, thank you”