Advanced Vedic Chant Training

This is a rare opportunity to study Advanced Vedic Chant  Training in Australia. Debby Badger is a qualified Vedic Chant Teacher with 17 years chanting practice. Debby is a long term student of world renowned Consultant, Yoga Therapist and Teacher of Yoga and Vedic Chanting, Radha Sundararajan, a direct student of TKV Desikachar and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Radha was Director of Vedavani, the chanting department of KYM (Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandarim) and Director of Sannidhi of Krishnamacharya Yoga (SKY).

This is an experiential, comprehensive, face to face,  training program that aims to equip students with practical chanting skills.  Learning traditional Vedic mantras and how to read and write the Sanskrit language of the mantras. Graduates of this course will be able to offer this powerful healing tool of yoga to their own students or simply enjoy the benefits of a deeper personal yoga practice.

The power of sound has commanded great respect among yogi-s of the past, and is considered one of the most important tools of Yoga, especially in the domain of healing and spirituality. The inherent power of the sound vibrations and the positive feelings it brings to a person have ensured that it remains a rich part of the tradition of yoga. Chanting has held a special place in the realm of healing in many cultures throughout history.

Chanting involves all five levels of the human system; body, breath, mind, personality and emotions. It is a subtle tool that engages our internal faculties and influences or changes us from within. Chanting Vedic mantras with accuracy and precision offers you protection. As the ancient sages said ‘chanting will take you from the shore of suffering to the shore of no suffering’ which means it will reduce disturbance at a mental and physical level and is also the most powerful practice to support you at a spiritual level.

Vedic Chanting is an experiential journey. The development of a Vedic Chanting practice helps you to find the best within yourself. Traditional Vedic Chanting is only learned with the guidance of an experienced teacher and has the potential to increase your confidence, reduce stress and anxiety, and to create a lightness of spirit to enable you to live your life in good health, with freedom of body, breath and mind.

Vedic Chant Foundation Course or similar previous chanting study is a pre-requisite for enrolment in the Advance Vedic Chant Training. Please contact Debby by email for the Prospectus or for further information.

The next Advanced Vedic Chant Training program is scheduled to begin in 2025.

TESTIMONIALS FROM GRADUATES OF VCTT 2022-23

The Vedic Chant Teacher Training has been a nourishing and enriching experience for me.               Mahadeva Pat Beattie

The high standard challenged me to continue to strive to improve my chanting. Debby, your total commitment and years of chanting are demonstrated in every class.    Carmel Gannon

I loved the dedication and discipline it requested from me.  Debby you gave us enough work to challenge us but not overwhelm us.  Lara Dwyer

A wonderful and unique experience that has both deepened my spiritual connection to myself and the divine and greatly improved my technical chanting ability, all shared with a beautiful group of caring, inspiring and powerful women.      Molly Pettit

The VCTT has been an incredible journey and a privilege to learn Vedic Chanting in the authentic tradition.     Rosemary Hancock

For the first time I can really acknowledge with confidence that I have achieved something very special to me and the journey has only just begun.      Natasha Dalton

Today I realise how far I’ve come and how  much I’ve learnt.      Kaye Ballintyne

Indi House is a beautiful space which provides a peaceful environment, perfect for the study of the mantras of the Vedas.  Debby, your commitment and joy for sharing these teachings inspires me greatly.      Rachel Nokes

FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS OF VCTT 2018-2020

I consider this course to be of the highest quality training I have ever done.   Leanne Davies,  President Yoga Australia 2018-2020

Amazing organization, holding of space and course.  Rebecca Kuntz, Yoga Teacher

The extra care and time spent to make me feel more at ease during āsana practice was appreciated. Thank you.  Nina Monger, Yoga Teacher

Thank you for your hard work, love and commitment to teach us Vedic chanting. It all shows, no effort is wasted.  Amanda Owen, Yoga Therapist

I enjoyed the clarity of your teaching, the refinement of words and sounds, the next stage of Sanskrit and the cohesiveness of the group.  Sally Riddell, Yoga Therapist

It is clear, concise and organized. The way you are teaching the Sanskrit is great, you have got us all, even me, interested.  Dael Hunter, Yoga Therapist, iRest Teacher

For me this is purely joyful, it lifts and inspires me, and like you, I am no longer prepared not to be joyful.  Annie Holdsworth, Retired University Lecturer

I love the premises, the beautiful students and the clarity of the teaching.  Tereasa Spencer, Yoga Teacher

Our VCTT is the most special and absorbing course I have ever done. I love it.  Chris Beckingsale, Yoga Teacher

The space is held for everyone to feel safe to have a go, to embrace learning from making mistakes and to deepen a love of this incredible practice. Inspiring.  Helen Heppingstone, Yoga Teacher

I enjoyed the structure/variety of the course. The atmosphere was not too formal, the surroundings pleasant, and the camaraderie of the group.  Libby Stewart, Yoga Therapist

I enjoyed listening to others chant when we split into two groups, the prāṇāyāma practices and the deepening connections with saṅga (group)  Morag Local, Yoga Therapist.

The course has been well structured and the teaching of it is exemplary. I deeply appreciate and value the opportunity of learning authentic Vedic chanting in the beautiful environment at Indi House.  Anna Nolan, Yoga Therapist, Editor.