Vedic Chant Retreat Weekend – Woodbrooke

We look forward to welcoming you to our Vedic Chant Retreat Weekend at Woodbrooke Centre in Birmingham from Friday 19th May – Sunday 21st May 2023.

There will be 4 sessions, each with a different theme:  Friday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  We are delighted that Helen Macpherson (TSYP), Karen Adamson (TSYP), Chris Preist (aYs) and Marie Hudson (aYs) have agreed to lead us.  They are all experienced and respected teachers in the tradition of Professor Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar, and together will bring a wide variety of chants for us to share; some will be well-known, some less so, and some you may not know at all!

Although everyone is welcome, including beginners, the emphasis of the weekend is on experiencing the chants, not on teaching, so some familiarity with the commonly-known chants would be helpful.  

Maggie Shanks, Vice-chair TSYP: “Woodbrooke is one of my ‘go to’ places; full of memories of happy, harmonious gatherings.  Set in beautiful grounds, it’s perfect for wandering, reflecting, chatting and being at peace.  As a location for a chant gathering it’s ideal, with lofty ceilings, good food and the lingering energy of the many souls who’ve gathered there in the past.  It’s a quality that meets the visitor as soon as you walk through the door.”   More information about the venue can be found on their website:

Come and join us for a relaxing weekend away in a beautiful setting, being uplifted and nourished by the positive vibes of group chanting.

The cost for the weekend (two nights’ accommodation plus meals) is:

TSYP and aYs Members: £325 (Early bird price £299 if paid before 15th March)
Non-members: £375 (Early bird price £349 if paid before 15th March)

Full payment or £150 deposit is required on booking; balance due by April 19th.  Bookings after April 19th must be paid in full.

All rooms are single with en-suite.

The cost for Saturday only, (non-residential, lunch included) is:

Members:  £80
Non-members: £100

Full payment required on booking for non-residential.  

Link for booking:!event/2023/5/19/tsyp-residential-vedic-chant-weekend



May 19 - 21 2023



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