This page gives information about everything to do with Sheila's chanting & voicework, & is intended to act as an umbrella for her work in this field. Sheila discovered the power of chant as a Sound Healing method some years ago through meeting & spending time with her spiritual teacher Sri Vasudeva, & has made this Sound Healing medium her own particular speciality. Although chant is not a traditional part of the British culture, it has become more popular in recent years as people discover the health & stress-relieving benefits of singing & chanting. Sheila chants in both English & in Sanskrit, usually accompanying herself on the harmonium or keyboard. She sings songs from a variety of cultures & traditions including American Indian, Sufi, Hindu, & Christian. However, her first love is chanting in Sanskrit, & it is this at which she excels. Sanskrit is said to be the language of the Gods & was in use among the priestly classes in India three thousand years ago. The sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet have a particularly powerful healing effect on the human body on all levels; they also help to raise the spiritual energy & aid meditation. This is an ancient science which has been known in some Eastern traditions for many years, but in the West as our culture gradually opens up to the "new" ancient ways, we are just beginning to catch up & realise the benefits of using the voice in this way.
SHEILA'S CHANTING WORK
Sheila's work with chant currently includes :
Sheila teaches the Chant/Mantra workshop for the College of Sound Healing. In 2009 she developed Stage 1 & 2 Harmonium workshops for people who want to learn how to accompany their chanting with the harmonium. To our knowledge these workshops are unique in the UK. More information can be found on the Workshops page.
For more information about any of the above email Sheila here