Live events

Online and in-person LIVE events

 

 

Upcoming events

Gāyatrī prāṇāyāma practice – ongoing weekly

Mondays | Tuesdays | Wednesdays | Thursdays
Led practice at different times
2 hour teaching (on-demand) + 20 min ongoing practice

The ancient and profound daily practice of saṅkalpa (resolution), prāṇāyāma (with Gāyatrī mantra as count) & Gāyatrī japa. Study the practice on your own with our self-paced course and join the daily practice led by various teachers (only 20 min practice!).

Rāmanavami preparation – Rāma tāraka mantra practice

Friday 12 April 2024
11am NY | 5pm Brussels | 8.30pm India
45 min class (FREE)

 

 

Rāmanavami, the appearance day of Rāma, 7th incarnation of Lord Viṣṇu is coming up soon. In this community class, we will prepare our practice for this day by learning the Rāma tāraka mantra and receiving instructions to do a written sādhana – Likhita Japa.

Veda Theory Masterclass part -1 & 2 (special offer!!)

Self paced Masterclass –  Part – 1 AND
May 2024 – June 2024 (Live classes for Part – 2)

12 online LIVE classes taught on Saturdays and Sundays open only to students who have already studied the Veda Theory Masterclass part – 1 of this series. This is the only time you can get the Masterclass Part -1 in a self-paced format and join the group LIVE for Part -2. You must do the self-paced part-1 series in advance of the live classes for Part – 2 for the best experience.

Veda Theory Masterclass part -2

May 2024 – June 2024

12 online LIVE classes taught on Saturdays and Sundays open only to students who have already studied the Veda Theory Masterclass part – 1 of this series.

Veda chanting – foundation certificate course

Starting Tuesday 21 May 2024
11am NY | 5pm Brussels | 8.30pm India (1hr15 min classes)
6 LIVE classes + 3 self-paced courses + Homework

I’m happy to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 6 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

Narasimha Jayanti & Shani vrata introduction

Tuesday 21 May 2024
9.30am NY | 3.30pm Brussels | 7pm India
1 hour free class

Join me to learn about and celebrate Narasimha Jayanti along with an introduction to how to prepare for this year’s Shani vrata. 

Lord Ganesha Statue at Riverside of Mysore, Karnataka, India
Gaṇapati Atharvaśīrṣā chanting course

Starting Tuesday 04 June 2024
12.30pm NY | 6.30pm Brussels | 10pm India (1hr classes)
7 LIVE classes + 1 self-paced courses + 5 homework evaluations

I’m happy to offer this Foundation Program for Vedic chanting to give the best initiation to beginners to the practice. Through these 6 weeks of Live classes and guided self-study, students will understand how to get started with Vedic chanting as taught by Pundits of South India.

Rudra Krama Pāṭhaḥ

October – December 2024

14 online LIVE classes & 1-2-1 evaluation. With the grace of Śiva, I’m happy to offer this very special practice of chanting the Rudram as a krama-pāṭhaḥ. This is one of the many way the Ṛṣi-s of Vedic times devised as an error correction methods to preserve the Veda. The program is only available to those who have completed study of both Rudrapraśnaḥ & Camakapraśnaḥ with Shantala. I am unable to accept students who may have studied Rudram in other traditions.

Rātri & Sarasvatī Sūktam

Starting 03 October 2024 (Navarātri)

14 online LIVE classes with weekly homework evaluation. Starting on Navarātrī I am thrilled to offer this program to learn two exquisite hymns on two different Goddess aspects – Rātrī & Sarasvatī. Both Sūktams from the Ṛgveda, Rātrī, The Goddess of the Night, is said to be the earliest presentation of Goddess Kāli in the Veda. Sarasvatī is the goddess of flow (of inspiration) who graces us with clarity when our thoughts, actions and speech align with the Truth.

Taittirīya Upaniṣat in HAMPI, Karnataka

Veda Studies Retreat – HAMPI, Karnataka
24-29 November 2024

Join Shantala in her home state Karnataka for an exclusive retreat in one of India’s most historic places, Hampi. From 24 to 29 November 2024, she will be teaching the three chapters of the Taittirīya Upaniṣat at the incredible Kamalapura Palace. Situated at a stone’s throw from the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hampi. Also called “the Group of Monuments,” this is truly one of the most beautiful and most pertinent retreat locations for Vedic chanting. 

Indica – Veda Studies chanting teacher training

2025 PROGRAM – details coming soon

In collaboration with INDICA are very happy to bring you this teacher training certification to skill future teachers through a rigorous selection, training and preparation process which covers both mantras from the Veda as well as the Hindu daily prayer tradition.