This class will present several chants from the Veda-s, the ancient and authoritative texts for the original six philosophical schools of thought in India, of which Yoga is one. This offers participants the opportunity to connect with the earliest teachings which formed the foundation of Yoga. The chants will be taught in the original Sanskrit, a language rich in sounds, and the meaning will be provided in English to offer a deeper appreciation of each chant. No previous experience is necessary. Vedic chanting is not singing; it is poetic recitation of beautiful passages that honor the various qualities of the natural world as well as of the pervading spirit that underlies them.