is a form of meditation. Think of it as ‘mindful singing’.
Chanting uses mantra to focus the mind and create a state of heart opening
People have been chanting the names of the divine for thousands of
an experience that opens the heart and everyone is encouraged to participate.
Even beginners, and anyone new to singing in a group, will feel the joy of
connection to spirit as you are lead through learning and chanting the ancient
sacred names and mantras.
devotional singing expression of Bhakti Yoga has a unique capacity to release
long held emotions, blocks and trauma; Walls constructed long ago come crumbling
we never knew were there begin to heal. Long-submerged emotions come to the
surface. As we sing, we immerse ourselves in an endless river of prayer. And
we effortlessly move into a meditative state that creates a safe haven for
the flower of the heart to unfold.
The harmonium produces a unique sound which merges seamlessly with the voice,
guides the chanting, holds the voices and encourages various harmonies to
emerge within the group. As an acoustic instrument, played by the movement
it is the perfect yogic instrument; it becomes one with the musician and
feels like a living, breathing member of the group.
sessions are particularly accessible and enjoyable for a western audience
as she creates her own devotional songs; blending traditional sanskrit
with english words that reflect
the meanings and energy of the mantras.
No singing experience is necessary to enjoy Kirtan; you are welcomed
into a joyful, supportive environment, which is open to all.