Kirtan is a singing meditation that delivers us to the singular awareness of our heart and soul. Singing helps us to concentrate on the practice, as we focus on the rhythm and pitch of the music, pushing out the distractions of the chaotic world. Kirtan takes the practice to a deeper level as we sing in Sanskrit, the poetic language of the ancient yogi’s of India. Hearing and feeling the vibration of the group’s collective voice connects us as one beautiful tone of Divine Source, Creative force, of God.
Everyone is encouraged to sing and be part of creating the experience. Each individual chant is a musical journey that inspires you to drop your inhibitions and become part of the creative process. There is an improvisational nature to every chant, we never really know how it will develop and finally end. We perform chants recorded by Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das.
Kirtan sound uses traditional and modern instruments to find the meditative, and also celebrate the rhythm and joy of life. The Bhavantu band has performed at Bhakti-Fest Midwest, Bradford has performed at and Bhakti-Fest West, and has been sharing Kirtans in St. Louis for over 10 years.
In this 2 hour workshop, work with Roxanne to address the mechanics of poses like Headstand, Tripod Headstand, Handstand, Shoulder Stand, Forearm Stand, and Legs up the wall. Roxanne will be focusing on alignment, using props in these poses, and cultivating the courage it takes to go tail over teakettle.
Relax and rejuvenate with the healing and soothing sounds of the live gong. All you will need is your yoga mat, favorite blanket, and pillow. Some will be available at the studio as well. There will be some gentle breathing exercises to help ease you into a meditative state of mind. You might choose to lie down, or sit with your back supported against a wall. This experience helps to purify and quiet the mind as the sounds are not harmonious and will reset the brain waves in 3-90 seconds. On a physical level, the sounds release tension and blocks in the body, stimulate a higher functioning of the glandular and nervous systems, increase prana (our vital life force), and improve circulation. Anyone in need of stress reduction, recovering from trauma, struggling with addictions, insomnia, or nerve damage will greatly benefit from the vibrations of this event.
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$25.00 day of
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ONLY ONE SPOT REMAINING!!
(IT'S IN A DOUBLE SHARED ROOM)