What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is the practice of call and response chanting. It is a form of Bhakti yoga – often referred to as the yoga of devotion. The root of Bhakti is bhaj- to share or to love. I often describe kirtan as meditation through music. The leader will call out a mantra – a short phrase in Sanskrit – and the group will call back. With the repetition of the words, one is able to lose themselves in the rhythm and the melody.

Much like asana practice gets us out of our heads and into the body, kirtan gets us into our voices, and into the body with the vibrations we create. Just as there are many different styles of physical practice, each kirtan leader will create their own energy, some funky & dance-able and others mellow & sweet. It’s a beautiful thing to let go of the self-consciousness of singing with people – some of whom you may have never met – and allow your voice to blend with the group.

Kirtan with Narada Wise and Samuel Salsbury

New Year’s Eve Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

Monday, December 31st, 7:00-10:00pm

Yoga Village, Toronto

An Evening of Sacred Practices to Nourish, Inspire, and Open our Hearts

Join Brenda and Lana to bring in 2019 with a sublime night of gentle movement, stillness, song, reflection and connection through:

– Yin/Restorative Yoga Practice

– Reflection Time in Sacred Silence (Mauna) to Journal, Pull a Tarot Card, Meditate…

– Ritual for Letting Go and Creating Space

– Kirtan and Sacred Song Concert

– Fruit, Nuts, Chocolate, Tea and connection with like-hearted souls!

Your investment: $40 in advance or $45 at the door

Buy Tickets  HERE

OR: KIRTAN ONLY $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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