July 30 - Sept 24
9 LIVE + Recorded Kirtans
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Sliding Scale of $54 - $108 for 9 kirtan sessions this spring. Once you've registered you will receive an email with a link to join on the day of each kirtan.
You'll also have access to the videos for the duration of your subscription + one week.
Please do not let money be the reason for not attending. Email Allison [email protected] with questions.
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is call and response chanting, usually in the Sanskrit language. It is one of the main practices of Bhakti yoga; the path of devotion and love. Bhakti yoga is a rich practice that arises after the Vedic era In India. Singing these vibrations typically coincided with story-telling practices and sometimes even in tandem with dance and/or visual arts. Singing and hearing stories focuses the mind, helps tension lift to the surface and allows it to dissipate; subduing the emotional storms.
Why is Kirtan practiced?
We're constantly vibrating with some thought or sound with varying degrees of intentionality and/or unconscious patterning. Some vibrations allow for harmony and resonance. Others create dissonance, impeding our ability to vibrate authentically.
Kirtan creates an uplifting vibration for the mind to swim in, enabling deeper states of peaceful awareness in our day to day lives.
How is Kirtan beneficial to the modern yogi?
Collectively, we can benefit from utilizing more tools that transform our internal resonance by way of sublimating the raw emotional material that causes inner disturbance. Kirtan is one such tool, revealing directly our essential nature by way of sound. This practice clears the path from heart chakra to throat chakra, allowing our hearts and voices to shine authentically, expressing both confidence and vulnerability in cleaner and clearer ways.