Winter Solstice Kirtan

Join David and I for an evening of Kirtan, a meditative practice of cultivating mindfulness through sound and breath. We will be doing our last kirtan of 2018 at Yoga Public on Sunday December 16th (6-7:30 pm, $20). The winter solstice is December 21st, so as we approach the darkest day of the year, let us join together and share our inner light.

Kirtan uses mantras to develop awareness and equanimity. Mantras are short repetitive phrases, and while they might seem esoteric at first, we are all already repeating mantras to ourselves – but usually they are negative things like, “I’m not worthy” or “I don’t belong.” We need to hit the reset button, and practice helps with that. Recalibrate yourself with traditional mantras that call in compassion, love, and understanding.

All are welcome and no experience is necessary! Enjoy the opportunity to be transformed through the power of live music, storytelling, and community in an intimate setting. All you need is to come prepared to sit (chairs will be available) and soak it all in.

Pre-register at www.yogapublic.com. See you there!

New FREE chant up on Insight Timer!

David and I are excited to announce that we have uploaded a new FREE kirtan recording on the Insight Timer app!

It is a recording of the chant, OM MANE PADME HUM. It calls for benevolence and prosperity, and originates from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Mantras are short phrases chanted repeatedly, and while it sounds esoteric, we actually chant mantras to ourselves all the time – but usually the mantra is something like, “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve X.” Chanting traditional mantras crowds out the unbeneficial thoughts that have been stuck inside on a loop, so that you can be free of them.

Simply listen, or practice call-and-response to this live recording.

>>>GET IT HERE<<<

A kirtan for the fall

After taking some time off from leading kirtan over the summer, we are excited and buzzing with new inspiration!

Join us on Friday October 26th, 7-8:30 pm ($25, 1200 Portage Ave, Mediation Building) for an evening of healing vibrations and sacred sound. If you have a meditation cushion/pillow, please bring one (some will be provided).

Kirtan is a beautiful and rejuvenating form of yoga. No singing or musical experience is required; if you can talk, then you can do kirtan!

Kirtan Oct 26th 2018