Sun, 17 Jun|
One Yoga Pilates
HeartSong - Fundraising Kirtan
In Support of the Opening of the Hridaya Yoga Centre in France
Time & Location
17 Jun 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
One Yoga Pilates, 106 Market St S, Hastings, 4122, New Zealand
About The Event
An invitation to drop into the Heart and let it express through singing.
No previous experience necessary, no singing abilitities required, as we will sing not to perform, but to experience the profound effects that Kirtan, YOGA OF THE SOUND, can bring:
- Inner peace
- Meditative states of absorbtion
- Happiness and joy, springing from within
- Opening of the heart with feelings of love and compassion
- Connection with the Divine and other kirtan participants
- On occasion, goose bumps and tears as the heart jumps with joy :)
WHAT IS KIRTAN?
Based on ancient chants, Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind and bring us into the Heart, a space of no-thought and beyond reason. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back or together with them. A single chant can go on for up to ten or twenty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.
Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit. If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind. The magic of the chants can then carry you within.
Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Literally everyone, as the practice of kirtan doesn't require a specific belief system or lifestyle, everybody's welcome - any age, culture, gender
This is an OPEN community event!
WHAT SHALL I BRING ALONG?
If you play an instrument, feel free to join the music - please just come 15 mins earlier to tune-in :)
AND! SOMETHING SPECIAL:
If you've liked one or few of the songs, after the kirtan you'll have the chance to stay longer and LEARN how to play those if you'd like!
This event is offered fully BY DONATION,
as a part of theFUNDRAISING campaign in support of the Hridaya Yoga Community in France!
Hridaya Yoga has so far benefitted thousands of people worldwide by bringing them close to their true nature, revealed through meditation, silent retreats and meditative hatha yoga practice. The main Hridaya headquarter is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Oaxaca.
In July 2018 the European branch of Hridaya Yoga is about to open and make the depth of ancient yogic teachings accessible for more and more souls. The date is coming close and the renovation of the property is not yet complete, so a crowdfunding campaign was launched to support the process:
Hridaya has changed and enriched my life in countless ways, and I believe the same can be true for the lives of many! And we can help that happen - by coming in connection with our own Hearts in devotional sining!