Bhakti Yoga / Kirtans
Upcoming Kirtan/Concerts with world-traveling bands!
Their ‘Heart & Soul’ album hit #11 in the world music charts on itunes in 2012! And we get to experience them LIVE at Gilbert Yoga!
Friday May 9th, 7:30pm-10:00pm
Cost: $20 advance, $25 at the door
Los Angeles based Kirtaniyas are a global Kirtan collective from London (UK), Hilo (Hawaii), Hamburg (Germany) and Gainesville (Florida). These energetic, multitalented twenty-somethings grew up in a Vedic culture of song, dance, philosophy and devotion between ashrams and temples both in India and the western world. Lead vocalist Vijay first met electronic music producer and mridanga drummer Nitai in 2003 in the sacred village of Vrindavana, India while studying devotional Indian folk music known as “Kirtan”. This rare traditional art form is an ancient call-and-response devotional mantra chanting practice, that originated in the Indian subcontinent over 5000 years ago. Joined together with his musically gifted wife Sarasvati, soulful vocalist, Rasika, and drummer Nitai, Vijay formed “Kirtaniyas” in 2009. The four have since travelled the world to over 15 countries infusing new life to these ancient chants with youthful spirit and energy. Early 2012 saw the release of the long anticipated first album called “Heart & Soul” through Silenzio (Europe) and White Swan Records (USA). Funded largely by the groups growing fan base, the album debuted at #11 on the itunes World music chart. All the band members are multi-instrumentalists accomplished in traditional Indian style vocals, harmonium, classical violin, tabla and mrdanga drums, hand cymbals, bells, gub gubi and electronic music production. They have collaborated with artists such as Kula Shaker, Cheb i Sabbah, The Polish Ambassador, MC Yogi, Jai Uttal, DJ Drez, Hiatus, SaQi and others.
An experience that may induce deep meditation and/or ecstatic dancing!
Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda…& the Bhakti Bliss Band
Thursday May 29th, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door
Enjoy an evening of kirtan and sweet healing mantra music with this world known kirtan band.
Bhakti Yoga News:
Bhakti Yoga is the path of Love…. What if…we opened ourselves fully to the raw experience that This Moment Now offers?
Perhaps you’ll join us for one of our weekly Bhakti Chanting classes, or one of our very special event Kirtan/Concerts.
Weekly on our class schedule…
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Bhakti Yoga Chant/Singing Gathering – An offering of singing and sharing through Kirtan (call & response chanting), assisted by a playlist and a bit of live music with Cassandra Wallick and/or Lanita Ugstad, and other beautiful musicians. Each class finishes with a Healing Energy circle of savasana and Prasad (blessed food).
Monthly Community Kirtans:
Friday, April 25th 7:30pm- 9:30pm
Cost: $ by Donation
Enjoy Kirtan with Jeff Merkel, Lanita Ugstad, Jen Hoeprich, Cassandra Wallick and more Friends at this fundraiser for the Share Necessities Organization – collecting donations, clothing and food for the local homeless. These are monthly ‘Love Offering’ events (any amount you feel, drop in the box). Details can be found on our Gilbert Yoga Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gilbert-Yoga/193698650670677 and or the Arizona Kirtan Community facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AZKirtanCommunity?ref=hl