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Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016

Shakti Fest

Jai Uttal

Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA
Website: http://shaktifest.bhaktifest.com/
Tickets: Buy tickets here.
Details: Shakti Fest is a more intimate version of our September Festival. It is celebration of the Divine Feminine in all. Shakti Fest is a three-day music festival celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation and community. All of our presenters embody the spirit of Bhakti—deep devotion. We gather on 450 acres of inspiring desert land to express our love and devotion as one community through an enchanting array of activities, including:

-Constant Kirtan Concerts
-Yoga Classes
-Private and Group Meditation
-Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Vegan Cuisine
-Fire Ceremonies (Pujas)
-Hanuman Chalisas
-Eco-Friendly Vendor Village
-Camping, Cottages and Cabin Accommodations
-Wellness Sanctuary: with massage, reiki, channeling, and other unique healing sessions.
-In addition, a substantial portion of the festival’s proceeds are donated to charitable organizations

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 2-5pm
Where: Mountain Yoga
2071 Antioch Court, Suite 100
Oakland, CA
Tickets: $45 before 5/14; $55 after. Register here.
Website: www.m-yoga.org
Details: Bhakti Yoga is the yogic path of love. Of relationship. In Bhakti Yoga the practitioner develops his/her personal relationship the Divine — be that Spirit, God or Goddess. It is a relationship that includes all the moods and hues of the human heart. The journey on Bhakti path uses our emotions as fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to finding healing and wholeness within ourselves. The primary practice of Bhakti Yoga is the singing of simple devotional chants from the heart, or kirtan. Through kirtan we explore, express and share the deepest caverns of our souls and ultimately find the eternal spring of love.

World-renowned kirtan artist Jai Uttal invites you to bring your hearts, voices, questions and deep intentions, for an extraordinary afternoon of devotional song. “Together we will rekindle the romance that has no beginning or end,” promises Jai, “the love affair with the greatest lover of all, who lives forever inside of our hearts.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Loving Tribute to Stephen Levine

Jack Kornfield, Noah Levine, Debra Chamberlin-Taylor, Jai Uttal, Ram Dass

When: 3:30pm
Where: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA
Tickets: Sliding Scale $0 – $108. Register here.
Website: www.spiritrock.org
Details: With bows of honor, gratitude and love we say goodbye to a great teacher and friend – Stephen Levine.

Through stories, chants, poetry and video we will honor and remember his extraordinary life and his wonderful contributions to our world. With profound wisdom, compassion and humor Stephen helped, and continues to help, tens of thousands of people live and die more consciously.

We hope you can join us as we celebrate his life. This celebration includes chanting with Jai Uttal. Ram Dass will join the event from Maui via live video feed. Stephen’s widow, Ondrea Levine, will speak along with Spirit Rock teachers whose lives have been touched by Stephen.

Light refreshments will be served. Advanced registration required.

Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30, 2016

Awakening Bhakti: A Weekend of Ecstatic Chanting, Storytelling, & Remembrance

Jai Uttal

Where: Yogaville – Satchidanada Ashram
108 Yogaville Way
Buckingham, VA
Website: www.yogaville.org
Tickets: Register here.
Details: with Jai Uttal and Dharma Deva Das with Hatha Yoga and Presentations by Sw. Asokananda and Sw. Vidyananda

For those who love, practice, or are simply curious about Kirtan (chanting the songs of ancient India), this weekend will fuel your soul and renew your spirit. Through stories, songs and mantras we will dive deeply into the heart of devotional yoga and awaken the romance that has no beginning or end, the love affair with the greatest lover of all, who lives forever inside of our hearts. No experience is needed, for in Bhakti we are all beginners, asking Spirit to guide us home.

Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; it’s a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti your emotions become the fuel to reconnect you with the Divine and help you to find healing and wholeness within yourself. Through singing Kirtan you can explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of your soul—and ultimately find an eternal spring of love.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal with Daniel Paul and Prajna Vieira

When: 8pm
Where: Subud Hall
234 Hutchins
Sebastopol, CA
Tickets: $22 in advance, $30 at the door. Register here.
Details: Advance tickets sold May 1-June 2 at Milk & Honey: 123 Main St, Sebastopol, 707-824-1155

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Yoga Summit and Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 6pm, 8:30pm
Where: One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road
Austin, TX
Tickets: $45-$100. Register here.
Website: www.oneworldtheatre.org
Details: Challenge yourself to explore new techniques and learn philosophies from three different yoga disciplines at this unique event. All levels are welcome to choose two classes out of the six we are offering as well as enjoy a light vegetarian dinner that includes a talk with world class instructors. Afterwards, the evening extends into a kirtan hosted by Jai Uttal.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Barcelona Yoga Conference

Kirtan with Jai Uttal


Where: Escola Sagrat Cor
Barcelona, Spain
Website: www.barcelonayogaconference.cat
Details: Free event! More info here.

Wednesday, July 27 – Sunday, July 31, 2016

Barcelona Yoga Conference

Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal


Where: Omshanti Yoga Studio
Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: Register here.
Website: www.barcelonayogaconference.cat
Details: For me, every Kirtan Camp is another opportunity to dive deeper into devotion, to remember anew what a beginner I am, and to feel, once again, the grace of my Guru. In addition to all that, what an amazing thing it is to see the Bhakti family grow and expand, to see how our “campers” have gone out to their own communities and shared the wonders of God’s names with their friends, families, students, and, in some cases, concert audiences. So please check out our Kirtan Camp at Omshanti Yoga Studio, right after the Barcelona Yoga Conference, for a life changing experience that you will never forget….

Let’s bring a wave of prayer and song with the joy-filled and healing practices of chanting and Yoga! We will deeply explore these ancient devotional expressions, weaving together our hearts and voices in celebration and invocation of the Divine.

Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and, in so doing, to find healing and wholeness within ourselves.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Kiddie Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends


When: 1pm
Where: Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th St
Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $15 per person. Register here.
Website: www.ilovenamaste.com
Details: The world of wide eyed, childlike wonder that is so essential to the path of Bhakti is not always that easily attainable to us highly educated, ‘spiritual’ adults. But as you mommies and daddies know, we can let our kids help us! Come to Namaste for an afternoon of “Kiddie Kirtan,” heartfelt and simple Indian chanting for the little ones of all ages. Of course the drums, shakers and front row seats are reserved for the kids, but well behaved parents and older brothers and sisters are welcome as well! See you there!! Sign up early, our last Kiddie Kirtan filled up fast!

Tuesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 14, 2016


Jai Uttal and assistant teachers Daniel Paul and Nubia Teixeira

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Our 13th Summer Kirtan Camp will be held at Roco Fairfax, a beautiful dance/performing arts studio that will become JAI’S HOUSE OF BHAKTI for this week in August.

You will enjoy good company while dedicating hours of singing kirtan and learning the skills to share this ancient practice with others.

About the training:
This training is for those who aspire to lead Kirtan; those who wish to enhance their Yoga teaching with chanting; and those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the vast ocean of Bhakti.

In this workshop we will share some of the many tools that we use in our Bhakti practices. Our hope is that everyone will leave this retreat with the inner experience and knowledge that we are all able to dive into this world of devotion and sing and share our hearts with others.

Subjects to be covered:

Kirtan – As the essential practice of Bhakti, Kirtan will be the main focus of this training.
Bhakti Yoga – Understanding the path of Bhakti as a journey of surrender and offering of one’s entire being to the the Divine will.
Mantras – Experiencing the invocational power of the ancient Sanskrit syllables and names in ecstatic song and silent contemplation.
Gods and Goddesses – An exploration of the energies embodied by the different deities of Hinduism.
Ramayana – Studying and reciting the multi-leveled epic adventures of Ram, Sita and Hanuman; and how this story relates to our daily lives.
Saints – Reflecting upon the lives of some of the saints of modern India, particularly Neem Karoli Baba.
Vocal Training – Opening the voice and learning to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
Rhythm – Beginning to understand the rhythms associated with Kirtan.
Learning Harmonium – Gaining a beginning understanding of the rudiments of harmonium for accompanying Kirtans.

~~~~~~~~~~ Hari Om ~~~~~~~~~~

Where: Roco Fairfax Studio
56 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930
Non refundable deposit of: $800.00
Early Bird Price: $1,250.00 if paid in full by March 20, 2016
Regular Price: $1,400.00 after March 20, 2016

Cancellation Policy:
Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
50% of remainder refundable if cancellation is done by June 20.
Fee is non-refundable after June 20.

More info: nubia@bhaktinova.com

Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5, 2016

The Yoga of Voice

Jai Uttal, Miten, Krishna Das, Deva Premal, and many more

Where: Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY
Tickets: Register here.
Website: www.eomega.org
Details: Join us for our 12th annual Ecstatic Chant retreat, one of the most popular events at Omega. A remarkable opportunity to experience some of the Western world’s leading devotional singers, this inspiring weekend nourishes the soul with a rich tradition of musical prayer and meditation.

Known in Sanskrit as kirtan, devotional chanting awakens a longing in the heart for the experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the divine. Emerging from Hindu traditions in India, kirtan is practiced by millions of people. The call-and-response, rhythmic quality of these unifying chants kindles an exhilarating, joyful mood and is accepted as one of the surest paths to enlightenment. In recent years, pioneering musicians and seekers have brought this magical tradition to the West.

Throughout the weekend—including an extraordinary all-night Saturday session—we explore a variety of chants and chanting styles, interspersed with rejuvenating sessions of meditation, yoga, and story sharing.