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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Valentine’s Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal & Nubia Teixeira


When: 7pm
Where: Roco Studio
56 Bolinas Rd
Fairfax, CA
Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door.

Details: Come celebrate the play of divine and human love with devotional music and ecstatic chant. With an opening offering of Classical Odissi dance with Bhakti Nova founder, Nubia Teixeira.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kiddie Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 1pm
Where: Namaste Berkeley
2820 7th St
Berkeley, CA
Tickets: $10 per child, $20 per adult. 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”, heartful 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 parents and older brothers and sisters are welcome – as long as they behave! See you there!!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 7pm
Where: Nandi Yoga
309 8th Ave
San Mateo, CA
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register here.
Website: www.nandiyoga.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chanting and Meditation: Entering the Still and Boundless Heart

Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira

When: 7pm
Where: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register here.
Website: www.spiritrock.org
Details: The heart is an honored gateway to our most profound and boundless nature. Using the ancient and sublime blend of kirtan (chanting), we can open the heart of infinite love. Kirtan in the Bhakti tradition taps the nectar of spiritual longing and devotion, and invites us to surrender everything into the Sacred. Used together, kirtan and meditation can reveal the expansive view of our sky-like nature.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Reggae Samba Kirtan – Spring Celebration

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 7pm
Where: Fairfax Pavilion
142 Bolinas Rd
Fairfax, CA
Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door.
Details: Bring in the light and joy of Spring – with Jai Uttal and a full, rocking tribe of friends, family, musicians, mystics, dancers and singers. Come share your hearts and passions, voices and sweat. We can change the world with our songs of love and divine longing.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 7:30pm
Where: Unity on the Bay
411 NE 21st Street
Miami, FL
Tickets: General Admission: $33 in advance, $40 day of.
Premium Seating: $45 in advance, $55 day of.
Register before April 17 for special combo pricing!
General Admission Seating + April 24 Workshop: $75
Premium Seating + April 24 Workshop: $90
Register here.
Website: www.stopbreatheandsmile.org

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Awakening Bhakti: Pray & Play Day

Jai Uttal

When: 1pm
Where: Yoga Source
3510 South University Dr.
Davie, FL
Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 day of.
Register before April 17 for special combo pricing!
Workshop + April 23 Kirtan General Admission Seating: $75
Workshop + April 23 Kirtan Premium Seating: $90
Register here.
Website: www.stopbreatheandsmile.org

Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28, 2016

Awakening Bhakti: Chanting Retreat

Jai Uttal

Where: Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat
Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas
Price: Varies by accommodations. See website.
Website: www.sivanandabahamas.org
Details: Ride on the wings of kirtan and feel whole and free. Join Jai Uttal as he invokes a space of prayer and heartfelt expression and invites us to tune our voices and hearts to that which is sacred. Jai will share and demystify some of the secrets of the ecstatic songs of ancient India and show us that with just a little understanding of music and rhythm and a lot of self-acceptance, we all can sing and lead and share our hearts with others. We will let the practice of chanting become our teacher, guiding us home.

Offered as three evening satsangs and one afternoon workshop.

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.
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, 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.

Tuesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 14, 2016


Jai Uttal and assistant teachers Daniel Paul and Nubia Teixeira

Summer Bhakti Kirtan CampJPG

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.