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Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2017

Awakening Bhakti Workshop: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal

Where: Eternal Health Yoga
3410 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY
Price:
Early Bird Price (includes Saturday evening Kirtan): $300 per person before Friday, February 3
Regular Price (includes Saturday evening Kirtan): $400 per person after Friday, February 3
Register here.
Details: 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 to find healing and wholeness within us. Through singing Kirtan we explore, express and share the deepest caverns of our souls and ultimately find the eternal spring of love.

For everyone who loves and practices Kirtan; or chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India, Jai will share and demystify some of their secrets particularly the ‘fact’ 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. The practice of chanting, itself, can become our teacher, guiding us home.

Friday, March 31st, 7PM – 9:30PM
Saturday, April 1st, 12PM – 2:30PM
Saturday, April 1st, 7:30PM – 10PM (Kirtan)
Sunday, April 2nd, 12PM – 2:30PM

All sessions will be held at Eternal Health Yoga (3410 Frankfort Avenue) EXCEPT for Saturday evening’s Kirtan which will be held at The Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street)


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 7:30pm
Where: The Clifton Center
2117 Payne Street
Louisville, KY
Tickets: Early Bird Price: $35 per person by Friday, February 3
Regular Price: $45 per person after Friday, February 3
Register here.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 7pm
Where: Makawao Union Church
1445 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI
Price: $30 in advance, $40 at the door.
Purchase tickets at:
Maui Kombucha – Haiku
MacNet – Kahului
Monsoon India Restaurant – Kihei
Island Spirit Yoga – Lahaina
Website: www.makawaounionchurch.org


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Awakening Bhakti Workshop: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal

When: 4-7pm
Where: Makawao Union Church
1445 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao, HI
Website: www.makawaounionchurch.org
Details: 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 to find healing and wholeness within us. Through singing Kirtan we explore, express and share the deepest caverns of our souls and ultimately find the eternal spring of love.

For everyone who loves and practices Kirtan; or chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India, Jai will share and demystify some of their secrets particularly the ‘fact’ 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. The practice of chanting, itself, can become our teacher, guiding us home.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 6pm
Where: Sacred Music Sessions
170 Mountain Ave
Sonoma, CA
Tickets: $30, advance tickets only. Register here.


Saturday, April 29 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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 3 satsang and 3 afternoon workshops.


Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2017

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.


Tuesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 13, 2017

ANNUAL NON-RESIDENTIAL SUMMER BHAKTI KIRTAN CAMP!

Jai Uttal and assistant teachers Daniel Paul and Nubia Teixeira

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Our 14th 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
Price:
Non-refundable deposit of: $800.00
Early Bird: $1,250 before March 20, 2017
Regular Price: $1,400.00 after March 20, 2017

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 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017

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 13th 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 all-night Saturday session—we explore a variety of chants and chanting styles, interspersed with rejuvenating sessions of meditation, yoga, and story sharing.