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Tuesday, August 12 – Sunday, August 17, 2014

ANNUAL RESIDENTIAL SUMMER BHAKTI KIRTAN CAMP!

Jai Uttal and co-teachers Daniel Paul, Nubia Teixeira, and Daniel Tucker

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 ~~~~~~~~~~

Harbin Conference Center Harbin Garden Harbin Pool Harbin Spring Pool

Where: Harbin Hotsprings
Middletown, CA
Website: http://www.harbin.org
Price:
BHAKTI BIRD $1,950 after March 31st.

RETREAT INCLUDES:
Camping (bring your own camp supplies and tent) + using Harbin Facilities for 5 nights – 6 days
3 daily meals + snacks
2 daily Kirtan – music and practice with Jai Uttal & Daniel Paul
2 daily harmonium sessions with Daniel Tucker
1 daily rhythm session with Daniel Paul
1 daily Bhakti- Hatha Yoga with Nubia Teixeira

The last evening of the retreat will culminate with a Kirtan Gala led by the participants.

Deposit of $800.00 not refundable after July 20th. Remainder due on August 1st.
Contact nubiacoruja@gmail.com

OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE. YOU CAN BOOK A TENT CABIN, DORMITORY, ROOM, OR PRIVATE CABIN FOR THAT PERIOD THROUGH HARBIN. If you would like to book a different type of room at Harbin, you can reserve with Harbin. Options are here.

Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY on EARLY BIRD PRICE: Deposit of $800 is non-refundable. Fee is non-refundable after July 20th.
CANCELLATION POLICY on Bhakti Bird Price: Deposit of $800 is non-refundable – 50% of remainder refundable if cancellation is done by July 20th. Fee is non-refundable after August 1st.





For more information call Nubia at 415-963-3551
Email: registration@jaiuttal.com or nubiacoruja@gmail.com


Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pranafest

Jai Uttal

Where: Jackson WellSprings
2253 Rogue Valley Highway 99
Ashland, OR
Website: www.pranafest.org


Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014

The Yoga of Voice

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

Where: Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY
Tickets: Register here.
Website: www.eomega.org
Details: Join us for our 10th 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.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Bhakti Fest

Jai Uttal

Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center
59700 29 Palms Hwy
Joshua Tree, CA
Website: www.bhaktifest.com
Details: Bhakti Fest is a four-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, September 13, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

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When: 8pm
Where: Krishna Temple Salt Lake City
965 East 3370 South
Salt Lake City, UT
Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 day of. Purchase here.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 8pm
Where: Yoga Tree Corte Madera
67 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 day of. Pre-register here.
Website: www.yogatreesf.com
Details: Note: Please bring any props that you would like to have for your own personal comfort. Yoga Tree cannot guarantee that there will be enough studio props for everyone.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Namaste 10th Anniversary Party

Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira

When: 5pm
Where: Namaste Berkeley
2820 Seventh St
Berkeley, CA
Website: www.ilovenamaste.com


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 7pm
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th St.
Miami, FL 33189
Tickets: $25-$60, $35-$70 at the door
Website: www.stopbreatheandsmile.org
Details: Come join us at the 2nd annual Vibration of Life festival. Two days of kirtan, yoga, meditation, healing arts and more. Jai will be performing with Visvambhar ‘Vish’ from the Mayapuris and (other artist). Deva Premal and Miten with Manose & Friends will be performing the following night at 7pm.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal

When: 1pm
Where: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211th St.
Miami, FL 33189
Tickets: $30
Website: www.stopbreatheandsmile.org
Details: Come join us at the 2nd annual Vibration of Life festival. Two days of kirtan, yoga, meditation, healing arts and more. Jai will be sharing a 90 minute workshop on the beauty of kirtan. Deva Premal and Miten with Manose & Friends will be performing in the evening at 7pm.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Drinking From the Well

Jai Uttal, Nubia Teixeira and Swami Ramananda

When: 3pm-6:30pm
Where: Integral Yoga Institute
770 Dolores St
San Francisco, CA
Price: $40 in advance, $55 at the door. Pre-register here.
Website: www.integralyogasf.org
Details: Drinking From the Well, an afternoon of offerings to the Divine Goddess.

Join Jai Uttal, Nubia Teixeira and Swami Ramananda in a prayerful dedication to the Divine Mother, celebrating the 9 days of Navaratri and giving thanks for the river of grace that forever flows from Her feet.

3pm: Intro and puja with Swami Ramananda
3:30pm: Prayerful movement with Nubia Teixeira
4:30pm: Kirtan with Jai Uttal
6pm: Pranayama with Nubia Teixeira
6:15pm: Meditation with Swami Ramananda


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal with Gaura Vani & Friends

When: 7pm
Where: Artisphere Spectrum Theatre
1611 N Kent St
Arlington, VA
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Pre-register here.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

Where: Integral Yoga Institute
227 W 13th St
New York, NY
Website: www.iyiny.org


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Awakening Bhakti Workshop

Jai Uttal

Where: Integral Yoga Institute
227 W 13th St
New York, NY
Website: www.iyiny.org


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal

When: 8pm
Where: Yogamaya Yoga Studio
135 W 20th St
New York, NY
Tickets: $35. Purchase here.
Website: www.yogamayanewyork.com


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Return to Shiva Station Album Release Show

Jai Uttal

Where: Yoshi’s
1330 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA
Tickets: $25
Website: www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco
Details: Return to Shiva Station: Kailash Connection is a wholly new album re-envisioning Jai’s groundbreaking Shiva Station, bringing the listener closer to the music itself with unadorned, intimate arrangements that illuminate directly the spiritual heart of each composition.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Evening of Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 7:30pm
Where: Seaside Church for Spiritual Living
1613 Lake Drive
Encinitas, CA
Tickets: $30 in advance, $40 at the door.
Website: www.jyotimandir.com/concerts
Details: Register for both kirtan and workshop and save ($80)!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal

When: 1pm
Where: Jyoti Mandir
200 Coneflower St.
Encinitas, CA
Tickets: $60
Website: www.jyotimandir.com/concerts
Details: Register for both kirtan and workshop and save ($80)!

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 ourselves. 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, 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, November 14 – Sunday, November 16, 2014

Rasa Lila – Kirtan and Yoga

Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira

Where: Esalen Institute
Highway 1
Big Sur, CA
Tickets: $405–$1,750 (based on accommodation type). Register here.
Website: www.esalen.org
Details: Rasa Lila, the “dance of divine love,” refers to the ecstasy that arose in the hearts of Krishna’s most intimate devotees, the Gopis of Vrindavan, who, upon hearing the sound of their beloved’s flute, snuck away from their households to the forest to dance with Krishna under the full moon. This weekend, through kirtan and Bhakti yoga, we will explore our own dance of divine love.

Bhakti yoga is a path of personal relationship with Spirit — with God, with Goddess, with a divine, connective force. 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.

Nubia Teixeira will lead asana, mudra, and pranayama, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the Divine. Jai Uttal will lead the group in kirtan (sacred chanting), which is the heart of devotional yoga. Together, Nubia and Jai will guide participants in a heart-opening adventure through breath, movement, and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way. Please bring a yoga mat.


Saturday, December 27, 2014 – Saturday, January 3, 2015

New Year’s Bhakti Retreat ~ Kirtan & Yoga

with Jai Uttal & Nubia Teixeira and Guest Teacher Visvambhar Sheth

New Year's Kirtan

Where: Blue Spirit
Costa Rica
Website: www.bluespiritcostarica.com
Details: Bring in the New Year in 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.
Join Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal for a week of Bhakti Yoga. We will explore how the body, the heart, and the mind support and complement each other in our journey towards the realm of infinite love and grace. Nubia will lead the asana and pranayama sessions, which will anchor us in our bodies and open us to the meditative practice of calling to the divine. Jai and Vish will lead us in the ancient practice of Kirtan, or chanting, the heart and soul of devotional yoga. Together they will guide us in a heart- opening adventure through breath, movement and sacred sound, blending these traditions in a deep and playful way.

More info on Nubia: www.bhaktinova.com
More info on Vish: www.mayapuris.com/about/visvambhar

Rates for Accommodations & Meals per Week (7 nights)

Platform Tent with Shared Bath-House, Queen size air mattress, linens provided
$1,950 per person single occupancy

Eco Cottage with Shared Bath-House & 2 Twin beds
$2,050 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Twin with Private Bath & 2 Twin beds
$2,150 per person double occupancy only

Hermitage Single/ Couple w/ Private Bath & Queen size bed
$3,100 per pers single occupancy / $2,250 per person double occupancy for couples

Nature Suite with A/C, Private Bath & King or 2 Twin beds
$3,150 per person single occupancy / $2,350 per person double occupancy
Mountain View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,550 per person double occupancy

Ocean View Room with A/C, Private Bath, King size bed OR 2 Twin beds
$3,450 per person single occupancy / $2,750 per person double occupancy

Superior Room with A/C, Superior Ocean views, Private Bath, King size bed
$4,150 per person single occupancy / $2,850 per person double occupancy

PAYMENT
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable to hold your spot
• Remainder due by October 1.




CANCELLATION POLICY
• Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
• 50% of remainder, if cancelation is done by November 1.
• Non-refundable after November 1.


Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 12, 2015

Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love

Jai Uttal

Where: Breitenbush Hot Springs
Highway 224
Detroit, OR
Website: www.breitenbush.com
Phone: 503-854-3320
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 ourselves. 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, Jai and Ankush 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.


Monday, April 27 – Thursday, April 30, 2015

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: Learn to chant and tune your voice and heart to that which is sacred. Ride on the wings of Kirtan to feel whole and to feel free. Jai Uttal, accompanied by Daniel Paul, will invoke a space of prayer and heartfelt expression through music and chant. 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.