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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Meditation, Chanting and Winter Solstice Ritual

Jai Uttal and Debra Chamberlin-Taylor


When: 6:30pm
Where: Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Woodacre, CA
Tickets: $30-$100 sliding scale. Register here.
Website: www.spiritrock.org
Details: The great Love and sacred light that this season celebrates are found within our own hearts. We will use the powerful and sublime blend of chanting and meditation to carry us from the frenzy of “holiday mind” to the ocean of the awakened heart.

This evening will include chanting (call and response) and meditation. We will conclude with a beautiful candlelight ritual to honor the winter solstice.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Winter Solstice Kirtan

Jai Uttal and friends

When: 7pm
Where: Open Secret Bookstore
923 C St.
San Rafael, CA
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Details: www.opensecretbookstore.com

Friday, December 23 – Friday, December 30, 2016

Bhakti & Kirtan in Mexico

Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira

Where: Sayulita, Mexico
Price: Varies by accommodation. Register here.
Website: www.internationalyoga.com
Details: Come join Jai and Nubia in paradise for an ecstatic heart-filled holiday retreat, an inner journey of devotional exploration, powerful emotions and deep practice. Through singing, dancing, breathing, asana, stunning nature and many more surprises let us journey together in our endless quest for spirit to the infinite land of love. On your moments free relax in your personal cabaña hand-built of all natural materials complete with private bath, outdoor showers and exceptional views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Dine on exquisite meals designed to recalibrate your body while sitting in the exquisite open air dining room. Lounge by the pool, adventure to the beach or nap hours away in a comfortable hammock – this week will truly be a way to recalibrate and set intentions for the New Year!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Free Kirtan Concert and Music Video Production

Jai Uttal and friends


When: 3:30pm
Where: Parmath Niketan Ashram
Rishikesh, India
Tickets: Free!
Details: This concert will be filmed and will become part of a music video for “Samba Sada Shiva” from Jai’s new album Roots, Rock, Rama! Dress in your finest (and warmest) robes and sing God’s names by the side of Ganga Ma, the river of grace!!! This event is sponsored and hosted by Boom Shiva Productions and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. More info here.

Saturday, January 14, 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.

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
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.

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.

Tuesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 13, 2017


Jai Uttal and assistant teachers Daniel Paul and Nubia Teixeira


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
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