KIRTAN TRAINING LEVEL 1 - BASIC SKILLS

KIRTAN TRAINING LEVEL 1 - BASIC SKILLS

One Yoga for the People (map)

This 8 class kirtan training will be offered by Nitai and Krishna Prana. Each have many years experience playing the traditional kirtan instruments and developing kirtan skills. Of all the instruments, the most important is the voice. Finding one's voice, or developing it further in kirtan, is a fulfilling experience of self discovery and expression. The classes focus on developing the ability and confidence to lead kirtan for oneself or for others. Kartals are the small hand cymbals which are important for the rhythm and timing in kirtan. Each student will learn how to properly hold and play the kartals, and will be provided with kartals to practice at home between each weekly class. The beautiful melodies of the harmonium help to create the different moods of kirtan. Students will learn simple but beautiful melodies on the harmonium and learn how to play with the accompaniment of kartals and the mrdanga drum. The mrdanga drum will not be taught in these basic skills classes. Students will also be invited to an online group where further instructions and videos will be available between classes. In order to deepen our understanding of kirtan, each class will also include time to discuss the teachings from ancient Bhakti texts, such as Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.

Please note that this kirtan training is for basic skills and is meant to introduce the students to Gaudiya Vaisnava style kirtan. This course is not meant for students who are experienced at leading kirtan. 

Sundays, 1:45-3:45pm

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5, 19, 26, 2018


Investment: sliding scale, $130-$160+gst 


For those interested in taking this training, please send your responses to the following questions to hello@kirtanvancouver.com 


1. What do you hope to get out of this training? 
2. How did you first get introduced to kirtan? 
3. Please describe your experience in kirtan so far. 
4. Do you play, or have you ever played a musical instrument? If so, which one(s), and for how long? 
5. Do you have a harmonium or any keyboard instrument to practice with between each kirtan training class? 
6. Which word best describes how often you sing in the presence of other people: A) Never; B) Sometimes; C) Often 7. Are you are able to attend all 8 classes?

 (Don't worry if you don't have a musical background or are new to kirtan. There are no right or wrong answers for these questions. We're only asking because it helps us understand where to begin.)

Kirtan for the People

Kirtan for the People

One Yoga for the People (map)

Kirtan Vancouver and One Yoga For the People would like to present to you an evening of sacred chants and mantra meditation.  Please come join us with your hearts and voices so that we may create an uplifting energy of love and grace through Kirtan!

The event is by donation and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Cushions will be provided and you can bring a reusable water bottle, otherwise just bring yourself and some friends if you like!

A Night of Chanting and Community

A Night of Chanting and Community

The Yoga Studio Squamish (map)

Shamanic Yoga Institute and Kirtan Vancouver bring you "A Night of Chanting and Community".  This is a sacred gathering of spiritual seekers meeting in Squamish for Kirtan and tea.  Please come and join us with your hearts and voices!  This event is by donation.

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Hari

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Hari

Unity Yoga Teahouse (map)

EnChant is a monthly community gathering of open-minded souls for call and response chanting, also known as Kirtan.

The practice of Kirtan, or Mantra Meditation, is a type of yoga which bestows many mind-calming benefits. For many, the practice has a powerful heart-opening effect and it is best understood through direct experience. Our voices are accompanied by traditional instruments such as the Harmonium, Mridanga (drum), and Kartals (hand cymbals). 

Everyone is encouraged to participate at the level they feel comfortable. Although many participants prefer floor seating on the cushions provided, chairs are also available on site. 

Doors open at 6pm with herbal tea and cookies and we begin Kirtan at 6:30. A delicious plant-based meal is served afterwards to conclude the evening. 

As Kirtan Vancouver is a non-profit organization, all donations are used for further events. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds and volunteer opportunities may be available.

Bhakti Immersion Day Retreat

Bhakti Immersion Day Retreat

Springbrooke Retreat Centre (map)

Kirtan Vancouver presents, our 3rdd Annual

:: Bhakti Immersion Retreat :: 

A day retreat to cleanse the mind and connect with the soul. 
Back by popular demand, join us for a day of mantra meditation, yoga, bhakti-centered workshops and a kirtan infused evening bonfire to wrap up the day. Located at the breathtakingly tranquil Springbrook Retreat and Conference Centre in Langley, you won't want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to recharge your spiritual batteries in this peaceful oasis. 

Vegan meals and snacks prepared by our bhakti chefs will be included throughout the day. 

Registration and lunch starts at 12:00 pm on event day. 

**Early bird registration price  for only $75** Regular registration price - $95  - Tickets available by etransfer to hello@kirtanvancouver.com or in person at any of our events.

If you would really like to come to the retreat but you're not able to afford the pricing, please contact us and well do our best to work something out. 

Schedule will be posted as the date approaches!

Kirtan for the People

Kirtan for the People

One Yoga for the People (map)

Kirtan Vancouver and One Yoga For the People would like to present to you an evening of sacred chants and mantra meditation.  Please come join us with your hearts and voices so that we may create an uplifting energy of love and grace through Kirtan!

The event is by donation and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Cushions will be provided and you can bring a reusable water bottle, otherwise just bring yourself and some friends if you like!

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Kala and Ani

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Kala and Ani

Unity Yoga Teahouse (map)

EnChant is a monthly community gathering of open-minded souls for call and response chanting, also known as Kirtan.

The practice of Kirtan, or Mantra Meditation, is a type of yoga which bestows many mind-calming benefits. For many, the practice has a powerful heart-opening effect and it is best understood through direct experience. Our voices are accompanied by traditional instruments such as the Harmonium, Mridanga (drum), and Kartals (hand cymbals). 

Everyone is encouraged to participate at the level they feel comfortable. Although many participants prefer floor seating on the cushions provided, chairs are also available on site. 

Doors open at 6pm with herbal tea and cookies and we begin Kirtan at 6:30. A delicious plant-based meal is served afterwards to conclude the evening. 

As Kirtan Vancouver is a non-profit organization, all donations are used for further events. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds and volunteer opportunities may be available.

Kirtan for the People

Kirtan for the People

One Yoga for the People (map)

Kirtan Vancouver and One Yoga For the People would like to present to you an evening of sacred chants and mantra meditation.  Please come join us with your hearts and voices so that we may create an uplifting energy of love and grace through Kirtan!

The event is by donation and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Cushions will be provided and you can bring a reusable water bottle, otherwise just bring yourself and some friends if you like!

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Nitai

EnChant: Mantra Meditation with Nitai

Unity Yoga Teahouse (map)

EnChant is a monthly community gathering of open-minded souls for call and response chanting, also known as Kirtan.

The practice of Kirtan, or Mantra Meditation, is a type of yoga which bestows many mind-calming benefits. For many, the practice has a powerful heart-opening effect and it is best understood through direct experience. Our voices are accompanied by traditional instruments such as the Harmonium, Mridanga (drum), and Kartals (hand cymbals). 

Everyone is encouraged to participate at the level they feel comfortable. Although many participants prefer floor seating on the cushions provided, chairs are also available on site. 

Doors open at 6pm with herbal tea and cookies and we begin Kirtan at 6:30. A delicious plant-based meal is served afterwards to conclude the evening. 

As Kirtan Vancouver is a non-profit organization, all donations are used for further events. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds and volunteer opportunities may be available.

Kirtan for the People

Kirtan for the People

One Yoga for the People (map)

Kirtan Vancouver and One Yoga For the People would like to present to you an evening of sacred chants and mantra meditation.  Please come join us with your hearts and voices so that we may create an uplifting energy of love and grace through Kirtan!

The event is by donation and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Cushions will be provided and you can bring a reusable water bottle, otherwise just bring yourself and some friends if you like!