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Friday Night Live Vinyasa and Kirtan

6- 7:30 p.m. Vinyasa Led by Marni with Live Music by Bhakti Tree
7:45 – 9:30 p.m. Kirtan with Bhakti Tree

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$30 full evening – Vinyasa & Kirtan
$20 Kirtan

Join us for an amazing evening to practice yoga, connect and lift our voices in honor of the path of Bhakti (Devotion). We'll start with a delicious vinyasa class with Marni serenaded with live music by Bhakti Tree. Then stay and immerse yourself into the joyful sounds of Bhakti Tree for a night of sublime sacred music and chanting! In traditional call-and-response format, we will sing a fusion of Sanskrit mantras and sacred songs from around the world and create an ecstatic atmosphere together, filling ourselves with good vibrations and love. Kirtan comes from the Bhakti Yoga tradition, and at a kirtan everyone is a part of the band and welcome to join in the singing! As we sing our hearts wide open, stress falls away, the mind becomes present and peaceful, and our bodies vibrate with the positive energy of the ancient sacred mantras we chant. Many people find that after chanting they often feel energized, relaxed, centered in themselves, more connected to the present moment, and filled with good energy.

Bhakti Tree bio:
One of the east coast’s hottest new kirtan bands, Bhakti Tree first came together in the summer of 2011 through Baltimore’s kirtan community. With deep respect for the practice of kirtan, and an abundant sense of humor and playfulness, the members of Bhakti Tree offer their music with humble hearts in the service of love. With a diverse musical background, Bhakti Tree spins together traditional mantras and sacred songs from around the world, adding their own original melodies and compositions, creating a sound that is truly unique while still rooted in heartfelt devotion. Blending together ethereal harmonies and lyrical melodies with high energy tribal rhythm, threads of folk and gospel music, and funky reggae elements, their contribution to the world of kirtan fusion is fun, joyful, enthusiastic, and inspiring. In 2012, Bhakti Tree was featured as a headlining band at Evolvefest, and enjoyed offering music at Karmafest, DC Kirtan Fest, the Philadelphia Yoga Rave, and the Inaugural Yoga Ball in early 2013. Bhakti Tree is excited to continue bringing beautiful and inspiring music to to the world, and in addition to some exciting plans to travel to offer their music, they will release a live recording later this year. You can also find them chanting throughout the greater Maryland/Washington/Virginia area each month. Bhakti Tree is comprised of Adam Kandel (voice/guitar/djembe), Angela Blueskies (voice/flute), Christy Freer (voice/harmonium), and Ryan Sansing (voice/guitar/djembe).

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