Summer Solstice Kirtan Dance Party with Sangita Devi!

  • May 31, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • the Dance Garden

Kirtan, the chanting of sacred sounds, is sung in a call and response style and promotes deep states of tranquility, inner peace, and bliss. The LongDance is a meditative dance experience that connects us with our deepest selves, our community, the Earth, and with Spirit.

Sangita Devi is a Kirtan group based in Asheville, North Carolina. They have been leading Kirtan every week in Asheville for 11 years now. Directly translated, Sangita Devi means Songs of the Divine Mother. Over the years they have been fortunate to play with many of the premier Kirtan Wallahs including Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Donna Delorey, Bhagavan Das and David Newman – to name a few.

Kevin Meyer has been facilitating Sacred Circle Dance in the Knoxville area for the past 14 years. All dances will be taught and no partner or experience are necessary.

Suggested Donation: $10 - $20

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014

6:00pm Vegan/Vegetarian Potluck
7:30pm Dancing and Chanting in the Dance Garden

Location: the Dance Garden (home of Diane Shenk and Kevin Meyer), 9708 Cortez Drive, Knoxville

For more information, please contact: Kevin Meyer, [masked], (865)[masked]

Sponsored by East Tennessee Sacred Circle Dance, and K-Town Vegans,

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  • Kevin M.

    Thanks to all who came out, it was a magical night!!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Karen of Oak R.


    June 1, 2014

  • Karen

    There was plenty of delicious food, but the best part of the evening was the meditation dance. The band was the perfect accompaniment. I felt spiritually renewed.

    June 1, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    from Pellissippi Parkway and points west:
    Take the Parkway to Dutchtown Road, exit east (towards Knoxville) onto Dutchtown. Go around a bend, and turn left onto Bob Kirby Road (just before the Webb School). Take the first right onto Cortez Drive. Proceed to the bottom of the hill, Diane & Kevin are on the right at #9708 Cortez Drive.

    from I40/Cedar Bluff Blvd and points east:
    Exit I-40 at Cedar Bluff. Take the right fork at the ramp, turn left at the light at the bottom of the ramp, then turn right at the light onto Cedar Bluff Blvd. Go through one light. Turn left at the second light onto Dutchtown Road. Go roughly a mile and a half and turn right onto Embarcadero Drive (if you get to the Webb School, you have gone a little too far). Go one block and turn left onto Cortez Drive. Kevin & Diane are in the third house on the left, #9708 Cortez Drive.

    May 31, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Just a few reminders for the vegan potluck & kirtan dance tomorrow night:

    - I will send out an email tomorrow afternoon if it looks like rain and we have to move to Yoga Haven. If there is any question, you can call me at 406-6452.

    - If your plans change, please update your RSVP.

    - Please bring a vegan dish for 8 with serving spoon.

    -Please bring a votive candle for the center of the dance circle - we like to have a wide variety!

    - We'll provide drinks, plates, cups, napkins, and silverware.


    Kevin & Diane

    May 30, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Will post HERE on Saturday afternoon if we need to move the event to Yoga Haven. Please send a prayer to your favorite Sun God!

    May 27, 2014

  • Karen

    How should we dress?

    May 24, 2014

    • Kevin M.


      May 24, 2014

    • Kevin M.

      Clothes you can move in. We are dancing on grass, so bare feet or sneakers (no flip flops).

      May 27, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    It's fun to share what you're bringing. We're making a Scheherezade Casserole, from the Moosewood Cookbook, it has soybeans, bulgur, tomatos, green pepper, onions, garlic, spices, fresh parsley and home-made tofu feta. Yumm!! 8-)

    May 25, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    We will have some picnic blankets spread out on the grass. You may want to bring a blanket or low chair.

    May 24, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    We like to have lots of candles for the center of our dance circles at our solstice gatherings. Please bring a votive candle to add to the center. Thanks!

    May 24, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    Between K-Town Vegans, circle dance friends, and Facebook friends, we currently have 36 folks signed up! Wheeeee........

    May 23, 2014

  • Diane B.

    My weekend to work. Would love to go. Should be on two feet by then.

    May 6, 2014

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