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Come and sing! Let's raise our vibration (•ᴗ•) Singing together is a profoundly human activity. All ages, cultures and backgrounds welcome! Families and small kids welcome!

Kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a musical conversation, where we sing ancient mantras set to music. Typically it is done with a leader who "calls" the mantra, and the group who "echoes" the mantra, so we are singing back and forth to one another.

We set the mantras to music (as opposed to just speaking the words) because music bypasses the conscious, rational processes of the brain and helps access our emotions directly. Kirtan helps you tap into feelings of love, devotion, peace, and unity that are already present within your heart.

Kirtan is equal parts science and art. Humans figured out long ago that singing this way nourishes the mind, body and soul. By chanting together, we entrain our individual vibrations and raise each other up in a positive, loving way. Kirtan feels awesome! You don't have to have any musical talent or experience with yoga to enjoy kirtan - it is for everyone.

Part of the beauty of kirtan is that it operates on many levels simultaneously.
Kirtan can:
♢ increase lung capacity to create deeper breathing

♦ restore balance between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and between the physical and subtle bodies

♢ cultivate a meditative practice of being in the moment with the music -- turn off the anxious monkeymind ;)

♦ activate the parasympathetic nervous system, creating the relaxed state necessary for the body to heal itself

♢ provide an authentic way to spend time with people from many cultures and walks of life

♦ empower your energy system with the healing frequencies contained in ancient mantras

♢ help you connect with the divine aspects of yourself

The kirtan experience can be different from day to day and from one song to the next. Sometimes the energy is euphoric and powerful, inspiring dancing and drumming. Other times it is calm, introspective, nurturing and subtle. Afterwards, it always seems to feel like you got what you needed!

Kirtan is an ancient practice yet it is constantly evolving. DJs and MCs are adding to the musical conversation, like DJ Drez -- https://bit.ly/2qeDbfe

Other modern kirtan artists to check out: Krishna Das -- https://bit.ly/2EuP4CO , Jai Uttal, Wah, Deva Premal & Miten, MC Yogi, DJ Drez, Ben Leinbach.

♦ ♦ ♦ Our kirtan is 100% donation based, and your donations support bringing music classes to children in Bangkok through the Khlong Toey Music Program. ♦ ♦ ♦

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Kirtan at The Home BKK in Asoke

The Home BKK

Kirtan is call-and-response singing of ancient mantras and it is equal parts science and art. Humans figured out long ago that singing this way nourishes the mind, body and soul. By chanting together, we entrain our individual vibrations and raise each other up in a positive, loving way. Kirtan feels awesome! You don't need any musical talent to enjoy it. Kirtan is for everyone and we sing in a group so no one will hear you! ;) The mantras are set to music (as opposed to just speaking the words) because music bypasses the conscious, rational processes of the brain and accesses our emotions directly. This is how kirtan helps you tap into feelings of love, devotion, peace, and unity that are already present within your heart. ♦ Wear comfy clothes; all you need to bring is your voice. It's not a yoga class, we just sit and sing together. ♦ All ages, backgrounds, cultures welcome. Our kirtan group is super diverse. ♦ Families and small kids very welcome! Arrive late, leave early, take the kids outside for a walk and come back in, no worries. ♦ Our kirtan is 100% donation based. Your donations go to the Khlong Toey Music Program, which brings music classes to children in Bangkok. Come sing, chat, and chill on a Sunday evening. You'll feel relaxed and uplifted afterwards :) See you at The Home! Kate discovered the joy of kirtan during her yoga teacher training and she is honored to be sharing this beautiful practice. Something about singing with other humans this way just feels right. To quote one of her favorite kirtan singers, Krishna Das: 'I dont know how it works. I chant and I feel better.' ✌

Kundalini Yoga + Kirtan @ SKY Yoga

SKY Yoga

Come breathe, stretch, and sing! ✌ The first half of the class consists of Kundalini yoga led by Raj (including stretches, postures, breathing exercises and mudras) and the second half is an acoustic kirtan set led by Kate on guitar. With the focus on the spine in Kundalini yoga there is a lot of emphasis on 'spinal flexing' a constant movement of the spine with powerful breath with a purpose of heating up the spinal cord, making it stronger and more flexible as well as building muscles that support the spine. The spine is where the Central Nervous system exists and works, each function of the body organ is connected to the spine. Age is not measured by the time you spend on Earth but rather by how straight and strong the spine is! Wear comfy clothes; yoga mats are provided. No experience of yoga is necessary, all levels welcome. ♦ ♦ This is a donation-based class with a suggested donation of 300 Baht See you on Thursday!

Kirtan at The Home BKK in Asoke

The Home BKK

Kirtan is call-and-response singing of ancient mantras and it is equal parts science and art. Humans figured out long ago that singing this way nourishes the mind, body and soul. By chanting together, we entrain our individual vibrations and raise each other up in a positive, loving way. Kirtan feels awesome! You don't need any musical talent to enjoy it. Kirtan is for everyone and we sing in a group so no one will hear you! ;) The mantras are set to music (as opposed to just speaking the words) because music bypasses the conscious, rational processes of the brain and accesses our emotions directly. This is how kirtan helps you tap into feelings of love, devotion, peace, and unity that are already present within your heart. ♦ Wear comfy clothes; all you need to bring is your voice. It's not a yoga class, we just sit and sing together. ♦ All ages, backgrounds, cultures welcome. Our kirtan group is super diverse. ♦ Families and small kids very welcome! Arrive late, leave early, take the kids outside for a walk and come back in, no worries. ♦ Our kirtan is 100% donation based. Your donations go to the Khlong Toey Music Program, which brings music classes to children in Bangkok. Come sing, chat, and chill on a Sunday evening. You'll feel relaxed and uplifted afterwards :) See you at The Home! Kate discovered the joy of kirtan during her yoga teacher training and she is honored to be sharing this beautiful practice. Something about singing with other humans this way just feels right. To quote one of her favorite kirtan singers, Krishna Das: 'I dont know how it works. I chant and I feel better.' ✌

Kundalini Yoga + Kirtan @ SKY Yoga

SKY Yoga

Come breathe, stretch, and sing! ✌ The first half of the class consists of Kundalini yoga led by Raj (including stretches, postures, breathing exercises and mudras) and the second half is an acoustic kirtan set led by Kate on guitar. With the focus on the spine in Kundalini yoga there is a lot of emphasis on 'spinal flexing' a constant movement of the spine with powerful breath with a purpose of heating up the spinal cord, making it stronger and more flexible as well as building muscles that support the spine. The spine is where the Central Nervous system exists and works, each function of the body organ is connected to the spine. Age is not measured by the time you spend on Earth but rather by how straight and strong the spine is! Wear comfy clothes; yoga mats are provided. No experience of yoga is necessary, all levels welcome. ♦ ♦ This is a donation-based class with a suggested donation of 300 Baht See you on Thursday!

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Kundalini Yoga + Kirtan @ SKY Yoga

SKY Yoga

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