Yoga is Music: The Kirtan Retreat You’ve All Been Waiting For

Yoga IS Music is a retreat-festival experience which awakens your inner-soul and touches your heart through blissful devotional chanting and dancing. Re-kinder your love with the divine through soul-stirring, heartfelt Kirtan chants
at the beautiful Govinda Valley retreat centre in Otford NSW.
Join inspirational Kirtan master Madhava Das (Switzerland) with Bhakti Yoga Teacher Sacinandana Swami (Germany) and
an entourage of exciting Australian musicians over a blissful retreat weekend of Bhakti Yoga, Yoga Asana, Ecstatic Kirtan-Music, and Delicious Food in a wonderful and blissful venue only 1hour from Sydney.
Kirtan is a folk form that arose from the devotional Bhakti movement of 15th century India. The primary musical feature of kirtan is the use of call and response, a figure that also deeply informs Western bluegrass, gospel music and jazz. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies and the mantras. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing and the rhythms build and accelerate.
The mantras that are used in kirtan are mainly Sanskrit names for the Divine. Sanskrit is the oldest language known, and its sounds and their meanings are primordial. Kirtan is a consciousness-transforming and raising activity, where music and song are used to bring everyone together in a beautiful experience of collective expression of the divine. The mantras quiet the mind, the music frees the heart.

“This event is not to be missed…” (Sri Prahlada)

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