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Om Kirtan

Sat 16th November
4:00 - 6:00pm
Studio
Teacher(s): Bridget Rowan, Angela Ripley
Ability Level: Open to All, Everybody Welcome
Om Kirtan

Yoga for the Voice & the Heart

Kirtan is call and response chanting of mantras

“Kirtan is for all people. There are no masters of kirtan, no experts, no teachers, no advanced students, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Kirtan teaches itself by allowing us to enter into a mystery world — a world where all the logic of our minds, all the conditioning and learning are left outside — and we allow ourselves to expand into the mystery.”  Jai Uttal

It creates a meditative & uplifted state of mind helping you to open your heart & chant with joy. We chant songs from different nationalities & may invite you to dance & shake or bang an instrument. Musical ability is not required just an open heart & mind.

There is no right or wrong way to sing kirtan. Kirtan can be breathtakingly beautiful, the music can be stunning and masterful; and it can be cacophonous, dissonant, and almost painful to the ears. Aesthetics don’t matter. All that matters is the spirit, the feeling. Don’t worry about what you sound like, feel whatever you feel, have no expectations, no inhibitions. Kirtan is an oil well digging deeper and deeper into the heart. A power tool of love and longing. A train carrying us home. Make these kirtans your own prayers and use their power to set fire to your own soul. We sing together and each person has a totally unique, individual experience. Yet by singing together we give strength, safety and passion to each other, and give ourselves permission to sing and dance freely, releasing and expressing through our voices and bodies, the emotions tightly locked in our hearts. The pain of separation is one with the bliss of union.

The session will finish with tea & biscuits & an opportunity to mingle with your community.

 

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Cost:

All for a small donation to our charity LWCA, this will be our last fundraiser for our chosen charity.

Contact:
No Booking necessary, come along and bring your family and friends and neighbours of all ages.
Any questions please contact either Bridget Or Anji
Bridget 07904 111 334 or Anji  07786 255 211
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Bridget Rowan

Bridget Rowan

Bridget successfully ran Yoga Buzz and Rowan Moon Simple Skincare for several years before uniting with Anji to form Om Yoga Works. View my profile
Angela Ripley

Angela Ripley

Angela successfully ran Rodley Yoga Works for several years before uniting with Bridget to form Om Yoga Works. View my profile