One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. It developed centuries ago as a spiritual practice and was known as a way to connect with the Divine.
Char has her own unique way to guide participants into the expansive realms of Bhakti Yoga or Divine Love through the embodied kirtan experience. As a seasoned performer, she weaves into the chanting her wisdom teachings to heighten somatic awareness and deepen soulful connection.
While meditation doesn’t come easily for many people, sound vibration is a simple and powerful way to meditate. It calls upon transformative energies, which serve to quiet the monkey mind, remove obstacles, and return us to the expansiveness of our heart. The music does the work for you as you flow with the melody and sound of the shruti box. The shruti is an Indian folkloric bellows instrument that produces a drone and has its own unique vibration.
Singing is the heart of kirtan and no one cares what you sound like. Everyone is part of creating the experience as all voices merge together to become One Voice. It’s not so much a performance as a journey into connection through the practice of listening & singing. The chants are relatively simple; some are in ancient Sanskrit and some in English.
Char closes the evening with a guided meditation. If logistically possible, she will bring crystal-singing bowls to accompany the meditation.