Bhakti Yoga Celebration: Kirtan, Sacred Music, Yoga and Meditation
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Esalen retreat center
Big Sur, CA
From breath to voice to chant, there is an undeniable restorative power to the collective experience of devotional music. This weekend workshop will be a celebration of healing that joins yoga and meditation with the sacred Indian musical traditions of kirtan and qawwali.Through music performances, workshop sessions, and yoga and meditation sessions, we invite deep connection with the musicians, one another, and ourselves. Joining Gopi Kallayil are two renowned musical ensembles. Fanna-Fi-Allah is a traditional Sufi qawwali ensemble that performs the ancient devotional music of India and Pakistan. Sung with a powerful soaring chorus and accompanied by the energetic rhythms of tabla and group clapping, Fanna Fi-Allah celebrates the Beloved with ecstatic devotion. Kirtaniyas is a global collective of kirtan musicians, producers, and dancers. The Kirtaniyas push the boundaries of genre by combining the traditional call and response singing of ancient Sanskrit mantras with melodious electronic dance music, subsonic bass, and live acoustic instruments. Join us for this special property-wide yoga and music experience. Please bring a yoga mat.