Revelstoke Bhakti Gathering

Bhakti Flow, Bhakti Toolbox, and Community Kirtan

An afternoon of Bhakti; the Yoga of Devotion

Join us as we welcome three-time recording artists, Rob and Melissa Lundsgaard to Revelstoke for a special Bhakti Gathering!

Bhakti Yoga is considered the Yoga of Devotion; the path of the heart. The main emphasis is dwelling on the relationship with the Divine, however one conceives of it, with a loving remembrance of Divine Presence. In practice Bhakti Yoga centers on chanting, singing and internal repetition of Divine name, Kirtan, with faith and devotion.

What is Kirtan?
Kirtan, from the root “Kirt”, means to praise or give glory, to communicate, to participate in. Kirtan is a participatory, call and response form of singing that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world as westerners discover its uplifting and healing effects. Kirtan is not in any way religious but many do describe it as spiritual. At a Kirtan event, the lines between musician and audience are blurred: the audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing in response to the “call“ of the artist. It is now so popular that several artists, have been nominated and won Grammies.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

BHAKTI TOOLBOX
Teachers: Rob and Melissa
3:30p – 5:30p
Learn how singing kirtan and having a dedicated Bhakti Yoga practice can open the door for your deepest and most authentic voice to emerge and find expression. In this experiential workshop, we will sing together, share our hearts with each other, and learn practical tools that you can incorporate into your own personal practice. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about Bhakti yoga, and how it can affect your life, please join Rob and Melissa for this heart-opening experience.

COMMUNITY KIRTAN
6:30p – 8:30p
Teachers: Rob and Melissa
Kirtan, call and response chanting, is considered to be the heartbeat of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Rob and Melissa’s kirtan is a fresh take on an ancient practice, and their heart-filled songs blend Sanskrit chants with modern, accessible melodies and lush harmonies. Their music has been described as “heart-opening bliss,” “joyful medicine,” and “love and devotion materialized!” Whether you’re new to kirtan or a life long devotee, husband and wife duo Rob and Melissa create a fun, accessible and sacred space…the perfect setting for a joy-filled celebration of the divine!

DATE:
August 17th, 2019

INVESTMENT:
Bhakti Yoga Theory and Flow: Movement Class – $10
Bhakti Toolbox Workshop $30 ($45 with Kirtan)
Community Kirtan $20 ($45 with Bhakti Toolbox Workshop)
***Must pre-register as space is limited for individual attention.

LOCATION:
Monashee Mandala
1641 Mt Begbie Rd
Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E2S0

REGISTER: Filll out an online registration today

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