Heart & Soul | A Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga Training

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Ananda Das
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Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25
Heart & Soul | A Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga Training
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Ananda Das
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6 reviews

Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2023
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Has the magic of kirtan, call and response mantra chanting, captured your heart?  Would you like to learn how to lead kirtan? 

My name is Ananda Das and after 15 years of doing kirtan, recording mantra albums and touring, I'm ready to offer you a training and a transmission that will completely blossom your relationship to your voice, music abilities and yoga practice. 

Please join me for an immersive 6 day training in stunning Sedona, Arizona, Aug. 29th-Sept. 4th.  



This training will give you confidence, understanding and inspiration to lead chants in yoga classes, song circles or simply to deepen on your devotional path. It will help you open your voice, bring joy into your life and fill your heart with sweetness.  

Each day I will guide you as you learn, practice and embody:

-My signature devotional singing techniques for greater range, fullness and richness. 

-Learn new chants to add to your repetoire

-Key skills on how to lead kirtan 

-How to work with other musicians 

-Coming together in groups practicing and leading with the support of sangha (sacred community).

-Bhakti workshops to enhance your understanding and embodiment of the deities and mantras

-Devotional yoga practices with a focus on a deity

This training is designed for people of all levels. Even if you just want to come to sing, come! You'll be amazed at how much you learn and grow to appreciate mantra music, bhakti and your love for life.  

On top of that, we'll be staying at a stunning estate in Sedona and pampered with delicious meals. 

If you are on the fence and want some more clarity, send me an email for a free 30 minute consultation with me. 

I want to make this a super sweet deal for you. 

If you sign up right now, I'm going to throw in some incredible bonuses valued at $600.

Bonus #1

A one hour private session with me ($200 value)

Bonus #2

You'll get access to my course, Free Your Voice ($198 value)

Bonus #3

You'll get access to my course, Kirtan Fundamentals ($198 value)

*I'm keeping this training super intimate so I can work with you very closely. Select which room you would like to stay in and sign up right away. 


“Working with Ananda is a dream come true.  Having the music lessons coupled with the in depth study of yoga and philosophy has been the perfect combination to help take my teaching and bhakti practice to the next level.  His kindness, humility, accessibility is a refreshing support in this time of growth.” Kevin Kraft (Yoga teacher, Sound Healer)

Who’s this for? 

Everyone! Regardless of your level of experience, all are welcome. If you play an instrument, bring it. We will have times to learn, practice and collaborate with people attending. 

About Your Instructor:

Over the last 12 years, I've had the incredible opportunity to be a touring kirtan/bhakti artist as well as recorded over 16 mantra and heart songs albums. I've also been teaching singing, music, yoga and bhakti to thousands of people. It’s been such a joy for me and now I’m thrilled to share with you some of my most precious techniques, practices, insights, understandings, and know how to take your Bhakti/Kirtan to the next level. 

Will you join me? Sign up right away as rooms are very limited.  

Sample Day

-7am-8:30am: Yoga Class | Deity Themed 

-8:30am-9am: Deity Visualization & Japa Round (Mantra Chanting)

-9am-10am: Singing & Voice Opening Class

-10am: Brunch

-12pm-1pm: Kirtan & Music Fundamentals 

-1pm-2pm: Practice with groups (Saraswati Chants)

-3:30pm-5:30pm: Optional Creek Swim, Hike or Free Time

-6pm: Dinner

-7pm-9pm: Bhakti Sat Sangh & Learning Chants)

Bhakti Yoga Practice 

I will be leading integrative devotional yoga practices from the Sattva yoga tradition as taught by Anand Mehrotra. It will be open to all levels. It will include kriyas (elevating movements), asanas (postures), pranayama (breath/energy practices), and dhyana (meditation).  This holistic style of yoga is designed to affect all levels of being which in turn uplifts, heal and awakens the practitioner to elevated states of consciousness.  It is similar to Kundalini Yoga as taught by KRI. I love to add the focus of deities to enhance the embodiment of the bhakti practice.  This will include mantras, kriyas and meditations specifically for each deity.  

To get a feel for Ananda's yoga classes, click here.  

Singing/Music Workshops

We will explore practices to open up, refine and empower our voices. We will also learn new chants, how to share and to support our Bhakti/Kirtan practice. We will have time to practice with other participants.  

Bhakti/Kirtan Mechanicals

In these sessions we will address how to lead, play, share, and collaborate when offering kirtan. We will have time to practice sharing and collaborating with other participants.  

Evening Chanting and Bhakti Talks

Each evening we sing together and learn more about the mantras, deities, and their significance in our lives.  

Sound incredible? Sign up and let’s empower your practice! 


“I met Ananda Das a few years back after following his music on Spotify and I thought - wow, this guy can really deliver songs with equal parts authenticity, power and love. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring under him and it has helped me open to my authentic voice and craft. As a kirtan musician and singer myself, it has been so important for me to get great teachers on this path and I consider Ananda Das one of those. 

The depth, humor, efficiency and overall joy that he brings is outstanding and I would recommend him to anyone seeking to open their voice, to FIND their voice, to USE their voice, and to experience deeper levels of love for singing and playing devotional songs. “ Grant Ifflander (Yoga Teacher and Kirtan Singer)

Why Sedona?  

Known for its world class hiking, sweeping views, canyons and powerful vortexes, Sedona is a place that brings awe and nourishes the soul. We’ll go out on sunset hikes, river swims and all the while sing and play away! 

Your Stay

We will be staying at the stunning Sky Castle estate in the countryside with luxurious rooms, amazing views, incredible food with a private chef. You’ll also get to know other like minded people and hopefully make long lasting friends and soul connections. 

This is your time to say yes to your Bhakti and Kirtan offering. Sign up now. 

Travel and Flight Details: 

Most common and cheapest flights will be into Phoenix. From there it is a 2 hour drive to Sedona. You can also fly into Flagstaff which is about a 45 minute drive.  You will either need to rent a car or share a car with another participant. Let us know if you would like to share a car and we can try and link you up with someone else.    

Check-in/out Info: Check-in: 4pm | Check-out: 11am 


Please note that the deposit reserves the room and is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you can transfer the deposit to a future retreat or training. It may be possible to get a full refund if the room is reserved by another person. This is at the hosts discretion.  

Refund Policy: 

If you cancel more than 120 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment will be refunded.

If you cancel 119 – 70 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment will be refunded.  

If you cancel 30 – 69 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment will be refunded.  

If you cancel 29 days or less before your retreat start date, you can apply 30% of your payment to another retreat.   

Concerning cancelations 29 days or less before the retreat, we cannot make exceptions for sickness or injury other than giving credit for a future retreat, unless you find someone to take your place. Please understand the venue is expensive to reserve and we have to consider this.  


Available Packages

Deluxe Suite (Single)
Sold Out

Beautiful room with a Queen and two twin beds.  

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Single
only 1 left

Beautiful room with a King bed.  

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Couple
Sold Out

Beautiful room with a King bed.  

Deposit: $500
Shared Room
only 2 left

Beautiful room with two twin beds. 

Deposit: $500
Shared Room
only 3 left
Deposit: $300
Sedona Commuter
4 left

Select this package if you would like to attend but not stay on site. This price includes food, use of the estate and the training. 

Deposit: $300

Your Organizer

Ananda Das
6 reviews
Ananda Das is an internationally acclaimed devotional musician and yoga teacher. He sings, plays guitar, harmonium and bansuri flute. Ananda Das has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute since 2006. In April 2020, he also completed a 300hr teacher training in the Himalayan Yoga tradition known as Sattva Yoga. In May of 2020, he also completed an 18 day, 60 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita, both the 300hr and Gita courses we taught by Anand Mehrotra.


I’m blessed. I say YES to Bhakti Kirtan Training with Ananda Das in Sedona, AZ. In this training, I was able to open my heart and heal lots of feelings of guilt, shame, and fear. I received light, love, courage, knowledge, self-love, and self-acceptance. I’m grateful I was able to overcome shame about my culture, voice, and karma. Ananda Das holds a secret, authentic, loving space that’s allowed me to be myself. He is a patient, and devoted teacher. I felt I was retreating with my soul family. I felt comforted, cherished, and free. My favorite highlights were learning the harmonium for the first time, hiking with the group, morning yoga practice, and chanting/dancing with the community. Besides, all the meals were prepared with love. BIG applause for the wonderful chef Nitai. Thank you so much Ananda Das for your gift. I can’t wait for the next training session. Love, Fernanda Hang.
By Fernanda H for Singing and Music Made Simple on 15 Nov, 2022
Profound! Intuition guided me to participate in Ananda's Alter of Love weekend in Bend. Then, intuition guided me to Ananda's Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan Training in Sedona, which the participants agreed was that and more - a retreat! Ananda is: Wise, deeply spiritual, a compassionate and gentle guide, an exceptional teacher, a truly authentic, joyous person. He is also an exceptional musician and composer. He sings from the heart and delivers the message to the listener's heart. I never loved yoga before this week in Sedona. I liked the results (when I did it), but always felt something missing -- almost like I was doing calisthenics under the watchful eye of a drill sergeant. BUT, with Ananda, I absolutely loved the way that he wove in the mantras and spiritual and scientific reasoning behind what we were doing. I also now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the Hindu dieties. Since returning home I have registered for his online yoga courses and have been faithfully and joyfully participating on a daily basis. The voice and harmonium lessons were educational and so much fun!! Although I will need much more practice, Ananda taught us about breath and how to contral our voices. We learned not just how to control our physical voice, but many of us also had breakthrough moments, finding our inner voice! Our chef was amazing. He was a young person with a natural instinct for selecting just the right spices and combinations of ingredients. Our group found that we often ate too much simply because our meals were delicious! I loved our free time in our beautiful setting, hikes and watching the striking sunsets. I hope that I've sufficiently captured the essence of this week. So many moments of love, joy, and support amongst the participants, whom I am hopeful that I'll see again. Profound is the best word that I can come up with to summarize this week in Sedona with Ananda and a dozen other beautiful souls. Thank you, Ananda for providing the setting for this amazing life-alterng experience. I shared this experience with our Unity congregation during our Celebrations. Many of them are now anxiously awating your return to Bend!
By Lorraine S for Singing and Music Made Simple on 09 Nov, 2022
Ananda Das is an amazing teacher! His patients is like none other. He explains singing so simply that anyone can do it. Ananda taught me to play the harmonium in record time. The hike’s were incredible and the food was top notch. Thank you for this fantastic experience!
By Kyria E for Singing and Music Made Simple on 01 Nov, 2022
This was a wonderful retreat! The accomodations were peaceful and comfortable, with food made by an excellent chef! Ananda was a wonderful guide through morning yoga, noontime fun on excursions, afternoon singing and evening kirtan! My heart is full after visiting this beautiful island and spending time at this retreat. I already miss the ocean view and company of new friends.
By Misty S for Hawaii Bhakti Retreat: Chanting, Yoga & Ocean Adventures on 20 Mar, 2022
Great trip but weTravel could have been more organized. Please send out a welcome message right away after someone registers for the retreat. The email containing the agreements to cover you should have listed the retreat in the title so that it didn’t look like spam. The airport closest to the retreat should have been included in the welcome message. The road leading into the retreat should have been labeled better. I hope that this review has been helpful!
By Mindy R for Hawaii Bhakti Retreat: Chanting, Yoga & Ocean Adventures on 12 Mar, 2022
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