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.
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO TO GET A FEEL FOR THE TRAINING: CLICK HERE.
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.
A one hour private session with me ($200 value)
You'll get access to my course, Free Your Voice ($198 value)
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.
-7am-8:30am: Yoga Class | Deity Themed
-8:30am-9am: Deity Visualization & Japa Round (Mantra Chanting)
-9am-10am: Singing & Voice Opening Class
-12pm-1pm: Kirtan & Music Fundamentals
-1pm-2pm: Practice with groups (Saraswati Chants)
-3:30pm-5:30pm: Optional Creek Swim, Hike or Free Time
-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.
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.
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)
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!
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.
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.
DON'S MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!
Beautiful room with a Queen and two twin beds.
Beautiful room with a King bed.
Beautiful room with a King bed.
Beautiful room with two twin beds.
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.