Singing and Music Made Simple

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

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Ananda Das
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Oct 25 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Singing and Music Made Simple
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Ananda Das
  • Email address verified
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3 reviews

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Oct 25 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Are you ready to have a breakthrough with your voice and music? 


How often do your insecurities, fears, judgements and doubts about your voice and playing music hold you back from expressing yourself?  


When I first started playing kirtan, I was surprised by the simplicity of the music and melodies. It got me out of my head and let me relax into the expansiveness of the chants. It was a game changer! Keep the music and melodies simple and let the Spirit fly.   


• Do you want to be more confident in the expression of your voice and music?

• Have you wanted to share simple chants at the beginning or end of your yoga class?

• Do you want to facilitate kirtan with your community?


Then, please join me for an immersive 5 day training in stunning Sedona, Arizona, Oct. 25th-30th.  


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 revolutionize your relationship to your voice, music and yoga practice. 


Check out this video to get a feel for training. Click here


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. 


Testimonial:


“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 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! 


Testimonial:


“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 Moondance 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. 


For video of the home, click the link: Moondance Home


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 


Registration: Please note that the deposit reserves the room and is non-refundable. In certain cases Ananda will offer to transfer the deposit to a future retreat or refund it fully if the room is reserved by another person. This is at their discretion.     


DON'S MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!

Available Packages

Daylily Suite (Single)
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Beautiful room with a King Bed. There is also access to a hot tub.  To see the home and room: https://youtu.be/XqhyS-vVqjQ

$1,999
Lavender Suite (Single)
only 1 left

Beautiful room with a Queen and twin bed. There is also access to a hot tub.  To see the home and room: https://youtu.be/XqhyS-vVqjQ

$1,999
Deposit: $500
Lavender Suite (Shared)
only 2 left

Beautiful room with a queen and twin bed. There is also access to a hot tub.  To see the home and room: https://youtu.be/XqhyS-vVqjQ

$1,499
Deposit: $500
Serenity Loft (Single)
only 1 left

Beautiful room with two twin beds. Please note, this space is open to the main living room.  There is also access to a hot tub.  To see the home and room: https://youtu.be/XqhyS-vVqjQ

$1,799
Deposit: $500
Serenity Loft (Shared)
only 2 left

Beautiful room with two twin beds. Please note, this space is open to the main living room.  There is also access to a hot tub.  To see the home and room: https://youtu.be/XqhyS-vVqjQ

$1,399
Marigold Suite (Single)
only 1 left
$1,999
Deposit: $500
Marigold Suite (Shared)
only 2 left
$1,499
Deposit: $500
Sedona Commuter

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. 

$1,299
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Ananda Das
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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.

Reviews

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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This trip included so many wonderful surprises, not the least of which was swimming with a sea turtle in its natural habitat for quite some time. It was one of our ocean adventures, others of which were also graced with whales and dolphins. The Bhakti chanting was both deep and sweet. The yoga was unique compared to the multitude of other types of yoga that I've tried since I was a young teen (I'm now in my 60s!).
By Darlene V for Hawaii Bhakti Retreat: Chanting, Yoga & Ocean Adventures on 12 Mar, 2022
Mahalo Darlene! It was such a pleasure to have you on this retreat. Hope to spend time with you again soon.
By Ananda Das on 12 Mar, 2022
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