Sedona Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan Training

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

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Ananda Das
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Oct 25 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 25
Sedona Bhakti Yoga & Kirtan Training
Sedona, AZ 86336, USA

Ananda Das
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

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

About this trip

Calling all Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga lovers!!


When I first started playing kirtan, I was shocked by the simplicity. I could pick one mantra, use 1 to 4 chords on guitar or harmonium and repeat them through the whole song. The singing was even simpler. I would just create a simple melody and then I was off to the cosmos. To this day, the majority of my songs are so simple! 


The simplicity of the music and melodies 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.   


You might think you are not a singer or a musician. And because of that, you can't lead kirtan. Well, I'm here to tell you anyone can do this and I'd be honored to be your teacher and empower you.  


After 15 years of doing kirtan, recording mantra albums and touring, I'm ready to offer you a training that will completely revolutionize your life and practice. Check out this new video at the top to get a feel for training!


If you're looking to empower yourself into the art and science of bhakti yoga and kirtan, then please let me serve you. After 15 years of doing kirtan, recording mantra albums and touring, I'm ready to offer you a training that will completely revolutionize your life and practice.  


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


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


-Learn 1-3 new chants daily to add to your repetoire

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

-Key skills on how to lead kirtan and effectively 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. We'll go on sunset hikes, river swims and chant!


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...


Bonus #1

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


Bonus #2

Access to my online course, Embodiment of the Divine ($395 value)


Bonus #3

Access to my online course, Kirtan Fundamentals ($198 value)


Bonus #4
Access to my online course, Free Your Voice ($198 value)


Bonus #5

Professional promo pics of you ($300 value)


Bonus #6

Professional promo video/s of you playing ($300 value)


***That's over $1500 in bonuses that you get when you sign up for this training! So don't wait. We're 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. Very limited rooms. Sign up now. ***


Check out this video preview of the training. Click here.


Testimonial:


“Ananda is a gift to those of us seeking support and guidance along our devotional music path. He provides a balance of the structured, in the form of setting and attaining goals, and the creative, offering a space for inspiration and flow to develop a rich devotional music practice. His knowledge, years of experience, and spiritual attunement allow him to show up and support his students where they are, creating a loving and supportive space to learn, grow, be curious, and develop. 


He offers insights and wisdom into a wide variety of subjects including music theory, ancient traditions, practical application for developing music skills, and practices for connecting with spirit, while making the learning journey fun and playful. My music world and practice have amplified and deepened greatly during our work together. It’s an honor and a pleasure to study with him.” MacKenzie Hizon 


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 TO TAKE YOUR KIRTAN AND BHAKTI TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Just a reminder...


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


Bonus #1


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


Bonus #2


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


Bonus #3


You'll get access to my course, Embodiment of the Divine ($495 value)


Bonus #4


A one hour private session with me ($300 value)


*** That's $1200 in bonuses that you get when you sign up for this training! So don't wait. We're 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. Limited to 8 rooms. Only 6 remain! ***


Available Packages

Daylily Suite (Single)
Sold Out

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
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
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
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
Casita (Single)
only 1 left

Comfortable studio apartment with a queen bed, private bath with shower and tub, and kitchenette situated right next door to the Transformation Home where we will be holding all our events and meals. 

$2,100
Casita (Couple)
only 2 left

Comfortable studio apartment with a queen bed, private bath with shower and tub, and kitchenette situated right next door to the Transformation Home where we will be holding all our events and meals. 

$1,400
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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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