Dan Blanchard and Manohar Gurung

A Night of Folk, Festival, and Holidays Songs – Concert and Two Album Releases
Friday, December 7th at 7pm

Join us for a night of folk and festival songs from Nepal and favorite Holiday songs presented in a world music/Indian Classical style!

Features two album releases: The Heart of Nepal | Folk and Festival Songs of the Himalayas by Dan Blanchard and Manohar Gurung


The Spirit of Christmas: A fusion of favorite Christmas Carols and Indian Classical Music
By Dan Blanchard




Performing will be:
Dan Blanchard – santoor
Manohar Gurung – tabla and Nepalese Hand Drums
Dave Cipriani (Indian Slide Guitar)
Eddie Young (cello, bass)


CDs for both albums will be available at the concert. Check out this video for a successful crowdfunding campaign we did for The Heart of Nepal:

"The Heart of Nepal" is a world music album by santoorist and multi-instrumentalist Dan Blanchard and multi-percussionist Manohar Gurung. Dan and Manohar blend traditional folk melodies and festival songs from the Himalayan country of Nepal with Indian Classical Music and Western composition in a modern production. Features guest musicians Sheela Bringi (Bansuri Flute) and Eddie Young (Bass Guitar).

Dan Blanchard is a multi-instrumentalist, blending ancient Indian Classical Music with world and western music to explore the therapeutic power of music. Dan has been playing western instruments such as since childhood and is classically trained in Indian Classical Music on the santoor by Indian master Pandit Satish Vyas. Joined by other talented musicians from the world and sound healing scene, Dan adapts his music for the modern world, providing a powerful and engaging experience for overall well-being, joy, and inner peace.

Manohar Gurung
Manohar Gurung is a Himalayan percussionist and composer, whose work has blended the music of his homeland (Hindustani/Nepalese) with jazz fusion, funk, world music and spiritual genres such as bhajan, kirtan, sufi, and gypsy. Mr. Gurung is one of the most versatile multi-percussionists having immersed himself in percussion and drums from around the globe. He has a number of collaborative projects and has released five albums.

Dave Cipriani
Award-Winning Indian Slide Guitarist Dave Cipriani was first introduced to Hindustani music in 1998 with sitar master Jai Kishor. He has had major studies with Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, and since 2008 with Ustad Aashish Khan, the grandson of Maihar Gharana founder Baba Allaudin Khan. He holds an MFA in North Indian Music from California Institute of the Arts and is featured in the films The Tiger Hunter, Basmati Blues, and Jaya.

Eddie Young
A musician since the late 60’s. Eddie plays the Bass, Cello and Flute. Eddie played a variety of musical styles for many decades, but an interest in the music and philosophy of East took over, and for the last 17 years he has played in several Kirtan bands. Eddie says: Music is my spiritual path. For me the goal is to get out of the way and let the Music happen. When I am truly playing music, it’s flowing through me and I am a witness to it.



suggested donation $20

KALI




YIN YOGA & SOUND HEALING TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATE with KALI BASMAN
NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 15

ONE LOVE - ONE SOUND - ONE PRACTICE
Learn to facilitate soundhealing for deep relaxation and somatic release while offering yin and restorative yoga asana practice.

The skillful effort to unfold into our innate capacity for relaxation and restoration drifts farther from our reach every time we succumb to heightened stimulative stress response. The somatic wisdom of Yin and Structural Restorative Yoga, coupled with soundhealing techniques, serves as nutrients for the nervous system, a “medicine” to recreate that natural and calm state of the mind, body and soul.

Join internationally celebrated facilitators Kali Basman, Alessandra Montana, and Beto Cuevas Machorro as they merge two traditions on the sacred path of Santosha: Contentment – approaching equanimity in the subtle realms and true ease in the physiologic, muscular, and neural networks.

Learn how to offer soundhealing medicine coupled with the facilitation of a safe, effective, and authentic yin yoga class. Awaken to your own potential for restoration, and enliven others with your wisdom.

FULL INFORMATION HERE...


Price $1500
To Register: e-mail Kali.Basman@gmail.com

Kirtan




Govind Das & Radha Live Kirtan Concert
December 14th at 7:30pm | Encinitas, CA

Soul of Yoga Sound Institute Presents:
The music and chanting of Govind Das and Radha is some of the best to be experienced in the Kirtan world. We couldn’t be more thrilled to host them, this is an incredibly rare and special event for the studio, so please don’t miss it! Govind Das and Radha will guide you on a musical meditation and yogic adventure deep into the essence of Bhakti – the yoga of the Heart, the yoga of Love.Sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For any newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself, no special clothes or yoga mat needed.

Govind Das and Radha are California-based Bhakti yogis and Kirtan singers, and the founders of Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica. They are a husband and wife team with great love and devotion for the Divine, their Guru, each other, and life itself. This is the essence which is reflected and transmitted through their music.Through the grace of their teachers, they have uniquely melded ancient Indian mantras with western melodies, yet still playing traditional Indian instruments. Their music has been described as a trance inducing mandala, where organic ambiance, meditation, art, and prayer merge together as One. They lead Kirtan concerts, Bhakti yoga workshops, and transformative retreats throughout the world.

FULL INFORMATION HERE...


Cost: $25 – $30

Kirtan

Kirtan




Cacao & Buffalo Spirit
shamanic sound ceremony
with Micah Sheiner & Elaine Alghani

Saturday, December 15th, 8:30-10pm

Please join us for an evening of Cacao Ceremony and shamanic sound journeying with the spirit of Buffalo. In a lush sound field of Himalayan bowls, voice, Gongs, drums, bells, rattles, and conches, we will fully relax and open to the guidance and medicine of these beloved plant and animal spirit teachers.

A shamanic journey is a traditional indigenous practice. It uses sacred sound to cultivate an altered theta state to receive guidance and wisdom from compassionate allies and/or your higher self. In this journey we are inviting Cacao ~ a master plant teacher whose specific medicine is to open our hearts to our highest potential and fullest blossoming through unity. We are excited to synergize this with the spirit of Buffalo ~ an animal totem who helps us to create abundance through the heart path of gratitude and right relationship.

An Indigenous myth recalls that when the Earth and its people are out of balance, Cacao (raw chocolate) will come out of the rainforest to open people’s hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony and balance. We are now living in those times. The cacao ceremony is gifted from Spirit as a tool to heal separation and move into Oneness Consciousness.

*cacao (theobroma) is the unprocessed, raw source of chocolate.

Micah Sheiner is a vibrational artist/healer. He explores & teaches sacred sound through bowls, gongs, voice, & a variety of shamanic instruments. Micah weaves soundscapes for healing, journeying, & meditation ~ conducting sound baths, individual sessions, & trainings in CA & internationally. www.resonantsoundscapes.com

Elaine Alghani is a Shamanic artist, practitioner, teacher, and guide. She is passionate about inspiring people to embrace Integrative Shamanism as a path to personal power, soul, inner connectedness and heart-centered awareness. In her training programs students participate in and learn to share the ancient wisdom of Shamanism to enhance the quality, depth, and vibrancy of their lives, businesses and relationships to self, each other and the earth. ~ myshamanicsoul.com


COST - $25
pre reg via paypal:
resonada@gmail.com

WEEKLY EVENTS








Sunday Nite Soundbath with Scott Greenhut
Every Sunday at 8pm

Come unwind, relax, and restore every Sunday night at Bhakti Yoga Shala with healing 432hz Sounds and vibrations that will resonate in harmony with your mind, body, and spirit. Sound baths balance the body and mind by applying specific vibrations and frequencies that create a harmonic space for healing.

Scott performs each sound bath with the intention of providing a healing experience to leave you feeling centered, re-calibrated, and recharged. His Cosmic 432 hz acoustic soundscapes are created through an intuitive stream of consciousness process using Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, Shamanic Drums, Planetary Gongs, and other magical instruments to lead you on a harmonizing journey, all while subconsciously opening up energy channels to a natural state of healing receptivity.

Scott is a Southern California Native, living and loving life in Venice Beach. He is certified in various healing modalities of Yoga, with more than 500 hours of Trainings in Yoga, Kirtan, Sound Healing, meditation, and Reiki. Scott combines his experience and passion for Yoga, Sound, Vibration, Reiki, Love, and Service to provide a safe space of peace and healing for all.

What is 432 hz? “Mother Earth’s Heartbeat”....the frequency of lightning and thunder, dolphins, whales, birds chirping... The 432Hz frequency is known to release emotional blockages, and expands consciousness. It assists to put us in harmony with the never ending or beginning frequency code of the Universe. It allows us to be more in sync with the innate knowledge of the Universe in a more intuitive way. In this way 432 Hz Frequency naturally restores homeostasis to our human condition and assists our integration with all that is. 432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the sacred geometry of the Universe. When our cells, atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the frequency of the universe, our sense of oneness with all that is, becomes not only magnified, but healing as well.




Suggested donation $20





Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa with Govind Das
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm

The Hanuman Chalisa is a beloved chant of Neem Karoli Baba devotees and Hanuman lovers everywhere. The Chalisa is a 40 verse devotional hymn written by Tulsi Das over 500 years ago to awaken within the great qualities of Hanuman love service devotion strength courage faith.

To chant the Chalisa is to tune into the channel of Hanuman's Loving Grace. After the chanting of the Chalisa several times we will eat kichari together. Come have dinner with us, offering prasad: Kichari is a delicious yogic, healing, nourishing food made with yellow split Mung Dahl, basmati rice, turmeric, cumin and coriander.




Suggested donation $20


Monday Nite Kirtan with Govind Das, Clay Campbell
and Arjuna O'Neal

Every Monday at 6:30pm

Come join in the exploration and passionate art of chanting the divine names from the Bhakti Tradition. We will learn and explore a deeper understanding of the kirtan mantras, gods and goddesses, gurus, and how we can integrate the bhakti practices into living at our highest potientiality. Come sing, dance, and enjoy laughter and community. For the newbies to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself. no special clothes or yoga mat needed. If you have a meditation cushion or blanket, it may be nice to sit on. EVERY MONDAY NITE!!







DATE & TIME

Event
Mondays at 6:30pm

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