Kirtan


Shakti Sacred Women’s Circle with Radha
Friday, January 18th at 8pm

Come join me for an intimate journey into the heart of mantra, music, dance , essentials oils and heartfelt dialogue all in the spirit of welcoming the energy of Divine Mother/Goddess deeper into our lives.

We will recognize and share our personal insights in relation to the power and importance of waking up and expressing the feminine spirit in the times we are living.





Suggested Donation $20

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Kirtan with Dave Stringer
Saturday, January 19th at 8pm

Dave Stringer is a Grammy™-nominated record producer and composer who has been widely profiled as one of the most innovative artists of the modern Yoga movement. He’s both an inspiring singer and a captivating public speaker, resolving neuroscience, yoga philosophy and music into a participatory theatrical experience.

Stringer’s sound invokes the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sensibility of American gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia. He is featured in the upcoming documentary films Mantra: Sounds Into Silence and The Power of Mantra and has toured extensively, leading concerts, workshops and retreats all over the world.

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Stories of Hanuman from the Ramayana with Modita
Friday, January 25th at 7:00pm

Teller of Sacred Stories, Singer of Sacred Songs

In this workshop, you will have the pleasure of hearing some wonderful stories about Hanuman, from The Ramayana, and will learn Kirtan chants and mantras based on the stories.

Hanuman is the deity of service and devotion. He is the son of the wind, a flying monkey who can change his shape and size. The stories of Hanuman are exciting, joyful and transformational.

The Ramayana is an ancient Hindu epic tale that is loved by millions in Asia and is the basis for many religious ceremonies. It is said that simply hearing stories from the Ramayana removes all adversity. The Ramayana recounts the coming to earth of the deities Vishnu and Lakshmi, in the form of a man called Ram and a woman called Sita, for the purpose of returning order to the world. Hanuman is an incarnation of the deity Shiva, takes birth to be of service to Ram.

The tradition of telling stories for inspiration and enjoyment spans the entire human existence. Stories about Hanuman, in particular, hold gifts to be awakened within you. Come, relax and enjoy!

"[The Ramayana] is full of peril and safety...It will armor noble souls with courage, and bring heart failure to cowards. It will perplex the wise and baffle the foolish, and make them both follow their hearts. It gives reasons for acting in every way; its chapters haunt the mind; its verses make heroes hunger for glory. Its lines shed warm love, its words bring smiles of rage and tears of joy. ...[T]his story is not for worried ears and weak nerves, for it holds dread and rash chivalry, sweet honor and elegant danger, and graceful bravery and bountiful generosity beyond knowing."
William Buck

About Modita:
Reviving the ancient practice of storytelling, Christy “Modita” Engels delights young and old by telling sacred tales from around the world. Her passion for the telling, “awakens the mind, opens the heart and ignites the soul to Remember!”

Modita is a teller of inspirational stories and singer of sacred songs, delighting workshop participants with stories, songs, and spiritual practices from various traditions, and filling them with peace, and joy, while providing spiritual tools for everyday living.

Modita’s stories are drawn from her diverse experience as a storyteller, singer, educator, artist, musician, minister, attorney, and mediator. She is a student of Ram Dass, a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba, and has studied the Hindu epic the Ramayana for over 30 years. During that time, Modita has embellished her story telling repertoire with other stories from around the world, as well as her personal stories. With joy and devotion, Modita brings each story to life, allowing the listener to discover within themselves timeless qualities of joy, healing, service, faith, love, peace, courage and more.

Modita’s songs include Kirtan, chants from Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn, and chants from many other traditions. She accompanies these songs with the four-stringed tamboura from India, an instrument that is plucked to produce a haunting drone, as well as a variety of drums and rhythm instruments.

Modita has told her stories at classes, workshops, retreats, meetings, parties and other events. By hearing these stories and singing these songs, participants discover personal gifts and recover the joy and innocence of a child.



Suggested donation $20

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Kirtan with Saul David Raye
Saturday, January 26th at 8pm

Please join us for an intimate and soulful evening of chanting, music, mantras and medicine songs as we come together in community and celebrate the journey of life.

Atma refers to the soul and Kirtan is the practice of chanting or singing and diving deep into our hearts. It is at once a practice of meditation, exploration and activation that connects us back to the center of our being.

Saul David Raye is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, healer and mantra music artist who has taught and performed at numerous festivals and gatherings around world. His heart-centered approach to teaching brings alive ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers and creates a safe space for people to connect more deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth.

His debut album 10,000 Suns reached #3 on the iTunes world music charts. The album features collaborations with other renowned world music and kirtan artists including Toni Childs, Dave Stringer, Jim Beckwith, Sheela Bringi, Prema Hara, Kirtan Soul Revival and Johanna Beekman.

For more information about Saul, please visit his website.



Suggested donation $20

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Sound Bath with Monique Hitzman
Saturday, February 9th at 8pm

Monique Hitzman is a Sound Therapist, Harpist, Therapeutic Musician, Tera Mai Practitioner, Akashic Records Practitioner & Intuitive. She conducts group sound baths in LA and Orange Counties & does Private Individual Sound Healings in Santa Monica that include Tuning Forks, crystals, and Tera Mai hands-on energy healing.

After working several years in the entertainment industry, Monique started her sound therapy career as a Therapeutic Musician playing harp music at the bedside in hospitals and hospices, for the sick and dying. Monique is also an Intuitive who gives Akashic Record Readings and teaches various classes on meditation, spiritual and intuitive development.

During a Sound Bath or Private Session, you will experience a deep sense of peace, relaxation, clarity of mind and harmony. Sound Healing works on an emotional, mental, physical and spiritual level and will raise your vibration and shift your frequency back to your natural harmonious state.

As a conduit of light, Monique continues to study all the possibilities of sound, energy and spirit so she can help her clients recognize their own healing abilities. Monique is available for group and & private sound healings, Intuitive readings & Harp music for all occasions. Monique brings her knowledge, her musical ability, her open heart, her spiritual awareness and her high vibration to everyone she meets!



Suggested donation $20
**bring a yoga mat

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!!







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Event
Mondays at 6:30pm

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