David Newman

Kirtan Concert with David Newman (Durga Das)
July 21st at 8:00pm

Join us for a spirited evening of kirtan and inspirational music with renowned chant artist and sacred musician, David Newman (Durga Das). David’s music embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy.

David has released twelve acclaimed albums, including Love is Awake, a #1 iTunes World Music bestseller. LA Yoga says: “David is reminiscent of George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon when they are in soul mode.

David’s music is a celebration of spirit diving deep into kirtan, and spreading conscious lyrics with a message of hope, peace, and universal love. David and band will guide us on a joy filled and uplifting journey into bliss!

“At David Newman’s concert, the event’s volume knob seemed to go from low-level joy to full-on bliss, the kind you feel after climbing a gorgeous mountain or ending a tough run on a strong sprint.” – The Washington Post



Govind Das & Radha

Govind Das and Radha Live Kirtan Concert
Friday, July 27th from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
The Soul of Yoga | 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.

$25 Preregister
$30 At the door

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Govind Das & Radha

Kirtan & Vinyasa Yoga with Govind Das & Radha
Saturday, July 28th from 9am to 10:30am
The Soul of Yoga | Encinitas, CA

Soul of Yoga Sound Institute Presents: A unique creation by Govind Das and Radha – the founders/directors of Bhakti Yoga Shala, Kirtan Vinyasa Flow is a blissful mandala of kirtan, movement, asana, devotion, bhakti-philosophy, and prayer. Like a moving meditation and devotional dance, Students will be guided through flowing vinyasa movements and kirtan (yogic chanting) at the SAME TIME! This ritual is designed to compassionately open our bodies, voices, minds and hearts, and help each of us cultivate our own unique and loving relationship with the divine.

$25 Preregister
$30 At the door

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Dharma Devi

Sacred Sound & Breath: An Evening of Clarity Breathwork with Dharma Devi
Sunday, July 29th from 7-10pm

The Clarity Breathwork process helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, escape patterns and addictions. Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of clarity, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming. This supports a deeper experience of freedom, fulfillment and joy in one’s life.

A truly awakened heart knows the pathway to peace & can not help but serve humanity from it’s illumined compassion.

Benefits of Clarity Breathwork:
• Reduces stress and increases energy, aliveness & sense of well-being
• Releases toxins, emotions, and stagnant energy from the cells of the body
• Allows old emotions, memories and past traumas to arise and release in a safe and gentle way
• Helps understand the source of dis-ease and supports the release of physical symptoms
• Unravels relationship/intimacy issues and supports one to embrace and heal old wounds of abandonment, loss & rejection
• Helps one attract new relationships
• Increases flow, ease, joy, and pleasure in life and relationships
• Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity about one’s path and life purpose
• Supports the release of limiting thoughts, patterns and imprints from birth, childhood, and past lives
• Opens and enhances creativity and expression
• Healing the wound of your imagined separation Increases experience of inner peace
• Allows a feeling of being connected to, and caring for yourself, the earth, and all beings.

Read More at www.claritybreathwork.com/

Dharma Devi (Dana DeLong), is a the co-founder of Clarity Breathwork and owner of Clarity Productions, producing seminars, retreats, and performing for musical events & festivals around the globe. Dana is an inspiring speaker, musician, seminar facilitator, and leader, who has taught internationally for almost 40 years. Working with individuals, couples, and groups, Dana shares her experience, wisdom, and compassion as a Clarity Breathwork Trainer and Practitioner in Private Practice, and is a respected member of the global breathwork community. Known for her warmth, humor, and clear insight, Dana has been called the love coach by those who have experienced her excellent relationship coaching. She inspires her students in ‘rising’ in love with themselves & each other. Breath & Love are the greatest medicine when ignited; the heart can not help but open. A renowned flute player, Dharma Devi has recorded many CDs, both solo and in collaboration with other major artists. She played for many years for the famed Croation Healer- Braco. As a musician, composer, international recording artist, and kirtan/chant leader, as well as a gifted healer, audiences are uplifted through sacred sounds of her flutes, harmonium, piano, and voice. She is a regular teacher & musician at Bhaktifest & Shaktfest. She has a private practice in her home is the Bay Area, as well as LA. Dana~ Dharma Devi leads groups to sacred places like Bali & India, & leads Clariy Breathwork Trainings world-wide. Her music has touched hearts everywhere from the Lotus Temple in India to the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. You are welcome to bring your own mat, blanket and pillow. Mats and yoga blankets are also available at the studio for anyone who needs them.

$35 in advance, $45 at door

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Bhagavan Das

Kirtan with Bhagavan Das
Saturday August 4th at 8pm

Bhakti, Mantra, Nada Yoga and Dharma Workshop
with Bhagavan Das

Sunday, August 5th from 1pm-5pm

Come join us for these very special events that we have been waiting many years for! The one and only BHAGAVAN DAS! Back at Bhakti Yoga Shala… Bhagavan Das was the first western devotee of Neem Karoli Baba and and introduced Ram Dass and ultimately the rest of the western satsang to Maharajji. Bhagavan Das’s kirtan and teachings are deep, powerful, and full of the wisdom of the heart! He will share the dedication of his life to the eastern spiritual practices of dharma, bhakti yoga, kirtan, mantra, and meditation. Please come join us for this rare special event!

About Bhagavan Das

Teacher, performer, counter-cultural icon, lover of God: Bhagavan Das is as rich and manifold as Existence itself.

Bhagavan Das is a bhakti yogi, a shakta tantra adept, and kirtan singer. As a young man he was one of the first Western initiates/devotees of the late Hindu holy man Neem Karoli Baba, as well as the first American to meet Kalu Rinpoche of the Shangpa Kargyupas lineage. He has received Vajra Yogini initiation from His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje of the Karma Kagyu lineage and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the 11th Trungpa Tulku. During the almost seven years he spent as a wandering ascetic in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka he received numerous initiations and teachings from living saints and sages including A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirtha, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sri Anandamoyi Ma, and Tarthang Tulku of the Dudjom Rinpoche lineage.

In 1972 in California he married his girlfriend, Bhavani, who was expecting their child; subsequently their daughter, Soma, was born in New York. In 1974 in Berkeley, California, he met Usha, who eventually became his common-law wife and bore him a son, Mikyo, and a daughter, Lalita. Bhagavan Das guided spiritual teacher Ram Dass, at the time known as Dr. Richard Alpert, throughout India, eventually introducing him to Neem Karoli Baba. Bhagavan Das gained fame after being featured in Ram Dass' book Be Here Now, which described Bhagavan Das' role in his spiritual journeys in India. Bhagavan Das travels widely throughout the world as a performer of traditional and non-traditional Indian bhajans and kirtans, and is the author of an autobiography, It's Here Now (Are You?).

From Bhagavan Das:
"I left America for India in 1963 to find my Guru. I was the the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalyas as a hermit-sadhu. I was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati through his disciple Mahish Yogi. I went off alone to the caves in the mountains to meditate. I then came to meet Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave me tapas to fast and pray for God's Grace. After a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification I met my Sat-Guru the Great Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba. I then lived with my Guru, side by side for many years. Then one day because of the tantric path that he seemed to know I must travel and the many karmic connections due to ripen, he sent me away. So I went towards Tibet to go deeper deeper and then beyond with the last living Yogis from high in the mountain peaks of Tibet and Nepal. It was also during this time in 1971 that I met Sharada Devi who, I believe was still living her last life as a Tibetan Yogini. She was very old then and I was very young but our connection I feel was a promise to come together again due to the Grace of Neem Karoli Baba. During my time with the Tibetan Yogis I was the first to meet and live with Lama Kalu the Guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave me the Essense Mahamudra Transmission, mind to mind. I recieved the Mother Light from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini directly from the Karmapa in Sikkhim. I lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to me in english in his hermitage in Kalingpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu I met and became the Guru of Richard Alpert who was to become Ram Dass after I brought him to Neem Karoli Baba. I am here now by the grace of the Guru Dev Dakini. She is the Mother Light always guiding me on the true path of Bodhichitta. This is It for Now. "
Sarava Mangalam
Baba Bhagavan Das

Price Per Event
KIRTAN - $25



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!!


Mondays at 6:30pm

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