Workshops & Courses
Kirtan: The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing
With Sivani Mata Francis, The Shakti Soul Family
28 April 2018, 19:00–21:00
£10 in advance or £15 on the door
A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre only proof of status is required.
Join us to share in an evening of Kirtan. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of sanskrit mantra effortlessly drops our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts. Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga (pure love and compassion) and responds to where you are it and what you need in that moment, whether that is to bring you to a space of calm or elation. It can be deeply moving and incredibly joyful.
Each month Sivani Mata will be joined by The Shakti Soul Family, a collective of musicians passionate about bhakti: Michelle Crozier (drum and divine harmonies), Mark Fisher (guitar), Michael McCaffrey (bells and shakers), Jezney Hollis (mandolin) and occasionally others. The family supports the Kirtan with heartfelt warmth and rootsy rhythms as a sound foundation for everyone present to be part of the band. Together, all our voices and hearts co-create the magic of the Kirtan.
The evening will end with the sharing of some home-made prasadam, a sweet treat that has imbued the blessings of our practice together (the treat is always gluten, dairy and refined sugar free).
Advance booking is recommended as this is a popular event. Please arrive by 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
**** If booking for more than one person, please call 020 7704 0919. Please do not book via the website. ****
Dates & Times
This event takes place monthly. Other upcoming dates are:
Please arrive by 6.30pm to allow time to settle before we start at 7pm.
Meet the Teachers
Meet Michael James Wong, founder of BOYS OF YOGA
“To most guys, yoga is pink lycra and vegan chicks. It’s breathing deeply while doing poses named after animals and feelings. It’s done in dimly lit rooms with candles and incense, followed by gluten-free cupcakes and kale smoothies. And if that’s your mentality then you’re not alone. But it doesn’t mean it’s right,” says Michael Wong, founder of BOYS OF YOGA. Read the full interview here: