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“Kirtan is food for the spirit – a life raft of song.” – Jai Uttal
KIrtan leads toward a direct experience of the union that lies at the heart of yoga. This fall we’ll have four Friday evenings dedicated to singing together in praise.
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Adam was blessed to spend many years playing bass in support of sacred chant pioneer Krishna Das, and later with Bhakti Yoga legend Shyamdas, both of whom nourished his love of sacred sound and the yoga of devotion. For the last several years, and especially since Shyamdas’ passing in 2013, Adam has been on the road offering his own voice, teachings and kirtan across America, Canada and India. A lifelong student of the devotional life, Adam enjoys sharing perspectives on the path of love and devotion wherever the opportunity arises.
Over the past 10 years, Charlie has recorded 8 CDs of original music. Most recently, “Songs for the Space Between- 7 Mantras” and “Keep The Vibration UP!” both reflect Charlie’s spiritual connection to the music and mantras of yoga singing; “Theory Of Time” is an album of folk-rock, blues, and world music. His instrumental, meditative CD, “Dreams, Guitars, and Gratitude”, received praise from many yoga students and teachers alike. “Charlie Braun is a remarkable musician and songwriter. He’s created compositions of musical sincerity- harmonious, serene, and soulful… “Dreams, Guitars, and Gratitude”, his ‘yoga’ CD, adds a wonderful musical compliment for my classes, as well as in my personal practice. It goes beyond the meditative…it’s simply beautiful music (Paul Spector- Director, Laughing Heart Yoga).
At the age of 21, Carrie first traveled to India where she was exposed to kirtan (call and response mantra chanting). The beauty of the practice inspired her to sing, but due to shyness and self-doubt, 10 years went by before the music within her emerged. It wasn’t until her life descended into a dark and difficult period that she began to write songs and play the harmonium. At the altar of her instrument she called out from the depths and unburdened her heart. This process was profoundly healing and, the more she did it, the more she felt drawn to share her work. She has since produced two albums: Soma-Bandhu: Friend of the Moon (2010) and The Ram Sessions (2016).
Youssoupha’s music provides an entertaining cultural experience, celebrating and exploring the vitality of African culture, and appeals to audiences on any levels. Youssoupha attended the Senegalese Conservatory of Music where he developed a virtuosity as a Kora player, combining techniques from both Western, Reggae, and African Music. He is a Baay Faal, Sufi and his music is a expression of his roots. He brings the spirit of Senegal Africa with him wherever he goes.