Friday March 10, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Mystical Kirtan with Mirabai Moon offers a passionate embrace of the Divine Essence right here, right now... in your embodied, human form, just as you are.
All Yoga practices eventually point to the awakening of the heart. Kirtan can take you directly there. It is considered one of the fastest ways to tap into pure joy and love and to experience divine bliss. In a Kirtan, a group of people come together to sing, dance and make music. One person leads the group in chanting back and forth, and it becomes an intimate exchange between the leader and the group where you can listen, then sing, listen, then sing. The repetition of the chant creates the most sublime meditation and inner sweetness. And the best part is that anyone can do it. No experience is required! Join us for a night of bliss!
Mirabai Moon bio:
Singer/songwriter Mirabai Moon’s immensely versatile and powerfully expressive voice has been compared to Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco and even mantra artist Deva Premal. Her music takes listeners on a journey, flowing effortlessly from ethereal dreaminess to soulful blues and jazz.
She honed her craft studying vocal improvisation with Jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon of Voicestra. After nearly two decades of songwriting and three original albums, she fell in love with the practice of Kirtan. In 2010, Mirabai devoted herself as a Bhakta, singing sacred chants in Sanskrit, sharing her profound love of the Divine with others through call and response devotional chanting.
Mirabai’s life changing experiences with kirtan and mantra practice led her to explore other sound healing modalities. She now uses crystal singing bowls, chimes and gongs with groups and individual clients for healing and transformation work. Mirabai tours across North America, sharing chant music and sound healing in yoga studios, healing centers, and festivals. Her offerings guide participants into experiences of profound healing and embodiment of the Divine Essence within human form.
Bio for Kalidasa:
Kalidasa Joseph Getter creates transcendent heart-opening sounds with woodwinds and drums, rooted in decades of experience in kirtan, experimental music, Jazz, world drumming traditions, Indonesian gamelan, Indian classical music, and music for yoga, theater, dance, and sound healing. Serving on the faculty of several music schools, he leads the Wesleyan Youth Gamelan program and is music director of ArtFarm theater in Middletown, Connecticut. He is a disciple of the late Dr. T. Viswanathan, lived in India for two years studying music and meditation, and has degrees from Oberlin College in religion and from Wesleyan University in ethnomusicology.