Kirtan Workshop Weekend

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Chanting the Divine Name for over 40 years, Shishyananda’s capacity to inspire ecstasy in Kirtan is well known. She has a clear and uplifting teaching style that allows her to impart practical kirtan instruction, along with some of the deeper mysteries of chanting.

Kirtan enthusiasts are all welcome. There will be something to experience and learn for everyone, novices and experienced kirtanists alike, in each session.


Workshop includes

  • harmonium etiquette
  • how to best use drones
  • using chords on the harmonium
  • the use of the voice in chanting (the technical and emotional contexts)
  • the 4 main categories of kirtan and the 6 aspects of a kirtan
  • how to hold the cobra in a chant
  • more about the co-creation between the chant itself, and the chant leader and the deity of the chant
  • how to build the ecstasy of the chant
  • the dance of Siva and Shakti within devotional kirtan
  • 5 new chants


Course Details

Instructor:…….Swami Shishyananda Saraswati

Location:………Ashram Yoga’s Ohui Retreat

Dates:…………..20 and 21 July 2013

Times:…………..Saturday 10am – Sunday 4pm

Cost:……………..$200 including accommodation, vegetarian meals and tuition