05/29/15
Detroit, Oregon
Path of Kirtan - Open Your Voice, Open Your Heart
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The Breitenbush Hot Springs
The Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon

Tickets:
$175 ($150 early bird) plus lodging
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Start time: 8:00pm on Friday May 29

May 29 - MAY 31

BEGINS: Fri dinner
ENDS: Sun lunch

Featuring yoga with Elizabeth Rainey

This workshop explores the ancient practices of singing, devotional chant, and rhythm. It is an immersion in the luminous ocean of music through voice, mantra, devotion, movement, and meditation. The Path of Kirtan creates a sacred space for safe and playful exploration in a group setting. Participants can then journey together to more clearly and deeply connect with the divine Presence.

REG: Breitenbush 503.854.3320

06/11/15
Boulder, Colorado
Shantala Leads Kirtan for The Hanuman Festival
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Boulder High School
1604 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, Colorado

Tickets:
Please check festival website for registration and pricing
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Start time: 7:00pm on Thursday Jun 11

June 11 through June 14

Hanuman Festival is a community-oriented yoga and music festival set at the foot of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Join us in Boulder, Colorado for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and a nourishing community. Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you relax and rejuvenate, dance and devote, connect and expand, have fun and just be.

Shantala leads kirtan Thursday evening!

06/21/15
Corvallis, Oregon
Summer Solstice Kirtan Celebration
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Yoga Center of Corvallis
111 NW 2nd St
Corvallis, Oregon

Tickets:
$18 in advance online or at the studio / $22 at the door
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Start time: 7:00pm on Sunday Jun 21

Featuring Sean Frenette on bass, vocals and three string guitar.

For more info:

janyog@msn.com

541-757-3704

06/28/15
Portland, Oregon
CD Release & Benefit Kirtan with Shantala + Bibi McGill
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The Movement Center
1021 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Tickets:
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
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Start time: 7:00pm on Sunday Jun 28

Presented by The Movement Center

An evening of kirtan to benefit Maher Ashram in Pune, India.

With Shantala + Bibi McGill!

Featuring Sean Frenette on bass, vocals and three string guitar.

$20 in advance / $25 at the door
No one turned away for lack of funds. Please email info@shantalamusic.com to register for low-income tickets.

For more information please call 503.231.0383

www.themovementcenter.com

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Maher (in the Marathi language) means "Mother's Home":
A haven of hope, belonging and understanding. Maher Ashram's mission is to help destitute women, children and men from all over India exercise their right to a higher quality of life, irrespective of gender, caste, creed or religion.
www.maherashram.org

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Bibi McGill is so much more than the woman behind the blazing guitar riffs that have elevated Beyoncé's live performances to the next level. As the touring guitarist and Musical Director of Beyoncé's 10-piece, all-female band, Bibi showcases her ability to rock her own original compositions within the framework of Beyoncé hits, all while overseeing the rest of the musicians and production elements onstage.

After graduating from The University of Colorado, with a Bachelors Degree in Music Scoring and Arranging, Bibi moved to California to her teeth in the clubs of Los Angeles. Bibi developed her impressive stage persona and indispensable expertise on the massive stages of Latin American with the likes of Paulina Rubiooften dubbed Mexico's Madonnaand Chilean rockers La Ley before joining Beyoncé's team.

Making her home in Portland, Oregon, Bibi's healthy lifestyle is what keeps the afroed and intricately tattooed guitarist balanced. Focusing her entrepreneurial energy on her own line of handmade, organic Bibi Kale Chips, she is also an accomplished yogi who strives to make yoga available to everyone.  Having a passion for yoga and Kirtan since her first introduction in 1998, Bibi has also performed with Kirtan artists Dave Stringer, Karnamrita Dasi, Shantala, CC White, Simrit Kaur, The Hanumen and Gurunam Singh.  Look for Bibi's "Peace, Jungle, LOVE" tour of Brazil in August 2015 in which she will will share her yoga workshops, health & wellness lectures, Kirtan, animal activism and youth out reach with the people of Brazil.
www.yogabibi.com
www.facebook.com/bibi.mcgill

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Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide as the duo Shantala, with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjy's Indian classical singing and instrumentation with Heather's soaring vocals is freshly original and profoundly moving. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with such sacred music luminaries as Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. In summer 2008, they were named as one of the top "Wallahs to Watch" by Yoga + Joyful Living.
www.shantalamusic.com

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Sean Frenette is a guitarist/bard/multi-instrumentalist/composer/artist. His multi-faceted creative pursuits have led to many adventures including the opportunity to share music in many wonderful places with many beautiful people: three times at Carnegie Hall; in 2006 with a host of musical pioneers led by Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall; in 2009 with master Indian musician Zakir Hussain and a coterie of young virtuosos; and in May of 2010 with composer/conductor John Adams and Ensemble ACJW (Academy, Carnegie, Juilliard, and Weill institute). Sean has been very active on the West Coast since his move to Portland, Oregon in 2008 playing with Matt Butler's Everyone Orchestra, kirtan artists Benjy and Heather Werthheimer of Shantala, Dave Stringer, singer Lindsey Stormo, and as a soloist. He also sings with the 8 part Estonian choir Trillium Voices.

07/07/15
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Shiva Rea & The Hanumen Summer Retreat
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Kripalu Center for Yoga
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

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Start time: 7:00pm on Tuesday Jul 7

July 7 through July 9

Join renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea for her annual teacher training at Kripalu in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains.  The Hanumen will provide daily live music to accompany to Shiva’s relaxation, trance dance and yoga classes.  On Wed night July 8th The Hanumen will also provide a beautiful kirtan for all the guests at Kripalu Center. Come join us for what is sure to be a healing and inspiring week.

The Hanumen are John de Kadt, Purusartha Dasa, Gaura Vani, and Benjy Wertheimer. These diverse artists present a unique experience of world-music, mystic poetry and mantra chanting - a musical journey to the deepest part of the soul.

09/10/15
Joshua Tree, California
Shantala Leads Kirtan for Bhakti Fest West
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Joshua Tree Retreat Center
29 Palms Highway Joshua Tree, CA
Joshua Tree, California

Tickets:
$150 - $250
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Start time: 8:00pm on Thursday Sep 10

September 10 - 13

Bhakti Fest West is a Yoga, Dance,  Music Festival

...which celebrates the devotional path that has its roots in yoga, kirtan, and meditation. It embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom and traditional and non-traditional spiritual practices. The festival is a vehicle for evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution.

10/03/15
Windham, New York
Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival
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Windham Mountain Resort
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Windham, New York

Tickets:
Please check Ahimsa's website for registration pricing
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Start time: 8:00pm on Saturday Oct 3

October 3 and 4, 2015

Shantala leads kirtan for the AHIMSA Festival!

AHIMSA is a a two-day festival celebrating yoga and music. AHIMSA will promote traditional and emerging yoga styles, provide beautiful music in a green setting while providing access to emerging conscious companies and innovations in yoga.

 



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