Olympia, Washington
An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala
Unity Church
1335 Fern St SW
Olympia, Washington

$15 in advance / $20 day of event
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Start time: 7:00pm on Saturday Feb 13

Featuring Grammy winning bamboo flute master, Steve Gorn.

With Bibi McGill (lead guitarist for pop-megastar, Beyonce) on electric guitar.

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

For more information please contact: ronny@olywaves.com

Seattle, Washington
Valentine's Day Yoga and Kirtan Celebration
Amazing Grace Spiritual Center
2007 NW 61st St.
Seattle, Washington

$25 Yoga / $25 Kirtan / $45 Both events thru Feb 7th!
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Start time: 3:00pm on Sunday Feb 14

A Benefit for Yoga Behind Bars

Presented with the support of Amazing Grace Spiritual Center

3p - 4:30p Yoga with Rainey and live music by Shantala

6p - 8:30p Kirtan with Shantala & Gina Sala

Featuring Grammy winning bamboo flute master, Steve Gorn.

With Bibi McGill (lead guitarist for pop-megastar, Beyonce) on electric guitar.

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


Portland, Oregon
The Heart of Kirtan (6-week workshop)
Mandala Yoga
6833 SE Belmont St
Portland, Oregon

Sliding scale $400-$600
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Start time: 2:00pm on Saturday Mar 19

Deep Chanting Experience & Bhakti Intensive

March 19th - May 21st
Sliding scale $400-600
6 Sessions

The practice of kirtan is infused with love. It is a powerful doorway into the lifelong practice of transforming ourselves into loving human beings, bringing us into greater union with the Beloved that dwells inside us and beyond. In a very unique and personal way, we have the possibility through chanting to touch the deepest, most tender parts of being human and the sacred pulse of the Universe.

This kirtan intensive offers a deepening experience of devotion, presenting kirtan as a loving spiritual practice of transformation (sadhana). It is designed for those who want to expand the role of chanting in their lives, or wish to move in the direction of learning to lead kirtan. For all levels of musical or kirtan experience.

The intensive includes:
  • Deepening experience with the practice of sacred chant
  • Eastern and Western vocal technique
  • Instruction in one area of concentration for two break-out sessions: harmonium, voice, guitar/bass or percussion
  • Common mantras, their meanings, usage, and correct pronunciation
  • Understanding Bhakti (devotion) and how it connects to the other paths of yoga
  • Study and discussion of philosophy through the Bhakti Sutras
  • Introduction to Japa practice (recitation of mantra)
  • How to create a sacred mood in kirtan (Bhav) and channel emotional energy
  • Learning to chant the Hanuman Chalisa
  • Cultivating a home practice
  • Foundational skills for learning to lead kirtan, if desired
  • Sequencing and working skillfully with the energetic dimension of kirtan
  • How to start composing and arranging chants
  • You will have the opportunity to make your own personal offerings in a supportive group setting
Benjy Wertheimer: Kirtan, mantra, percussion instruction, Eastern vocal instruction
Heather Wertheimer: Kirtan, mantra, group process
Sean Frenette: Guitar/bass & vocal instruction, group instrumentalist and vocalist
Dr. Sarah Maines: Western vocal instruction
Tasha Danner: Harmonium instruction
Bibi McGill: Special guest instrumentalist

March 19, 2-­6 pm
April 2, 2-­6 pm
April 16, 12-­6 pm
April 30, 2-­6 pm
May 14, 12-­6 pm
May 21, 2-­11 pm
All sessions held on Saturdays. Sessions from 2­-6 pm each date are at Mandala. Locations for break­-out groups and closing session TBA. Total intensive is 30 hours.

Sliding scale pricing is with the intention of making this intensive accessible to more people. There are many artists and teachers to compensate, so your payment is greatly appreciated. Please select a payment amount that works for you and pay what you can. Some partial scholarships are available to those who need this, please contact the studio to inquire: Love@MandalaYogaPDX.com.

Lahaina, Hawaii
2nd Annual "Spring on Maui" Retreat with Ram Dass & Friends
Napili Kai Beach Resort
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, Hawaii

All-inclusive prices start at $2,200 (tuitition, lodging, meals, airport shuttle)
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Start time: 4:00pm on Wednesday May 4

Wednesday, May 04 - Monday, May 09

Renew, refresh and revitalize with Ram Dass in natural wonders & beauty this spring on Maui!

Daily Meditation & Dharma Talks with Ram Dass, Lama Surya Das and Mirabai Bush.

Special LIVE podcast sessions with Duncan Trussell and Raghu Markus.

Nightly Kirtan with Nina Rao and her band; also, featuring a special evening of music with singer/songwriter Trevor Hall.

Daily 90 minute "LIVE Music Hatha Yoga Experience"-- Dr. Saraswati Markus of Dao Flow Yoga with Benjy & Heather Wertheimer.

Sacred Music Mornings with Shantala

Sunrise Silent Sitting Meditation with Rameshwar Das

Enjoy Ceremony, Prayers and Blessings of Aloha with Lei'ohu Ryder and Maydeen Iao

Delicious, healthy meals, served buffet style, provided by the award winning Sea House Restaurant and Monsoon Indian Restaurant 
(Gluten Free, non-dairy, vegan and vegetarian options available at each meal)

Speedi Shuttle Ride Reservations from Kahului Airport (OGG) to / from Napili Kai Beach Resort included with ON-SITE Registration

This picturesque ocean-front property with beautiful accommodations, stunning sunsets and sparkling beaches is ideal for relaxing, retreating, walking ocean front nature trails, ocean swimming and snorkeling with sea turtles.

Detroit, Oregon
Path of Kirtan - Open Your Voice, Open Your Heart
The Breitenbush Hot Springs
The Breitenbush Hot Springs
Detroit, Oregon

$175 or $150 if registered by 5/3 plus lodging
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Start time: 4:00pm on Friday Jun 3

June 3 - June 5

BEGINS: Fri dinner
ENDS: Sun lunch

Featuring yoga with Elizabeth Rainey

Also featuring Sean Frenette on bass, vocals and three string guitar

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