04/22/17
Newbury, MA
Mirabai Devi and Shantala: Workshop and Kirtan
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Roots to Wings Yoga & Healing, Newbury, MA, United States, 01951 - View Map

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Start time: 1:30 pm on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Joing Mirabai Devi and Shantala for three events at Roots to Wings!

WORKSHOP: "Living from the Heart in Post Election America"
Sat, April 22 1:30-5:00pm - $75
Sun, April 23 1:30-5:00pm - $75

KIRTAN: "An evening of kirtan with Shantala"
Sat, April 22 7:30pm - $25 pre-registered / $30 at the door

Attend two day workshop for $135
Attend all three events for $150

04/27/17
Stockbridge, MA
Tantra Yoga Immersion
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Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA, United States, 01266 - View Map

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Start time: 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tantra Yoga Immersion:
Embody the Great Light of Consciousness

With Todd Norian, Sally Kempton, Douglas Brooks, William Mahony and music by Shantala

For yoga teachers, experienced practitioners, and students with at least 6 months’ practice.

Reclaim your divine identity and learn how to embrace the full spectrum of who you are: both light and shadow. The tantric path is not about transcending your fear, self-doubt, confusion, or unworthiness. It’s about embracing life and yourself just as you are, and not letting anything stop you from following your heart. Learn to embody tantric teachings, weaving the disperse parts of yourself back into an integrated, meaningful matrix of relationship.

Take this unprecedented opportunity to study with four masters of Tantra Yoga and

- Explore how the unlimited universe expresses itself as you
- Transform old grooves of self-criticism and perfectionism
- Practice Ashaya Yoga®, aligning with the highest and returning to the abode of your heart, where you are always whole and complete
- Breathe tantric teachings into your body to manifest real change
- Enjoy scholarly lectures, followed by the chance to bring the teachings directly into your asana practice
- Experience sublime early-morning tantric practices, including kriyas, mantras pranayama, mudras, and meditation.

Awaken to the beauty and magnificence of life, and return home with a fresh outlook on how to live with freedom and joy.

05/03/17
Napili Kai Beach Resort, Lahaina, HI 96761, United States
3rd Annual “Spring on Maui” Retreat with Ram Dass & Friends
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Napili Kai Beach Resort, Lahaina, HI 96761, United States

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Start time: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Join Ram Dass, Krishna Das & Friends to Spring on Maui to renew, refresh and revitalize in paradise at the picturesque Napili Kai Beach Resort.

Start each day with sunrise silent sitting mediations with Rameshwar Das. Daily LIVE Music Yoga Experiences with Saraswati Markus and special musical guests Benjy & Heather Wertheimer of Shantala or enjoy Qigong on the Lawn with Joyanna Maria.

Surf the Silence in Mornings of Meditation & Dharma Talks with Lama Tsultrim Allione of the Tara Mandala Center and Sharon Salzberg from the Insight Meditation Society. Followed by insights, contemplations, reflections and words of wisdom with Ram Dass and Friends along with special retreat guest KK Sah. Nightly kirtans and “stories from the spiritual path” with Krishna Das. Chanting Hanuman Chaleesa’s with Nina Rao & Friends.

Soar in the spirit of Aloha with pule (prayers), blessings and ceremony by Lei’ohu Ryder and Maydeen ‘Īao of Aloha in Action.

Delicious, healthy meals, served buffet style, by the award winning Sea House Restaurant. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, non-dairy options available at each meal. Relax, bask in the hot tubs, enjoy impeccable ocean swimming, snorkeling with turtles, delightful ocean front hiking trails and epic sunsets, while on retreat this Spring on Maui.

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.

05/19/17
Moscow, ID
An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala
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Unitarian Universalist Church of The Palouse, Moscow, ID, United States, 83843 - View Map

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Start time: 7:30 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017

Presented by Karen Faunce and Shri Dharma Yoga

Featuring Sean Frenette on bass, vocals and three string guitar

General Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Blue Throat Yoga participants: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.

For more information please email karenfaunce4yoga@gmail.com

06/02/17
Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR
Path of Kirtan Workshop
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Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR, Breitenbush Hot Springs, OR, United States - View Map

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Start time: 5:00 pm on Friday, June 02, 2017

Path of Kirtan: Open Your Voice, Open Your Heart

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

$175 ($150 early bird) plus lodging

10/03/17
Himalayan Bhakti Immersion with David Newman and Shantala
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Start time: 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

“In India, yoga flows with the blood of the people.”
–Neem Karoli Baba

Madhuban means “Abode of Honey”, and it’s nestled on a Himalayan hillside among orchards, overlooking a river that meanders between looming hills. It’s just 12 km from Kainchi Ashram, where Neem Karoli Baba’s presence still resonates from the sacred Earth.

This trip is an offering from our hearts to yours. We will gather in the sacred and beautiful atmosphere of the Himalayas, and inhale the deep resonating hum that permeates the majestic mountainous region known as the Kumaon Hills. We will bathe in the grace of Neem Karoli Baba, and other great Indian Saints who have walked these sacred mountains, leaving their blessings to inspire spiritual aspirants for millennia. Staying at the pristine Madhuban retreat center, nestled in the exalted Himalayan foothills, we will meditate, chant, and pray together, while embarking on day trips to the many sacred sites in the region, including Neem Karoli Baba’s magical Kainchi Ashram!

This Retreat will include:

Meet at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch on October 3rd at noon and stay overnight
On October 4th travel together by train to Kathgodam and then on by car to Madhuban
8 Day Bhakti Yoga immersion with David Newman and Shantala (Benjy and Heather Wertheimer), including daily chanting and kirtan, workshops, and satsang
Daily morning asana sessions with Yoga Center Amherst director Matthew Andrews
Day trips to Neem Karoli Baba’s Kainchi Ashram
Guided trips to local temples and sacred sites
Hiking trips in the majestic Kumaon Hills
Return to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch on October 13th, stay overnight, and closing circle on October 14th

David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, travels extensively sharing his music, and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous chart-topping world music albums, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Timebound Traveler.

David teaches with passion and spontaneity. Whether in an informal setting, through his music, or as part of his workshops, retreats, and satsangs, he shares the many facets of truth that he has discovered along the way with generosity of spirit. His teaching style is provocative yet compassionate and nurturing, with sensitivity to the needs of those present. David’s gift is to lovingly guide others to awakening as a means of fulfilling their greater life’s purpose.

Benjy and Heather Wertheimer have been leading kirtan (sacred chanting) worldwide since 2001 as the duo Shantala. They are known for their special gift of bringing the audience into a vast and loving experience through their unique blend of exquisite voices with instruments of India and the West. Together they create music with beauty, passion, and reverence. Shantala has performed and recorded internationally with David Newman, Krishna Das, Deva Premal & Miten, and Jai Uttal. They were named as one of the top Kirtan “Wallahs to Watch” by Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine.

Heather Wertheimer is a kirtan artist, singer, songwriter, and guitarist who combines her special love of both music and yoga to lead devotional chanting internationally. She brings the richness of her healing background as a therapist, meditator and yoga teacher into the practice of kirtan. Master musician Benjy Wertheimer is an award-winning songwriter, vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist (playing tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and keyboards). He studied Indian classical music for over 25 years with some of the greatest masters of that tradition (including Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Ali Akbar Khan and Z. M. Dagar), and his extraordinary and unique musical gifts from East and West create a sense of wonder and awe in the listener.

Please send us an email with any specific questions or for details.

Upon registration, you will receive a comprehensive Welcome Packet with detailed information about travel itinerary, accommodations, health and safety, weather, travel documents, and a packing list. We will support you through the process of getting an Indian Tourist Visa and arranging your travel as needed, and with any questions or concerns you may have along the way.

Payment Details
The total cost is $2200 for a shared room and $2600 for a single. You can pay in installments or as a lump sum any time before July 1, 2017. Full payment must be received by July 1 to guarantee your spot.

The initial $500 deposit is fully refundable until March 1, and then $200 is refundable until June 1. All payments are nonrefundable after July 1, 2017.

Single rooms are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

We do require that you purchase traveler’s insurance. There are numerous options to choose from, including World Nomads and Travel Guard.