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with David Newman (Durga Das) & Mira

Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


This in-depth course is designed to explore the many facets of Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.  It is a concise training to deepen your understanding and practice of the rich Indian devotional chant tradition. This program is open to everyone!  A musical background is not required.


The course includes:
•  Sanskrit mantra pronunciation, transliteration, and translation
•  Storytelling of the ancient myths of India and their mantric relevance
•  Teachings and practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition
•  Support for  creative chant composition and musical guidance
•  Methodology for practicing and leading Kirtan

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This workshop is designed to support a deeper relationship with kirtan and the means and tools to both make Kirtan a more significant part of daily practice and to gain more confidence to facilitate kirtan for others and become a Kirtan leader.

David Newman (Durga Das) is a poet in a mystic musician’s body. When accompanied by the ethereal vocals and rhythmic percussion of Mira, the bliss is unmatched. —LA Yoga Magazine

About the Presenters


David Newman aka Durga Das and Mira are widely recognized Chant Artists who travel throughout the world spreading love, and uplifting others through Kirtan, sacred song and the devotional aspects of the Yoga path known as Bhakti Yoga. Their music embodies a devotional mysticism, distinctive musicality, poetic intimacy and a joyous, often ecstatic quality. David’s sublime melodies and soothing voice combined with Mira’s angelic vocals and lively grooves create an atmosphere for healing, joy, and openness of heart.

David has released eleven CDs including: Soul Freedom, Lotus Feet, Leap of Grace: The Hanuman Chalisa, Into the Bliss, Love Peace Chant, To Be Home, Stars, ReBliss, Travel Well, Love is Awake, and Acoustic Chant: Ukulele Kirtan Serenades. In 2006, Mira released her beautiful debut album entitled A Living Prayer.

David is also the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia, and the author of the best-selling book, The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of Yoga On Main in Philadelphia, and the author of Merging with Grace. Mira and David are also the founders of The Stay Strong Project.  See more at