Awakening Bhakti: A Celebration of Divine and Human Love
with Jai Uttal, Visvambhar "Vish" Sheth and Gaura Vani
November 3 - 5, 2017
Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess; it’s a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti, your emotions become the fuel to reconnect you with the Divine and help you to find healing and wholeness within yourself. Through singing kirtan, you can explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of your soul and ultimately find the eternal springs of love.
For everyone who loves and practices kirtan (chanting the ecstatic songs of ancient India), this workshop will fuel your soul. Jai will share and demystify some of the secrets of kirtan. For with just a little understanding of music and rhythm, and a lot of self-acceptance, we all can sing, lead, and share our hearts with others. The practice of chanting can become our teacher, guiding us home.
Jai Uttal in Concert
If you can’t attend the full workshop but would still like to see Jai Uttal live, please click here to join us for a Saturday night Satsang and concert.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Riding Jai’s kirtan is a journey that spirals into the heart with such incredible passion, tenderness, stamina, and surrender that one is left transformed and sanctified. Not to be missed—the best around. — Shiva Rea
Everything about this program was exceptional. The Yogaville “experience” cannot be adequately described in words—think kindness, peace and bliss. The content (kirtan/chanting) was meditative and soul stirring. In a word: Perfect!! — Joel Bruno
Unlock a new heart space by singing, storytelling and blissfully connecting with Jai Uttal. His willingness to share his own struggles along his spiritual journey created a safe space for me to let go of expectation and self doubt and just be in Bhakti. — Heather Acord
The whole experience was heart opening. — Dawn Mahakalakshmi Nantz
Bhakti!! Amazing experience. Thank you for having the space to Be and experience the joy and love of God. — Liz Sanderson
I came for the kirtan! Loved every minute of it! — Program Participant
Jai Uttal, a Grammy-nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music. Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many beautiful saints and singers, Bhakti Yoga became his personal path. Jai has been leading kirtans around the world for more than 45 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. Celebration, meditation, dance of the devas, love song to the universe… Jai Uttal’s new album Roots, Rock, Rama! (out…
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Visvambhar “Vish” is the lead singer of the internationally acclaimed group ‘The Mayapuris’, a headlining kirtan group that has rocked stages from India to Florida, Australia to South Africa. Starting from before the age of 5, Vish has spent his life leading kirtans in the ISKCON (Vaisnava) tradition. He is a multi-instrumentalist and a master of the Mridanga drum, and he performs in traditional as well as fusion styles. Vish started performing in the modern Yoga studio culture in 2007, and since then he has performed at countless studio gatherings, music festivals, and well-known spiritual venues like Bhaktifest, Omega Institute,…
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Gaura Vani is a multi-disciplinary artist—fluent in music, film, and visual arts. He is best known for his mantra music performances. Gaura Vani’s events are unifying and transporting—a mix of participatory rhythm and song, story and dance. He has traveled in Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia performing both as a solo artist and with his sacred music ensembles, “The Hanumen” and “Juggernauts”. Gaura Vani began studying sacred Indian music at the age of six in the ancient temple town of Vrindavan at a traditional Gurukula school. He continues to share the magic he received and performs at festivals…
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