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with David Newman (Durga Das) & Mira

 This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.  It’s a concise training to deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting.

Join David and Mira for a weekend of celebration and learning:

  • Sanskrit mantra pronunciation and translation
  • Methodology for practicing and leading Kirtan
  • Musical guidance and support
  • Teachings and practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition
  • Storytelling of India’s ancient myths

This workshop is designed to deepen your relationship with kirtan and help you gain more confidence leading Kirtan. This program is open to everyone! No musical background required.


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

Kirtan college is a life-changing program that connects you completely to your heart. David Newman is a beacon of light inspiring love in all. I am so grateful to have been at Yogaville for Kirtan College.  –Dana Kaplan

David (Durga Das) is such a gentle, humble and wise teacher, and his music breaks open the heart to express the greatest love. – Program Participant

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

About the Instructors

Kirtan CollegeDavid Newman (Durga Das) and Mira are widely recognized Chant Artists who travel 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 albums, and is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Timebound Traveler. David and Mira are also the founders of The Stay Strong Project.
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