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Ashram Reservations is open to answer questions and take reservations. 800.858.9642 | [email protected]


  • Dormitory – $550.00
  • Private Room with Shared Bath – $680.00
  • Private Room with Private Bathroom – $750.00
  • Tenting Site – $475.00
  • (All prices include $295.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Check-in: 4 – 6 pm
Check-out: 2 pm
Thursday - Sunday Program Schedule

Location: This program is being held at our LOTUS Conference Center.
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Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Immersion

with David Newman "Durga Das"

September 24 - 27, 2020

Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College. Deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting, known as kirtan and the ancient, yet timely practice of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Love.

This weekend of celebration and learning includes:

  • 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

In addition, Kirtan College will support those who wish to gain more confidence in facilitating kirtan for others. The program is open to everyone, and no prior musical experience is required.

Bring your children with you this weekend!

Sign them up here for the Kids Yoga Program, a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11. While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.

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I had never experienced kirtan and was overwhelmed with the depth of feeling evoked. David, Durga Das, created a beautifully safe and loving space, inclusive of everyone. David is a wonderful storyteller. Able to convey knowledge, the Indian myths and how they related to the essence of the human experience. — Trudy H.

The Kirtan College program is lead with love and integrity, engaging students to be real and ready to express through chant, communication, and love in our own timing. — Alice S.

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 Newman “Durga Das”
David Newman “Durga Das” 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 is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others. See more at
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