Kirtan College: A Weekend Chanting Immersion – Online
with David Newman "Durga Das"
September 25 - 27, 2020
Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College – Online. Deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting and the Yoga of loving devotion. This in-depth online course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.
Join David for a weekend of celebration and learning that 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
This online workshop is designed to deepen your relationship with kirtan and help you gain more confidence in leading kirtan. This program is open to everyone. No musical background required.
Live sessions with David Newman “Durga Das” on
- Friday: 8–9:30 pm
- Saturday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm and 3–5 pm
- Sunday: 11:30 am–1:30 pm and 3–5 pm
All times in EDT
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm, recorded Ashram meditations, and inspiring talk with Sri Swami Satchidananda. You will also have access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until November 22.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 9.5 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
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” 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 davidnewmanmusic.com
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