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Omega Ecstatic Chant + Bay Area Tour

There's been so much wonderful chanting this month including Ecstatic Chant Weekend at Omega and chanting the Bay Area with my west coast buddies. What an honor for me!

 Spring Ecstatic Chant Weekend at Omega May 2014  L-R: Shyama Chapin, Keli Reddy, Genevieve Walker, me, Roshni Thompson, Mark Gorman, Devadas Labrecque

Spring Ecstatic Chant Weekend at Omega May 2014 
L-R: Shyama Chapin, Keli Reddy, Genevieve Walker, me, Roshni Thompson, Mark Gorman, Devadas Labrecque

 From Left-Right: C.C. White, Wah!, Me, Snatam Kaur, Ajeet Kaur Khalsa, Donna De Lory, Gina Salá

From Left-Right: C.C. White, Wah!, Me, Snatam Kaur, Ajeet Kaur Khalsa, Donna De Lory, Gina Salá

 Chanting Hanuman Chalisas at Open Secret San Rafael

Chanting Hanuman Chalisas at Open Secret San Rafael

 Kirtan at Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco

Kirtan at Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco

(Thanks for the photos Jennifer Mazzucco!)

I'll be with Krishna Das at his annual retreat at Yogaville; back in New York for more of his events in early June; and onward to Bhakifest Midwest; and a whole Kirtan Wallah Tour with Krishna Das in the summer. Look forward to chanting with you soon in CT and MA and much more...

Asheville, NC Weekend

 My old friend, Saraswati

My old friend, Saraswati

I think we might finally be passed snow on the ground while flowers try to bloom! It finally feels like spring. It's been nice to hang with the kids during school break.

Had a great time in Asheville where we joined Krishna Das in kirtan, workshop, I sang for Saraswati's yoga class at her most beautiful center and we chanted Hanuman Chalisas as a group. Saraswati's yoga style weaves principles of Chinese medicine into an asana and pranayam practice designed to bring women's energy and hormones into balance. See this article in Yoga Journal for more information.

  Singing for Dr. Saraswati Markus' yoga class at  Nourishing Life  in Asheville, NC

 Singing for Dr. Saraswati Markus' yoga class at Nourishing Life in Asheville, NC

Here's a clip of live Radhe Govinda from KD's new CD  Kirtan Wallah !

This weekend come chant with my friend from the Bay Area, David Estes of Ananda Rasa kirtan who is leading chanting at Brooklyn Yoga School Sat April 26 8pm. He's a wonderful musician, loves chanting AND offers harmoniums - check out Ragamala.

 David Estes playing with me at Bhaktifest West last year

David Estes playing with me at Bhaktifest West last year

 One of Ragamala's lovely harmoniums

One of Ragamala's lovely harmoniums

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Hope you can join us at Omega Spring Ecstatic Chant!

Am so looking forward to seeing my Bay Area friends and chanting together very soon!

Southeast Kirtan Wallah Tour + New Live CD

The birds in Brooklyn are finally calling! It's spring! I just returned from a wonderful weekend with Krishna Das and Sharon Salzberg at Kripalu and now ready to embark on my trip to Asheville NC to join Krishna Das on a portion of his southeast Kirtan Wallah tour. Here's one my favorite tracks on KD's new CD Kirtan Wallah

We are excited to announce the release of the live kirtan recording from Brooklyn Yoga School and the website where you can order it from. You can hear Brooklyn kirtanwallahs Jeremy and Devadas and kirtanwallis Ambika, Lily, Shyama, and myself as we sing together recorded live. It's available digitally on iTunes or physically from the new Vanaras website!

It takes a village! From my heart I want to offer my deepest thanks to all who helped fund and create Krishna Das's new cd - Kirtan Wallah.

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