Kirtan melts the heart, fills the mind with purity and
generates harmony and Divine Love.
Swami Sivananda

KIRTAN is the music of the heart, a calling of the soul and a central practice in Bhakti Yoga, one of the four classical paths of Yoga. It is a simple yet powerful and direct way to connect with self, soul, Divine source, and community.

Chanting can create great joy and put aside the mind to open the heart and gain access to a profound yet very natural state of inner bliss and high vibration. It is an excellent way to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.

All are welcome to this easily accessible spiritual practice of call-and-response singing of mantras and spiritual songs in Sanskrit and English with traditional and contemporary melodies and eclectic sacred music. Participants are invited to sit comfortably, sing as though no one is listening, clap their hands, and dance or move if they wish. 

You can think of it as a sing-along — as the leader sings and the audience sings back, raising blissful energy higher and higher. Despite its Indian roots, kirtan can be considered to be all about the Universal language of the soul.


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Invite the Light Summer Solstice Outdoor Kirtan - BENEFIT

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Avant Garde, Branford, CT

Summer solstice time celebrates the light of consciousness that dwells within us all. The sun at the peak of its annual journey symbolizes the awakening of that consciousness into enlightenment.

Sita’s Light returns to Avant Garde at this auspicious time for a special benefit event for Ron and Alberto! Please come out in support of these dear friends who have given so much to our community.

We will raise healing energy and love with heart songs, mantras, eclectic sacred music, and a special meditation.

Connect with your tribe and enjoy this beautiful night under the stars on the Avant Garde grounds in sweet community!

No experience necessary ~ bring your friends and chairs, mats, cushions, blankets, etc for seating on grassy area or pavement. In case of rain, the event will be inside with 45 attendees MAX.

$20 cash at door - suggested donation but please consider the cause and give more, if you can.

Summer Soul Songs

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The Yoga Loft, Bedford, NY

Westchester friends! SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for our first time at the Yoga Loft sharing many beautiful soul-infused traditional and original chants in Sanskrit as well as English, eclectic sacred music, meditation, and sound healing all of which have the power to transform and uplift the soul, and open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily even if it is your first time. Words will be provided.

Sita will be joined by three amazing, world-class musician friends - Andrew Ciarlelli on 12-string guitar and hand pan, Lydia Smith on percussion, and Premik Russell Tubbs on woodwinds.

Summer is a busy time so mark your calendars and join us for this very unique afternoon! You won't be disappointed! Bring along a friend to introduce to kirtan or come experience it for the first time. ALL ARE WELCOME no experience necessary!

$25 pre-paid/$30 at door if space still available

PLEASE REGISTER by July 14th so we can prepare the best experience possible!

Also allow time for arrival, parking, check-in, and getting settled so you don't miss the opening meditation. We will respectfully start promptly at 3:30 and end at 5:00.

$25 pre-paid/$30 at door if space still available

Path of the Heart - Kirtan & Labyrinth Walking

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The Transformation Center

Join us for an afternoon of the powerful kirtan, eclectic sacred music, and labyrinth walking – both as a symbolic journey on the path of the heart to joy, peace, and wholeness.

Miriam Zernis (vocals and harmonium) will be joined by her world-class musician friends – Andrew Ciarlelli on 12-string guitar and handpan, Premik Russell Tubbs on woodwinds, and Lydia Smith on percussion.

Sunday – July 30th – 4 pm-530pm (rain date 8/6)

Please register by 7/28

$30 in advance/$35 at the door

Bring pillows, blankets, mats, chairs, etc for comfortable outdoor seating.

Kirtan is for all - no experience is necessary. Words will be provided. Attendees will be invited to take turns walking the labyrinth in small groups on the beautiful Transformation Center grounds during the event.

$30 in advance/$35 at the door