KIRTAN Essential Chanting and Buddhism Workshop
with singer and songwriter Mercedes Bahleda from New York.
“You will know your yoga is working when you hear the singing within you.”
-Svatmarama Yogi, 14th Century
*Open your heart as you learn to sing and chant the sacred Sanskrit Mantras kirtan-style as well as uncover your own powerful singing voice and unique style!
*Open your body with a deep and full on asana flow set to live music!
*Open your mind with scientifically proven Graditude meditations for stress reduction, successful personal relationships, health, and happiness. Experience the authentic tradition of the Yoga Sutras; an ancient book on the deeper meaning of Yoga and learn how these verses are chanted by the masters in India.
Kirtan is an ancient practice of Yoga from India known as Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion) The roots of devotional singing to heal and open the heart date back thousands of years. It is a participatory, call and response form of singing which is expanding throughout North America and the East as people discover it’s uplifting, healing and joyous effects. Open to all, Kirtan is easy to learn and participate in. The lead singer sings simple and beautiful melodies and the crowd responds either by memory or by using lyric sheets provided.
Yoga is, in essence, an attempt to turn ourselves into a special being--consisting of the combination of a body of light and an ultimately compassionate, wise mind. This occurs only when our central channel has been completely opened, through a combination of the outer and inner methods. The physical poses of yoga are a primary outer method for affecting the channels. The art of singing, where we access the interior heart winds, is a crucial inner practice which can lead to deep healing and transformation. Singing allows us to access emotional blockages and transform them into centers of power through release of sound.
All Levels Welcome. No previous training required. Please bring a simple song from your childhood to work on in class as well as a jounal for writing reflections.
10:00-11:30. Special section of Yoga practice with Ariel
-Introduction to the Art of Kirtan plus Singing & Voice Training
-Paticipants will learn the songs and melodies of several sacred Mantras and songs from India.
-Kirtan Chanting, Graditude Meditation and Yoga Asana
-The Meaning of Mantra and traditional chanting of Yoga sutra.
Mercedes Bahleda is a teacher and yogini originally from New York City who is adedicated practitioner of Yoga, Meditation, Voice, and Philosophy. She traveledextensively throughout India and Ladakh studying Eastern disciplines and spentover a year in solitary silent retreat.
As a popular musician and kirtan singer she has touredthe world giving concerts and workshops. Mercedes has three kirtan albumsincluding the best-selling “Mercy Songs” and the "Path To Bliss" withWhite Swan Records.
A student of David Life, Darren Rhodes, Maureen Fleming, and Charles Kellis(The Juilliard School of Music), she is dedicated to helping people use voice,body and mind as a path to realization and happiness—relating ancient teachingsof the east to the modern world.
She has produced several instructional yoga and teaching DVDs as well as guidedmeditation and world music CDs. She is in the process of recording a new album The 21 Praises to the Angel Tara.
Certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher 300 Hrs. AsianClassics Eighteen Level Sutra Series, Asian Classics Eighteen Level AdvancedSeries. The Yoga Studies Institute Advanced Philosophy Trainings; The YogaSutra, The Hatha Yoga Pradipika, The Bhagavagita, The Yoga Studies InstituteEight Level Heart Yoga Asana Training. Mercedes holds an honors degree inPerformance from New York University where she has also served as faculty.
The Yoga of Lady Niguma, Yoga of the Ancients, The Path to Bliss, Mercy Songs& UMA (with Ferenz Kallos), The White Tara Mantra Album, Meditations forPassion.
16-17 October 2016
CLASS FEE FULL WORKSHOP:
Total 12hours（2 days)
Early-Bird 20% off discount: HK$1980
(Ends of 8 October 2016 )
Regular Price: HK$2480
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
6 hours per session
Early-Bird 20% off discount: HK$1200 ( Ends of 8 October 2016 )
Regular Price: HK$1500
MORNING OR AFTERNOON Practice
3 hours per session
Early-Bird 20% off discount: HK$720 (Ends of 8 October 2016 )
Regular Price: HK$900
10:00-11:30 Special Sunday morning yoga class $360
Early-Bird $360 (Ends of 8 October 2016 )
Regular Price: HK$400
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她曾師從David Life, Darren Rhodes, Maureen Fleming, 和 Charles Kellis (朱麗葉音樂學院)。她致力於幫助人們通過聲音，肢體和意識找到快樂和解脫的途徑，將東方古老的教授和現代社會連接起來。