Kirtan: the Yoga of Sound & Singing
Weekend Immersion with Sheela Bringi & Brent Kuecker
Kirtan is a celebration of life, community, and the presence of the divine through music. It is a folk form of joyful call-and-response singing that originated in the Bhakti tradition of Yoga. Kirtan connects us to the Great Goddess and Divine Masculine archetypes in Yoga, as well as to the mysticism and moods of Indian music.
Join us for an in-depth immersion into the art and practice of Kirtan and experience the power of sacred sound. We will journey through ancient 3-tone chanting, Sanskrit pronunciation, the healing modes (ragas) of Indian classical music and the kirtans which arise from these melodies. You will learn to sing and lead mantras and kirtan with power, confidence and ease in your voice and body.
• how to sing and lead kirtan
• mantra chanting and pronunciation
• the relaxing and rapturous melodic modes of Indian music (raga)
• deities, myth and mood
• vocal technique
• deep listening and sonic meditation
• vocal joy, power, and ease
• creativity and self-expression
• calm mind and open heart
• increased capacity to listen deeply
• development of musicianship and musicality
• connection to community
Friday: 1-4 pm & 7-10 pm
Saturday 11-12:30 pm & 1-6 pm
Sunday 8-3 pm
$290 for those not enrolled in YTT
$100 for YTT Students
Meet Sheela Bringi
Sheela Bringi, MFA, is a Grammy-nominated instrumentalist, vocalist, and educator trained in Indian classical music and jazz. She teaches on mantra and the sacred music of India in Boulder, CO, Los Angeles, CA, and at festivals and yoga studios around the world.
Meet Brent Kuecker
Brent Kuecker, E-RYT 200, is a Yoga teacher, bass player and devotional singer who has played bass for kirtan and mantra music for 15 years. Brent has toured internationally with Kirtan artists Shantala, Dave Stringer and Sheela Bringi. As a yoga teacher with 16 years of teaching experience, Brent teaches with a humanistic attitude and a life-affirming vision.