FOR THOSE WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR KIRTAN

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~March 15 – 16 Russill Paul and The Yoga of Sound @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~March 17 @ 8:30pm KIRTAN w/ LILA @ Moksha Yoga NYC
434 6th Avenue/Ave of the Americas, 2nd Floor (corner of 10th Street), New York, NY, USA10011
Email: info@mokshayoganyc.com  Phone:212.780.YOGA (9642)
http://nyc.mokshayoga.ca/
Please join Jess Robertson, Moksha Yoga Co-Founder and Deena Robertson, Co-Founder of Moksha Yoga LA with Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Becca Foon (Esmerine)
Kirtan is call and response singing and is described as the yoga of song. It’s also said to be the fastest way to enlightenment. No biggy. It’s great for those that love to sing (even in the shower) or listen and requires absolutely no experience! So come check out Lila’s laid back style that always make for an incredible night! All proceeds will go to LITTLE KIDS ROCK, an organization that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools across the country.
http://www.crowdrise.com/SweatforChange-NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/437494392992617/

~March 20-24, 2013  Bali Spirit Festival, Ubud, Indonesia  http://www.balispiritfestival.com/

~March 21-24 Toronto Yoga Conference and Show will be held in the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre located at 255 Front St West, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6,  There will be a dedicated kirtan area singing all from Friday to Sunday!!!  and local artists: Lea Longo, Lana Sugarman and Bruce Lacey singing Saturday night.
www.theyogaconference.com/

~March 22-24 Sydney Australia: The Govinda Valley Kirtan Retreat http://govindas.com.au/page/retreats.html

~March 23- 24 Munich, Germany: Namaste Yoga Festival w/ Brenda McMorrow and Prema Hara
http://www.namaste-yoga-festival.de/lineup/musik/

~March 29 – April 1 The 25th annual Durban, South Africa Ratha-yatra (Festival of Chariots)
at North Beach 4001 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South Africa.
https://www.facebook.com/events/128601543985617/

~March 30 – April 1 Bodhi Festival 2013, Australia’s Transformational Spiritual Festival @ NEWCASTLE TOWN HALL 290 KING ST NEWCASTLE, NSW 2300 http://bodhifestival.com.au/event/bodhi-festival-2013

~April 2 – 3 Ron Paz (Narayan Jyoti) Healing Your Heart Through Kirtan @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~April 11-14, Sat Nam Fest West, Joshua Tree, CA – Kundalini Yoga & Music Festival w/  Snatam Kaur, Gurmukh Kaur, GuruGanesha Singh, Mirabai Ceiba, Gurunam Singh, Guru Singh, Tej Kaur, Aykanna, Nirinjan Kaur, Nirvair Singh, Harijiwan Khalsa, Simrit Kaur, Akasha, Ramdesh Kaur, Jai-Jagdeesh, Sat Siri
http://www.satnamfest.com/west/festival.html

~April 19 -21 Dave Newman Kirtan and The Bhakti Mandala: Healing through Chant @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas Nassau@sivananda.org 866-446-5934
http://www.davidnewmanmusic.com/start/04.html
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~April 26-28  California Spirit Fest, Sacramento California  http://www.californiaspiritfestival.com/

~April 29 – May 2 Jai Uttal, Daniel Paul – Awakening Bhakti @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~May 3-5 Omega’s spring ecstatic chant w/ Jai Uttal,  Wah!,  Vishal Vaid,  Russill Paul,  David Newman (Durga Das), Gaura Vani,  The Mayapuris,  SRI Kirtan
http://eomega.org/workshops/spring-ecstatic-chant?content=ROT&source=OM.home#-workshop-description-block
Omega Institute 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY, USA 12572 (north of NYC)
Phone (Registration):
Call toll free 877.944.2002 (US) or 845.266.4444 (International)
Email: registration@eomega.org

~May 4 – 5 Burlington Vermont USA Yoga Conference w/ Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt http://www.burlingtonyogaconference.com/presenters/

~May 10 – 13 Niharika Mohanty, Anupama Bhagwat, Shyam Kane, Sanhita Nandi –Sacred Sounds @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~May 11-12 Austin Texas Yoga Festival http://www.austinyogafestival.com/

~May 17-19 SHAKTIFEST @ Joshua Tree Retreat Centre, outside Palm Springs, California, USA http://bhaktifest.com/
Jai Uttal, Wah!, Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory, Prema Hara, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe, Govind Das & Radha, David Newman (Durga Das, )Mayapuris, Saul David Raye, Gina Sala, Jaya Lakshmi, Kirtaniyas, Simrit Kaur/White Sun, Sri Kirtan, Arjun Baba, Karnamrita, Sita Devi, Sita Devi, Amritakripa, Deepak & Breath of Life Tribe, AYKANNA, Aditi Devi
The festival is a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways, including: Continuous Kirtan, Yoga Classes, Meditations and Prayer, Teachings and Workshops, Fire Ceremonies (Pujas), Hanuman Chalisas, Eco-Friendly, Holistic Marketplace, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Vegan Cuisine, Wellness Sanctuary:, massage, bodywork, energy work, intuitive readings, and other unique wellness enhancing modalities.
Bhakti Fest encourages the spirit of service and offers a work exchange program. The festival donates monies to a variety of non-profit oganizations which provide housing, food, education, medical, and environmental beautification programs around the world.

~May 24-26 MILWAUKEE KIRTAN FEST: Newburg, WISCONSIN, USA: A weekend of kirtan, yoga, community, and great vegetarian food located at the beautiful nature oasis, Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center. The event will include kirtan and workshops from David Newman (Durga Das), Ragani, Kaita, Ryan Hader, Dennis Hawk, and Fred Bliffert. In addition, there will be a special high-vibrational dance party with DJ Taz Rashid, an open mic, Puja ceremony, labyrinth walks, and yoga classes from Milwaukee’s own master yoga instructors, Meg Galarza and Ryan Hader.
http://www.kirtanfestmilwaukee.com/

~May 28 – June 1 Atmarama dasa, Bishop Trevor Williamson, Robert Micha’el Esformes, Siamak Nasr — Devotional Chant: An Interfaith Festival @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~June 2 – 4 Atmarama dasa -Songs of the Beloved @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~Jun 7-9 ANANDA FEST in BURLINGTON ONTARIO:  CAMP SIDRABENE 5100 Appleby Line, R.R.6 Burlington,ONT,L7M 0P5
An inspirational weekend of outdoor yoga, spiritual stewardship, music, healthy living and educational activities!
We are thrilled to announce AnandaFest 2013, the weekend of June 7, 8 & 9th! Building on the success of our first year in 2011, our team has found a breathtaking 70 acre property at the base of the Niagara Escarpment located in north Burlington, Ontario at Camp Sidrabene. 2013 will boast incredible teachers, workshops, performers, vendors and we are working hard to make the second festival even more special.
Finally, Canada has a homegrown outdoor yoga festival & retreat which features spiritual stewardship, bhakti, connection and so much more. There are designated camping areas, plenty of onsite parking, an inground swimming pool, walking trails, creekside meditation and yes, children are welcome. Many other surprises, and the official lineup will be announced in the new year. Feel free to subscribe to the blog by selecting “follow” to the right, or check back here often for all of the latest updates.
Email info@anandafest.org
Website http://www.anandafest.org
https://www.facebook.com/AnandaFest

~June 7-9, Istanbul, Turkey: MindBody Festival  http://www.mindbodyfestival.com/index.php/presenters.html

~June 13-16 Boulder, Colorado, USA: HANUMAN FESTIVAL http://www.hanumanfestival.com/

~June 13-16 Berlin Yoga Festival, Germany  http://www.yogafestival.de/index.en.php

~June 15-16: 2nd annual Montreal Yoga Music Festival @ Concordia University Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke West (Metro Vendome) Bus 105,  Montreal, Canada H4B 1R6
confirmed kirtan artists: KC SOLARIS, The Art of Living, Le Noble Chemin, Namo Shanti, The Bhakti Connection, Ram Vakkalanka, Sattya & Sraddha, Alyssa Cohen, Luna Sundari, Lea Longo, Ma Kirtan , Surya Chandra and Soloman Krueger ( FLOW) and more coming
FOR INFO: info@montrealyogamusicfestival.com
http://lealongo.typepad.com/montreal_yoga_music_festi/2011/10/join-us-for-the-1st-montreal-yoga-music-festival-2012-.html

~June 15 @ 9:30am – 10:00pm Philly Shakti Chant Festival at  615 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, Pennsylvania, USA
Join us for a fun filled morning of shopping, gentle yoga & JourneyDance and an afternoon & evening of kirtan by the Bhakti Boys, Donna DeLory and David Newman with Mira. Tickets just $40/ $50 from June 13-door. www.phillyshaktichantfesival.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/203868903090100/

~June 15-16: Announcing the 24 Hour Kirtan for 2013 in New Vrindaban, West Virginia  for the 2013 24 Hour Kirtan. Non-stop Bhakti in an idyllic rural farm community in West Virginia, known as New Vrindaban.
A small entry fee of 25 dollars (or more, according to your means and desire) is requested which covers both your entry into the Kirtan and pure vegetarian meals during the festival. The accommodations are separate and limited, so book early to assure your spot. This event has sold out for the past few years, and will sell out this year. Accommodations on site can be booked through the New Vrindaban website. newvrindaban.com  Camping on site is also an option. Please consider joining Gaura Vani and this crew of worldwide chant masters for a life transforming day of full immersion in the Bhav.
More info to come, throughout the spring!

~June 28 – July 1 Spiritfest:  A Family-Friendly Community Arts Weekend Location: Mansfield Outdoor Ed Centre: peaceful, forested and only 1.5 hrs from Toronto
Dance ~ Painting ~ Kirtan-Chanting ~ Kids’ Zone ~ Ultimate Frisbee ~ River Swimming ~ Guided Nature Walks ~ Storytelling ~ Songwriting ~ Drumming ~ Meditation ~ Late-Night Music Jams ~ Visual Art ~ Yoga ~
Concerts ~ Lotion & Potion-Making ~ Sweat Lodge ~ Fantastic Food… and more!
Adult Ticket Price: $275 before May 30, $325 after, includes food & accommodation
Child & youth tickets also available, and daypasses, if you’d rather just come for the day!
Accomodation: Bring a tent and camp, private cabin or shared bunkhouse.
We have some volunteer positions available for Spiritfest. Get in touch if you’re interested.
To Register, & For Details:  www.SpiritFest.ca  or 416.708.1279.

~June 28 – 30 Ojai, CALIFORNIA: One Love Fest  Ecotopia in Ojai, California
Giving the world what we all need more of… Love!  http://igg.me/at/onelovefest2013
For 3 days, June 28th thought June 30th, set at Ecoptopia in secenic Ojia California, One Love Fest will raise the vibration of love on the planet.  Share the love with music, conscious leaders, dance, kirtan, yoga and meditation, high frequency foods, and love.   One Love Fest creator Kenneth Schwenker is the founder of Bahkti Fest that first brought kirtan music to thousands. Ken’s also the founder of the presigious Leaders Causing Leaders, that promotes people loving themselves wnough to take charge of this world.
https://www.facebook.com/events/613523995340992/?ref=14

~July 1 – 4 Liberate Your Voice, Liberate Your Heart: The Joy of Kirtan @ Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat
http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/

~July 5 – 7 Bhakti Fest MidWest  in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  http://bhaktifest.com/
Jai Uttal, Wah!, Dave Stringer, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Govind Das & Radha, David Newman (Durga Das), Mayapuris, Saul David Raye, Michael H. Cohen, Brenda McMorrow, Ragani, Kirtan Path, Blue Spirit Wheel, Swaha, Amy and the Bliss Tribe, Sitara & Kalyani with Pavan Kumar, Wild Moon Bhaktas, Guru Ganesha Band, Rich Logan

~July 11-14 ITALY:  Bliss Beat Festival w/ Brenda McMorrow and Girish
http://www.blissbeatfestival.com/

~July 12 TORONTO: pre-Festival of India kirtan at Toronto’s Hare Krishna Centre on Ave Rd

~July 13-14 Toronto’s FESTIVAL OF INDIA – on Sat July 13th, Ratha Yatra parade down Yonge Street to Centre Island where the Festival takes place,  Sun July 14th: Yoga Meltdown  – details tba

~July 20-21 Spanish Bhakti Festival in Spain: http://www.bhaktifestival.es/

~July 20-21 Devon Yoga Festival, Devon, England
http://www.devonyogafestival.co.uk/

~Aug 2-4 Retreat at Shanti Retreat @ Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada
Shanti Yoga Retreat Weekend with Wendy and Darin and Special guest Brenda McMorrow
This weekend will include kirtan led by the extremely gifted Brenda McMorrow, www.brendamcmorrow.com.
http://www.shantiretreat.ca/events/retreat-lineup/
Contact Shanti – 613-777-0247

~Aug 2-4 Crane Lake, Minnesota, USA: Common Grounds Yoga Festival
http://www.commongroundsfestival.com/index.html

~Aug 5 – 11 CALIFORNIA, USA: 11th ANNUAL NON-RESIDENTIAL SUMMER BHAKTI KIRTAN CAMP! w/ Jai Uttal and co-teachers Daniel Paul, Nubia Teixeira, and Daniel Tucker.
This training is for those who aspire to lead Kirtan; those who wish to enhance their Yoga teaching with chanting; and those who simply wish to immerse themselves in the vast ocean of Bhakti.
In this workshop we will share some of the many tools that we use in our Bhakti practices. Our hope is that everyone will leave this retreat with the inner experience and knowledge that we are all able to dive into this world of devotion and sing and share our hearts with others.
Where: San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, Northern California
Website: http://sfts.edu
contact Nubia for more information: Phone: 415-963-3551
Email: registration@jaiuttal.com or nubiacoruja@gmail.com

~Aug 8-11 Finger Lakes Yoga Festival, Ithaca, NY  http://www.fingerlakesyogafestival.org/

~Aug 9-12 BELOVED FESTIVAL, OREGON, USA is a 4 day camping, art, and music festival Location: Tidewater Falls, our stunning and intimate Oregon coastal forest venue, is 2.5 hours from Portland or Eugene, 5 hours from Ashland or Seattle and 10 hours from San Francisco or Vancouver, BC.
http://www.belovedfestival.com/info-eco.php

~Aug 10 @ 3pm KIRTANVANCOUVER @ 2nd Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver BC   www.kirtanvancouver.com
https://www.facebook.com/KirtanVancouver?ref=stream

~Aug 24-25. Ladysmith, Quebec: Bhakti Connection and Bhakti in the Woods  A gathering of joy and music.  Morning-to-evening events: music, chanting, meditation, yoga, dance, story-telling, healing arts, explorations to challenge and uplift you, events for children, and superb vegetarian food.
Overnight camping available  Vendors and booths
For more Info:   bhakticonnection@gmail.com
http://www.reverbnation.com/thebhakticonnection
Directions: Google Map the address(166 Ch. Himmelman, Ladysmith, Quebec, J0X 2A0), then continue along Himmelman road until you are almost at Bryson Rd. (Google maps gives the wrong location on Himmelman Rd., it is closer to Bryson than to Schwartz)  *There may be construction on Bryson Rd, so do take the Himmelman Rd. entrance.
http://www.bhaktiinthewoods.com/index.html

~Aug 30 – Sept 2 Omega’s Ecstatic Chant on Labour Day wkend info is now available – registration open. w/ KRISHNA DAS, DEVA PREMAL & MITEN, JAI UTTAL, SNATAM KAUR, DONNA DE LORY, RADHANATH SWAMI, RAM DASS (live via streaming video), STEVE GORN, GAURA VANI As Kindred Spirits, MAYAPURIS, THE FANNA-FI-ALLAH SUFI QAWWALI PARTY
http://www.eomega.org/workshops/ecstatic-chant#-workshop-description-block
(*Sept 2nd – I couldn’t find the Labour Day afternoon add-on)
plus: Workshops with Krishna Das – an add-on on Tues Sept 3rd:
http://www.eomega.org/workshops/heart-practice-of-chanting#-workshop-description-block
Omega Institute 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY, USA 12572 (north of NYC)
Phone (Registration):
Call toll free 877.944.2002 (US) or 845.266.4444 (International)
Email: registration@eomega.org

~Aug 30 – Sept 2: Vernon, New Jersey – EVOLVE Music and Yoga Festival  http://evolvefest.com/

~Sept 5 – 8 Bhakti Fest West in Joshua Tree Retreat Centre, outside Palm Springs, California, USA, http://bhaktifest.com/
Deva Premal & Miten, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Girish, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory, C.C. White, Prema Hara, Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band, Hanumen, Govind Das & Radha, David Newman (Durga Das), Mayapuris, Saul David Raye, Gina Sala, Jaya Lakshmi, Kirtaniyas, Joey Lugassy, Kirtan Rabbi, Brenda McMorrow, Fanna Fi Allah, Simrit Kaur/White Sun, Sri Kirtan, Fantuzzi, Steve Gorn, Ena Vie, Arjun Baba, Karnamrita, Shantala, Luna Ray, Yehoshua Brill, Suzanne Sterling, Amritakripa, Deepak & Breath of Life Tribe, AYKANNA, Jim Beckwith Group, Wynne Paris, Philippo Franchini, Guru Ganesha Band, Lakshmi Devi, RAHASYA, Spring Groove, Nina Rao, Bhakti Messengers, Eddy Nataraj, Prema Mayi, Sirgun Kaur, Zach Leary (Ramana)
The festival is a vehicle for the evolution of human consciousness through a heart-centered revolution. Bhakti Fest builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart – a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. All the artists, presenters, and vendors embody, practice, and share the spirit of Bhakti through a variety of ways, including: Continuous Kirtan, Yoga Classes, Meditations and Prayer, Teachings and Workshops, Fire Ceremonies (Pujas), Hanuman Chalisas, Eco-Friendly, Holistic Marketplace, Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Vegan Cuisine, Wellness Sanctuary:, massage, bodywork, energy work, intuitive readings, and other unique wellness enhancing modalities.
Bhakti Fest encourages the spirit of service and offers a work exchange program. The festival donates monies to a variety of non-profit oganizations which provide housing, food, education, medical, and environmental beautification programs around the world.

~Sept 5-9 Switzerland: GENEVA YOGA & MUSIC FESTIVAL  http://www.genevayogamusicfestival.ch/

~Sept 26-29  Waynesboro, Pennsylvania SAT NAM FEST EAST kundalini yoga and music festival
http://www.satnamfest.com/east/index.html

~Sept 26 – 29 Dave Newman Kirtan College @ Yogaville Buckingham, VA 23921 arc@iyiva.org http://www.yogaville.org/ (434) 969-1225  http://www.davidnewmanmusic.com/start/04.html

~Oct 19-20 Boston Yoga and Chant Festival @ Regis College Fine Arts Centre 235 Wellesley St. Weston, Massachusetts, USA
http://www.shunyamproductions.com/   http://www.bostonyogaandchantfest.com/

~Oct 26 The Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival at Windham Mountain, in upstate New York. One-day festival to celebrate yoga and music . Stay tuned for ticket info and website information. Just announced! Shantala, The Music of Heather and Benjy Wertheimer added along with Wynne Paris, Tommy Rosen, Kia Miller and more!
https://www.facebook.com/AhimsaYogaAndMusicFestival

Check the programs at:

~SIVANANDA Ashram Yoga Camp, Val Morin, Quebec, Canada
Tel: (+1) 819-322-3226 or 1-800-263-9642 (Canada/USA) http://www.sivananda.org/camp/
~Sivananda Bahamas Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas Nassau@sivananda.org 866-446-5934   http://www.sivanandabahamas.org/
~general sivananda info/info about other ashrams http://www.sivananda.org/

~OMEGA Institute for Holistic Studies at a 200-acre Rhinebeck, New York campus & a yoga retreat in Costa Rica http://www.eomega.org/

~KRIPALU centre for yoga and health in the berkshires of western massachusetts, usa  http://www.kripalu.org/

~FESTIVAL OF INDIA North American Tour – check out the cities and dates on: http://www.festivalofindia.org/?q=node/227

~~Please always verify before going – accuracy is attempted,
Om Shanti,
maie p jyoti