A Weekend w/ Visiting Artists Kirtan Soul Revival

A Weekend w/ Visiting Artists Kirtan Soul Revival


Fri, Nov, 30th - Sun, Dec, 2nd
12:00 am

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Kirtan Soul Revival

“I’m so excited for our New Orleans yoga community to experience one of my favorite kirtan groups- my friends Kirtan Soul Revival, a fresh and uplifting voice in the world of kirtan music. Vibrant, soul-stirring singing with stellar harmonies and groovin’ guitar — KSR will make your heart smile.” – Sean Johnson

Friday 7-9pm: Yoga Class & Live Music w/ Sean Johnson and Kirtan Soul Revival. Uptown

This class will combine the best of both kirtan and yoga, where we can move both our bodies and our souls. Sean Johnson and Kirtan Soul Revival join forces for an innovative class combining inspiring flows, and heart-felt and funky sacred song.

Saturday 7pm-9pm: Mantra Music Concert, Downtown

Sing, dance, and revive your soul with an evening of healing call and response chanting, funky devotional music, and heart-felt sacred song. Through KSR’s simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. Join us for a heart-opening, uplifting celebration of life!
Cost: $20 Members receive 10% off. No Refunds.

Sunday 11-2pm: Voices of Change: A Singing & Social Justice Workshop, Downtown

Chanting has the potential to create deep transformation, both inside of ourselves and in the world around us.  Dive deep, explore, sing, transform… in a community committed to rigorous truth telling and loving reflection. Designed for yoga practitioners/teachers, healers, community activists, artists, teachers, and ALL beings, this highly interactive program invites you to explore ways to open your voice, uncover and express your deepest knowing, examine deep societal truths, and release fear and judgement in relationship to yourselves and others. Through chanting, reflection, discussion and journaling we will sing in harmony and find our individual voice inside of the collective voice.  Cost: $40 members receive 10% off. No Refunds.

Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, and Todd Keller with drummer Terrence Pompey, are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life.

KSR’s mantra music concerts are celebrations of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through their simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!

‘Here for Love,’ Kirtan Soul Revival’s first full-length album, has received wide acclaim for it’s fresh and uplifting voice in the world of mantra music. KSR has been profiled in publications worldwide, including Yoga Magazine UK, Australian Yoga Life Magazine and Yoga City NYC. Their music has been featured on radio stations both internationally and here at home, and are in regular rotation on Krishna Das’ SiriusXM station. Their song “Kali Ma” was also selected for the Kripalu Seva Cd 6 alongside tracks from diverse artists including CC White and Sean Johnson. “Remix” is KSR’s newest full-length album, a collection of chants remixed by well-known conscious music producers/DJ’s, including Srikalogy, Duke Mushroom, and tm.pOMpey, that David Newman/Durga Das calls “an absolutely energizing and inspiring listening experience.”

KSR has led kirtans in and around New York City (including Integral Yoga Institute, Jivamukti Yoga and Laughing Lotus Yoga Center). With many successful tours on the East and West coasts, they have played numerous times at Kripalu and Omega Institute and at festivals such as Wanderlust, Bhakti Fest, Love Light Festival, Unifier Festival, Hamptons Yoga Fest, Philly Shakti Fest, Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival, VerMantra, and Berwick Yoga Festival in Nova Scotia. They have recorded with Krishna Das, The Hanumen, John de Kadt, Prema Hara, Saul David Raye and Devadas.

KSR’s chant workshops have been offered to groups as large as 120 people. They also teach heart-centered yoga classes infusing flowing vinyasa and breath-centered movement with live music and chanting. Helen is a certified yoga teacher through the Nosara Yoga Institute. She is also a CircusYoga leader and teaches workshops, retreats and teacher trainings nationally. Calia is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) who trained at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and with Saul David Raye through Ritam Healing Arts. She co-leads Yoga in Action trainings, a program of Off the Mat, Into the World, which supports participants in embarking on a journey of self-inquiry, leading to action within communities & the outside world.