Kirtan is one of the oldest yoga traditions of the world. It is a call-and-response chanting genre that helps us connect with ourselves, focus our attention and achieve harmony between mind, body and spirit. Being a part of the Yoga of Sound, Kirtan produces sound waves, which you follow with your awareness. Think Omm!
Kirtan Vancouver Events Society (Kirtan Vancouver) is a non-profit, grass-roots organization dedicated to making Vancouverites more aware of how breathing, chanting and Kirtan can bring about significant, positive changes in health and wellness. The event is put on entirely by a volunteer board of directors. In its first year in 2010, thousands of people attended, affirming that Vancouver was seeking this powerful form of meditation.
On August 18, Kirtan Vancouver, presented by OrganicLives™, is bringing some of the world’s most beautiful souls and voices to its stage. The event will be MCd by the well-known, local, talented Rekha Sharma with performances by Karnamrita Dasi, Jeffrey Armstrong, Sandra Leigh (Give Peace A Chant), Sparrow and more. OrganicLives™ is an organization dedicated to promoting organic, sustainable, fairly traded food.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Food for Life, a non-profit organization that supplies free, nourishing, plant-based meals to the Vancouver Downtown Eastside homeless and to women’s shelters and victims of natural or manmade disasters.
Check out Kirtan Vancouver’s Facebook page at www.kirtanvancouver.com. Come share your energy and light with them on August 18 at 2nd Beach at Stanley Park, 3-9PM. Just announced: Win 2 tickets to Wanderlust Whistler at Kirtan Vancouver. Free yoga in the park, 1PM. j