Chant In the New Year Training

  • Monday, January 1, 2024 - Sunday, January 7, 2024
  • Transformation House, Sedona , Arizona
Chant In the New Year Training

Has the magic of kirtan, call and response mantra chanting, captured your heart?  Would you like to learn how to lead kirtan? 

My name is Ananda Das and after 15 years of doing kirtan, recording mantra albums and touring, I’m ready to offer you a training and a transmission that will completely blossom your relationship to your voice, musical abilities and yoga practice. 

Please join me for an immersive 6 day training in stunning Sedona, Arizona, Jan. 1st-7th.  

This training will give you confidence, understanding and inspiration to lead chants in yoga classes, song circles or simply to deepen on your devotional path. It will help you open your voice, bring joy into your life and fill your heart with sweetness.  

Each day I will guide you as you learn, practice and embody:

  • My signature devotional singing techniques for greater range, fullness and richness.
  • Learn new chants to add to your repetoire
  • Key skills on how to lead kirtan
  • How to work with other musicians
  • Coming together in groups practicing and leading with the support of sangha (sacred community).
  • Bhakti workshops to enhance your understanding and embodiment of the deities and mantras
  • Devotional yoga practices with a focus on a deity

This training is designed for people of all levels. Even if you just want to come to sing, come! You’ll be amazed at how much you learn and grow to appreciate mantra music, bhakti and your love for life.  

On top of that, we’ll be staying at stunning estates in Sedona and pampered with delicious meals with a private chef.   If you are on the fence and want some more clarity, send me an email for a free 30 minute consultation with me. 

*Prices go up $100 Nov. 1st and Dec. 1st. 

Bonuses!!

I want to make this a super sweet deal for you. Sign up and receive these incredible bonuses valued at $600!

Bonus #1

A one hour private session with me ($200 value)

Bonus #2

You’ll get access to my course, Free Your Voice ($198 value)

Bonus #3

You’ll get access to my course, Kirtan Fundamentals ($198 value)

Testimonial:

“In this training, I was able to open my heart and heal lots of feelings of guilt, shame, and fear. I received light, love, courage, knowledge, self-love, and self-acceptance. I’m grateful I was able to overcome shame about my culture, voice, and karma. Ananda Das holds a sacred, authentic, loving space that’s allowed me to be myself.
"He is a patient and devoted teacher. I felt I was retreating with my soul family. I felt comforted, cherished, and free. My favorite highlights were learning the harmonium for the first time, hiking with the group, morning yoga practice, and chanting/dancing with the community. Besides, all the meals were prepared with love. Thank you so much Ananda Das for your gift. I can’t wait for the next training session." Fernanda Hang

Who’s this for? 

Everyone! Regardless of your level of experience, all are welcome. If you play an instrument, bring it. We will have times to learn, practice and collaborate with people attending. 

Instructors

Ananda Das 

Over the last 13 years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be a touring kirtan/bhakti artist as well as recorded over 16 mantra and heart songs albums. I’ve also been teaching singing, music, yoga and bhakti to thousands of people. It’s been such a joy for me and now I’m thrilled to share with you some of my most precious techniques, practices, insights, understandings, and know how to take your Bhakti/Kirtan to the next level. 

Dr. Manoj Chalam

Dr. Manoj uses entertaining and interactive story telling to teach about Hindu/Buddhist deities. He helps individuals blossom their relationship to the timeless archetypes. He also shares the science of bhakti yoga as taught through iconography. Manoj is an iconic teacher at many yoga festivals, conferences, trainings and retreats. He is known for sharing is wisdom at his deity booth. He also leads training on the deities as well as leads groups to India. For more on him, visit: www.MurtisAndVedanta.com

Prem Vidu

A Phoenix based sacred music/chant artist and Ananda Das’s go to percussionists over the last few years. He has a BFA in Percussion Performance & Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University. Along with his amazing percussion skills he also currently leads the project, "The Band of Now," which is known for facilitating kirtans in the Phoenix Valley and beyond. In the training he will be teaching about percussion and timing. Website: Premvidu.com

Sample Day

  • 7am: Sunrise Sattva Kundalini Yoga | Different Deity Themed Each Day 
  • 8:30am: Deity Visualization & Japa Round (Mantra Chanting)
  • 9am-10am: Singing & Voice Opening Class
  • 10am: Brunch
  • 11am-12pm: Bhakti Philosophy & Archetypes with Dr. Manoj Chalam
  • 12:30-2pm Learning Kirtan Chants & Music Fundamentals 
  • 4pm-5:30pm: Leading Chants/Song Circle with feeback/support by Ananda Das
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 7pm-9pm: Evening Kirtan, Bhakti Sat Sangh & Learning Chants 

Bhakti Yoga Practice 

I will be leading integrative devotional yoga practices from the Sattva yoga tradition as taught by Anand Mehrotra. It will be open to all levels. It will include kriyas (elevating movements), asanas (postures), pranayama (breath/energy practices), and dhyana (meditation). This holistic style of yoga is designed to affect all levels of being which in turn uplifts, heal and awakens the practitioner to elevated states of consciousness.  It is similar to Kundalini Yoga as taught by KRI. I love to add the focus of deities to enhance the embodiment of the bhakti practice.  This will include mantras, kriyas and meditations specifically for each deity.  
Sample Yoga Class:
Singing/Music Workshops
We will explore practices to open up, refine and empower our voices. We will also learn new chants, how to share and to support our Bhakti/Kirtan practice. We will have time to practice with other participants.  
Bhakti/Kirtan Mechanicals
In these sessions we will address how to lead, play, share, and collaborate when offering kirtan. We will have time to practice sharing and collaborating with other participants.  
Evening Chanting and Bhakti Talks
Each evening we sing together and learn more about the mantras, deities, and their significance in our lives.
 
Sound incredible? Sign up and let’s empower your practice! 
Testimonial:
“Ananda Das is wise, deeply spiritual, a compassionate and gentle guide, an exceptional teacher, a truly authentic, joyous person. He is also an exceptional musician and composer. He sings from the heart and delivers the message to the listener’s heart. I never loved yoga before this week in Sedona. I liked the results (when I did it), but always felt something missing — almost like I was doing calisthenics under the watchful eye of a drill sergeant. BUT, with Ananda, I absolutely loved the way that he wove in the mantras and spiritual and scientific reasoning behind what we were doing.
I also now have a greater appreciation and understanding of the Hindu dieties. The voice and harmonium lessons were educational and so much fun!! He taught us about breath and how to contral our voices. We learned not just how to control our physical voice, but many of us also had breakthroughs finding our inner voice!
I loved our free time in our beautiful setting, hikes and watching the striking sunsets. Profound is the best word that I can come up with to summarize this week in Sedona with Ananda Das and a dozen other beautiful souls. Thank you Ananda for providing the setting for this amazing life-alterng experience." Loraine 
Why Sedona?  
Known for its world class hiking, sweeping views, canyons and powerful vortexes, Sedona is a place that brings awe and nourishes the soul. We’ll go out on sunset hikes, river swims and all the while sing and play away! 
 
Your Stay
We will be staying at two stunning estates. The Moondance Estate has 8 bedrooms and is where we will be having meals. The classes and workshops will be held at the Transformation Home Estate. 
 
Moondance Estate:
Transformation Estate: 

Travel and Flight Details: 
Most common and cheapest flights will be into Phoenix. From there it is a 2 hour drive to Sedona. You can also fly into Flagstaff which is about a 45 minute drive.  You will either need to rent a car or share a car with another participant. Let us know if you would like to share a car and we can try and link you up with someone else.    
Check-in/out Info: Check-in: 4pm | Check-out: 11am 
Registration:
Please note that the deposit reserves the room and is non-refundable. If you need to cancel, you can transfer the deposit to a future retreat or training. It may be possible to get a full refund if the room is reserved by another person. This is at the hosts discretion.  
Refund Policy: 
Deposits are non-refundable. 
  • If you cancel more than 120 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment will be refunded.
  • If you cancel 119 – 70 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment will be refunded.  
  • If you cancel 30 – 69 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment will be refunded.  
  • If you cancel 29 days or less before your retreat start date, you can apply 30% of your payment to another retreat.   
  • Concerning cancelations 29 days or less before the retreat, we cannot make exceptions for sickness or injury other than giving credit for a future retreat, unless you find someone to take your place. Please understand the venue is expensive to reserve and we have to consider this.  
Please understand that lodging arrangements are made based on people’s commitment and changes can create a lot of challenge. Please do your best to commit when you sign up. And trust in the knowing that this is for you! 
DON’S MISS OUT ON THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY! SIGN RIGHT AWAY!! 
*Prices go up $100 Nov. 1st and Dec. 1st. 
 

Thank you so much for booking this training!  Looking forward to an amazing week with you.

As part of your bonuses, below is a link to my online courses Free Your Voice, Kirtan Fundamentals and Devotional Yoga Journeys. 

You’ll have access to these and can start diving in! This will give you a huge head start to our week together and we’ll be able to make huge leaps forward. 

Click to purchase and then use the coupon code: kirtantraining

Click here to access it.

Please also start listening to the chants we will be learning. I’ve created a playlist and you can listen by clicking here

Please let me know if you have any other questions as well as any food allergies or health conditions.

Thank you so much!  
Ananda Das

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