Singing and Mantra Workshop~Kona
~Singing and Mantra Workshop~ “The beautiful music of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda reflects years of devotional practice, a passion for mantra and music, and a deep love for each other.” Jai Uttal (Kirtan Singer) In this workshop participants will explore the practice of singing mantra and bhakti yoga-the path of love and devotion. Singing together, participants will connect with sacred songs and mantras in Sanskrit (the ancient prayer language of India), Punjabi (Kundalini mantras), and English. Participants will learn translations, meanings about various deities, and also be lead in guided visualizations for deepening their bhakti practice. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda also share their own insights into the healing effects of these sacred chants. For bios and more info visit: www.JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com ~Altar of Love Weekend Kona~ Are you the kind of person looking for heart opening events and community? Then please consider joining Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a very special Altar of Love Weekend in Kailua/Kona. They offer a transformational journey full of music, yoga and a cacao ceremony that heals hearts, creates intimate friends and leaves you floating in love. Please note all events can be attended separately or as a package. All events will be held at the Sky House except for Kirtronica which will be held at KTPS Dance studio in Kealakekua. Schedule belowWednesday 1/23 7:15-9pm: Kirtronica: An ecstatic chant and dance experience.Hosted by Ecstatic Dance Kona. Friday 1/256pm-7:30pm: A vegan multi-course meal with the artists catered by Chef Rae. Includes: appetizers, main course, salad, and dessert. Limited to 18. Pre-purchase in advance to attend. 7:30pm-10pm: A Sacred Chant and Heart Songs Concert Saturday 1/262pm-4pm: Singing and Mantra Workshop7:30pm-10pm: Cacao CeremonySunday 1/2710am-12pm: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop w/live musicDescriptions for each event below. Pricing varies per event. Discounts available for early ticket purchases. For tickets, visit: http://tickets.brightstarevents.com/events/18378. Children welcome at all events and 18 and under always free!! But please contact us to discuss details. We will be looking for volunteers for both music nights. Please email Contact@JayaLakshmiandAnanda.com if you are interested in doing an exchange for one or both nights. Coconut Bliss will be served for both music nights. They are so grateful to have Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss as their ongoing sponsors. Coconut Bliss is served up at every Altar of Love Weekend, raising funds for charities.www.coconutbliss.comFor bios and videos, please visit www.JayaLakshmiAndAnanda.com“For me, the entire Altar of Love weekend was brimming with heart-felt devotion and a deep opening to the divine. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda gave wisdom that comes from both study and life experience. The kirtan, yoga, dance and prayer were truly a group communion at the altar of love!” Ana Holub (Forgiveness Counselor, author and creatress of Clear Path to Peace)~Chants and Heart Songs Concert~Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda offer a combination of kirtan (call and response singing), bhajan (devotional hymns) and original singer/song writer compositions in the languages of English, Sanskrit and Gurbani. Alternating guitar, harmonium, keyboard, bansuri flutes and vocal weaving, they create a profound healing and balanced sound current (Naad) brimming with bhakti (devotion). They are known for their powerful blend of modern and ancient soundscapes that touches the heart and invokes a meditative and connected state.“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s tremendous and rare gift of devotion, song, and talent comes through their music so effortlessly. It affects my soul in such a deep way. When I listen to their music, my heart opens instantly, and I know that their voice, music, and presence will bring thousands into a space of deep happiness and healing.” Simrit Kaur (Kundalini Mantra Singer) ~Singing and Mantra Workshop~In this workshop participants will explore the practice of singing mantra and bhakti yoga-the path of love and devotion. Singing together, participants will connect with sacred songs and mantras in Sanskrit (the ancient prayer language of India), Punjabi (Kundalini mantras), and English. Participants will learn translations, meanings about various deities, and also be lead in guided visualizations for deepening their bhakti practice. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda also share their own insights into the healing effects of these sacred chants.~Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop~This workshop will be a unique blend of Kundalini yoga and meditations led by Ananda with live music by Jaya Lakshmi. It is designed to open the heart and tap into one’s infinite creative potential. Through this workshop participants will gain tools to live an inspired and fulfilled life that overflows with bliss and abundance.Kundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, is a way to recharge and heal your body quickly. By stimulating the various systems of the body, it centers the mind, balances one’s energy fields and opens the spirit. It is especially effective for stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, as well as weight control.~Cacao Ceremony~Since ancient times cacao has been used ceremonially to connect with that infinite presence of love. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s cacao ceremonies are a coming together to open the heart, express creatively and rejoice with the spirit of the cacao. Accompanied by their weaving heart songs, it will be a time to express gratitude for the cacao spirit and allow for that spirit to blossom infinite possibilities within you.The cacao that will be used is a very special type that a cacao shaman selected personally for it’s energetic qualities. It comes from Guatemala, the heartland of the Mayan people who have used it for millennia. The ceremony will be a wonderful time to learn about cacao’s origins, history, heath benefits and energetic/spiritual qualities. Let’s celebrate a new way of coming together and rejoicing in the love of the infinite spirit. Melt into a unique ceremony that will expand your heart to new levels.