Summer Kirtan Camp with Jai Uttal
Greetings Dear Bhakta!!!!!
Thank you so much for your interest in joining Jai Uttal for his 18th Annual Summer Bhakti Kirtan Camp 2020!
We would love to welcome you into our ever-growing Bhakti family and have you experiencing Jai’s legacy of music and devotion.
This offering will be held in Fairfax -Northern California (USA) as a Non-Residential Training.
We will meet from August 8th to the 14th from 12noon to 6pm on the first and last days. On the other days from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Jai will be joined by guest teachers Nubia Teixeira, Daniel Paul and Prajna Vieira.
All of your personal questions about this training can be sent to Nubia: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE TRAINING
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 immersion, 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.
Subjects to be covered:
Kirtan – As the essential practice of Bhakti, Kirtan will be the main focus of this training.
Bhakti Yoga – Understanding the path of Bhakti as a journey of surrender and offering of one’s entire being to the Divine will.
Mantras – Experiencing the invocational power of the ancient Sanskrit syllables and names in ecstatic song and silent contemplation.
Gods and Goddesses – An exploration of the energies embodied by the different deities of Hinduism.
Ramayana – Studying and reciting the multi-leveled epic adventures of Ram, Sita, and Hanuman; and how this story relates to our daily lives.
Saints – Reflecting upon the lives of some of the saints of modern India, particularly Neem Karoli Baba.
Vocal Training – Opening the voice and learning to love the sound that comes from our bodies.
Rhythm – Beginning to understand the rhythms associated with Kirtan.
Learning Harmonium – Gaining a beginning understanding of the rudiments of harmonium for accompanying Kirtans.
"Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space —digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence."
For more information about the Kirtan Camp read this article: http://www.sfyogamagazine.com/blog/2018/9/12/finding-love-devotion-and-passion-at-summer-bhakti-kirtan-camp
You can fly into SFO – San Francisco airport or into OAK – Oakland airport.
From either one of these two airports you are about one hour away from us in Fairfax.
There are bus services from the airports to San Rafael and from San Rafael you can take a cab to Fairfax (10 minutes).
If you don’t have a local friend,
Airbnb is a GREAT source available: https://www.airbnb.com/s/Fairfax–CA?s_tag=ydWRgdoB
Couch Surfing: https://www.couchsurfing.com
Another great place to look into is TripAdvisor http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g155988-c2-Marin_County_California-Hotels.html
Fairfax In is the closest, walking distance: http://fairfaxinn.com
More confortable a little far, biking distance: http://www.sananselmoinn.com
In San Rafael, driving distance, super comfortable: http://www.gerstlepark.com
Non-refundable deposit of: $800.00
Early Bird Price: $1,250.00 if paid in full by April 21st 2020.
Regular Price: $1,400.00 after April 21st 2020 ($800 deposit + remainder due by July 1st).
Deposit of $800 is non-refundable.
50% of remainder refundable if cancellation is done by June 21st 2020.
Fee is non-refundable after June 21st 2020.