Midweek Seminar: Using Your Voice, Mantras, and Devotion

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Apr 16 - 18, 2019 (3 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $345.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $345.00 Dormitory - Private - $425.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $465.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $465.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $465.00 Tent-Site - $295.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Learn to come more fully into the confidence of your voice for chanting on your own, chanting mantras for your class, or leading kirtan (chanting of sacred sounds). Join Gita Zember of Gita’s Dream Kirtan for an empowering midweek seminar.

Topics include:

Introduction to instruments, the roles they play, and what to look for if buying; including a brief introduction on how to play harmonium, mridanga, and kartals

How to lead mantra chanting and kirtan

Building confidence to lead a small group of friends or maybe even more!

Questions about leading kirtan and the dynamics of working with other musicians

The Sanskrit alphabet and its amazing healing vibrations

Enjoying kirtan together!

Continuing Education Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 6 contact hours

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate of your program’s total contact hours. For more information, email (contact info blocked).

Midweek Seminars

Midweek Seminars not only offer special lectures to help you deepen your practice, but also allow the time, space, and guidance to relax and go within. This is the perfect opportunity to embrace the quiet of the Ashram and the knowledge of its teachers.

Join our daily schedule

Take classes in your area of interest

Enjoy our natural setting and sacred spaces

Connect with like-minded people

 

Testimonials

Gita’s influence is as blinding as her gigantic smile. She can perfect people’s poses with the press of a finger and move from silliness to profundity in the span of a sentence. Her fresh, jubilant, and always amusing methods are unique. What more do you want? — Andy

Gita’s presence is a valuable transmission of energy. — Program Participant

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder

Schedule


Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Accommodations

The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

Dormitory
The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Tenting
Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Lacto-vegetarian
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe

Directions

Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

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