<i>Kirtan</i> College: A Weekend Chanting Intensive
About This Event
Open your heart with song and devotion at Kirtan College. Deepen your understanding and practice of the rich tradition of Indian chanting and the Yoga of loving devotion. This in-depth course is designed to help all people explore kirtan and Bhakti Yoga.
Join David for a weekend of celebration and learning that includes:
Sanskrit mantra pronunciation and translation
Methodology for practicing and leading kirtan
Musical guidance and support
Teachings and practices of the Bhakti Yoga tradition
Storytelling of India’s ancient myths
This workshop is designed to deepen your relationship with kirtan and help you gain more confidence in leading kirtan. This program is open to everyone. No musical background required.
Bring your children with you this weekend!
Sign them up here for the Kids Yoga Program, a childcare program for guests who come to visit with children ages 5–11. While you enjoy your program, you can feel confident that the kids will be well looked after by our experienced staff and entertained through a variety of fun activities.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 8 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email IY(contact info blocked).
I had never experienced kirtan and was overwhelmed with the depth of feeling evoked. David, Durga Das, created a beautifully safe and loving space, inclusive of everyone. David is a wonderful storyteller. Able to convey knowledge, the Indian myths and how they related to the essence of the human experience. — Trudy H.
The Kirtan College program is lead with love and integrity, engaging students to be real and ready to express through chant, communication, and love in our own timing. — Alice S.
Kirtan College is a life-changing program that connects you completely to your heart. David Newman is a beacon of light inspiring love in all. I am so grateful to have been at Yogaville for Kirtan College. — Dana Kaplan
Venue HighlightsYogaville 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.
AccommodationsThe 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.
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.
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.
- A/C in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOrganic, vegetarian/vegan food
Gluten-free and vegan options
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe
DirectionsYogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.
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