Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Kirtan is a direct path to freeing the authentic voice within” ~ Sean Johnson

Spring is in the air! Let joy blossom as you free your heart and voice through the power of mantra and song. Join Julia Berkeley, Dave Cipriani and Leonice Shinneman for a delicious evening of kirtan. Calm your mind, soothe your soul and take refuge in the everpresent unconditional field of love. 

SUNDAY MARCH 31st @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Somatic Sanctuary, 410 West Ojai Ave, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

What is Kirtan? 
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!

Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals), Dave Cipriani (7-string classical & electric and 20-string slide guitar) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) bring a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy. 

We have the added special treat of Dave Cipriani and Leonice Shinneman gifting us with a taste of Indian classical music. Dave’s diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao.

 

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Embody Love workshop
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Embody Love workshop

Awakening love through yoga, dance and music

“The purpose of life is not to transcend the body,but to embody the transcendant”
~ H. H. Dalai Lama


> Drop Out of your mind
> Drop In
to your Body
> Come home
to the love that resides within

Join Julia Berkeley for an uplifting mini-retreat that weaves together gentle yoga, free flowing spontaneous movement and sacred sound, to reconnect you to your natural abiding source of joy, peace and love.

It can be easy to allow the busyness of life to override your need to come back to what truly nourishes you. This Saturday morning workshop offers you a chance to put it all down and tend to that sacred space within you. You are invited to reset and recharge as you:

RELEASE tension and blocked energy 

RECONNECT to your aliveness and flow

AWAKEN your free and authentic self expression

Come as you are. Bring all of yourself. No other experience needed.

Julia, has a passion for sharing practices that light up the heart and soul. She brings a unique blend of experience as a heart centered yoga teacher, (E-RYT 500), Soul MotionTM dance facilitator and kirtan musician. Amidst it all she will be sharing music from her recent album “Embody Love”, available for listening at www.bandcamp.com and most major music streams.

SATURDAY APRIL 13th @ 10am - 1pm
Where: The Sane Living Center is adjacent to Hip Vegan, 316 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023
Exchange: $30 ahead of time, $35 on the door
To bring: yoga mat, loose comfortable clothing, water, journal and pen

Get your tickets Here

Photos will be taken during the event for the Sane Living Center. You can elect to not be in them if you choose.

 

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Back To Earth Immersion
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Back To Earth Immersion

A medicine journey for the soul

 Immersion highlights:

• Soaking in the springs
• Gentle yoga
• Journey with crystals
• Art and movement
• Fresh and organic vegetarian lunch
• Time to converse and connect with others

Julia Berkeley and Kat Tudor invite you to join them for day of play, healing, and awakening your connection to Mother Earth.

 This immersion will focus on clearing and activating the root chakra (hips, pelvis, legs, and feet) so you can grow a sense of inner stability, support, and safety, and find balance in daily life.

Through the potent healing energy of Manitou Springs as well as the ancient practices of yoga, chanting, dance, journaling, and art, you will be supported to awaken your channels of bliss, grace, and passion.

Enjoy soaking in the springs, receive a delicious vegetarian lunch, and connect with other like-hearted souls. Come away reconnected, grounded, and ready to shine your light.

Exchange: $75
Get your tickets here

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan in Colorado
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan in Colorado

“To open fully to kirtan, to the singing of the divine Name, is to know this sweetest form of bliss.”
Ram Dass

Discover and tap into the bliss that dwells within you in this Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan with Julia Berkeley, and Colorado friends, Yoshi Aono, and Judith Piazza. Originally from the UK, Julia currently resides in Ojai, California, where she regularly offers kirtan in between teaching yoga, offering transformational workshops, and soul-centered healing. In this first time Colorado kirtan, she will share favorites from her new album, Embody Love, amidst a mix of other heart-opening melodies and chants. Enjoy a divine evening of mantra, song, and basking in the unending source of happiness, peace, and love that exists within you. No experience needed!

What is Kirtan? 
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!


Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Purchase your tickets for this event by clicking HERE 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Seek refuge not in love’s forms, but in the field of love itself, that which never comes and goes. For this is what you are.” ~ Matt Licata

Love is in the air this month! Awaken your heart and tap into the source of divine love that dwells within through mantra and song. Join Julia Berkeley, Dave Cipriani, Leonice Shinneman and Katrina MacLachlan for a delicious evening of kirtan. Calm your mind and soothe your soul as we take refuge in the everpresent unconditional field of love.

SUNDAY FEB 24th @ 7 - 8.45pm
Where: Somatic Sanctuary, 410 West Ojai Ave, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

What is Kirtan? 
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!

What a musical line up we have for you! Dave Cipriani (7-string classical & electric and 20-string slide guitar), Katrina Maclachlan (vocals and kartals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) bring a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy. 

We have the added special treat of Dave Cipriani and Leonice Shinneman gifting us with a taste of Indian classical music. Dave’s diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao.

Julia Berkeley has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit and deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. She offers kirtan, yoga (RYT 500) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai.

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“To open fully to kirtan, to the singing of the divine Name, is to know this sweetest form of bliss.”

~ Ram Dass

Tap into the healing power of sound in a divine evening of mantra and song. Julia Berkeley, Dave Cipriani, Katrina Maclachlan and Leonice Shinneman invite you to join them on a magical musical journey. Clear the mind, drop into your heart and awaken inner harmony, peace and pure love through this ancient practice of Kirtan. Tune in and tune up for an amazing 2019! 

What is Kirtan? 
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!

SATURDAY JAN 26th @ 7 - 8.45pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matilija St, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

What a muiscal line up we have for you! Dave Cipriani (7-string classical & electric and 20-string slide guitar), Katrina Maclachlan (vocals and kartals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) bring a whole bundle of musical talent, percussion, devotion and kirtan experience to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy. 

Julia Berkeley has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit and deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. She offers kirtan, yoga (RYT 500) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai. Find out more and listen to her latest album, Embody Love, by visiting www.juliaberkeley.com

 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you .” ~ Rumi

Journey into the sanctuary of your own heart through the practice of Kirtan. Join Julia Berkeley and friends for a divine evening of mantra and song. Re-discover and bask in the unending source of happiness, peace and love that exists within you. No experience needed!

FRIDAY DEC 14th @ 7 - 8.30pm
Where: Somatic Sanctuary, 410 West Ojai Ave, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Click here to Sign up ahead of time

What is Kirtan? 
Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been doing it forever this practice will uplift your heart and soul. Krishna Das says “The ability to sing beautifully is enjoyable, but not necessary. What matters is singing from the heart.” You don’t need to be able to sing, just be willing to give it a go and feel the effects!

Julia Berkeley has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit and deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. She offers kirtan, yoga (RYT 500) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai.

Michael Reidinger and Katrina MacLachlan bring a whole bundle of musical talent, percussion, devotion and kirtan experience to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy.

 

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