Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“What I love is that the mantras reach us when we need them, they come into our lives when we are open to them. They are such strong medicine that we don’t need to even understand them for them to work, it’s like taking the right medicine – you don’t have to know about chemistry for the medicine to work.”
~ Deva Premal

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been chanting for lifetimes, join Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) in the never-ending discovery of the medicine that is mantra. Enjoy a delicious evening of music, community and song that will clear away the cobwebs of your mind, ignite your heart’s light, and bring you into the unending source of joy that resides within you.

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!

SUNDAY JULY 21st @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matilija St, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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), transformational workshops and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai. Listen to her latest album, Embody Love, by clicking here.

Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao. He has performed world wide and recorded and worked with Frank Zappa, Howard Levi, Gino Vannelli, Kiss, Kula Shaker. He brings a whole bundle of talent and experience to support you in this journey of remembering joy.

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“By chanting, we strip away our outer appearances, to let the light of our true nature shine forth”
~ Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

Light yourself up this summer solstice weekend in a delicious evening of mantra and music. Join Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) in the joy of kirtan. Discover the power of mantra to clear your mind, ignite your heart’s light, and bring you into the unending source of joy that resides within you.

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!

SUNDAY JUNE 23rd @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matilija St, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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), transformational workshops and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai. Listen to her latest album, Embody Love, by clicking here.

Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao. He has performed world wide and recorded and worked with Frank Zappa, Howard Levi, Gino Vannelli, Kiss, Kula Shaker. He brings a whole bundle of talent and experience to support you in this journey of remembering joy.

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“The repetition of the holy names reveals a presence hidden within the heart. Something begins to happen that’s very disturbing - we get happy.”
~ Krishna Das

No matter what’s going on, Kirtan will turn your frown upside down! Join Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) and Leonice Shinneman (tabla and percussion) for a delicious evening of mantra and song. Clear your mind, drop into your heart and tap into the unending source of joy that resides within through this ancient chanting practice.

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!

SUNDAY MAY 26th @ 6.30 - 8.15pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matilija St, Ojai
Exchange: $20 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

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), transformational workshops and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai. Listen to her latest album, Embody Love, by clicking here.

Leonice Shinneman is recognized as the foremost American disciple of the legendary North Indian tabla and pakhawaj master Pandit Taranath Rao. He has performed world wide and recorded and worked with Frank Zappa, Howard Levi, Gino Vannelli, Kiss, Kula Shaker. He brings a whole bundle of talent and experience to support you in this journey of remembering joy.

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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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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
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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

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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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