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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)
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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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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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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)
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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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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Bhakti is love - loving God, loving your own Self, and loving all beings. The small heart should become bigger and bigger and, eventually, totally expansive. A spark can become a forest fire.”

~ Ammachi

Fall, rise and open into love through the power of mantra and song. Join myself and Michael Reidinger for a musical journey into the heart. Let the magical vibrations cut through the entangled web of the mind and return you to the abiding peace and light that shines within. 

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 OCT 6th @ 7.30 - 9pm
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) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai.

Michael Reidinger (percussion) brings a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience with a range of percussion, including tabla and cahone, to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy.

 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Music is one of the sharpest blades that we have to cut through the thick entangled web of the external mind and lead us back into the silent cave of our own Heart.”
~ MC Yogi

Join Julia Berkeley and Michael Reidinger Sunday Sept 2nd for a delicious kirtan journey back into the silent cave of your own heart. Let the magical vibrations of mantra and song cut through the entangled web of the mind and return you to the abiding peace and light that shines within. 

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 2nd SEPTEMBER @ 7 - 8.30pm
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) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai.

Michael Reidinger (percussion) brings a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience with a range of percussion, including tabla and cahone, to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy.

 

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Music Release Party
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Music Release Party

*** Please RSVP via FaceBook or by emailing julia@juliaberkeley.com so we know how many mouths to feed! ***

You are invited to join us for a delicious summer evening under the stars in Ojai to celebrate this first release, Embody Love, a collection of soul stirring Kirtan inspired melodies from Julia Berkeley. 

Enjoy a Sattvic Indian meal designed to nourish your body, mind and soul. Luxuriate in the beauty of Hanuman Gardens, one of Ojai’s most beautiful properties, and receive the medicine of mantra and melody as you witness this first time performance from Julia Berkeley.

Julia will share the transformative journey that took her from believing she couldn’t sing, to this, her debut EP release. She will be accompanied by the Koren Brothers and Shakerleg who formerly toured world stadiums as “The Kin” supporting for the likes of Rod Stewart and Pink. 

“This journey, like no other, has shown me that when you say yes to your heart, no matter how crazy it seems, MAGIC unfolds.” 
~ Julia Berkeley

We look forward to being with you in magic and love.

Donation: $25 (includes Sattvic Indian dinner and CD)

*** Please RSVP via FaceBook or by emailing julia@juliaberkeley.com so we know how many mouths to feed! ***

GET A TASTE NOW!
Pre-order the EP and receive 2 of the songs immediately and the rest when it launches on July 23rd https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/embody-love-ep/1399121766 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ~ Pre-ordering is cheaper and really helps the music on the charts!! 

 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

Get bright and shiny this summer solstice in a delicious evening of Kirtan with Julia Berkeley and Michael Reidinger. Let the magical vibrations of mantra and song dissolve ideas of who you think you are and allow the light of your true nature to shine forth! 

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 23 JUNE @ 7 - 8.30pm
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) and private Soul Centered healing sessions in Ojai.

Michael Reidinger (percussion) brings a whole bundle of musical talent, devotion and kirtan experience with a range of percussion, including tabla and cahone, to support the evening and uplift your heart’s energy.

 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

Join Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) and special guest Michael Reidinger (tabla) on a musical journey back to the heart. This time-tested practice of chanting mantra helps to heal the body, quiet the mind, and return you to your natural source of unending bliss and wellbeing. 

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)

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.

So excited to have Michael Reidinger back in his former home of Ojai. Having spent years as a key member of Kirtan band Beloved, Michael brings a whole bundle of talent and range of percussion, including tabla, to support the musical offering and uplift the heart's energy.

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along” ~ Rumi
.
What better reason to gather than to fall in love?! Ignite your inner lover this valentine’s period through the practice of Kirtan. Join Julia Berkeley and Tony Khalife as they share ancient love songs in the form of mantra, to connect you to the Beloved within and without. Sing your heart out and bask in the infinite field of love that you are.

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!

When: Sunday 18th February, 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matillija St, Ojai
Exchange: $15 - No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit & deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. Tony Khalife (percussion and vocals), brings a lifetime of experience as a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, originally studying Tabla with great master drummer Ustad Zakir Hussain. It's a treat to have him play! Find out more at www.juliaberkeley.com and www.tonykhalifemusic.com

 

 

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Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sing Your Heart Out Kirtan

No matter what challenges we face (and there’ve been a few recently!) Kirtan helps to realign body, mind, heart and soul, ultimately bringing you back to the one place of stability, the heart center. Join Julia Berkeley and Tony Khalife in an uplifting evening of mantra and song. Clear the path ahead and prepare for a stellar 2018! 

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!

When: Saturday 27th January, 7.00 - 8.30 pm
Where: Ojai Yoga Shala, 306 E. Matillija St, Ojai
Exchange: $15 - No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Julia Berkeley (harmonium and vocals) has a passion for sharing practices that ignite the heart’s light. With a playful spirit & deep presence, she invites your heart and soul to shine. Tony Khalife (percussion and vocals), brings a lifetime of experience as a musician, singer, songwriter, composer, originally studying Tabla with great master drummer Ustad Zakir Hussain. It's a treat to have him play! Find out more at www.juliaberkeley.com and www.tonykhalifemusic.com

 

 

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