About Kirtan and Yoga

About Kirtan:

Kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a practice of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion). It is a participatory, call and response form of singing which is expanding throughout North America as westerners discover it’s uplifting, healing and joyous effects. Open to participants of all religions or no religion at all, Kirtan is easy to learn and participate in. The lead singer sings simple and beautiful melodies and the crowd responds either by memory or by using lyric sheets provided. Kirtan is a beautiful opportunity for people to come together to open their hearts and chant the many names of the Divine. In Kirtan, the lines between musician and audience are blurred. The audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing, clapping, dancing and the transformative devotional energy that they each bring to the experience. Brenda explains, “Singing together– chanting the Divine names – encourages our hearts to open and the beauty of our true beings to shine!”

Brenda at Bhakti Fest Midwest photo by Mitchell Manz

Brenda at Bhakti Fest Midwest photo by Mitchell Manz


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photo by Robert Sturman

Brenda is a recent Graduate of the DevaTree School of Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and will be incorporating yoga teaching into her workshop and retreat offerings, namely Bhakti Yoga Asana!