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Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan

Gita’s Dream is a Kirtan group led by Gita Krista Zember and her husband Christopher. They enjoy chanting as much as possible with friends in the VA & DC area and sometimes gets to FL and OH & MI to chant too. They were excited to take their first tour through IN, IL, MI, & OH this past October to share chant with others. Gita has brought her love of chanting to her private lessons with children with special needs, adults wanting to dive deeper into yoga and meditation, schools, yoga studios, festivals, the Inaugural Yoga Ball 2013, Brought DC it’s first DC Kirtan Fest in 2012.

 

“We chant because we are called to and we want to share that with you as often as we can!” All money raised at these kirtans will be donated to girls in India that have been rescued from the red light districts that Gita is starting special programs for.

Gita came to chanting when she was re-introduced to it with her first Yoga for the Special Child (R) training with Sonia Sumar in 2007. She came home from this training, like a good student and teacher, and dove right into learning about kirtan by attending a weekend with Jai Uttal. Well, that was it, she was sold on kirtan and has never gone back. It has opened a whole new path of yoga, meditation, and love for her and she has shared that with her family who are now all devoted to the practice of Bhakti Yoga.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

8/5      7:00pm       Community Chant Circle                                                       BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

8/17     4:30pm    Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                  BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

8/23     7:00pm    Kirtan @ Yoga in Daily Life  Ashram                                  Alexandria, VA

9/2        7:00pm    Community Chant Circle                                                         BE  yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

9/7        7:00pm    Fall Harvest Moon Ceremony                                                BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

9/21      4:30pm    Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                   BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

9/27     7:00pm     Kirtan for Everybody                                                                lil omm, Washington, DC

9/18     2:00pm      Steinstock Music Festival                                                      Buckingham, VA

9/30     7:00pm     Taking Your Chanting Deeper                                              BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/7     7:00pm      Community Chant Circle                                                        BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/12   4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                 BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/21   7:00pm     Taking Your Chanting Deeper                                               BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/4     7:00pm      Community Chant Circle                                                         BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/6     7:00pm      Frost Moon Ceremony                                                             BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/15   TBA             DC Kirtan Fest                                                                           lil Omm, Washington, DC

11/22  7:00pm       Sacred Mantras Alexandria                                                   Yoga in Daily Life, Alexandria, VA

11/23   4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                   BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/28   7:00pm      Kirtan @ Buddhist Temple of Toledo                                   Toledo, Ohio

12/2     7:00pm      Community Chant Circle                                                          BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

12/13   7:00pm       Kirtan for Everybody                                                                 lil omm, Washington, DC

12/21   4:30pm       Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                   BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

1/1        1:00pm       6 Hour Kirtan- Starting your year in Mantra                     BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

 

 

Bridges Interfaith Musical Festival @ Baha'i Center in Sterling, VA

Bridges Interfaith Musical Festival @ Baha’i Center in Sterling, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On our OH, MI & IN TOUR. Here in Cleveland Ohio and playing with the lovely Samuel Salsbury

On our OH, MI & IN TOUR. Here in Cleveland Ohio and playing with the lovely Samuel Salsbury

DC Kirtan Fest 2014

DC Kirtan Fest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC Kirtan Fest 2014

DC Kirtan Fest 2013

DC Kirtan Fest 2014

DC Kirtan Fest 2013

DC Kirtan Fest 2014

DC Kirtan Fest 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow makes her debut as response vocals @ Kirtan in the Woods. Alexandria, VA . Sept 2013   photo: Anna Bryan

Willow makes her debut as response vocals @ Kirtan in the Woods. Alexandria, VA . Sept 2013
photo: Anna Bryan

Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan at the Yurt, Sterling, VA

Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan at the Yurt, Sterling, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yogaville. Steinstock 4th of July 2013. Photo by: This Too Shall Pass Photography

Yogaville. Steinstock 4th of July 2013.  photo: This Too Shall Pass Photography

Yogaville. Steinstock July 4th, 2013.  photo:This Too Shall Pass Photography

Yogaville. Steinstock July 4th, 2013. photo:This Too Shall Pass Photography

Beloved Yoga Friday Night Live July 2013 photo: Magda Misiorowski

Beloved Yoga Friday Night Live July 2013
photo: Magda Misiorowski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Annual DC Kirtan Fest Featuring all Local DC Kirtan Leaders together for one night!

First Annual DC Kirtan Fest Featuring all Local DC Kirtan Leaders together for one night!

2012 DC Kirtan Fest

2012 DC Kirtan Fest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inaugural Yoga Ball 2013

Inaugural Yoga Ball 2013
photo: Scott Dempsey

lil omm Kirtan for Everybody

lil omm Kirtan for Everybody
photo: Scott Dempsey

Kirtan for Everybody @ lil omm in Washington, DC

Kirtan for Everybody @ lil omm in Washington, DC
photo: Scott Dempsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kolkata, India at AMURT orphanage leading Kirtan! You should have seen the dance party that ensued!

Kolkata, India at AMURT orphanage leading Kirtan! You should have seen the dance party that ensued!
photo: Claudia Whitney

Girls Home in Kolkata, India chanting Maha Mantra. They were ecstatic! This is the home the money from these kirtans funds! Love these girls! OM

Girls Home in Kolkata, India chanting Maha Mantra. They were ecstatic! This is the home the money from these kirtans funds! Love these girls! OM
photo: Thomas Wood

Devotion

Devotion
photo: Kristin Adair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping at BINA in Delhi. An Australian admirer and an impromptu kirtan ensued

Shopping at BINA in Delhi. An Australian admirer and an impromptu kirtan ensued
photo: Elyse Leeds Acanda

Monthly Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan at the Yurt

Monthly Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan at the Yurt
photo: Kristin Adair

 

 

 

Reach Gita’s Dream:

GitasDream@BEyogaYurt.com

202-689-5945