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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. 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, and 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:

 

 

12/22   7:00pm    Chanting & Ceremony Winter Solstice w. Fire Ceremony       BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

12/22   6:00pm    Full Moon Christmas Kirtan (All Welcome)                               BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

12/29                      NO Community Chant Circle             

1/1        1:00pm     Flow into the New Year Workshop                                               Beloved Yoga, Reston, VA

1/5       7:00pm     Community Chant Circle                                                                 BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

1/7       6:30pm    Satsanga and Kirtan in DC                                                             1719 Lamont St NW, Washington DC

1/10     9:30 & 11:30  Chanting at UU Church                                                             UU Church, Silver Spring, MD

1/12    7:00pm      Taking your Chanting Deeper                                                        BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA  

1/17     4:30pm     Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                           BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA       

1/19     7:00pm     Community Chant Circle                                                                 BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

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

2/9      7:00pm     Taking your Chanting Deeper                                                        BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

2/11     6:30pm Satsanga and Kirtan in DC                                                                 1719 Lamont St, Washington DC

2/16     7:00pm     Community Chant Circle                                                                BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

2/21     4:30pm     Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                          BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

2/23     7:00pm     Community Chant Circle                                                                BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

4/7        7:30pm      PREMA HARA                             Tickets Here                             BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

5/1       4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                          BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

5/15     All Day       Peace, Love, Yoga Fest                                                                    Monroe Street Market, NE, DC

6/5       4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                         BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

6/12     All Day       Love Your Body Day: Bhakti Tent                                                Reston Town Center, VA

6/20    7:00pm      Full Moon/ Summer Solstice Ceremony w. ISO                        BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

6/23     7:30pm      Kirtan Guest: Wynne Paris                                                             BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

7/10     4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                           BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

7/21     7:30pm       Kirtan Guest: The Ascendants                                                       BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

7/29-31                    Shensara Yoga Festival                                                                    Luray, VA

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

9/11       4:30pm      Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan                                                          BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/1-2                       Swami Gurusharanananda from India                                        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