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Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan

Gita’s Dream is a Kirtan group led by Gita 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, Shensara Yoga Festival, Yogaville, yearly Tour with Swami Gurusharanananda 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.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

9/22      7:00-9:30pm      Autumnal Equinox Chant & Fire Puja   BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

9/30       7:00pm    DC Kirtan with Swami Gurusharanananda from India                        Bhakti Yoga, DC

10/1        10:00am    Fire Ceremony with Swamiji           BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/1        11:00am          Swakriya Yoga Class (All levels)       BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/1       7:00pm    Kirtan with Swami Gurusharanananda           BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/1-2         Swami Gurusharanananda from India               BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/2      2:00pm   Workshop with Swami Gurusharanananda: The Goddess, Divine Mother of the Universe                    BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/11     7:00pm    Community Chant Circle                BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

10/25    7:00pm    Community Chant Circle                BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/5       12:00pm    5th Annual DC Kirtan Festival Fundraiser               The Church of the Epiphany 1317 G Street NW, Washington DC

10/11     7:00pm    Community Chant Circle             BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

11/28     7:00pm  New Moon with Abishek           BE yoga Yurt, Sterling, VA

12/13     7:00    Full Moon with Fire Ceremony            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