Workshops & Monthly Events
Sterling, VA @ the Yurt
KIRTAN WORKSHOP: Finding Your Voice
Sunday December 7th 9am-5pm @ the Yurt
9am – 12pm Finding your Voice:
- Find your voice. Chant from somewhere deeper within.
- Begin to learn about the power of mantra and vibration
- Learn to chant the Sanskrit Alphabet using the 5 different mouth positions.
(or practice it again, I have taken this workshop about 10 times!)
- Discuss how to bring mantra to your practice and your life.
12pm – 2pm Vegan Gluten Free Lunch Provided
2 – 5pm Using Your Voice:
Learn to come more fully into the confidence of your voice for chanting on your own, mantras for your class, or leading kirtan.
- Introduction to the instruments. What to look for if buying. The rolls they play… intro on how to play Harmonium, Mridanga and Kartals
- How to lead mantra or kirtan? I started with no instruments, We will begin there, giving you confidence to lead a small group of friends or maybe even more!
- Questions about leading kirtan, working with other musicians, dynamics.
- And of course we will experience some Kirtan too!
$75 Full workshop and Lunch
$50 half day and Lunch
$40 Half day
Community Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan
Join us for our monthly Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan. We gather together to share in food, song and fun as a community based on peace. Bring a dish to share if you can (many are often vegan) and then we head to the yurt to sing ancient Sanskrit mantras that fill you with vibrations that will lift your spirit, open your heart and help you rid yourself of stress and frustrations! Gita/ Krista Zember and her friends and family will lead each month.
Families are most welcome. No experience necessesary. Come Sing, Listen, Dance or just soak it all in. Chant sheets will be provided. Come for some or all of the event!
Community Chant Circle
I want to chant more with my friends. I love just getting together and chanting. Enjoying each other, the chant offerings we have and very little formality. So let’s do it more often.
It won’t just be me leading chants, but anyone who is interested in making their offering as the caller. Please do let me know ahead of time if YOU would like to lead a chant so I can plan accordingly.
Note: This is on TUESDAY
Can’t come on time, no problem, come as you are, when you can! We may have a bit of tea, but no potluck at this event.
Taking Your Chanting Deeper
An opportunity to dive into chants with more understanding in your head and heart. We will often explore and experience just one mantra each evening, learning meaning, origin, and ways to use it. We will also work on chanting the Sanskrit alphabet.
Sacred Mantras Kirtan
Nov 22 @ 7pm Yoga in Daily Life 2402 Mt. Vernon, Alexandria
Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 29, May 30
Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan brings these sacred sanskrit mantras to you to help you connect, heal and love from a deeper place. ALL welcome. Families welcome. Mantra sheets provided.
By donation. Donations benefit the girls Gita Works with that are rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata, India.
Kirtan in the Woods
TBA 7105 Rebecca, Alexandria, VA
ongoing kirtan at Studio in the Woods. A home yoga studio in Hollin Hills Alexandria by Jeneen Piccuirro. No experience necessary. Families Welcome. Chant Sheets provided. Dancing permitted! We plan to make this an ongoing addition to the Kirtan Scene in Alexandria with Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan .
By Donation- Donations benefit girls in India I work with who have been rescued from sex trafficking.
Kirtan for Everyone @ lil omm yoga
Dec 6th @ 7:15 pm 4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20016
And MONTHLY in 2015
Jan 17, Feb NO, Mar, 21, April 18, May NO, Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15
Join Gita Zember & Gita’s Dream to explore an aspect of yoga many of us haven’t tried yet. Kirtan! Singing in a call and response format we will open our hearts, lift our spirits, and have fun! It is a great way to get into yoga without having to turn yourself into a pretzel. If you have ever sung “OM” before you are already on the path to kirtan. No knowledge of kirtan needed and no singing talent required.
ALL ages welcome.
This is a donation based event, $15 recommended for adults but no one turned away! All proceeds will be split between Women’s Interlink Foundation – Supporting Children who are survivors of sex trafficking in India and yoga teacher training for the women of Farashe Yoga Studio in Ramallah.
FAMILY Retreat @Yogaville in Buckingham, VA
April 24-26th 2015
Family Yoga, Kirtan, Meditation, Satsanga, Ashram Tour, Workshops, Vegetarian food and great people.
email for details!