Workshops & Events
Sterling, VA @ the Yurt
Let GO and Grow Healing Ceremony
June 26th @ 7pm at the Yurt
Rose Moon Gathering ~ Let Go and Grow
of the new moon while letting go of those things that no longer serve us.
With Mercury in Retrograde, June 7 ~ July 1, daily routines and communication may be thrown off. How to benefit rom these star crossed challenges? One approach is to tune in to past patterns that no longer align with our current inner matrix and release them.
We will meet at the Yurt for chanting and preparation then, weather permitting, silently head outside
to let go of personal obstacles and plant seeds for growth in the coming year.
Through loving actions, we will nurture the land and our intentions, then wrap up with prayers
of gratitude and healing for all, including our loved ones, the planet and all her life forms.
Experience the peace and productivity of coming together with one focus, aligned with higher purpose with chanting, fire, water, meditation, prayer and ceremony.
Our Guest Co Leader for this event, Isobel Coeurcheval of Temple Heart, has learned the language of the aboriginal dreamtime, expanded consciousness or soul self through time with elders in Africa and Asia. She loves sharing traditions that honor earth and communal unity.
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
Aug 23rd @ 7pm Yoga in Daily Life 2402 Mt. Vernon, Alexandria
Also November 22nd! Next Year in 2015 MONTHLY
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
August 10 @ 4pm 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 @ 532 Yoga
Feb 22 @7pm 532 Yoga, 532 North Washington, Alexandria, VA
Join us for another form of yoga practice – Bhakti Yoga – chanting from your heart. We will be singing 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!
Come one and all..! families and friends most welcome! (children under 10 free!). No experience necessary.
Come join us and sing, listen, dance or just soak it all in! Chant sheets will be provided.
$20 adult/ $30 couple
Kirtan for Everyone @ lil omm yoga
July 19 @ 6pm 4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20016
September 27th & December 13th!
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
JUNE 27-29th 2014
REGISTRATION almost Filled!
Family Yoga, Kirtan, Meditation, Satsanga, Ashram Tour, Workshops, Vegetarian food and great people.
email for details!
ADULT Retreat @ Yogaville in Buckingham, VA
A beautiful weekend at the Yogaville Ashram with Gita as your guide. Integral Hatha Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Meditation, Vegetarian Food and the teaching of Swami Satchidananda in such a beautiful and serene place that was built to bring the teachings of “Truth is ONE, Paths are Many” here to the United States. Sign ups are beginning June 1.
oin me just 3+ hours from DC at Yogaville Ashram. This place is like my family and where my lineage of yoga teachings come from.
Come check out the beautiful Ashram and Lotus temple bringing together all faiths for the first time or return to this peaceful place once again. We will be staying at the Lotus Conference Center Overlooking the Lotus Shrine and the James River as a group. We will still enjoy Vegetarian meals at the main dining hall, along with meditations, yoga classes and Saturday Satsanga. As a group we will also spend time together chanting, learning and growing.
No worries if you have never been to an ashram before. I will show you the ropes!
Arrival will begin approx at 3pm on Friday July 25th. Later arrival is permitted. The formal part of the retreat will end at lunch on Sunday, but once you are packed up and out of your room, you are welcome to stay at the ashram as long as you please that day/ evening to enjoy walking, meditating, shopping, etc.
Rooms are shared with 1-4 other people . Room + Food for the weekend = $210 Workshop = $185
Besides a beautiful View, LCC also has a hot tub and sauna so bring your bathing suit.
$395 payment due in full by July 1st.
$200 will hold your space until full payment due.
Minimum of 10 participants must be signed up. I will hold your check until we reach minimum #
Email me at info@BEyogaYurt.com to sign up or ask any questions
OM OM OM