Workshops & Monthly Events

Washington, DC

**5th Annual DC Kirtan Fest**

Saturday, November 5th 12pm-10pm

The Church of the Epiphany

1317 G St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

We are back for a 5th year, bringing together the DC Kirtan Community for ONE big event to chant and raise money for girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata India and help fund a school in rural Central India where opportunities for education aren’t available! Just days before the presidential election… let’s set the vibrational frequency to ♥ LOVE ♥

12:30 Opening
12:45  Nina Gibson & LeAnne Hale Gioeli
1:45 Adi Aham (Adam Kandel )
2:45  Kendall Krishna & Tessa Luther
3:45  ISKCON of DC
4:45  Emily Hall & Yogi Joe
5:45  Raj Academy Conservatoire w. Preetinder Singh Dhindsa
6:45  Rufus Achyut Juskus & Full Lotus Jam Band
7:45  Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan
8:45  Rimi Basu & Rimi Basu and the Shakti Collective
9:45 Finale

$45 online, $55 at the Door
10 pack = $378
(15yo and younger free)

$158 per table. Limited spaces
Malas, Crystals, Homemade items, Yoga items, Promote your Business & More. (we have enough Essential Oils, Thanks!)
[sign up at the ticket link]

Support us put on this festival. We do have some fees associated with putting on this festival. We want ALL ticket sales to go to the organizations we are raising money for! Support DC Kirtan, Support Positive Vibes (especially right before the election) and Support these amazing organizations that help change kids’ lives! [Sign up via ticket link]

Link Coming ASAP to sign up for your volunteer opportunity at DC Kirtan Fest
– Workers
– Henna Artists
– Healers (donate your services and raise money for the event while promoting your business)
– Photographers
Sign up here! http://tinyurl.com/znl4oop

BE yoga & Gita’s Dream Kirtan, Church of the Epiphany, Patricia Stewart, Elizabeth Terry, Brian Michaud, Christine Meissner, Crossfit Become, (Your Name Here)

Want to read more about these organizations we support or make a one time or reoccurring donation? Check it out here: www.BEyogaYurt.com/Seva

Sterling, VA @ the Yurt


8 Week Series~ Yoga Sutras: Taming the Mind

Begins October 6th  7:15-8:30pm


When you hear about “yoga philosophy,” this book, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, is what is usually being referenced. Teachings that date back thousands of years and still hold relevent to today – the keys to mastering the mind and finding peace within, union, and even Samadhi.

This 8 week class we will study 40-50 of these sutras including what is Raja Yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga, how the mind gets disturbed and how to begin practicing how to control the mind. This is a path of yoga called “royal yoga”. You see it practiced at Yogaville and the Integral Yoga lineage among many others.

Whether you have never studied the sutras and want to go deeper into yoga and beyond Asana or you have started to study the sutras but want to learn more, you are welcome here. If you are a 200hr RYT, you can recieve 12 CEs for this course.

We will meet the following Wednesdays from 7:15pm- 8:45pm
Oct 5, 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 7

Cost $120 for 8 weeks.  Sign up and pay HERE


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.

4:30pm Eat
6:00pm Chant

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!


  • November 13
  • December 11

Guest Artists at the Yurt

 @ Anandeshwar Yurt

We want to chant more and more! This evening will be a mix of guest artists and Gita’s Dream leading an evening of chanting the names of the Divine! All welcome! By Donation

  • November 20 @ 6:30pm – Prema Hara
  • December 2 @ 7:30pm ~ Mirabai Moon


Coming again Soon!

  • GuruGanesha
  • More!

Community Chant Circle

7:00pm @ the Yurt

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. Recommended donation $10-20 Money will benefit the kids we support in India Rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata and also helping children in rural India receive and education.

  • November 29 (New Moon with Shivalingam Abishek too!)