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Workshops & Events

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Art. Love. Divine

a Spiritual Art Show Benefitting the Girls in India Rescued from Sex Trafficking

Sept 25th 6-9pm 

The Studio on F, 932 F Street NW, Washington DC, 20004 

Art Show and Sale, Live Music with Christy Freer, Ryan Selove and Olivia Vita , Refreshments. Artists from the East Coast share their spiritual artwork in an effort to bring this beautiful soul inspired connection to you while raising money for the girls in India rescued from sex trafficking supported by BE Yoga and Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan. This money will help rescue, rehabilitate and provide education and job training for girls in India. Gita of BE yoga has raised nearly $20,000 for these girls in the past 2 years in addition to the original $25,000 Global Seva Challenge that connected her to this work. Yoga programs have been started in several homes, Drop in Safe Centers have been funded in Red Light Districts in Kolkata and much more.
This Event is FREE.
Thank you to The Studio on F and Jamie Peterson for hosting and donating the space www.thestudioonF.blogspot.com

Please enjoy and buy the artwork from the following artists.

Kristin Adair of www.Kristinadair.com Photograhy

Mawadda Alaswadi of www.mawaddaa.com Contemporary Jewelry

Angie Follensbee-Hall of The Paper Glade

Jamie Peterson of www.Jamiegopaint.com Oil Painting

Denisa Piatti of www.denisapiatti.com Contemporary Jewelry

Krishnaa Sharma Acrylic and Water Paint

Joshua Spooner Prana Flows Deep Mixed Media

Olivia Vita Acrylic Paint

Ruth Shanti Wagner www.Shantiwagner.com Acrylic Paint

relevée Jewelry from Made By Survivors The very girls we are supporting in this show!

AND more guest art from some of the girls in India!

 

 

Sterling, VA @ the Yurt

 

 

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!

September 28

October 12 ??

November 23

December 21

 

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.

Oct 7

Nov 4

Dec 2

 

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.

Sept 30

Oct 21

Nov 18

Dec 16

 

Alexandria, VA

 

Sacred Mantras Kirtan

Nov 22 @ 7pm      Yoga in Daily Life 2402 Mt. Vernon, Alexandria

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

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.

 

Washington, DC

 

Kirtan for Everyone @ lil omm yoga

Sept 27th @ 7pm                   4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20016

& 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.

Other Places

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!