Winter Solstice Vegetarian Potluck & Kirtan w/ Amala & Billy
Friday December 21
Cost: $25 or Donation
Join the Gaia Wellness family and friends as we celebrate Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21st with a Community Vegetarian Potluck & Traditional/Modern Bhakti Kirtan with Amala and Bhakta Billy. Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures all around the world for thousands of years. This start of the solar year is a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun.
Amala Purana Devi Dasi is an initiated Bhakti Yogini in the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. She has guided thousands of chanters in Kirtan Meditation in the US and Canada among some of the most revered kirtaniyas in the world. Her husband Bhakta Billy is a multi-instrumentalist Kirtan leader in his own right, with roots in dance music, punk rock, and traditional Bhakti kirtan.
Together they have spent the past four years developing a bhakti meditation experience that synthesizes the magic of both Eastern and Western traditions into a new force which leads meditators beyond familiar territory in a quest to encounter Divine Sounds.
A 1 hour Traditional Kirtan will be shared using classical indian instruments of the Harmonium, Mrdanga, and Kartals. Guaranteed to lead participants into realms of ecstasy, traditional kirtan practice is a tried-and-tested way to guide practitioners into states of joy, and trance. No previous experience is required, as we will slowly open ourselves to the experience of simple Sanskrit mantras and practice opening our ears and hearts to the repetition of Vedic sounds.
Following a short intermission, participants will be invited again to enter a sacred space and express themselves in a fusion of Electronic Music, Ecstatic Yoga Dance, and Kirtan. Yogis will have the opportunity to move their bodies to the familiar sounds of modern electronic music, and connect their practices of yoga to the freedom of dancing and chanting.
Take this once in a lifetime journey through transcendental vibrations under the Winter Solstice full moon at Gaia Wellness Retreat as we join together to sing our souls, listen like never before, and dance together to celebrate the holidays and set Holy intentions for a new year.
Don't forget to bring your favourite veggie dish to share. We look forward to having you join us!
For families and anyone who wishes to stay overnight in one of our cozy & heated cabins and join us Saturday Dec 22nd for our Winter Solstice Family Celebrations please contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-459-1738.