EVENTS – ONLINE | Art to Healing Kirtan
ART TO HEALING
A-LIVE ONLINE KIRTAN
Music As Medicine
with Sivani Mata and Friends
Saturday 16 May 2020
19:00 – 20:30
Live-Streamed via ZOOM in collaboration with The Life Centre
Bookings available up to 15min before we start,
you will be sent a link to access
You are invited to join us for an evening exploration of Kirtan.
This month our Kirtan is in aid of the charity Art to Healing during their Yoga for Freedom week – a week of yoga events dedicated to ending child sex slavery. Art to Healing offer tailor-designed, evidence-based psychosocial therapeutic programs, education and professional development to allow for women and girls to repair, recover and return to a life free from sex slavery, exploitation and sexual abuse. All the money from this month's Kirtan will be donated directly to this project to support this vital work.
In this challenging and uncertain global moment, we are unable to gather in person, but if you feel called to join us through the virtual space, you are most welcome. The practice of Kirtan is a medicine that can be used to help us find a place of peace within: when everything around us is spinning, it brings us to the still centre-point, the heart.
Kirtan is a deep dive into the heart through co-created song. It is a conversation with that inner place in each one of us that is ever unified with everything in creation; it is a practice of communion with all that is. We mainly sing together in the ancient powerful language of Sanskrit. Each Kirtan repeats simple mantras which invoke a trance-like state within, as well as evoking the spirit of Bhakti: the mood of love.
Sivani Mata plays the harmonium and will be accompanied by the amazing Mark Robson (Kangaroo Moon), and possibly some other guests. You have the opportunity to add your voice at home. All are invited to be at home in this practice, to express the truth of themselves, through these songs of freedom. We co-create healing sounds, music as medicine, kindling the process of transformation which can move through us as ecstatic or cathartic dancing, sweet tears, deep peaceful stillness, the warmth of an inner joy, or other expressions.
All are welcome, no experience necessary
Investment: £12, £10 or £8 – pay the amount you can afford – to book go to: www.thelifecentre.com
To make this accessible we are offering this event on a sliding scale, please choose the option at checkout that is affordable to you. If you would like a further discount please email email@example.com to request a discount code for a £5 space.
Please note: We can not take responsibility for the unpredictability of everyone’s internet connection. We trust that it will be good connection for all, but just in case we will make a live audio recording of our session, and a link to download it will be emailed to you after to make sure you have the full experience – even if there are no problems we will send it anyway so everyone will have the opportunity to have the recording to re-listen at you leisure.
Details of our regular London Kirtan upcoming dates here
Drawing of Ardhanārīśvara by Sivani Mata Francis