EVENTS – BRISTOL | Spring Equinox Kirtan
SPRING EQUINOX KIRTAN
Music as Medicine
with Sivani Mata and Mark
Friday 20 March 2020 | 19:00 – 21:00
at Yoga on the Square,
27 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8SA
You are invited to join us for an evening exploration of Kirtan.
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. In our gathered community 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, leading each Kirtan accompanied Mark on guitar, supporting with heartfelt instrumentation and rootsy rhythms as a foundation for our practice. Every time our Kirtan is unique, as everyone in the space adds their voice, and in doing so contributes their special spice to flavour the collective soup we brew together. All are invited to be at home here 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: £10 /£8 low-wage/concession plus booking fee (no proof needed for concession, you are invited to pay the rate you can afford). Pre-booking advised, numbers limited. Book from https://bpt.me/4542506 – £13 on the door if space.
Drawing of Ostara, Goddess of Spring by Sivani Mata Francis