EVENTS – LONDON | Kirtan
The Yogic Practice of Heart-Centred Singing
with Sivani Mata and The Shakti Soul Family
Monthly Saturdays | Doors 18:30
for 19:00 – 21:00
at The Life Centre, Islington,
1 Britannia Row, London, N1 8QH
Join us to share in an evening of Kirtan. Singing the profoundly healing sounds of sanskrit mantra effortlessly drops our awareness out of our busy minds and into our hearts. Kirtan is from the path of Bhakti Yoga (pure love and compassion) and responds to where you are it and what you need in that moment, whether that is to bring you to a space of calm or elation. It can be deeply moving and incredibly joyful.
Each month Sivani Mata will be joined by The Shakti Soul Family, a collective of musicians passionate about bhakti: Michelle Crozier (drum and divine harmonies), Mark Fisher (guitar), Michael McCaffrey (bells and shakers), Jezney Hollis (electric guitar and mandolin), Anand Manish (violin) and occasionally others. The family supports the Kirtan with heartfelt warmth and rootsy rhythms as a sound foundation for everyone present to be part of the band. Together, all our voices and hearts co-create the magic of the Kirtan.
The evening will end with the sharing of some home-made prasadam, a sweet treat that has imbued the blessings of our practice together (the treat is always gluten, dairy and refined sugar free).
Investment: £12 earlybird, £16 full price, Children age 16yrs and under £Free – PRE BOOKING RECOMMENDED to book in advance call 0207 704 0919 or go to www.thelifecentre.com – If you have never been to The Life Centre before, you will need to register for a free account (click here and "create account" at top left) with them to book this session. If booking for more than one person please book on the phone not on the website.
A 20% discount is available to senior citizens, registered unemployed and full time students. Available to purchase in centre or on the phone only (not online) proof of status is required.
Please arrive for 6:30pm to allow time to sign in and settle before we start at 7pm
Drawing of Haidakhandeshvari Ma by Sivani Mata Francis
There will be no July Kirtan with Sivani Mata & The Shakti Should Family, please join us on Thursday 11 July 2019 for a KIRTAN LOVE EXPERIENCE with Jai Uttal, Daniel Paul and Friends at Cecil Sharp House instead.
Saturday 14 September 2019
£12 by Monday 9 Sept, £16 after.
To book (advised) go to: www.thelifecentre.com/workshops/kirtan-the-yogic-practice-of-heart-centred-singing
Saturday 12 October 2019
Saturday 16 November 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
The Life Centre Islington,
1 Britannia Row, London, N1 8QH
Britannia Row is situated just off Essex Road in the heart of Islington. The nearest transport links are Essex Road (Overground) which is 5 minutes’ walk, Angel (Northern Line) which is 10 minutes’ walk, and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line and Overground) which is 10-15 minutes’ walk. King’s Cross is only 10 minutes by bus on routes 73 and 476. Old Street is 15 minutes by bus on route 271.
The Life Centre Islington is a few yards down Britannia Row from its junction with Essex Road. Essex Road is on many major bus routes, including routes 38, 56, 73, 271, 341 and 476.
There is some parking available on Britannia Row and surrounding streets. Some is pay&display and some residents only, all are free after 6pm on weekdays, after 1:30pm on Saturday and all of Sunday.
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