WITH Vita Kay
Kirtan, a form of Bhakti (devotional) yoga based on ancient chants, is the universal language of spirit; the song of the soul. This traditional Indian call-and-response singing has the ability to quiet the mind when listened to with intention, and inspires a sense of deep inner connection.
Everyone experiences Kirtan differently and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience – you can think of it as a sing-along.
A Kirtan concert is not your typical concert either: everyone sits on the floor (although chairs are also available), and there is not much of a distinction between performers and audience. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra and the audience sings it back.
As you sing with each other, you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the audience members and yourself, and you become completely immersed in the sound. The magic of the chants can then carry you within.
Vita Kay studied classical piano as a child in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan and later sang in a variety of choirs, from classical to gospel, in Russia and the UK. She divides her time between NYC, London and the Greek Island of Corfu, performing Jazz and Bossa Nova as well as leading Kirtan. She also is a professional, therapeutic bodyworker and yoga practitioner, interior decorator and photographer.
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