Saturday, August 16th 1-3pm
Seaside Studio (1360 Fremont Blvd, Seaside)
Girish’s two hour chanting immersion is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life or to deepen an existing chanting practice. You’ll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras and offer practical guidance on integrating them into your yoga, meditation, or pranayama practice. No previous experience necessary!
Girish’s chant workshop covers:
· The tradition of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion)
· The sacred power of Sanskrit
· The Gayatri Mantra
· Chants to the Goddess
· Bija Mantras (mystical seed sounds)
· The Hanuman Chalisa
· Meaning, pronunciation, and yogic application of all the chants
· Resources for further study and inspiration
Tickets: $45 advance/$50 at the door
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Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice. For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life.
A college philosophy class inspired him to explore spirituality through Kundalini yoga, meditation, and the study of Eastern scriptures. By the time of his college graduation, Girish was so deep into these practices that he decided to move into an ashram in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. As a monk in the ashram he spent hours every day chanting. Guided as always by rhythm, and now by his spiritual pursuits, Girish began to study tablas with Jagadish in the Nada Yoga tradition (yoga of sound current), which emphasized the spiritual import of music. He also traveled to New York to learn the art of Indian drumming at Siddha Yoga Ashram.
Girish also studied with legendary tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar School of Music in Marin County, California. Soon he was accompanying many of the names in the yoga music genre, including, Krishna Dad, Wah!, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory, Thomas Barquee, Snatam Kaur, Shanti Shanti, Steve Ross, Swaha, and Rasa. His move to Los Angeles in 2000 brought him to the nation's epicenter of chanting and world music.