Heart of the Village Yoga Presents Bhakti Weekend with Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Date / Time
Fri, Jan, 4th -
Sun, Jan, 6th
For registration and details visit: https://heartofvillageyoga.pike13.com/courses/147921
Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2019
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Friday, January 4
Mantra Music Concert: 7 -9 pm
Free your heart and stir your soul in this evening of ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The trio’s latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their music has appeared on several Putumayo World Music compilations, and they are the first kirtan-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival. Click here to watch Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band Unity Video.
Saturday, January 5
Bhakti On The Mat: The Mythic World of Yoga: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring crayons or magic markers. Click here to view Bhakti on the Mat in action.
Wild Lotus Tune Up: The Yoga of Sound: 2:30 – 5:30pm
Explore one of the most ancient and powerful forms of yoga- the yoga of sound vibration. Learn about how sound has been used to shift our consciousness in cultures around the world as well as in the science and medical fields. Experience a special vocal yoga singing practice designed to help you tune the instrument of your body. Dive into a playful rhythm session guided by Gwendolyn to help you get in touch with your inner drummer. And savor the power of delightfully bringing song and dance together to awaken joy and brighten your soul.
Sunday, January 6
Bhakti On The Mat: Poetry of the Heart & Body: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling, heart-opening poetry, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, evocative live music, and a safe space for you to awaken your inner poet. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest. Bring a journal and crayons or magic markers.
Q & A + Journey Through Song & Story: 2:30-5:30pm
After an opening Q & A where you are welcome to ask any questions to help support you in integrating bhakti into your heart and life– Sean and the band will take us on a a closing story and song journey, weaving dharma, myths, tales from Sean and the band’s life, and interactive kirtan and songs.
About the Presenters:
New Orleans’ Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) are regarded as one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America – a genre of spiritual music that originates in the yoga traditions of India, and is being reinvented by a growing number of western artists. Sean, Alvin and Gwendolyn put a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras with rock, roots, gospel, and world grooves.
Sean is also a well-loved yoga teacher who teaches at conferences and retreat centers internationally including Yoga Journal, Kripalu, Bhakti Fest, and The German Yoga Conference. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching yoga with both skill and imagination. He has a Master’s degree from The Naropa Institute- Oakland with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice, and is the co-curater and co-producer of Putumayo World Music’s yoga music series. Find out more at: www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com.