Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience. Since 2011 they have been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three part harmony add fullness and depth to their sound. Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, and Todd Keller with drummer Terrence Pompey, are all longtime yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love and community in its music and life.
Kirtan is a celebration of spirit through the chanting of sacred names. KSR invites their audiences to participate fully through call-and-response chanting. Through their simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life!
Bhakti yoga has the potential to create deep transformation, both inside of ourselves and in the world around us. This practice can help us to love ourselves and to love one another as we recognize sameness and difference, shadow and light. In this workshop we will use chanting, discussion and journaling to release judgement of ourselves and others, to explore ways to open our voices and sing in harmony, and to find our individual voice inside of the collective voice. When we sing from the heart we open to our divine potential. We tune our voices and hearts to that which is sacred, so we may use our voices as a tool for empowerment and social change.