Time: 7:45pm - 9pm
Cost: $30 drop-in | Donation for Tica/National resident
Location: Shakti Shala
Shakti is the creative energy within us all that, when awakened, can enhance every aspect of our lives. Join Fern Olivia and Noelle Whittington for a night of Kirtan- a group celebration of inspired Soul songs from around the world. Let’s free our voices and open our hearts even wider!
Kirtan is call and response chanting, and a group celebration of a collective intention of peace and love through music. This can be done in any language, and in so many different ways. It can be a powerful experience but does not have to be a religious one. Each person will have their own way of embodying the vibration some of us simply listen while meditating, some do Yoga asana, some sing enthusiastically, and some dance. The word Kirtana means “to praise” and because Kirtan’s roots are in singing the names of the divine, we can celebrate the qualities of the divine aspects of our being. It doesn’t matter what our voices sound like, and everyone can participate in creating the vibrations of our Highest selves in which we are all one. As Kirtan artist and Bhakti Yogi David Newman says, the root of the word Kirtana means “to cut through”, so we can think of it as cutting through what separates us to create one voice. Fern Olivia and Noelle are both deeply committed practitioners of Bhakti Yoga, and wish to share the joy of chanting with you! Music is the universal language and through sound, we can all connect.
Noelle Whittington ERYT500, is a dedicated international instructor and musician offering service-based 200- and 300-hour Kunga Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Trainings, Yoga and movement workshops, classes, and retreats, and Kirtan events since 2006. Noelle’s offerings are a deeply meaningful and creative combination of dynamic and fluid movement, Seva, Yoga philosophy, meditation, and Bhakti Yoga. To learn more about Noelle, please visit www.narayanishakti.com .
Fern Olivia is passionate for embodying feminine grace and self-love and empowering all those who meet her to fall in love with a liberated, self-expressed life. Fern recently moved from Los Angeles to live her dream life in Nosara, Costa Rica. She teaches Kundalini Yoga at Bodhi Tree and has founded Nosara Wellness Guide and guides spiritual detoxes and liver cleanses. Through her own personal experiments, research and intimate journey, she has created retreats and experiences through which thousands of women and men have been able to tap into their own self-healing by adapting holistic rituals to support their vitality, and becoming their own intuitive healers.