Chanting is easy. It is a powerful, ancient practice which steadies the mind and brings joy to the heart. We chant mostly in Sanskrit, a universal language not belonging to any culture, which communicates with the energy body in ways beyond our understanding. Our kirtan book includes chants in many languages and faiths, with translations.
Love is natural to everybody. This is the direct approach to the ideal through the heart. Connect to the inner truth within. It will remove obstacles and lift you up. It will make you able to love. You will be able to love everybody in your life. And when you love, you become happy. This is the essence of Bhakti Yoga.
Accompanied by harmonium. You are welcome to bring an instrument. No experience or musical talent necessary. Open your heart and you will leave calm, energized and smiling...and you will sleep well!
This gathering is free of charge.
After 18 years of teaching and service at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Los Angeles, Swami Sivasankariananda joined staff at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in May 2014. She has served as director of the San Francisco Center since February of 2015. She completed her TTC at the Yoga Farm in 1997 and ATTC there in 2008. She has been on yatra in north and south India and Mount Kailas. She loves to teach and is particularly fond of the Bhakti Yoga practices. She was initiated into sannyas in 2017 and is a certified yoga therapist. She is enrolled in the 800-hour Sivananda Yoga Health Educator Training and a 350-hour Pain Care Mentorship Program.