“Just as tea is tasteless without sugar and spaghetti is not complete without the sauce, yoga is incomplete without kirtan” Swami Satyananda Saraswati
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is singing uplifting and devotional chants and songs. These are often sung as ‘call and response’, usually accompanied by a harmonium and percussion.
There is no religious aspect to kirtan and you don’t need to have to have any particular spiritual beliefs to enjoy and benefit from it.
Kirtan is a lovely part of Yoga. It opens us up and can be very liberating.
Come and Try it!
Sheffield Yoga School holds regular kirtan sessions.
These sessions are free and everyone is welcome, children as well. There is no need for any previous Yoga or Kirtan experience to join in.
We always start with chanting Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is an ancient mantra chanted for the relief of suffering.
While you chant you can hold in your heart anyone who may need extra support or healing, or you can chant with awareness of the suffering of people throughout the world.
Kirtan is held in the Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, Walkley. This is a beautiful old room and perfect for kirtan!
We have a mailing list specifically for Kirtan and we will email to let you know the date for the next one.