Kirtan with Douglas Johnson & The Mahāpatha Players

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018


Come and join Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP and The Mahāpahta Players (his kirtan band) for an evening of music, celebration and ecstatic chant.

Kirtan is the yogic practice of call and response chanting done in Sanskrit to live music. The mantras used for chanting in this practice are generally derived from the many names for the divine found in the Brahmanic or Vedic culture that gave birth to the Yogic tradition.

Kirtan evolved during a time of spiritual persecution in India and was a way to make the power of mantra available to the masses. While traditional Vedic mantra practice and Sanskrit pronunciation can be quite challenging, the beauty of the Kirtan practice is you can’t do it wrong. Thus Kirtan is a uniquely appropriate and accessible yogic practice for people in the west.

While some may say Kirtan as a kind of meditation, or prayer, in actuality it is a unique practice who’s power must be experienced to be understood. So come and join us at 7:30p on Sunday, December 16th at YogaWorks Dunwoody for an evening to remember. $10 drop-in or FREE with paid admission to the Extended Yin & Yoga Nidra workshop lead by Douglas Johnson just before this event.

About Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

Douglas Johnson has been a semi-professional musician most of his adult life and has released several instrumental albums with his band Sound of Seventy Three. A professional Yoga & Meditation teacher he learned the art of Kirtan directly from some of the West’s modern Kirtan masters like Jai Uttal, David ‘Durga Das’ Newman, and Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band.