Kirtan w/ The Mahāpatha Players

Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019


Come and join Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP and the Mahāpahta Yoga 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. 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. This quality makes Kirtan a uniquely appropriate and accessible yogic practice for people in the west. While some may say Kirtan is a kind of meditation or prayer, it is a unique practice who’s power must be experienced to be understood.

The Mahāpatha Players are Douglas Johnson on Vocals & Guitar, Rachel Isley on Vocals & Harmonium, Matt McKenny on Tabla & Cajon, and Jeremy Keen on Vocals & Bass Guitar.

This Kirtan will be a part of An Afternoon of Mahāpatha Yoga at Evolation Yoga Midtown that will include the following workshops Advanced Yoga Nidra $25 (12p – 2p), Yin/Yang Pranayama $35 (2:30p – 5:30p), and Kirtan with Douglas Johnson & The Mahāpatha Players $15 (6p – 7:30p). You may drop-in to each workshop individually or attend all three for just $60. Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP will lead all practices.

About Douglas Johnson E-RYT 500, YACEP

Douglas Johnson has been a semi-professional musician all of his adult life and has released several instrumental albums under the name Sound of Seventy Three. Currently, a full-time professional meditation & yoga teacher Douglas has 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. Douglas is also the founder of Mahāpatha Yoga, a community of yoga practitioners dedicated to supporting one another in regular advanced yoga practice to help create a better life for ourselves and all beings. Douglas has been teaching Yoga and Meditation since 2000.