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Embodied Devotion for Life with Yoga, Chant, and Meditation

For everyone; no experience required.

Take time out to retreat into the hridaya, the cave of your own heart, and create a sustainable personal practice that fits into your daily routine and helps you live your best life. Come spend time with like-minded seekers and practice together as you strengthen your own practice and find that inner place of refuge to which you can always return. Nina and Lesley share their complimentary devotional practices of yoga, meditation, and chanting to this interactive event that builds satsang or sangha and helps us feels connected with our own hearts and the world in which we love.

Whether you are an experienced chanter or just beginning, come explore practices that transform you from the inside out, including

  • Japa (mantra repetition)
  • Asana practice led by Lesley Desaulniers, connecting body and mind with breath and movement
  • Group chanting of prayers and kirtan (call-and-response chanting of Divine Names) with Nina Rao and the bhakti band
  • Call-and-response chanting of mantras and heart-opening prayers from the Indian tradition and some stories of the sacred texts
  • Outdoor walking meditation and practicing by the lakeside (weather permitting)

Evening Event
Saturday, October 3, 7:30–9:30 pm
Chanting Concert with Nina Rao
Free for program participants and in-house guests; no general public tickets available.

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Spiritual Practice and Inquiry


Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was a young girl.

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Lesley Desaulniers, one of Northern California's most in-demand teachers, is known for her energizing, soulful, and inspiring classes. She has studied yoga and meditation since 1996.

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