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Immersion in the Ocean of Chant, Mantra, and Song

For everyone; no chanting experience required.

Immerse yourself in the sacred practice of chant from the spiritual traditions of India to quiet your mind and open your heart. Whether you are an experienced chanter or a beginner, come explore practices that transform you from the inside out, including

  • Group japa (mantra repetition)
  • Asana practice led by Amanda Harding that connects body and mind with breath and movement, accompanied by live chanting and music by Nina Rao and friends
  • Group chanting of prayers and kirtan (call-and-response chanting)
  • Simple mantra repetition
  • Recitation of specific prayers such as the Hanuman Chalisa, Lalita Saharasranam, and Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Puja (devotional offerings).

Take time out to retreat into the heart space and create a sustainable personal practice that fits into your daily routine at home. Word sheets will be provided, as well as reading and audio lists for support after the retreat. By spending time with like-minded seekers and practicing together, you strengthen your own practice and find that inner place of refuge to which you can always return.

Special evening event Concert with Nina Rao and Friends, Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm. Free for 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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Amanda Harding is the owner of Prema Yoga Brooklyn, where she teaches weekly vinyasa flow classes as well as private and corporate clients.

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