Whether you love Kirtan already or you’ve heard about it and want to find out what the buzz is all about, the Kirtan Getaway Retreat is for you!
Come away with the kirtan artists from The Mantra Room for 4 days of great music, beautiful sacred chanting, illuminating yoga wisdom talks, spellbinding vedic storytelling, sunrise meditations, yoga asana sessions, fresh, tasty vegetarian meals and fantastic workshops including sattvic yoga diet and deep yoga relaxation and breathing.
This retreat is both the perfect introduction to a Kirtan (yoga chanting) practice for an absolute beginner as well as an opportunity for a long time practitioner to dive right in for an incredible, immersive chanting experience. If you’ve never tried Kirtan before, here is your opportunity to find what you’ve been missing out on your whole life!
What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is the call-and-response singing of ancient Vedic mantras, spiritually uplifting songs, prayers and the Sacred Names of the Supreme. Rather than being a type of performance, Kirtan is a journey of self discovery.
This ancient yogic practice was traditionally accompanied with Indian instruments. In the hands and voices of contemporary practitioners, Kirtan has been transported beautifully to all cultural and musical styles without losing its genuine spiritual authenticity.
Weaving together melody, music and mantra with people responding to the words of the singer, clapping, swaying and sometimes dancing, Kirtan is simultaneously a meditative, exhilarating and fun activity.
Kirtan is yoga’s most essential and valuable treasure because it nourishes the soul’s deepest: needs inner peace, inner happiness, freedom from fear and heartfelt connection with the Supreme Soul and others in spiritual love. Come on this inspiring journey of self discovery, the benefits will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Presenting Australia’s most inspiring kirtan artists, yogis and lecturers.
Radha Krishna das
A respected, vedic teacher who has taught thousands of people around the world the wisdom of yoga and whose playful and heartfelt chanting will leave you feeling inspired with an enlivening, rocking Kirtan.
Pralad 'n the Chants
Truly one of the world’s most gifted musical artists, Pralad combines his exceptional talent with beautiful sacred mantras sung straight from the heart for an experience that will rock your world and touch you the soul.
If you’re a regular at the Gold Coast Mantra Room, these are the guys n gals you love to chant with. They have a distinctive and creative approach to kirtan with touches of country, indie rock/pop and groovy world fusions. The sweet holy names will soar and transport us to a different world.
With their beautiful four part harmonies and simple melodious tunes interwoven with powerful transcendental yoga mantras, they will take you on an inward journey to place of peace and joy far beyond this material realm.
Popular International Speaker Radha Krishna das
Radha Krishna Das has been a student and practitioner of yoga philosophy and the yoga lifestyle for the past 35 years. His personal spiritual journey began as a teen when he began questioning the cause of the inequalities and suffering that is obvious in the world. The responses he obtained from religious people he inquired from left many more questions than they answered.
Looking for a deeper understanding and experience of life, Radha Krishna Das began exploring a variety of philosophies and disciplines such as martial arts, Buddhist teachings and various meditation practices. Due to a serious back injury he also began to practice hatha yoga and gained much benefit, this sparked his interest and motivated him to look more deeply into this ancient practice. He also took up the study of traditional Chinese medicine and became a qualified acupuncturist.
In 1978 he had the great fortune to meet his Guru or spiritual teacher, Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa,https://sif.yoga/about/jagad-guru who kindly introduced him to the unparalleled treasure of the complete yoga system and who expertly guides him in his personal journey of self-discovery.
Radha Krishna Das is inspired to share the profound yoga wisdom, teachings and practices with other individuals who can apply them in their own personal lives to optimize their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
Ayurveda Workshops by Samantha Doyle
Kirtan Retreat Workshops: Samantha Doyle
Bio: Samantha Doyle is a mother of 4, with a business, and a background in yoga, Ayurveda and fitness. Having been through her own health crisis, Samantha has now dedicated her life to helping people across the globe reclaim their best state of health, from the inside out. Connect with Samantha via Facebook and Instagram.
Saturday: Ayurveda and Yoga – Health for a Higher Purpose
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the imperfections of your body, unexplainable health issues, or, are looking to simply let go of your body hangup’s, this workshop will help you explore the parallels between yoga and looking after yourself with the most simple and doable Ayurvedic teachings and techniques.
- Explore how to look after your body in a way that complements your yoga journey.
- Learn how to get back in touch with nature (without having to up and move to the mountains)
- Understand the Maha Gunas and why they are your simple go-to for creating optimal balance and harmony.
Sunday: Observing the Doshas for Heightened Awareness
Ayurveda is renowned for the principle teaching of ‘the doshas’ – 3 combinations of the material elements that express themselves within our body’s, personality types, time of life, the seasons and more.
But what are the doshas, and how can they help us to develop a deeper understanding of ourselves, our peers and the world around us?
- Develop your body’s inherent intelligence.
- Learn about the primary concepts of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Explore how the Dosha Theory relates to your everyday life
Indian Head Massage with Yasi
Vegetarian Cooking with Monika
"I made my first steps in a kitchen when I became vegetarian about 25 years ago, demonstrating how everyday people can transform meat dishes in delicious, nourishing vegetarian meals. Today I like cooking with friends and my daughters in a friendly happy atmosphere and still enjoy demonstrating how to cook tasty meals.
Living in Australia has created a great opportunity for me to meet people from all over the world, spend time with them and learn their traditional cuisine. It is like cooking journey around the world without travelling :)"