Sing in the Key of “We”: Gather and Celebrate Kirtan

Sing in the Key of “We”: Gather and Celebrate Kirtan with Astrud Castillo

Saturday, January 19 • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Open the heart, drop the mind, and connect with Spirit and one another through the powerful practice of Kirtan. Surrender to the Divine. Astrud believes that Kirtan is a metaphor for how we are like the sun and how each and every one of us has the capacity to generate more light in the world, one breath and mantra at a time. The act of communing through music and chant regardless of religious or spiritual beliefs is one of the most beautiful and uplifting aspects of experiencing Kirtan. Singing the sacred names ignites the heart and awakens us from the inside out.
“Kirtan with Astrud immerses the mind in a sea of sacred sound and melts open the heart. Her voice, music, and mantras embody a love and a devotion that touch the deep places within where communion with the Divine is possible.” —Swami Ramananda


$15 in advance/$20 day of event

Astrud is a San Francisco–based Kirtan wallah who has been sharing Kirtan since 2001. She leads Kirtan from coast to coast, near and far, and holds workshops on the practices of bhakti. Astrud is a senior Yoga teacher at Laughing Lotus, where she has been teaching since 2000. She leads retreats to India and in the United States as well as Kirtan and workshops on Bhakti Yoga. Her new CD, Hari Om, was released this summer.