Bhakti Bliss New Year Online Retreat
Date / Time
Sat, Jan, 2nd 10:30 am - 6:30 pm -
Sun, Jan, 3rd
Guided by David Newman & Seán Johnson
From our hearts and homes to yours, join us for a sweet and soul-nourishing weekend of chanting, music, satsang, storytelling, poetry, journaling, and gentle movement to ground yourself in your heart for 2021. David and Seán will share practices and guidance for embracing the path of love and giving kirtan (call-and-response chanting) and bhakti a more prominent place in your life. Joining hearts and voices with conscious intention is the perfect way to create clarity, openness, and expansion for the new year. The daytime sessions include intimate acoustic solo sessions alternately guided by David and Seán and we’ll gather all together each evening for chanting, stories, and Q & A. All sessions will meet on zoom.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am – 12:30pm, 2-4pm, 5:30-6:30pm
Please note: all times are Central Standard Time. Make sure to adjust to your time zone.
Cost $169. Partial scholarships are available for people experiencing financial hardship. To request, please email email@example.com.
David Newman is a renowned sacred chant master, recording artist, singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher. He travels extensively, sharing his music and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous chart-topping CDs, including Love Is Awake, and he’s the author of The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, in the Washington Post, Yoga Journal, and other media outlets. Visit David’s website here.
Seán Johnson is a musician, songwriter, and storyteller who has been teaching Yoga and guiding kirtan for over twenty years. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studio in his native New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching Yoga with skill and imagination. He has a master’s degree from Naropa Institute-Oakland, with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice. He has written for Yoga Journal and is the co-curator of Putumayo World Music’s music-for-Yoga compilations. And he is the founder of Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band who have been merging ancient mantras, roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves, recording, and touring for the last 15 years. Seán is also deeply passionate about his Irish roots and co-leads Celtic Spirituality retreats in Ireland each year with his friend Mary Meighan. Seán relishes creating a safe, playful, tender space for people to open their hearts, sing, embrace their innate creativity, and remember who they are. He lives in his hometown of New Orleans with his wife Farah and son Finn.