Friday, July 22, 2011
Opening Ceremony: 9:30am
Start of 24hour Kirtan:
10:00-10:15am: Janardan Das
10:15-11:15am: Nitai Das
11:15-12:00pm: Satyananda Krsna Das
12:00-12:30pm: Sudipta and Group
12:30-1pm: Bharati and Group
1:00-1:45pm: Gaura-Shakti Kirtan Yoga
1:45-2:15pm: Asha-Lata Devi Dasi
2:15-2:45pm: Rupesh Pandey
3:15-3:45pm: KrsnaDas Schleusener
3:45-4:30pm: Thakura Das
4:30-5:00pm: Kalindi Dasi
5:00-5:45pm Amala Kirtan Das
5:45-6:30pm: Uttam Sarkar (Uttam Bhakta Das)
6:30-7:30pm: Navayogendra Swami
7:30-8:15pm: Gaura Mani Dasi
8:15-9:15pm: Ajamil Das
11:00 Vijay Krishna
1:00 Gopal Trivedi
1:30 Gopi Gita
3:00 Bharat Seva Ashram
4:00 Krsna Das
4:30 Satish Prabhu
7:00 Amala Kirtan
7:30 Gaura Mani
8:00 Uttama Bhakta
End Closing Remarks
ONLY AT ASHTAPRAHAR-NAMA YAGNA
The Ashtaprahar Planning Committee is pleased to welcome once again...
Jagannath Kirtan Das
The Ashtaprahar Planning Committee is pleased to welcome our mystery guest...
Gaura-Shakti Kirtan Yoga (Toronto, ON)
Gaura-Shakti is Toronto`s very own Kirtan Group! Aside from recently releasing a cd, SWEET SURRENDER, Gaura-Shakti has beome a staple around the Kirtan community in Toronto. Come and see our friends sing the glories of Sri Nam
for Ashtaprahar: Nama-Yagna 2011 - Summer 24-Hour Kirtan Festival !!!
Ashtaprahar... For the Love of Kirtan!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Summer Yoga & Qigong Weekend Retreat
Friday, Aug 26th - Sunday, Aug 28th 2011
with Sitara & Rob
and guest teacher Rupert Harvey
- a beautiful tranquil retreat centre in nature on a sprawling country acreage
- gentle and invigorating daily yoga and Qigong classes
- relaxing by the pool or enjoying a refreshing dip
- delicious healthy meals prepared for you (no dishes to wash )
- quality time away from your daily routine
- sharing with an intimate group of like-minded people
If any of this sounds appealing, you are in luck!
We know how important it is to take time away from the demands of a busy life to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. This is why we are offering you a chance to spend a weekend doing what you need to help refresh and recharge yourself at our Summer Yoga and Qigong Retreat.
Our Summer Yoga & Qigong Retreat will include:
- 2 Kripalu Yoga classes (all levels)
- 2 Qigong classes
- 2 experiential workshops
- sharing circle, an accepting and confidential space where you will have the opportunity to share how you feel without receiving feedback
- healthy gourmet vegetarian meals
- 2 nights comfortable accommodations (single, shared or tenting)
- kirtan (devotional chanting)
- swimming pool
- warm, peaceful atmosphere
- and more…
(all activities optional, no experience necessary)
We are excited to welcome guest teacher Sifu Rupert Harvey, a kung-fu master who has been studying Qigong and martial arts for over 40 years. Among his many impressive achievements, he appeared as a stunt performer on many episodes ofKung-Fu The Legend Continues with David Carradine. He is also an accomplished musician.
Qigong is a 5000-year old Chinese self-healing system with many similarities to yoga that can complement our practice. This ancient Eastern tradition includes exercises that help maintain youthfulness, support the immune system, enhances vitality, improves focus and cultivates calmness.
For more information about Rupert click here.
We are also honored to have some wonderful Toronto kirtan leaders who will be joining us in our kirtan.
Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28
Check-in begins at 3:00 pm on Friday. There will be a yoga class from 4:30 to 6:00 and dinner around 6:30 pm. The retreat officially begins at 7:30 pm and ends Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Lotus Heart Centre
This secluded retreat sanctuary is located near Brighton, Ontario, Canada.
Only 2 hours east of Toronto, and 3½ hours S.W. of Ottawa.
See for yourself at www.lotusheartcentre.ca (website will be online soon)
Other Offerings (additional cost)
Sitara - private healing sessions.
Our host, Andre Lepine - thai yoga massage
Massage Therapy & Reiki
For testimonials on people who have joined us for past retreats please click here.
Cost (per person)
$400 single / $350 shared / $325 tenting
$375 single / $325 shared / $300 tenting (early bird special - before August 5th)
(All taxes and service charges included)
A non-refundable deposit of $125 per person is required to reserve your spot at this special summer retreat. Full payment to be made by August 26th.
If you are currently attending any of our classes or events, you can bring your deposit next time you see us. If you prefer to register online or by mail please contact us for the details.
To register for this unique retreat weekend, contact us at:
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown
Sunday July 17th 2011 12noon - 6pm
As Toronto's largest, free outdoor spiritual yoga festival, Yoga Meltdown has quickly made a name for itself amongst the GTA's multitude of yoga enthusiasts. The Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown — held as a part of the 39th Annual Festival of India (July 16-17, 2011) — will take place on July 17th, 2011, under the sun and amidst the verdant greenery of Centre Island. With free outdoor yoga classes, yoga-inspired arts and performances, vegan cooking demonstrations, a free vegetarian feast, and much more, the Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown will celebrate yoga in a dynamic and uniquely holistic way!
Get off your Asanas and Onto the Island!
As a main feature of the Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown, instructors from major yoga studios all across the GTA will be holding free outdoor yoga classes on Centre Island's scenic lakeside grounds. Imagine entering savasana under the warmth of the sun as the sounds of the gently lulling waves of Lake Ontario flow through the skies. Yoga Meltdown offers all guests a free opportunity to participate in professionally-facilitated yoga classes in a picturesque setting unlike any other in Toronto.
Kirtan yoga is revolutionizing the way the world currently thinks of yoga! With roots in ancient yogic traditions, kirtan is actually a form of aural or musical yoga that grants all participants, even those with little to no musical background, a chance to bring the exhilarating and rejuvenating sounds of kirtan yoga to life! The Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown will have non-stop, soul-stirring kirtan performances by kirtan groups renowned throughout Toronto and across the globe. Stretching beyond just physical asanas, kirtan yoga at Yoga Meltdown will allow all guests to see, feel, and hear yoga in a brand new light.
The Yoga of Food
As more than just a routine of physical exercises, yoga is increasingly being seen as an overall lifestyle choice, providing tested and prescribed methods for happy, healthy, and holistic living. In keeping with such ideas, the Fourth Annual Yoga Meltdown will be host to free live vegan cooking demonstrations and seminars that will promote the benefits of meatless, vegan diets and foods. Moreover, there will also be a free vegetarian feast served to all who attend as part of the Festival of India!
Explore India’s Spiritual Grandeur
As a part of the 39th Annual Festival of India, Yoga Meltdown is actually the latter half of a full weekend of festivities celebrating the spiritual wonder and grandeur of ancient India. The Festival of India begins with a vibrant parade down Yonge Street on Saturday, July 16th and the celebrations then shift to Toronto's beautiful Centre Island for the remainder of the weekend. On the Island, festival-goers will find a massive, colourful and free festival, featuring a South Asian bazaar, Vedic exhibits, an Arts & Culture Showcase, a children's area, and our world-famous FREE vegetarian feast!
Please visit www.yogameltdown.com or call 1-888-535-FEST (3378) for more information.
As a warm-up to the 39th Annual Festival of India (taking place on July 16-17, 2011), Toronto’s Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto) will be holding a 12 hour kirtan event on Friday, July 15th. With a lineup of internationally renowned kirtan leaders, the event promises to engage and uplift its audiences!
Kirtan leaders will be flying into Toronto from all over the world, including Switzerland, India, South America, and the United States. We promise that the kirtan at this event will be nothing short of amazing!
Get ready for a kirtan explosion that will touch your heart and keeping you dancing for 12 hours! Kirtan leaders confirmed include: Madhava, Niranjana Swami, Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura das, Gaura Mani and many more.
To get you ready for the event, here are few clips of the artists who will be coming:
Madhava (Switzerland) - HYPERLINK "http://youtu.be/0mgYFgD5BFY" http://youtu.be/0mgYFgD5BFY
Gaura Mani (India) - HYPERLINK "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynKa_EchldQ" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynKa_EchldQ
Niranjana Swami (United States) - HYPERLINK "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOKlH_epNo" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOKlH_epNo