with accompaniment on Harmonium, Saraswati Veena, Bouzouki and drums.
7pm – 8:30pm Thursday 4th May 2023 at The Sonic Retreat Centre Frome, Somerset BA11 3NG
Kirtan comes from the Bhakti yoga tradition, the path of devotion. Having its roots in India, the mantras are sung in the ancient vibrational language of Sanskrit. It is a form of meditation, repeating names of God or Goddesses set to a melody. Essentially Kirtan is an inwards journey inwards, a form of vocal meditation connecting us to our heart centre & creating union with our own being & each other within the group. It can induce spontaneous joyous expression, bliss & ecstasy.
Candida is a Kirtan leader awarded an Advanced merit certificate by Nikki Slade, UK’s most experienced Kirtan Leader. She has led Kirtans for Sri Jayanthi Kumaraswami, at Yoga retreats in India and sacred sound concerts throughout the UK.
Candida is also a singing bowl practitioner, overtone and undertone singer. She uses many instruments during a sound journey to create space for deep relaxation and transformation . She is also a qualified Yoga & Qigong teacher, Ayurvedic massage therapist and Mandala and Yantra Artist.