Chanting Circle - Facilitator Course

When

Starts: Thursday September 11th – 10:00
Ends: Sunday September 17th – 11:00

Where

DIMA Mallorca – Spain

Group

Maximum 20 people

Price

For prices click on link in WHAT IT IS section.

Facilitator

Kevin James

Kevin James is an Australian singer-songwriter who brings Devotional music to the World in a way that is free from religious dogma. His particular music style is characterised by fusing English lyrics with potent Mantras from around the world. As a singer- songwriter, he also has created what he calls ̈Heartsongs ̈: songs in English that transmit the depths of Eastern philosophy, delivered in a way that is joyful and accessible to all.

Bookings

For more information about the intensive, questions, or bookings contact: info@kevinjamesmusic.com

What it is

Mantras can come from various traditions and religions around the world. You may be familiar with Hallelujah, Hare Krishna, La Ella Ha Ill Allah or Om Mani Padme Hung. They are all well-known Mantras with their own power and magic. Kevin James puts them into songs that we can chant them together. A mantra can also be an affirmation in your own language and for this difference, he uses the word Heartsongs.

A Kirtan is a tradition of call and response chanting, originating from India and is generally Hindu Mantras. Chanting circles are a free and open space to sing and enjoy yourself, this sometimes means having a laugh, letting go and perhaps even getting a bit crazy if that feels good, sometimes that’s the way to arrive at a deep and profound silence within yourself.

Kevin facilitates a space for you to feel comfortable and supported to sing but there is no requirement for you to do so. You can just bathe in the sound, it’s really not a matter of how well you’re singing, it’s a space for you to enjoy the act of expression through your voice.

Kevin James’ job, as a Kirtan leader is to follow a spontaneous flow with the energy of the room, there is no setlist or plan that he follows. He just flows with the energy of the room and the people, sometimes it’s soft and gentle and other times its full power dancing and going for it.

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What you can expect

In this residential intensive you can deepen your ability to facilitate, hold space and lead Kirtan and Mantra Chanting circles with Kevin James. This week long course will include everything you will need learn in order to lead your own chanting circle with confidence, and have the room singing together with you in harmony.
This course is for anyone who is interested in going deeper into chanting circles: from yoga teachers who just want to lead a chant after a class, to budding musicians who want to hold their own circles, to those who want make a life of chanting, touring, recording, and songwriting, we will be sharing all, including our knowledge and experience of conscious business and marketing skills that reflect a lifestyle of Bhakti.

 

About the facilitator

Kevin James is an Australian singer-songwriter who brings Devotional music to the World in a way that is free from religious dogma. His particular music style is characterised by fusing English lyrics with potent Mantras from around the world. As a singer-songwriter, he also has created what he calls ̈Heartsongs ̈: songs in English that transmit the depths of Eastern philosophy, delivered in a way that is joyful and accessible to all.

What started as singing gatherings with friends in the 90’s, slowly grew into a way of living.

Since 2010 Kevin James started to travel the world continuously and sharing his music in the form of “Chanting Circles”, a powerful group experience of reconnection to Oneself. Nowadays, he continues the same path with his wife Susana (playing harmonium) holding Events and Retreats, in their vision of Connection to the Heart as a way towards living a more harmonious life.