Sacred Kirtan

Kalika Fortin

Wednesday, August 31 at 7pm

Sacred Kirtan with Kalika Fortin
Kirtan is the uplifting practice of call and response style chanting. Sacred mantras are sang continuously over beautiful melodies moving toward a deep state of peace. Singing together connects us to our inner divinity while creating a sense of community. Beginners welcome! Words and guidance are provided.

About Kalika:

In 2005, Kalika Fortin moved from the conservative mid-west where she grew up into an ashram in the Colorado mountains. She was immersed in a new and beautiful world of meditation, service and devotional chanting. Captivated by the sweet, calming energy of the morning chants, as well as the lively evening kirtans, it became clear that bhakti yoga was her path. She enjoyed several years in Shoshoni Yoga Retreat’s resident band, Shiva’s Garden, before forming The Pushpams with Mira Gale and Kumara Etzel.

Kalika has shared music at several yoga festivals including Hanuman Festival, Denver Chant Fest and Bhavapalooza; and has shared the stage with kirtan artists Dave Stringer, C.C. White, Girish, David Newman and Govindas & Radha. Her music has been featured on New World Kirtan and Wild Women Rising.

Kalika has released two albums, Breathe and Flowers for Kali, offering a combination of uplifting chants and intimate songs.

What do I bring?

During kirtan, people are ususally seated either on the ground or in chairs.  We will provide the yoga props necessary to make seating comfortable for the session including: chairs, bolsters, blanket, or blocks.   You are most welcome to bring anything you might need to be comfortable from home if that is your preference.

Complimentary tea and filtered water is also available.

Parking

There is free street parking available in the front and to the sides of the building.  Additionally, there is street parking behind the building on Southern Drive.