Join us every Friday night for Kirtan, call-and-response chanting. Each week the kirtan is led by a different person from our Brooklyn chant community, the Vanaras, plus special events with other artists.

Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.
— Krishna Das

UPCOMING CHANT SCHEDULE


Kirtan with Devadas
Apr
28
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Devadas

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Ambika was a singer for many years in bands in NYC until she discovered chanting around 1996. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she continued to deepen her connection to the chants. This practice has become her refuge over the years and she is grateful to be chanting the Divine Name with so many others.

Three Hour MAHA MANTRA Group Kirtan
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Three Hour MAHA MANTRA Group Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Join the VANARAS for a special three-hour kirtan on Friday, May 12th. Chanting led by Ambika, Devadas, Lily Cushman and friends! The focus for the evening is chants to the Mana Mantra, which is thought to be the most powerful of all the mantras. . Each Kirtan Wallah will offer their own unique melodies on this theme throughout the evening.

Kirtan with Nina Rao
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Nina Rao

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 2007, she recorded a track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das' CD, Flow of Grace. In 2013, she released her first CD: Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts. She is also featured on Kirtan! the live chant CD recorded at BYS.

Kirtan with Devadas
Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Devadas

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

Three Hour Group Kirtan
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Three Hour Group Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Join the VANARAS crew for special three-hour kirtan on Friday, May 12th. Chanting led by Ambika, Jeremy Frindel, Devadas, Nina Rao and friends! The focus for the evening will be announced soon. Each Kirtan Wallah will offer their own unique melodies on the theme throughout the evening.

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Jun
16
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Lily Cushman

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Lily Cushman is the co-founder and director of the Brooklyn Yoga School. She has been inspired to sing for over 25 years and studying voice since the age of 10. Chanting is an integral part of her practice, and she considers it a great blessing to share the practice with others.

Kirtan with Jeremy Frindel
Jun
30
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Jeremy Frindel

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Jeremy Frindel has been making music for most of his life, and chanting is an integral part of his personal practice. In 2012, he recorded Kirtan! Live From Brooklyn Yoga School with the entire Vanaras family, released in 2014. Learn more about Jeremy and his chanting at the Vanaras Music website.

Kirtan with Shambu Das
Jul
14
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shambu Das

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shambhu Das' roots in Kirtan go back to 1997, Monday nights at Jivamukti, chanting the Divine Names with Krishna Das. The path lit by singing these Revealed Names has led to his meeting his teacher, Sri Siddhi Ma and finding his Guru, Sri Neem Karoli Baba. It is in dedication to them that he has written his devotional music, and he is currently producing, playing and singing on his upcoming album, All For You.


Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Lily Cushman

Lily Cushman is the co-founder and director of the Brooklyn Yoga School. She has been inspired to sing for over 25 years and studying voice since the age of 10. Chanting is an integral part of her practice, and she considers it a great blessing to share the practice with others.

Seven Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Seven Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Join us for a birthday bonanza celebrating our seven-year anniversary in Park Slope with delicious food, good friends, kirtan chanting, door prizes galore and your chance to win a free $50 BYS class card! The evening includes call and response chanting, hang time to eat delicious treats, lots of hilarious yoga jokes and many hugs from people you know and love! Come celebrate a vibrant community of practitioners for what promises to be a special evening!  Exact schedule to be announced. Save the date!

Kirtan with Devadas
Feb
24
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Devadas

Devadas is a devotee, singer/songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn. Under the inspiration of his Guru, Amma, he began the regular practice of bhajan, traditional Hindu call and response devotional singing, leading kirtans all over New York, the East Coast and India. He has recorded a wide variety of CDs including his latest, Brooklyn Mellows. Devadas is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper
Feb
17
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Ambika was a singer for many years in bands in NYC until she discovered chanting around 1996. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she continued to deepen her connection to the chants. This practice has become her refuge over the years and she is grateful to be chanting the Divine Name with so many others.

 

Kirtan with Nina Rao
Dec
30
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Nina Rao

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Nina learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 2007, she recorded a track "Nina Chalisa" on Krishna Das' CD, Flow of Grace. In 2013, she released her first CD: Antarayaami - Knower of All Hearts. She is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at BYS.

Hare Christmas Kirtan with Devadas & Friends
Dec
23
8:00 pm20:00

Hare Christmas Kirtan with Devadas & Friends

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

It's that magic time of year again! A time for singing and coming together to share in the holiday cheer! Join us at Brooklyn Yoga School for our 4th annual HARE CHRISTMAS KIRTAN led by Devadas and Friends. The evening includes call & repsonse chanting and your favorite childhood christmas carols! Siging begins at 8pm, come and go as you like throughout the evening.

Kirtan with Sharada Devi
Dec
9
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Sharada Devi is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. She has traveled throughout India for the past thirty plus years in various temples playing music with the kirtan musicians. "I began to soak up the melodic tunes and found my heart in constant rhythym with the beat of the drum. The simple repetitions of the chants fill my spirit and bring forth a greater understanding of the dance of true love."

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Dec
2
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

Kirtan with Vita K.
Jul
22
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Vita K.

Vita K. grew up in Kazakhstan & Russia and moved to Britain in her teens. In London she was introduced to Yoga, Alternative therapies, Jazz and Kirtan. For the past several years she has been singing in London, Greece and NYC.

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Ambika was a singer for many years in bands in NYC until she discovered chanting around 1996. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she continued to deepen her connection to the chants. This practice has become her refuge over the years and she is grateful to be chanting the Divine Name with so many others.

Suzin Green - CD Release Party and Kirtan with Nina Rao
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

Suzin Green - CD Release Party and Kirtan with Nina Rao

Join Suzin Green and Daniel Johnson for the New York City release party and kirtan of her new album, Mantras of the Sun. Suzin is celebrating the release of her new mantra album with a series of special events. For this one, she'll be joined by friend and colleague, Nina Rao who is a featured artist on the album.

Community Kirtan
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Community Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

On April 1, 2016 we are happy to be hosting our fourth community kirtan at BYS. This evening will be a mixture of friends from the community who lead chanting or are just starting to! Come support them as they each lead a chant in our little glowy space

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Jan
22
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. She is currently recording her new chant CD, Love's Door, and is also featured on Kirtan! a new live chant CD recorded at Brooklyn Yoga School.

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Aug
21
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Shyama loves to chant the Divine Names and feels lucky and blessed to be able to center her days around this practice. She leads kirtan in NYC and beyond, has been singing in Krishna Das’ Posse, live and on his recordings, for many years. Alongside her own kirtan schedule, Shyama teaches harmonium to accompany chant practice and community kirtan to students in the New York metropolitan area.

Kirtan with Anjula Prasad
Jul
24
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Anjula Prasad

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Anjula was raised in a very devotional family that revered Indian classical music as one of the highest forms of spirituality. While growing up, she frequently traveled throughout India, where she learned to chant and discovered how fulfilling it was to express her devotion through her own voice.

Ananda Rasa Kirtan + Hanuman Chalisa Book Release Party
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Ananda Rasa Kirtan + Hanuman Chalisa Book Release Party

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Join a celebration of chanting with Ananda Rasa Kirtan (David Estes) from the Bay Area and release party for Jennifer Mazzucco's illustrated Sri Hanuman Chalisa book! Books will be on sale at the event. A portion of the proceeds from this printing of this book go to the Love Serve Remember Foundation.

Ambika's Birthday Kirtan Party Rave Marathon
Jun
12
8:00 pm20:00

Ambika's Birthday Kirtan Party Rave Marathon

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Ambika was a singer for many years in bands in NYC until she discovered chanting around 1996. Kirtan had a profound effect on her, and lead her to India where she continued to deepen her connection to the chants. This practice has become her refuge over the years and she is grateful to be chanting the Divine Name with so many others.

 

Bansuri Flute Ragas with Eric Fraser
May
15
8:00 pm20:00

Bansuri Flute Ragas with Eric Fraser

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Join Bansuri flute wizard, Eric Fraser at the Brooklyn Yoga School for an evening of Classical India Raga. Eric Fraser is based in Brooklyn, New York and Kolkata, India and is a longtime student of a unique vocal lineage of North-Indian flute playing.  Known for it’s purity and antiquity, this unique "gayaki" or "vocal" style is seldom played today.

Kirtan with Sharada Devi
Jun
20
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Sharada Devi is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. She has traveled throughout India for the past thirty plus years in various temples playing music with the kirtan musicians. "I began to soak up the melodic tunes and found my heart in constant rhythym with the beat of the drum. The simple repetitions of the chants fill my spirit and bring forth a greater understanding of the dance of true love."

Kirtan with Sharada Devi
May
23
8:00 pm20:00

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Sharada Devi is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba. She has traveled throughout India for the past thirty plus years in various temples playing music with the kirtan musicians. "I began to soak up the melodic tunes and found my heart in constant rhythym with the beat of the drum. The simple repetitions of the chants fill my spirit and bring forth a greater understanding of the dance of true love."

Ananda Rasa Kirtan
Apr
26
8:00 pm20:00

Ananda Rasa Kirtan

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

An evening of chant with special guest David Estes! Ananda Rasa Kirtan is led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist David Estes who is currently based in the San Francisco Area. His new album ARK Mulani dub Kirtan is a mixture of Roots reggae, raga, and dub kirtan.

Live Music Yoga Class
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Live Music Yoga Class

  • Brooklyn Yoga School

Two hour yoga class taught by Katurah Hutcheson, featuring live music by Ilusha Tsinadze. Ilusha is an acoustic guitarist based in Brooklyn. For the class, he will be merging his meditation practice with his music, influenced by a long-standing love of Indian classical music. Class is an All Level practice, suitable for all students. $10 minimum donation. Doors open at 7:30pm.