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 Shyama Chapin
Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

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.

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Kirtan with Ambika
Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Ambika

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.

 

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Kirtan with Devadas
Nov
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

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.

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Kirtan with Sharada Devi
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

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."

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Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

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.

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Kirtan with Devadas
Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

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.

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Kirtan with Ambika Cooper
Dec
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

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.

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Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Dec
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

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.

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Hare Christmas Kirtan
Dec
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hare Christmas Kirtan

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 5th annual HARE CHRISTMAS KIRTAN led by Ambika, Devadas, Lily and Shyama. The evening includes call & response chanting and your favorite childhood Christmas carols! Singing begins at 8pm, come and go as you like throughout the evening.

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Kirtan with Nina Rao
Dec
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Nina Rao

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.

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Kirtan with Lily Cushman
Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

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.

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Kirtan with Nina Rao
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Nina Rao

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.

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Kirtan with Shyama Chapin
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

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.

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Kirtan with Devadas
Aug
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

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.

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Three Hour DEVI PUJA Group Kirtan
Jul
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Three Hour DEVI PUJA Group Kirtan

Join the VANARAS for a special three-hour kirtan on Friday, July 28th. Chanting led by Ambika, Devadas, Lily Cushman, Sharada Devi, Shyama Chapin and friends! The focus for the evening is chants devoted to the many Devi Goddesses: Kali, Durga, Lakshmi, Parvati, Saraswati, Ganga Ma, Bhavani, Jagatambe, and many more. Each Kirtan Wallah will offer their own unique melodies on this theme throughout the evening.

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

Kirtan with Shambu Das

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.

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

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

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.

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

Kirtan with Shyama Chapin

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.

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

Seven Year Anniversary Party & Group Kirtan

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!

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

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

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.

 

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

Kirtan with Ambika Cooper

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.

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Community Kirtan
Apr
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Community Kirtan

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

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

Kirtan with Anjula Prasad

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.

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

Bansuri Flute Ragas with Eric Fraser

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.

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

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

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."

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

Kirtan with Sharada Devi

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."

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Ananda Rasa Kirtan
Apr
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ananda Rasa Kirtan

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.

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

Live Music Yoga Class

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.

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