Geeti & Gyanananda

Gyan and Geeti

Geeti's passion is to uplift, unify and transform our personal and collective energy and awareness through music, mantra and movement. She is a Sydney-based Kirtanist and Nada Yoga teacher who will cooperate with Gyanananda to share conscious dance, sound healing and Kirtan. Gyan is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, guitar, piano, harmonium, harmonicas, sitar, tabla, percussion and hand pan who joins the Ekam community for the first time this year.

Bio

Geeti is a Sydney-based kirtanist and Nada Yoga teacher with a background in conscious movement and dance. Her passion and calling is to uplift, unify and transform our personal and collective energy and awareness through music, mantra and movement.

As an accredited Soul Motion conscious dance teacher and Kiryuho Japanese Movement Meditation teacher, Geeti is excited about exploring and fusing her love of sacred sound with movement and dance.

Geeti teaches regular Nada Yoga classes and workshops and is a core member of the Sydney Kirtan group ‘Sound Samadhi’ which gathers monthly.

Sound and movement can touch places deep within us that words and thinking cannot reach. It is a precious portal through which we can travel, discover, explore, connect and transform ourselves and each other with creativity, joy and deep presence.

Find out more about Geeti through her website or on facebook.

Gyanananda is a kirtanist, singer songwriter, sound healer and accredited yoga teacher in the Satyananda style who has found his dharma in combining his lifelong love of music with his yogic training in service of others to uplift and expand energy and consciousness.

Gyan is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, guitar, piano, harmonium, harmonicas, sitar, tabla, percussion and hand pan. His ecstatic and devotional style ranges from strong, rhythmic dynamism to tender, lyrical and ethereal soundscapes that creates an environment for deep peace, soul connection and healing.

Gyan is also passionate about the practice of yoga nidra and offering it with music and mantra. He also facilitates asana, pranayama, meditation, nada yoga, mantra & havans in classes, workshops and retreats nationally.

Connect to Gyan on facebook.

Soul Moves: Stillness in Motion – Mantra, Music, Movement & Dance

This Soul Moves session will bring together a unique and uplifting blend of mantra, movement, live music and dance which will activate and vitalise our physical and pranic bodies while also cultivating a deep stillness within, bringing us into a balanced and relaxed state of union.

Geeti will draw upon her back ground in mantra and Nada Yoga to attune and connect deeply within, inviting movement from this place of stillness. Live music and mantra offered by Gyanananda will support a natural unfolding of movement, flow and expression, allowing the body to naturally release tension in order to move more freely and authentically.

This session will also draw upon the figure eight principle of the Japanese movement meditation art of Kiryuho to support internal balance while also incorporating the Soul Motion Conscious dance principle of balance between the internal and external world.

No previous experience is required.

Yoga Circus – Sat, 11.30 am (60 mins)

Maha Shiva Shakti Kirtan

Heart opening, joyous and calming to the mind, kirtan is a sacred practice of singing yourself into a divinely balanced state. Ekam presents the MAHA SHIVA SHAKTI KIRTAN, in honor of the great (Maha) divine masculine (Shiva) and feminine (Shakti) that live through and beyond each and every one of us. Always together and never apart, Shiva and Shakti represent the two faces of consciousness and creative force that underlie all of life. This core concept of yoga philosophy can be experienced in the blissful practice of kirtan, as the rhythmical repetition of mantras and melodies call your whole being to resonate with Shiva and with Shakti in their different manifestations. If you love kirtan, this session will be a treat! If you’ve never been to a kirtan you’ll be amazed. Featuring a number of devoted kirtan artists and yogis from NSW and beyond, this will be a beautiful and transcendental experience.

Assisi Hall – Sat, 6.00 pm (75 mins)

Sacred Music & Mantra Sound Healing

This session will be a beautiful opportunity to be bathed in an ocean of sacred sound, mantra and music which will be restorative and rebalancing for mind, body and spirit.

Gyanananda’s soulful & resonant voice and deep presence will carry you into a state of deep relaxation & peace. From Sanskrit bhajans and kirtan to original conscious songs, the vibrations of the mantras and the messages of the lyrics will be medicine for the soul.

Gyanananda is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and will play harmonium, flute, piano and harmonica. Geeti will infuse some of the music with sweet harmonies, magical hand pan (hang) and tampura.

Romero Chapel – Sun, 3.15 pm (60 mins)