Bhakti Yoga: Living in Devotion - Calling to the Sacred with Jai Uttal
Schedule & Booking
- Date: 12/07/2020
- Teacher: Jai Uttal
- Price: £55.00
14.00-17.30 at Islington
Book by 30 March for a £5 earlybird discount
Bhakti Yoga is the path of personal relationship with Spirit, with God, with Goddess - a relationship that includes all the flavors and moods of the human heart. In the journey of Bhakti, our emotions become the fuel to reconnect us with the Divine and to find healing and wholeness within ourselves.
How can we bring bhakti into our daily lives and all of our relationships? How can we surrender to divine guidance and let bhakti lead us back to the sacred? These essential ‘seed’ questions will launch our voyage into the inner journey of devotion.
Jai and the participants will dive into the dual practices of kirtan (mantra chanting), and storytelling to explore, express, and share the deepest caverns of our souls. Ultimately, with patience and with grace, together we will drink from the eternal spring of love.
Jai Uttal is a kirtan artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist. He is considered a pioneer in the world music community with his combined influences from India and American rock and jazz. Jai has been leading, teaching, and performing World Music and kirtan—the ancient yoga of chanting or singing to God—around the world for close to 50 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.
He grew up in New York City and lived in a home filled with music. Jai began studying classical piano at the age of seven, and later learned to play old-time banjo, harmonica, and guitar. At age 17, he heard Indian music for the first time, and two years later moved to California and studied under the famous sarod player, Ali Akbar Khan. Jai later began taking regular pilgrimages to India, living among the wandering street musicians of Bengal, and singing with the kirtan wallahs in the temple of his guru, Neem Karoli Baba.
Jai has emerged as a leading influence in the Bhakti tradition. He considers bhakti to be the core of his musical and spiritual life.