Join Kevin James in an exploration of the profound transforming energy of chanting. You will be supported to open up to an effortless way of singing in your natural voice with emotion and feeling (the essence of Bhakti) and Kevin will explain how this has a direct connection to your true authentic self.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

We will begin our day with Kevin sharing what he simply calls his “Morning practice” which involves a deep journey into the Aum & toning sacred sounds as he shares his profound insight into the nature of sound and the connections it has to every part of our lives.

You will be supported to open up to an effortless way of singing in your natural voice with emotion and feeling (the essence of Bhakti) and Kevin will explain how this has a direct connection to your true authentic self. We will chant daily and explore some of the blissful trance states that come from certain mantras with the possibility to learn some of the more difficult mantras he doesn’t normally share in the circles. Also there will be the element of co-creation where Kevin will do his best to accommodate the desires of the group including some one on one help if needed.

“The benefits from chanting are clearly evident in just one 2 hour session. What I love about these retreats is that I get a chance to share the experience of what it’s like to be chanting every day and how this can have a profound effect on your state of being and health but even much more than that, it can change your reality, where it’s almost like we enter another dimension of harmony and grace. This is really the essence of what I intend to share at these retreats.”

Kevin Morning Practice Toning work:

Toning singing through the Chakras will improve and open your voice, clear emotional blockages and give your energy centers a cleanse and charge up with the power of your own voice. Send a message of harmony to every cell of your body. Feel the deep meditation of toning the sounds of your own true nature as it aligns your being and gives you a clear aura of peace and healing…

Kevin James is an experienced Chant leader who travels continuously sharing his presence and heartfelt voice with people from many different cultures and religions throughout the world.
His intention is to unite people to the heart through the simple act of chanting together in a way that is universal and based on the principles of Bhakti Yoga, to see the “One” or the Divine in everyone and everything. A search beginning, continuing, and ending in love.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

(*subject to changes)

  • 7.30 – 8.30am: Yoga class
  • 9am: Breakfast
  • 10.30am – 1.00pm: Morning practice and Chanting
  • 1:30pm – 3.00pm: Lunch
  • 3.30 – 6.30pm: Outdoor Group activities, swim, dance, movement
  • 7pm: Dinner
  • 8.30 – 10.00pm: Chanting circle

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

KEVIN JAMES

Kevin James is an experienced Chant leader who travels continuously sharing his presence and heartfelt voice with people from many different cultures and religions throughout the world.

Weaving ancient Mantra’s with his own prayers and hearts song, he draws upon influences from traditional Indian Kirtan, Bhajans, Celtic and Sufi chants mixed with western folk sounds and world instruments.

Since 2003, he has been leading chanting circles in and around Byron Bay, Australia as well as many other parts of the world as he travels the globe sharing his vision of heart centered connection and oneness.

Practicing Bhakti Yoga (The yoga of devotion) since his first visit to India in 1990, Kevin James now leads chanting circles and workshops in yoga festivals and studios all over the world. His intention is to unite people to the heart through the simple act of chanting together in a way that is universal and based on the principles of Bhakti Yoga, to see the “One” or the Divine in everyone and everything.

A search beginning, continuing and ending in love.

 

AUÐUR BJARNADÓTTIR

Auður Bjarnadóttir has taught yoga since 2000. She runs a yoga studio, Jogasetrid in Reykjavik, Iceland since 2002. She teaches Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal, Moms and babies and seniors. She also runs Teacher trainings in Kundalini yoga, Yoga Nidra, Childplay as well as diverse workshops and events.

Audur is a yoga therapist and in all her work focuses on the magic of coming home into the body, home to the Self, and with compassion finding the oneness within so we can unfold to who we really are and unite with all.

Auður was a professional dancer, choreographer and theatre director for years, dancing in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. She also lived and studied yoga and theatre in Wales and in US. Auður loves to teach yoga but also to be an eternal student in yoga and life. She enjoys combining traveling and exploring the world as teaching yoga, like Spain, Crete and Corfu. In spring and summer she will teach in Nepal, Amorous Greece, Spain, Sweden, Bali and so much looking for Sweeden and Ladakh with Kevin and other wonderful souls.