ONE-TO-ONE KIRTAN COACHING with Vaishnavi
SATURDAY 17.10-18.30 (Sign up)
ALSO, VAISHNAVI WILL BE LEADING A KIRTAN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
You’ve been longing to lead Kirtan and now you have a chance at the Open Mic! Sign up for a 20-minute one-to-one session for a general confidence boost; help with finding the best key or simple chords; guidance on the basics of leading; how to work with a percussionist; feedback on how you are doing; all of the above. Priority given to those signed up for the Open Mic slots and please come with a clear idea of what you want from the session.
Vaishnavi didn’t start singing ’til she was almost 30 when she discovered mantra chanting through yoga. In 2004, she was introduced to the bhakti path through meeting Amma which she considers her greatest “teaching” – a flowering of the heart. She spent a number of years in an indian ashram soaking up the practice before she began leading kirtan herself. Having been so painfully shy, she is passionate about encouraging and empowering others to find their own voices and share them.
Her journey began in 2000 when she encountered mantra chanting through Kundalini Yoga. In 2004, she was introduced to bhajan and the bhakti path through meeting Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) which she considers her greatest “teaching” – a flowering of the heart.
She feels blessed to have had no formal voice training, although she has spent time un-learning with Rajeswar Bhattacharya—the foremost singer of Tagore raga—and is currently deepening into her most authentic sound on the Naked Voice Facilitator training with Chloe Goodchild.