The Positive Power of Chant with Jim Gelcer (Siva)


Jim Gelcer

Jim Gelcer

Please share what you do in 10-15 words: Kirtan wallah, recording and touring artist, composer, producer, and Bhakti yogi.

Why do you do what you do? It is my path and I’m doing what I love.

What are you currently fascinated by in your work? The positive power of chant and its ability to heal and transform.

How did you come to your path? Any aha moments or key teachers? A gentle nudge from someone at the perfect moment. I am always learning, and everyone is my teacher.

What book(s) are you currently reading? Reading and re-reading the Bhagavad Gita, Bliss Divine, and The Radiance Sutras.

What surprises you about teaching here? How at home I feel.

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Jim Gelcer (Siva) is a Sivananda Yoga teacher and a kirtan leader. He infuses new life and spirit into the ancient heartfelt chants that influence today’s kirtan movement. With a voice filled with depth and emotion, and impeccable musicianship, he tastefully blends flavors of modern and ancient melodies and the celebratory essence of kirtan.

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Join Jim Gelcer at the Yoga Retreat

November 12 – 15, 2014
Building Bhakti: Chanting from the Heart