Yoga Vacation Program
April 10 — 13, 2019

Ocean of Chant

Nina Rao

Imagine floating quietly in an ocean of soft vibrations and lapping waters. As you drift into peace and bliss, you feel yourself cradled by the divine ocean and carried safely home.

Like being held by the waves of a serene ocean, chanting the names of the Divine reveals your effortless ability to quieten your mind and open your heart. It brings you home to your truest self, the part within you that dwells in stillness and grace. Repeating the names of the Divine not only steadies the mind, but also allows thoughts to fall away as you become more heart-focused.

Relax into spiritual chanting with a special emphasis on the Divine Feminine and the Hanuman Chalisa. No musical experience is required for you to experience this tranquil atmosphere of devotion. Allow your spirit gently to awaken … and let the healing begin.

Offered as 2 satsangs and 3 workshops (subject to change)

Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 1998 she met her guru, Sri Siddhi Ma in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent time with her regularly for 19 years. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and accompanies him musically as well. In 2007, she recorded the track ‘Nina Chalisa’ on Krishna Das’ CD “Flow of Grace”; January 2013 she released her debut double-album, “Antarayaami-Knower of All Hearts”; August 2018 her second album “Anubhav” was released entirely crowd-funded.

Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in New York and beyond, and leads workshops and courses online across many platforms. She is also founder and chairwoman of the non-profit Saving Wild Tigers which supports conservation of wild tigers and all species in their natural habitat in India. In addition, she hosts a podcast series on the Be Here Now Network exploring spirituality, practice, and conservation of wilderness and Nature. She is currently recording mantras to Tara in the Buddhist tradition, with 21 Taras Collective.


Evening satsang concert

12:00–1:30pm Workshop
Evening satsang concert

12:00–1:30pm Workshop


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