Kirtan Flight School Schedule

Kirtan Flight School

Schedule / 32 hours instruction

$495

CF-register-now

 

Monday, February 17: 8 hours

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Main room.

  • Opening kirtan circle.
  • Introduction to history and philosophy of kirtan.
  • Intro to neuroscience – sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Neuropeptides and pranayama. Discussion of consciousness.
  • Rhythm Workshop – finger cymbals.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Main room.

  • Group Chant.
  • Basic harmonium dharma.
  • Percussion Workshop – Kaherwa: Gi Na Gi Na Gi Intro to half time.
  • Small groups assigned, chants demonstrated and chosen.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Main room + Breakout rooms

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

 


 

Tuesday, February 18: 8 hours 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Main room.

  • Group Chant.
  • Workshop on developing musical arrangements for kirtan.
  • Harmonium workshop – fingering techniques, building a chant.
  • Percussion Workshop: Alternating Kaherwa and Bhajani: Gi Na Gi Gi Na
  • Big group plays drums together, as small groups take turns singing their chants together over group groove.

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Main room + Breakout rooms.

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Main room + Breakout rooms.

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

  


 

Wednesday, February 19: 8 hours

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Main room.

  • Group Chant.
  • Vocal Workshop: Using your breath to speak the groove, using dynamics.
  • Chant moves around circle as each participant calls and neighbor to left responds, first soft, then loud.
  • Explaining Mantras Workshop

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Main room + Breakout rooms.

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Main room + Breakout rooms.

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

 


 

Thursday, February 20: 8 hours 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm Main room.

  • Learn opening mantras, closing mantras and bhajans
  • Discussion of non-dualism, neurological models of meditation in the occipital parietal lobe.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch 

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Main room + Breakout rooms.

  • Group meets and chants together.
  • Instructors work intensively with small groups.

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Main room.

  • Ensembles lead kirtan for the assembled group of participants.
  • Closing circle