Healing Sound Bath, for Women
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Sound Bath, for Women

Every other Wednesday, beginning Wed Feb 6th at 6 pm, we will offer a group Sound Bath for women. Our organization prioritizes New Yorkers at risk, who could not normally afford to attend a full price Sound Bath. This is a gentle but powerful way to rejuvenate the body/mind, let go of past trauma, generate energy and inspire creativity. Max 12 women. Free or $5 suggested donation.


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Jai Kirtan!
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

Jai Kirtan!

Join us for Kirtan, a traditional practice of singing mantras, by call and response. This ancient experience comes from the bhakti tradition and has been shared in community for thousands of years, yet it remains as joyful and uplifting in the modern world as it was for our ancestors. Come gather to be in the light of non-sectarian, transcendent sound vibration. Experience the pure delight of singing together this winter at Jai!

$15
**Kids 12 and below FREE!

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Healing Sound Bath, for Women
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Sound Bath, for Women

Every other Wednesday, beginning Wed Feb 6th at 6 pm, we will offer a group Sound Bath for women. Our organization prioritizes New Yorkers at risk, who could not normally afford to attend a full price Sound Bath. This is a gentle but powerful way to rejuvenate the body/mind, let go of past trauma, generate energy and inspire creativity. Max 12 women. Free or $5 suggested donation.


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In Honor of Sri Siddhi Ma: Chant, Prayers, and Prasad with Nina Rao
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

In Honor of Sri Siddhi Ma: Chant, Prayers, and Prasad with Nina Rao

Our beloved Sri Siddhi Ma didn't like a lot of fuss made about Her but we'd like to honor Her in a simple way on the anniversary of her birth/appearance with a little bhajan and bhojan. This day is celebrated as per the Hindu calendar of Chaitra Navratri, the sacred 9-night festival in the spring.

The event is open to everyone.

6pm-7:30pm Recitation of Devi prayers, chanting, kirtan
7:30pm-8:30pm mini bhandara (feast of offered food) of simple vegetarian savory foods, fruits, sweets (you are welcome to contribute)

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Healing Sound Bath, for Women
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Sound Bath, for Women

Every other Wednesday, beginning Wed Feb 6th at 6 pm, we will offer a group Sound Bath for women. Our organization prioritizes New Yorkers at risk, who could not normally afford to attend a full price Sound Bath. This is a gentle but powerful way to rejuvenate the body/mind, let go of past trauma, generate energy and inspire creativity. Max 12 women. Free or $5 suggested donation.


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Brooklyn Yoga School Closing Party + 3 Hour Group Kirtan
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Brooklyn Yoga School Closing Party + 3 Hour Group Kirtan

Brooklyn Yoga School is closing! Come celebrate nine years of Brooklyn Yoga School at our Closing Party on Saturday, February 16th. We will be chanting and saying goodbye, telling stories and enjoying the space together one last time. Chanting will be led by Lily Cushman, Ambika Pressman, Nina Rao Shyama Chapin and friends. Join us from 8-11pm EST. This event will be livestreamed via the BYS facebook page as well.

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Healing Sound Bath, for Women
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Sound Bath, for Women

Every other Wednesday, beginning Wed Feb 6th at 6 pm, we will offer a group Sound Bath for women. Our organization prioritizes New Yorkers at risk, who could not normally afford to attend a full price Sound Bath. This is a gentle but powerful way to rejuvenate the body/mind, let go of past trauma, generate energy and inspire creativity. Max 12 women. Free or $5 suggested donation.


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Dharma Rhythms for New York Insight
Dec
15
1:30 PM13:30

Dharma Rhythms for New York Insight

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Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of New York Insight’s Chelsea home with an afternoon of vibrant musical performances, homemade refreshments, and amazing raffle prizes and a silent auction — all for the benefit of New York Insight’s year-end Annual Appeal.

This line up of performers offers us a joyous opportunity to celebrate our center and the many people who have come through our doors.  Our day will begin with a Drum Circle and you are invited to join in, bring your own percussion instrument or borrow one of ours. The celebration will continue with the music by John Ferrara (return performer) and Seth Moutal, and continue through the afternoon with Kirtan artist Ambika and concluding with the Vocal artist Ruperta Nelson.

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Sri Yantra Ritual
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Sri Yantra Ritual

Prosperity Yantra Puja

Join Sarah Tomlinson and Ambika to celebrate the Goddess Festival known as Navaratri, Nine Nights of the Goddess, this Fall. There will be an afternoon of creating the Sri Yantra through drawing, filling the shapes with colors and flowers and a beautiful ceremony led by Sarah and Ambika. This is followed by a period of silent meditation and chanting/dancing.

This is a particularly auspicious time for this ritual. We encourage you to join us and receive the blessings. This special ritual brings prosperity and abundance to those who partake. The puja ritual ends with prasad: blessed foods.

Saturday Oct 13  |   3 - 5:30PM

Arrive by 2:30pm to assist in the Yantra Creation.

$25 + flowers* |  $20 for members

*Please bring a bunch of yellow or pink flowers to this event.

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Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival

We will celebrate the evolution of yoga and spirituality—from the grassroots of the 60’s counterculture, into the modern yoga studio and Transformational Arts Movements.

Featuring Kirtan and Yoga headliners Krishna Das and Dharma Mittra—and other beloved national and regional teachers— the Lovelight Festival is packed full of musical performances, yoga classes, flow arts, themed campsites, drumming circles, unique vendors, art installations, workshops, sacred fire, wholesome libations and high vibrational food.

The Lovelight is founded by yoga musician Wynne Paris, Woodstock producer Michael Lang and award winning event planner Kimberley Maddox. It brings spiritual traditions, artists and musicians together to create a full chakra experience that offers something for everyone, whether you are looking to connect with nature, deepen your practice, make new friends or bliss out for three more days of peace, love and music.

Ambika will be leading kirtan at the the Kirtan Kula Stage on Sunday, September 23, 1:30 - 2:30pm.

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Sunday Eve Yin Yoga w/Live Music + Kirtan
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Sunday Eve Yin Yoga w/Live Music + Kirtan

Enjoy an extra special touch to the already amazing, candlelit, Sunday evening Yin Yoga class with Katie Jacobson, as we welcome the soulful sounds of special guest musician, Ambika, and David Estes on dholak.

Come to class, and stay for Kirtan if you like, or just come for Kirtan, or just class…but do come, it will be an enchanted midsummer’s evening, and pre-registration for class is recommended.

$10-25 donation recommended to welcome this amazing, visiting kirtan artist from NYC

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Live Music Yoga Class and Kirtan with Ambika
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Live Music Yoga Class and Kirtan with Ambika

Join Srutih Asher Colbert for a 50 min Yoga class with live music by Ambika Chant, accompanied on tabla by Ramana Wade Erickson. Experience the blissful sounds of Ambika's beautiful voice as you are guided through a gentle Vinyasa Flow practice, allowing you to connect your body and mind through breath and movement. We will transition to a 60 min Kirtan Concert directly after. Singing the names of the ancient Yogic texts, done in a call and response format. No experience necessary. Singing is encouraged but not required, and you may also be moved to dance or rest. You will leave energized and blissed out!
Come for all or part of this fun event!

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Zura Montclair Presents Ambika
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Zura Montclair Presents Ambika

Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind if listened to with intention. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.


Sliding scale $10-20 at the door. Cash only.
Mother's Calling CDs and T-shirts will be for sale.

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Book Launch Party: [Unlocking Secrets]
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Book Launch Party: [Unlocking Secrets]

Kathe Crawford talks with author and spiritual teacher John Welshons about her new book, [Unlocking Secrets] My Journey to an Open Heart, a courageous and revealing conversation of spiritual awakening.


Tickets are $25 and include a copy of the book which Kathe will sign after the talk, as kirtan artist Ambika performs live. Click the link for your ticket at http://bit.ly/2launchparty.

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Three Hour Group Kirtan
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Three Hour Group Kirtan

Join the Ma Squad for a special three-hour kirtan on Friday, April 13th, from 8 - 11pm. Chanting led by Ambika, Lily Cushman, Shyama Chapin and friends! The focus for the evening is Hanuman. Each Kirtan Wallah will offer their own unique melodies on this theme throughout the evening.

Come and go as you like throughout the evening. Vegan Prasad will be served after chanting completes. Doors open at 7:30p. $10 - $30 Sliding scale donation to attend.

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Mother's Calling CD Release Party + Kirtan with Ambika
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Mother's Calling CD Release Party + Kirtan with Ambika

Join us for the very exciting CD Release Party for Ambika's debut album MOTHER'S CALLING. Evening includes chanting of songs from the album led by Ambika with Terrence Pompey on dholak, Noah Hoffeld on cello, Sundardas on Bansuri flute, Nina Rao on kartals, and guest vocalists Manorama D'Alvia, Lily Cushman, and Janaki Kagel. There will be delicious vegetarian treats and snacks made by Gemma DePalma and Nandini Sharma, T-shirts, and CDs for sale of course. We will listen to the album, hang, chat, eat, and raise the roof! People are welcome to come and go at any time. This event will be livestreamed from Ambika's facebook page.

Doors open at 7:30pm / FREE to Attend

Pre-Order the album

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Copy of NYC: Mantra: Sounds into Silence Movie & Live Chanting
Mar
25
5:00 PM17:00

Copy of NYC: Mantra: Sounds into Silence Movie & Live Chanting

Join me for this film screening about chanting at the Rubin Museum of Art. I'll be leading a live chant after both screenings on Sunday March 25. The film will be playing from March 16 to March 25. The Rubin is a wonderful venue, and I am excited to see this movie with you all!

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=fVg6xjzRcDo

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