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Weekly Scheduled Classes

Yama Yoga

231 E. Buffalo St 2nd floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Alignment Flow
Mondays 12:00PM and 5:30PM
Tuesdays 5:30PM
Wednesday 12:00PM

Inner Light Yoga Studios

9207 W Center Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Alignment Flow
Fridays 5:30PM
Saturdays 8:30AM


Kirtan Fest Milwaukee

Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center
July 21-23, 2017
Cost: multiple package options
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A weekend of kirtan, community, yoga, and great vegetarian food located at the beautiful nature oasis, Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center. The event will include kirtan and workshops from both local and national artists, as well as an open-mic, fire ceremony, labyrinth walks, and yoga classes from Milwaukee's own master yoga instructors.

Kirtan with Ryan Hader

The Soul Source, West Bend
3rd Sundays
Cost: sliding scale donations of $20-10
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Join us for a very special Sunday afternoon of Kirtan with Ryan Hader and other beautiful band members. Although he has been away for a few years now, Ryan's home is Wisconsin, and we are very excited to have him back leading Kirtan again. If you have never heard him sing, you NEED to come--he sings with his whole heart and is amazing! If you have never come for Kirtan, this would be a perfect time to try it out.

Kirtan opens the heart and brings peace to the mind. You will not regret coming for this wonderful afternoon of music, chanting, and fellowship.

Please bring a small snack or dish to pass and feel welcome to stay and hang out to talk over tea and food. Kirtan will go from 12:30-2:00PM. You are encouraged to bring a friend and come with an open heart and voice to sing or just listen and relax.

We have chairs and cushions and hope you will join us for this uplifting and energizing evening. Sliding scale donations of $20-10.00 per person are encouraged and appreciated. However, no one is turned away for lack of funds! Just come!

Kirtan with Ryan Hader

The Pink House, Milwaukee
4th Fridays
Full spectrum, all levels
Cost: This event is $10/person
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''Ryan and his Awesome bandmates (Scott Hestekin, Joe Tretow, and Joyce Lynn) will be doing Kirtan starting in January on Fourth Friday's! Kirtan is one of my favorite things to do on the planet. Absolutely so much fun while so relaxing/energizing and beautiful. You see it's hard to describe and is much better experienced! And Ryan's Kirtan's are fantastic! His band adds such depth and richness to the music, you are sure to enjoy this!'' -Gina

People often say they feel "buzzed" for days following such a chanting experience. Absorb the Vibrations, Ignite the Spirits. So what gives us that buzz? Something about the kirtan experience goes beyond the music itself, goes to a deeper experience of vibration. We all resonate at different frequencies, and these frequencies change according to what we are doing and thinking. So when we are all doing the same thing-chanting, breathing, and moving to the same rhythms-our vibrations begin to synchronize and the resulting experience is very powerful. The laws of vibration help us out here, because vibrations align themselves to stronger vibrations, so even if you're having a truly rotten day, it may be difficult to hold onto those feelings during the chant experience. If you were only to sit in the room without participating, the idea is that you could still feel the shift. Something happens-the energy begins to activate the spirit that exists within us all.

One of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world, the kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, the kirtan calls upon sacred energies which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the center of our being.

Kirtan with Ryan Hader

Kolibri Yoga, Kirtan, & Meditation, Brookfield
Friday, June 2nd
Friday, July 7th
Friday, August 4th
Friday, September 1st
Friday, November 3rd
Full spectrum, all levels
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Participants will learn and practice the Alignment of foundation, dynamic muscular activation, as well as balanced energetic action as applied in all yoga poses and movements. Our medium is the practical application of Bandhas (body locks), Mantras (Sanskrit Sounds used to still the mind), Pranayam (the yoga of breathing), as well as breath retention within the space of yoga postures. Ryan’s inspiring and uplifting delivery consists of the most effective techniques discovered in his 12 years of study. You will come into direct contact with your subtle energy system, resulting in profoundhealing and quantum transformation. Ryan will also share a guided meditation with a live musical mantra savasana. A class designed for anyone looking to mobilize the energy in their body through yoga. This offering is sure to light your fire, clear your mind and open your heart!