ChantLanta 2015: sacred singing

3/6/2015 12:20 AM

ChantLanta 2015: sacred singing

A charity benefit in support of The Learning Tea

Sponsored by:
Sewa USA, Sacred Cows Sanctuary, Baba Ramdev Health Products, Decatur Yoga and Pilates, Candler Park Yoga, Vista Yoga, Yoga Samadhi, Sacred Thread Yoga,
Kashi Atlanta, The Center For Yoga, Isvari Yoga, Variety Playhouse,
East of Eden, Curvy Yogini, Intown Tumbling and Yoga for Kids, Vydya Health Marketplace, Decatur Healing Arts
March 6th, 7th and 8th
All ChantLanta programs are FREE and OPEN for everyone!

what's happening at ChantLanta 2015?
The ChantLanta Bazaar!
A tradition since 2012, the ChantLanta Bazaar is a vendor market (open from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday) featuring regional businesses, artists and practitioners that have products and services which are directly relevant to our community. Coordinated by the power team of Lisa Bennett and David Smead, the Bazaar is moving this year from its previous location (the Social Hall, which has been demolished in the recent DHBC renovation) to its fabulous new location in the Theater, directly underneath the main Sanctuary.
A new feature for 2015: we've got food trucks! Stan Holt has been busy rounding up some delicious, nutritious cuisine, which will be available through the afternoon in the church parking lot.

The Bazaar Lineup:
Ahimsa Designs --
Dr. Cacao --
Elegant Henna --
Georgia Oneness --
Japa Mala Beads --
Klinker Closet --
Marsha Marsha Jewelry -- Facebook
Old Delhi Music --
Pranic Healing Atlanta --
Pure Abundance --
Tranquil Abiding --
Vista Yoga --

The Food Trucks:
Nectar --
Bhojanic --

Dates: Friday, March 6, 2015 -Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Times: Schedule below.
Venue: Druid Hills Baptist Church, 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

ChantLanta 2015 Schedule

Friday, March 6th, in the Social Hall
7:00 pm -- Doors Open!
7:30 pm -- Monkey Chant! with Grady Cousins
8:30 pm -- 5 Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers with Smith Hanes

MONKEY CHANT: This workshop is inspired by the interlocking vocal rhythms of Balinese Kecak (pronounced Ketjak), known to Westerners as Monkey Chant– Building Community Connection and Energy Through the Interlocking Vocal Rhythms of Monkey Chant. It is about Holding One’s Own Voice Strongly while Inter-Weaving with the Many Voices of Others in Community.  It is about releasing one’s Voice into greater freedom and expression.  There is laughter and improvisational voice exploration as well. Grady is passionate about the potential empowerment and joy that is born within a group of people focused upon interweaving their voices with monkey chant.

Monkey Chant with Grady Cousins at Burning Man 2014


The 5Rhythms is a simple, powerful moving meditation that anyone - of any age, size, or physical ability - can practice. There are no steps to follow, no choreography to learn, no way to do it wrong. The only requirement is a body that is still breathing, a heart that is still beating, and a mind that is still curious! Just like light, sound, or ocean waves, a dancing body, when moving freely, passes through five distinct patterns. These patterns continuously repeat themselves in a wave of motion.

The 5Rhythms are: Flowing - the fluid, continuous, grounded glide of our own movements. Staccato - the percussive, pulsing beat that shapes us a thousand ways. Chaos - the rhythm of letting go, releasing into the catalytic wildness of our dance that can never be planned or repeated. Lyrical - the rhythm of trance, where the weight of self-consciousness dissolves, where we lighten up and disappear into our own uniqueness. Stillness - the quiet emptiness, where gentle movements rise and fall, start and end, in a field of silence. 

Introduction to the 5Rhythms by Gabrielle Roth.

Saturday, March 7th, on the Sanctuary Stage
11:00 am -- Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa
12:30 pm -- Atma Sangeet
2:00 pm -- Kashi Kirtanwallas
3:30 pm -- Chaitanya
4:30 pm -- Stage Closed for Sound Checks
7:00 pm -- Blue Spirit Wheel
8:15 pm -- HuDost
9:30 pm -- Phil McWilliams

Saturday, March 7th, in the Selah Center
10:00 am -- Sacred Harp Singing
12:00 pm -- Mantras on the Mat with Karen Dorfman and Ian Boccio
1:15 pm -- Shamanic Drumming with Lisa Wiggins
2:30 pm -- Hanuman Chalisa with Cheryl Chaffee
3:45 pm -- Naad Yoga Workshop with Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa
5:00 pm -- TBA

Saturday, March 7th, in the Parlor
10:00 am --Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir
11:30 am -- TaKeTiNa with Amy and Colleen
12:45 pm -- Conscious Kids Music & Dance with Muse for Life
2:00 pm -- Grounded Kid's Yoga with Amy Haysman
3:15 pm -- Laughter Yoga with Shannon, Celeste & Jasper
4:30 pm -- Gongscapes with Yogiray

Sunday, March 8th, in the Selah Center
4:00 pm -- Sacred Song Circle with Shonali Banerjee
for more information, please email

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