Chant Like a Rockstar: Mantra Meditation
Fitness & Wellness
Meditation doesn't always have to be so quiet! Harness the wild energy of the mind and tap into a powerful pipeline steeped in a tradition of wisdom, faith, and devotion.
Kirtan is the practice of chanting mantras (primarily from the Hindu tradition in India) set to simple, popular melodies to invoke energetic qualities of the various divine beings and call them into your own life. Chanting to Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, will empower you to break through obstacles. Calling the names of the Goddess Lakshmi may help you to manifest abundance!
In this introductory class, we'll explore the mythology behind the Gods and Goddesses, learn some mantras you can use to focus your mind and open your heart, practice Sanskrit pronounciation, and finish with a long deep savasana (total relaxation.)
You don't have to be Hindu or speak Sanskrit to fall in love with Kirtan! People of all spiritual traditions (or none at all!) can benefit from soaking in the vibrations of these powerful mantras.
Teacher, Andrea Klunder, has been leading Kirtan for 4 years and is the founder of the Kirtan Chicago Meetup Group, spreading awareness and brining chanters together in music, mantra and meditation all around Chicagoland.
All ages welcomeCancellation Policy
Andrea Klunder, E-RYT
Andrea Klunder, Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, is a true entrepreneurial yogi. She has been a hatha yoga & meditation teacher for 7 years, a Thai Bodywork practitioner for 6 years, a yoga studio owner in Chicago for 4 years, a holistic lifestyle consultant with Arbonne International for 4 years, the director of a yoga for women’s health program at a major medical facility for 2 years, and most recently the founder and organizer of the Kirtan Chicago Meetup (a social & professional group for all things kirtan & chanting in and around Chicago), and the Chicago Women's Creative Collective Meetup, bringing women from all forms of expression together to share and celebrate their work and support the creative process.
In her moments of “spare” time, Andrea writes a lifestyle blog at InfuseLife.net, guest blogs for The Women’s Health Foundation and Touching Earth at TheDeepCalm.com.