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Scott and Shanti Medina

Scott and Shanti Medina

Welcome to the devotional chanting (kirtan) page of Scott and Shanti Medina.  The vibration of sound and the potency of silence are at the heart of devotional chanting, in Sanskrit called “kirtan”.  

Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband-and-wife duo from Boulder, CO sharing their love and union through their transformational sacred sound workshops, ecstatic community kirtans, and inspiring retreats. Their very popular original and traditional chants are easy to follow offering a sweet and deep dive into the mantric sound current. Their soon to be released double-CD SoMAntra® is a unique integration of transformative somatic body intelligence practices with specific mantras designed to down regulate the limbic system and empower the innate wisdom.

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Scott began his journey with kirtan over 20 years ago while being on staff at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and has recorded 3 professional CDs.

Shanti is a registered yoga therapist who inspires her students to align to their own divinity tapping into their innate wisdom through the practice of sacred sound, chanting, yoga and the science of neuroplasticity through her Body Current® work. They co-founded the very popular Rocky Mountain Kirtan Summit over 8 years ago where local chanting leaders gather to share in an inspiring collaborative and healing community festival. Together they share their love of bhakti yoga and devotional chanting at various musical events around the Front Range and the globe including their beloved quarterly Starhouse Kirtans in the foothills of Boulder, CO.

Watch this short video of one the Starhouse kirtans here:

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Upcoming Schedule 

 Chanting and Community Events:

To view previous held events, please click here

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 STARHOUSE KIRTAN

We’re so looking forward to returning to the StarHouse on Saturday, August 30, 2014, for a beautiful evening of ecstatic chant.

Please join us for this spirited gathering! Led by Scott Medina with Shanti Medina, Gayan Long, Steve Bross on pulsating percussion, and special guest Robert Rand on bass and optimal-sound-EQ! We have such an uplifting experience at these kirtans, and the next one won’t be until June 28th, so we hope you can join us this month!

Kirtan is at 7:30 and the doors open at 7:15. Tickets are available ONLY AT THE DOOR, for $15 each. All are welcome. Children 13 and under are FREE

Date: August 30, 2014, 7:30pm at the Starhouse in the foothills of Boulder, CO

Address: 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder 80302

Directions to the StarHouse (do not use Google Maps, etc…, it is not always accurate!): The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles (10 minutes) west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon. From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles. Turn right at the sign that reads “3476.” You’ll drive up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill. After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. You may want to bring a flashlight to help you if this is your first time at the StarHouse. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse)

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Previous Events:

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We are honored to be part of the Boulder season finale for Friday Night Yoga Club at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place on 4/25/14! Purchase tickets and find out more information here: Friday Night Yoga Club .  Doors open at 6:30, yoga and live music begins at 7:00pm.  Hope to see you there!!

 

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Embodying the Body Current®: Cellular Neuroplasticity with LIVE MUSIC Sacred Sound and Chant

with Shanti Medina, RYT CPT CNSF and special guest musician and chant leader Scott Medina

Ever wonder what issues are in your tissues? We all carry around our stories and perceptions of our life in the cells of our body.

In this 4 hour LIVE MUSIC workshop, learn specific techniques to embody the unique intelligence and language of YOUR body wisdom through a sensory exploration of the neuroscience of sacred sound, chanting, mantra, mudra and yoga therapy breathing practices and postures.

These accessible tools can be used in our every day life to release trauma, pain, misalignment and unconscious patterns while mindfully growing and toning a healthy, balanced brain through neuroplasticity. By embodying the neuromuscular pathways of communication between the mind/body/spirit, we align to our authentic nature in present moment time bringing to the surface areas that we can release and restore, integrate and align in that moment.

This first portion of this workshop is part lecture detailing the latest neuroscience research on the ancient practices of chanting, mantra and asana explaining why and how these practices align us to our true nature and support us in embodying our innate wisdom. The majority of the workshop will be experiential combining a unique and empirically proven blend of mindful breathing, organic movement, chanting sacred sound, mantra, mudra, yoga therapy postures and gentle trauma releasing yoga sequences that awaken and enliven the rhythm of our Body Current®.

Open to all levels of practice and experience.

LIVE MUSIC EVENT 4 hour workshop!

Investment: only $60.00 when you put in code nsapril

$75 full price without code

Registration: Neurosculpting® Institute 

Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

Address:
Neurosculpting® Institute
639 E. 19th Ave
Denver, Co
80203

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Rockin’ Kirtan

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30pm Adi Shakti Kundalini Center of Boulder 

Location: 6717 Valmont Rd. Boulder, CO 80302

If you’ve joined us for a StarHouse Kirtan, you know that we love ecstatic, high-energy evenings of chant! Tonight at the Adi Shakti Center we take it up a notch, offering a Kirtan that really rocks with our full band: Scott & Shanti Medina, Gayan Gregory Long, Eyal Rivlin and Robert Rand.

If you love to dance and chant, this night is for you! We’ll be focusing on the more ecstatic pieces in our repertoire, taking original and traditional chants and arranging them in a way that will engage your whole body.  

Investment: Tickets are $12, available at the door only. 

The Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder is the perfect setting for this experience, a very cool venue! Directions: From the intersection of Foothills and Pearl (or Foothills and Valmont — Valmont and Pearl merge 1 mile east of Foothills at 55th), go less than 5 minutes east until you’re at 6717 Valmont. Pearl turns into Valmont at 55th, continue driving east, pass 61st street and then 6717 will soon be on your left on the north side of the road. Look for their sign (“6717 Studio”) as well as the purple mailbox, parking is on the property, to the left in the field as you enter.

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5th Annual Yogathon

We are honored to be playing music for Jeanie Manchester’s Sacred Flow yoga class (9:30 am – 10:45 am) on May 17, 2014 to benefit the Wellness Initiative at Naropa University Performing Arts Center on their downtown campus on 2130 Arapahoe St Boulder, CO.  To find out more information about this great community event, visit The Wellness Initiative.

 

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Kirtan with Scott Medina and the Kirtan Band at StarHouse in Boulder, CO

Starhouse Kirtan

March 14, 2014 7:30pm at the Starhouse in the foothills of Boulder, CO

Location: 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder 80302

We’re so looking forward to returning to the StarHouse on FRIDAY, March 14th, for a beautiful evening of ecstatic chant. Please join us for this spirited gathering! Led by Scott Medina with Shanti Medina, Gayan Long, Steve Bross on pulsating percussion, and special guest Robert Rand on bass and optimal-sound-EQ! We have such an uplifting experience at these kirtans, and the next one won’t be until June 28th, so we hope you can join us this month!

Kirtan is at 7:30 and the doors open at 7:15. Tickets are available ONLY AT THE DOOR, for $15 each.  All are welcome.  Children 13 and under are FREE

Directions to the StarHouse (do not use Google Maps, etc…, it is not always accurate!): The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles (10 minutes) west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon. From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles. Turn right at the sign that reads “3476.” You’ll drive up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill. After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. You may want to bring a flashlight to help you if this is your first time at the StarHouse. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse).

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Unity and Spiritual Freedom Kundalini Yoga and Live Music!

Kundalini Yoga with Rachel Zelaya and Live Music with Scott and Shanti Medina!

Join us for a special class dedicated to unity, light, and the love of all humanity. Rachel Zelaya will lead an energetic Kundalini Yoga set dedicated to those ideals. Scott and Shanti Medina will offer inspired live music to accompany the yoga and meditation, including a new set of original Gurmukhi chants which will deepen your experience of the yoga. There will be a deep relaxation with Rachel playing the gong and Scott and Shanti accompanying with didgeridoo and other sound healing instruments. We will end with an 11 minute chanting meditation to live music to unify and uplift our spirits!

Friday, January 17th 7:30 pm-9:30 pm

Investment: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $30 for two in advance.

Register: Rachel.Zelaya@gmail.com, 720-252-3962

Location: Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder , 6717 Valmont Rd., Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Harmonium 101 Playshop

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.  

JOIN US FOR “THE ART OF GUIDING KIRTAN” PLAYSHOP, WHICH STILL HAS SPACE, AND/OR THE DONATION-BASED EVENING KIRTNA.

TO REGISTER AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: MUDRA YOGA STUDIO

This workshop is all about guiding you to fall in love with playing the harmonium! The harmonium is surprisingly easy to play and can be incredibly transformative for personal practice as well as for group chanting.In this workshop we will give a brief but thorough overview of the instrument (including tips and useful tricks), then we will all learn a couple of chants that even the beginner can master, and then address your specific areas of interest and questions. Scott and Shanti will accompany you on percussion as you are featured on harmonium! 

The class size will be extremely limited for personalized attention, and Scott will send each participant a questionnaire ahead of time so that we can maximize our time together and focus on your particular interests. Open to all levels of experience, including first-time players; there will be a couple of harmoniums available to play if you don’t have your own (yet!).

Saturday January 18, 2014 .  Class starts promptly at 3:00pm and ends at 4:30pm

Investment: $25 registration fee. OR $20 if you sign up for “The Art of Guiding Kirtan Chanting” as well which begins immediately following this workshop. 

(Hamonium players are encouraged to take both “Harmonium 101″ and “The Art of Guiding Kirtan Chanting”.)

Location: Mudra Yoga Studio, 1550 Pearl St. #203 Denver, CO 80210
Registration: You must register in advance for this workshop at: Mudra Yoga Studio

“HARMONIUM 101″ IS SOLD OUT. MUDRA IS TAKING PEOPLE ON A WAITING LIST

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The Art of Guiding Kirtan Chanting

spaces still available! 

Would you like to bring the power of chant into a group setting? Perhaps lead a chant at the end of a yoga class? Or introduce a song to a regular group you meet with? Or a special event? Whether you are a seasoned musician, or a “beginner” wanting to start dipping your toe into the pool of Bhakti, this workshop will share practical tools to get you leading effectively in any group setting.

Appropriate for a variety of accompanying instruments (or no instrument at all), this class guides you in the realm of group dynamics, working with supporting musicians and most importantly, “leading” from your heart so that your love of the chant shines through and ultimately is what guides the group.

Shanti Medina, RYT, will also offer guidance on attunements and the role of percussion throughout the workshop. This is a marvelous opportunity to come together and explore what makes for a powerful Kirtan chanting experience, for both you AND the group!

 Saturday January 18, 2014 .  Playshop starts promptly at 4:30pm until 6:00pm.

Open to musicians of any kind, including solo singers.  Bringing an instrument is optional.  It will be a fulfilling experience either way!

Investment: $25 registration fee. OR $20 when you register for “Harmonium 101″ as well. 

(Harmonium players are encouraged to take both “Harmonium 101″ and “The Art of Guiding Kirtan Chanting”.) 

Location: Mudra Yoga Studio, 1550 Pearl St. #203 Denver, CO 80210
Registration: You must register in advance for this workshop at: Mudra Yoga Studio