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Scott and Shanti Medina Starhouse Kirtan Boulder, CO

Scott and Shanti Medina
Starhouse Kirtan Boulder

Welcome to the ecstatic 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”.  Scroll down for our upcoming Events!

Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband-and-wife duo from Boulder, CO on a mission to uplift humanity by empowering self-realization.  Their very popular sacred sound workshops, ecstatic community chants, and inspiring retreats offer a sweet and deep dive into the vibration where the soma, or body, and mantra are One.  They recently released their double-CD project SoMAntra™.  The CD is a collection of original chants from wisdom-traditions around the globe along with embodied yoga therapy practices to self-regulate the nervous system and ignite the innate wisdom.

More about SoMAntra®

SoMAntra™ is a music therapy approach to healing trauma and mitigating daily stress combining the latest neuroscience research with specific practices to attune to the innate mind/body intelligence.  Practices include simple mantras, guided meditations and empirically proven yoga therapy and somatic therapy techniques combined with sacred soundscapes orchestrated to release old conditioning while healing and attuning the mind/body connection.  This healing modality supports resolving post-traumatic stress and chronic pain associated with traumatic brain injuries, systemic disfunction such as autoimmune disorders as well as healing neuromuscular imbalances.

The SoMAntra® double-CD project by Scott and Shanti Medina is engineered by a Grammy-winning production team with over 150 minutes of sacred soundscape meditations, ecstatic Universal chants, and embodied somatic practices empowering the innate mind/body wisdom through orchestrated soundscapes and guided spoken meditations to empower the practitioner to self-direct the nervous system for overall wellness, inner peace and resilience.  This unique collection of original chants, 45 minutes of guided sacred sound Body Current® meditations and embodiment practices from wisdom-traditions around the globe take the listener on a journey into the current moment of abiding self-realization.   20% of each CD sale is donated back to the non-profit programs of Give Back Yoga Foundation and Common Spirit events.

SoMAntra™ is the experience where SOMA (body) and MANTRA (sacred sound) are ONE.

To explore the tracks and more information about the double-CD, visit our products page at SoMAntra™ double-CD .  

Watch this video to experience a 5 minute sampler of  the SoMAntra™ CD . 

 

Listen to a podcast radio interview about the SoMAntra™ CD project on Deep Orbit Studio Greenlight Radio here

Keep in touch by joining our SoMAntra™ Facebook group to stay in touch here

Scott and Shanti are honored to be an ORGANIC INDIA Call to Shine Ambassador alongside inspiring artists like David Newman aka Durga Das, DJ Drez and MC YOGI. This program supports uplifting teachers, artists and musicians who inspire our path and aspire to a call that urges us all to act and give back. Find out more here: 

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Upcoming Schedule

Chanting and Community Events:

Feel free to visit our Events link for all of our upcoming events and retreats: Upcoming Events 

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Starhouse Kirtan

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30pm

Location: Starhouse, Boulder CO

Join us for an evening of ecstatic chant and deep mantric meditation in the beautiful temple of the StarHouse, just 10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills. Led by Scott & Shanti Medina with amazing musical support from a full band, these nights have been legendary over the past 14 years. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Come to dance, connect to sacred land and experience the feeling of being part of a community mandala of sacred sound as we chant in the round.

Investment: $15 at the door cash or check only

More Information and Tickets: Starhouse Kirtan

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Radiance Revealed with Scott & Shanti Medina

We invite you to join us Saturday, March 11, 2017 for a deep and intimate afternoon gathering at our home studio. Journey with us into revealing the radiance in the Divine union and Dance of Shiva and Shakti, body and breath. 

*Imprint new pathways through Body Current® somatic meditations and SoMAntra® ecstatic chants PLUS experience a transformational Neurosculpting® brain training meditation to attune and entrain the heart and mind to your intention.

*Experience shifting and uplifting your neurobiology through self-realization, sacred soundscapes, and live music

*Ignite and illuminate your abiding, radiant true nature shedding that which is ready to be released and transformed.

Open to all levels of practice and experience.

Date: Saturday, December 3rd 1:00-4:00pm

Location: Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Investment: $25 (check made out to SoMAntra or cash only)

More Information and Ticket to reserve your space visit: Radiance Revealed

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Awakening the Body Current and Kirtan at True Nature Healing Arts

Join Scott and Shanti Medina on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for Awakening the Body Current:Priming Neural Pathways workshop followed by an evening ecstatic chant at the beautiful True Nature Healing Arts sanctuary in Carbondale, CO. Enjoy an experiential live music journey exploring somatics, yoga therapy, Neurosculpting brain training meditation and sacred sound based in a Vinyasa Flow format to awaken and ignite the current of communication and sensation cultivated and activated by priming the neural pathways. The class will include pranayam, mudra, mantra and asana for all levels of practice. The Body Current® is an empowering system of simple and highly effective body-centered entrainment practices, rooted in the latest neuroscience research, designed to empower self-realization and inspire embodied living with each breath. Followed by an optional evening kirtan.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 3:00-5:30pm workshop, 7-9pm kirtan

Location: True Nature Healing Arts, 100 N. 3rd Street, Carbondale, CO

Investment: $30 workshop/$40 includes evening kirtan/$15 kirtan only

More Information and tickets: Awakening the Body Current and Kirtan at True Nature Healing Arts

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Soaking in the Sacred with Scott & Shanti at Truth or Consequences

Join Scott and Shanti Medina on April 1, 2017 in beautiful Truth or Consequences, NM at the Mothership Yoga Lounge for a day (or two) soaking in the elixir of the healing hot springs before and after basking in the sacred temple of your soul. Enjoy an afternoon workshop, soak in the springs and join the evening kirtan. All are welcome. Details below.

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Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Soaking in the Sacred Sound Current playshop 1-3:30 pm

Enjoy the ancient practices of ecstatic chant, sacred sound and embodied movement designed to unravel modern day stresses and unhealthy imprints to restore and rejuvenate from the inside out. Journey with us in soaking in the sacred union of Shiva and Shakti. Ignite and illuminate your true nature shedding that which is ready to be released and transformed. Imprint new pathways through Body Current moving meditations and SoMAntra ecstatic chants PLUS experience a transformational basic Neurosculpting® brain training meditation to attune the heart to your intention along with soundscapes and live music.

No experience necessary. All are welcome.

SoMAntra Ecstatic Kirtan: 7-9pm

Join Scott and Shanti Medina for an evening of ecstatic and embodied chants from around the globe. No experience necessary. Come to dance out your fears and share your prayers. All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Investment: $25 workshop/$30 workshop plus kirtan/$12 kirtan only

More Information and tickets: Soaking in the Sacred

2017 Stirring the Shakti Women’s Weekend Immersion at Shambhala Mountain Center

Dates: Friday May 5-Sunday May 7, 2017

Enjoy a women’s weekend basking on sacred land stirring the Shakti with Body Current practices, ecstatic chanting, Neurosculpting brain training meditations, Shamanic journeying through Sacred Stage, dancing and more with Shanti Medina, Lisa Wimberger and Teresita Nomadica.  All are welcome. No experience necessary.

ALMOST SOLD OUT! Only a few spaces still available. Contact Shanti for details at Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com

Awakening the Body Current: Embodied Sacred Sound & Chant plus SoMAntra Evening Kirtan with Scott and Shanti

Weekend workshop at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health 

SAVE THE DATE: July 28-30, 2017

More information coming soon.

Previous Events: 

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Rocky Mountain Kirtan Summit 2016

October 14th and 15th in Denver, CO at the Highlands Event Center

Join us for our 9th year gathering together to share in a weekend of devotional chanting with over 20 Front Range leaders of chant.

Plan on joining us for a weekend full of chanting including two amazing workshops.

More Information and Tickets: 9th Kirtan Summit 

Description: Two full eveningsl of Kirtan goodness featuring local Colorado musicians. Enjoy two wonderful all levels workshops on Saturday afternoon: Neurosculupting® Yoga and Drumming Inside the Mantra.

Annually we keep this event very affordable charging only $15 to cover our hard costs. We plan to have a donation bowl for cash contributions. Participants can choose to donate any amount which will go to the leaders who are generously donating their time and talents to this community gathering.

Leader Line Up:

Friday October 14:
Tom Fuhrmann
Mira Devi Music
Shaela Noella Roselena
Mike Cohen Kirtan
Katie Wise & Bhakti Explosion
Kalyani Music and Healing (Colleen Buckman)
Jaya Hopkins with Radha-Krishna Temple Denver
Tony M. Davis, Ananda Glick and Oneness Kirtan
Alandi Ashram & Ayurvedic School

Saturday October 15:
Bhakti Shakti Kirtan Chanting and Meditation Group with Kalyani, Gayan and Ken Bernstein
Scott & Shanti Medina/SoMAntra®
Prem Sangha Band
Leela Kirtan
Kirtan with Vamadeva
Kate Spear
Amanda Botur
Bhagavan Kirtan
Jon Crowder

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Investment for Evening Chanting 6-11pm:
Only $25 for both evenings advance tickets/$30 at the door and $15 for one evening advance tickets/$20 at the door. At the door tickets first come first serve, if there is availability.
Tickets: 9th Kirtan Summit 
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Saturday Afternoon Immersion Experiences:

Neurosculpting® Yoga with Michelle Lee Weldon
Live Music by Scott & Shanti Medina
Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:30-3pm
Investment: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Tickets: 9th Kirtan Summit

Description: Enjoy an all levels yoga class infused with the principles and practice of Neurosculpting brain training meditation. Neurosculpting is a 5-step entrainment process empirically shown to rewrite limiting beliefs, heal trauma and imprint well-being. Scott and Shanti will offer live music. Open to all levels of experience. Bring a yoga mat and a cushion. To find out more about Neurosculpting Yoga visit Neurosculpting Institute or http://www.neurosculptinginstitute.com/

Michelle bio: Michelle Lee Weldon, LPC, E-RYT, CNSF delights in blending her professional training in Psychotherapy, Neuropsychology, Yoga and Meditation with her passion for music, movement and the principals of Chinese medicine to guide her clients on a journey of Self Actualization and Growth both on and off the yoga mat. She is the Director of Neurosculpting® Yoga and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Trainer, a Licensed Body Centered Psychotherapist, and a Meditation Instructor based in Denver, Colorado. http://vibrantmedicine.org/

Drumming Inside the Mantra with Gayan (aka Padma Thunder)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 3:15 – 4:45pm
Investment: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Tickets: https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/rocky-mountain-kirtan-summit

Description: Drumming Inside the Mantra is an all-levels drum class for lovers of chant. Together we will develop skills and directly experience the magic of drumming in community. The learning atmosphere will be encouraging, deep, and delightful. Bring a djembe, ashiko, doumbek, or other cone-shaped drum or contact Gayan at gayanosphere@gmail.com by Tuesday, 11-October to borrow a drum.

Bio: Gayan Gregory Long (a.k.a. Padma Thunder) is an internationally acclaimed drummer, drum teacher, spiritual mentor, and retreat leader. He has taught thousands of students worldwide: from India to Russia, South America to Thailand, and throughout North America. He has released two albums: Padma Thunder and When Two or More are Gathered; and is a first call Kirtan drummer in Colorado. Gayan’s life is dedicated to awakening human potential through music, devotional practices, pith teachings, and community celebration.

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More Information:
http://www.ScottandShanti.com/
http://www.bhavapalooza.com/
Tickets: https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/rocky-mountain-kirtan-summit

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Join us at the Denver Yoga Festival!

Friday, August 5 7:30pm for a SoMAntra® ecstatic kirtan.  More information: Denver Yoga Festival

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Starhouse Summer Kirtan

Join us Saturday, August 27, 2016 for an evening of ecstatic chant and deep mantric meditation in the beautiful temple of the StarHouse, just 10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills. Led by Scott & Shanti Medina with amazing musical support from Eyal Rivlin, Robert Rand and Gayan Gregory Long, these nights have been legendary over the past 14 years. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Come to dance, connect to sacred land and experience the feeling of being part of a community mandala of sacred sound as we chant in the round.

Investment: $15 cash or check at the door

Location: Starhouse, 3472 Sunshine Canyon Boulder, CO 80302

Doors open at 7:10, with a 7:30pm start time

Directions to the StarHouse: The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles 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. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help.

More Information: Summer Starhouse Kirtan

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14th Anniversary Starhouse Kirtan

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2017 at 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of ecstatic chant and deep mantric meditation in the beautiful temple of the StarHouse, just 10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills.

Led by Scott & Shanti Medina with amazing musical support from Eyal Rivlin, Robert Rand and Gayan Gregory Long, these nights have been legendary over the past 14 years. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Come to dance, connect to sacred land and experience the feeling of being part of a community mandala of sacred sound as we chant in the round.

More Information: 14th Anniversary Starhouse Kirtan

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Encore Starhouse Kirtan

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016

Location: Starhouse, Boulder CO

Join us for an evening of ecstatic chant and deep mantric meditation in the beautiful temple of the StarHouse, just 10 minutes west of Boulder in the foothills. Led by Scott & Shanti Medina with amazing musical support from Eyal Rivlin, Robert Rand and Gayan Gregory Long, these nights have been legendary over the past 14 years. Open to everyone. No experience necessary. Come to dance, connect to sacred land and experience the feeling of being part of a community mandala of sacred sound as we chant in the round.

More Information and Tickets: Encore Starhouse Kirtan 

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An Evening of Prajna: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mind

A Seasonal Offering with Scott & Shanti Medina and Friends

Spring Offering: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7-10pm

An Experiential Journey into the Heart of Rumi with special guest Pouria Montazeri

Location: Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Prajna is the abiding wisdom of our true nature. Interspirituality refers to our sense of spirit, deeply rooted in the heart and felt as the experience of Oneness. Join us for an evening of Prajna: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern Mind, as we attune to each season by abiding in our true nature, celebrating Oneness through ancient wisdom. Each evening will include music, meditation, mantra and embodied practices that root us in the heart while unraveling the stress and illusion of the modern mind.

During this time in our culture when peace of mind and heartfelt connection can easily be lost in the busyness of our daily lives, let’s turn back the hands of time by exploring these ancient practices and sacred principles of Rumi’s teachings. We will experience simple tools to unravel conditioned limiting patterns in the mind/body map while restoring our sense of Oneness and connection to our abiding true nature. Open to all. No experience necessary.

  • Explore the heart essence of Rumi’s ancient wisdom
  • Journey through the many metaphors of Love
  • Learn meditations to invoke Love from the Heart
  • Experience how music, mantra, mudra and meditation create calm in the ocean of the mind
  • Understand how to apply intention and embodied practices into daily life for transformation and self-realization
  • Explore simple and proven Body Current techniques to attune to our true nature by self-regulating the nervous system

More Information:  Into the Heart of Rumi at Prajna 

 

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When You Wish Upon a StarHouse: an evening of Mantra, Meditation and Movement

Saturday, December 26, 2015 7:30pm
StarHouse at 3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Join us for an evening of ritual and reverence as we join together with our prayers and our blessings in this magical temple — chanting, meditating and embodying our intentions. Led by Scott and Shanti Medina and Gayan Gregory Long, with musical support from Ken Bernstein. All are welcome. This evening will focus on returning to the light in remembrance, gratitude and embodied prayer through the forms of Kirtan (devotional chanting), SoMAntra® meditations, and Sufi Zikr practice. No experience is necessary.

PLUS! It’s Scott’s birthday! Please, no presents, but your presence in this evening would be a wonderful heartfelt gift.

Please plan to arrive in silence basking in the sound and wisdom of the land as you make your journey from the parking area down to the Starhouse. Please hold the silence in the entryway of the StarHouse. Everyone will receive a personal blessing as they cross the threshold into the womb of the Starhouse to begin our journey.

Investment: $15 in advance,/$20 at the door, if space is remaining. We will begin promptly at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 7:15pm.

Pre-registration highly recommended. You can order your ticket(s) online via credit card by going to this link: Brown Paper Tickets .

If you prefer to order by check, you can send a check payable to “SoMAntra” and send to: SoMAntra, 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder 80303. Be sure to list the names of all attendees. No hard tickets will be sent, your name(s) will be on the list at the door.

This will be a time to connect deeply within the StarHouse in one of the final 2015 public events held in this beautiful temple. As the future of the StarHouse is unknown, we encourage everyone who has been moved by this land and this sacred temple to join together once again to wish upon a Starhouse as we share in a an evening of deep communion, ritual and intention. What better way to celebrate our love for the StarHouse and its community than with our voices, our prayers and our hearts?
To find out more about SoMAntra®, Body Current private sessions and upcoming events, please go to: www.ScottandShanti.com or www.EnergizeShanti.com

Directions to the StarHouse: The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles 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. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help.
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Ignite the Light: An Intimate New Year’s Eve with Scott, Shanti & Gayan

Thursday, December 31, 2015 9:00pm-12:15am
Prajna at 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, Colorado 80303

Join us for our annual New Year’s Eve gathering at our home studio to celebrate an intentional crossing of the threshold into 2016 with ritual, mudra, mantra/kirtan, embodied SoMAntra® meditations, silence, drumming and story telling. Led by Scott, Shanti and Gayan.
Open to all. Pre-registration required (see below). No experience necessary.

More specific details and preparations for the evening shared upon registration.
8:45pm arrive in silence to join in community
9:00pm ignite individual intentions
9:15pm marinate in mantra (kirtan), mudra, drumming and ritual
11:55pm meditate through the threshold
12:05pm rejoice in reverence imprinting new beginnings
12:15 am seal the sacred circle in silence

Only 30 spaces available for this intimate evening! This event sells out annually, so please secure your tickets ASAP to ensure your space. Contact Scott at Coloradokirtan@aol.com with any questions.

Investment per person: $45 suggested with a sliding scale of $55-$35 for those who can afford more or need to pay less. Your space(s) is reserved when payment is received by sending a check payable to “SoMAntra” or dropping off cash to 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303. Please include your name(s) and email address with your payment.

 

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Sacred Fest – A Conscious Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale, CO

Awakening the Body Current® Live Music benefit class 12-2pm to support Give Back Yoga Foundation and Yoga for First Responders.

Scott and Shanti Medina SoMAntra® kirtan 5:00pm

Find out more in this blog post: Sacred Fest Featuring Scott and Shanti Medina, C.C White and more

 

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Music and Magic in the Mountains

Saturday, September 19, 2015 11am-8pm

6pm Scott and Shanti Medina, Gayan Long and Robert Rand SoMAntra Kirtan and Dances of Universal Peace

Find out more in this blog post:  Music and Magic in the Mountains featuring Scott and Shanti

More about Scott and Shanti Medina:

Scott began his journey with kirtan over 20 years ago while being on staff at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and has since recorded 3 kirtan CDs and 1 instrumental guitar CD.  He has been leading kirtan for 15 years, as well as giving lessons on harmonium, kirtan leading and guitar.

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® modality.  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

 

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Scott and Shanti Medina Starhouse Kirtan Boulder
Starhouse Kirtan

Join us for an evening of community and ecstatic chant. All are welcome.

As we move through the summer months, the StarHouse beckons us to return for an enchanting evening of Kirtan, uplifting our voices together in union, over the pulsing rhythm of the StarHouse band: Shanti Medina, Steve Bross, Gayan Gregory Long and Robert Rand, led by Scott Medina. Please join us as we meditate, dance and ecstatically chant the night away! Tickets are available at the door only, $15 each with a discounted rate for our new SoMAntra® CD’s.

Doors open at 7:15, with the evening starting at 7:30pm. We will donate part of the proceeds to The Give Back Yoga Foundation, spreading out our blessings from the evening to benefit others.

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Location: The StarHouse, 3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Investment: $15 at the door
Directions to the StarHouse: The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles 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. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse). A FLASHLIGHT IS ENCOURAGED for your walk down.

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Thursday July 9- July 12, 2015 Telluride Yoga Festival Telluride, CO for a SoMAntra® kirtan and Awakening the Body Current® workshop.

 

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Join us Wednesday June 10-Sunday June, 14, 2015  for the Hanuman Festival in beautiful Boulder, CO.  Wednesday night June 10th Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place will host the festival kick-off evening to benefit Give Back Yoga Foundation.  Find out more here: Hanuman Kick Off Party to Benefit Give Back Yoga Foundation.  Join Shanti and Scott on Saturday, June 13 10:30-11:00am for chanting.  We hope to celebrate with you at this amazing homegrown festival for their 5th Year Anniversary!

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Rockin’ Kirtan: An Evening of mantric rockin’ grooves, dance & ritual

Join us for a dynamic evening of mantric rockin’ grooves, dance and ritual, featuring Eyal Rivlin, Scott and Shanti Medina, Gayan Gregory Long and Robert Rand. Plus MantraMatrix ElectroSanskrit TranceMission! The Rockin’ Kirtan features our more groove-oriented chants, plus we mix in a few rock ‘n roll gems that have “mantrafied” lyrics. 🙂 Gayan is on full drum kit, Eyal is featured on lead guitar, and we bring together the best of both worlds (kirtan and rock) for an experience that the audience loves! Add on a SoMAntra® meditation and fire ritual, and we will have a sumptuous, full evening together.

We only offer the Rockin’ Kirtan once or twice a year, and this will be extra special on the outdoor stage of the Double Rainbow Ranch. Don’t miss it!

Details: Saturday, June 27th, 7:30pm, $15 at the door. The Double Rainbow Ranch is just north of Boulder, at 6541 N. 63rd St.. Take 63rd Street north from the Diagonal, and it’s less than a mile on your left.

Contact ColoradoKirtan@aol.com  for more information.

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Kirtan Summit: 2 Days of Community Chant

Date: May 1 and May 2, 2015

Location: In beautiful Boulder, CO at Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder
6717 Valmont Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Join us for two amazing evenings and a full afternoon of ecstatic and meditative chanting with 20 Colorado leaders of Kirtan, May 1st & 2nd! This is the 9th year that the Kirtan Summit has been held in the Boulder/Denver area, bringing together many diverse and inspired styles of chanting for an incredible experience for the entire community. Multiple leaders collaborate with one another throughout each evening, accompanied by master musicians, offering a chanting experience you won’t find anywhere else!

This year the Summit will span two nights, May 1st & 2nd, each running from 6pm – 11:30pm.

Admission is only $15 per night, or $25 for a 2-night pass!

PLUS, during Saturday afternoon we will feature two mantra-based workshops: a yoga class with live chanting accompaniment, and a Sacred Sanskrit for Kirtan and Mantra workshop. Immerse yourself fully into the vibration of mantra over this special weekend!

More information and to purchase tickets: Kirtan Summit

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Starhouse Kirtan

Welcome back the spring as we return to the StarHouse for an ecstatic evening of chant, meditation and dance. Led by Scott Medina with Shanti, Steve Bross, Robert Rand and Gayan Gregory Long, these evenings are truly special and are only held on a quarterly basis. The StarHouse is truly a magical place to chant and we hope you can join us for this special evening.

Saturday, March 28, 2015. Doors open at 7:15pm, with the evening starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door only, for $15. Scott and Shanti’s double-CD “SoMAntra” will also be available at a special price for all attendees. E-mail ColoradoKirtan@aol.com for more information.

Location: 3476 Sunshine Canyon Boulder, CO 80302

Directions to the StarHouse: The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles 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. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help with the walk back up at the end of the night.

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SOMANTRA™ CD-RELEASE TOUR DATES:

Saturday January 24, 2015 Carbondale, CO

SoMAntra Kirtan and Body Current Workshop – True Nature Healing Arts, Carbondale, CO – Join us for a Saturday afternoon 3:30-6pm workshop AWAKENING THE BODY CURRENT WITH YOGA AND LIVE MUSIC: PRIMING THE NEURAL PATHWAYS and at 7:30pm SOMANTRA EMBODIED KIRTAN AND CD RELEASE EVENT.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Durango, CO  

Join us for a CD release and evening of kirtan and devotional chanting from wisdom traditions around the globe with local Durango favorites, Tim & Cheryl Birchard along with Scott & Shanti Medina from Boulder, CO. The evening will include several embodiment practices off of the recently released SoMAntra double-CD utilizing mantra, mudra, meditation and breath to self-regulate the nervous system and ignite the innate wisdom. All are welcome. No experience necessary.  7pm Location: Inhabit 1970 E. 3rd Ave. Durango, CO  More information: Here

Friday and Saturday, February 6-7, 2015 Sedona Yoga Festival

Join us for the Friday evening Main Stage Embodied SoMAntra Kirtan and on Saturday AWAKENING THE BODY CURRENT WITH YOGA AND LIVE MUSIC: PRIMING THE NEURAL PATHWAYS.  More information: Here

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Santa Fe, NM

Join us for a Community Kirtan CD release event featuring Jeff Sussmann on percussion at Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living 505 Camino de los Marquez Santa Fe, NM 87505. More information: Here

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Saturday, November 22nd: STARHOUSE KIRTAN CD-RELEASE EVENT!

7:00pm — This is our local launch of the new double-CD SOMANTRA, during one of our most ecstatic live kirtan experiences at the StarHouse.  Don’t miss this extremely special evening with special guests.

Location: The StarHouse, 3476 Sunshine Canyon Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80302

We are overjoyed to announce the release of our new double-CD SoMAntra® which will be making its local debut at the beloved StarHouse! Enjoy a full evening of ecstatic chanting and SoMAntra soundscape meditations. Be one of the first ones to receive our new double-CD which features over 150 minutes of our most empowering chants and SoMAntra meditations orchestrated to ignite the mind/body intelligence! All are welcome. No experience necessary.

Join Scott and Shanti Medina with our StarHouse band of Gayan Gregory Long, Robert Rand and Steve Bross and special guests for an unforgettable evening that will reverberate with you throughout the winter months! If you make only one StarHouse Kirtan, this is the one to join us.

Investment: Special Starhouse kirtan plus SoMAntra double-CD package is only $25! Kirtan admission without double-CD is also available for $15.

20% of all CD profits are being donated to The Give Back Yoga Foundation and Common Spirit.

EARLY STARTING TIME so we can share more of the CD chants, meditations and embodied practices with you! Doors open at 6:45, for a 7pm starting time.

All tickets are sold at the door, no advanced sales. Please arrive early if possible. CD’s will be distributed at the door upon entry.

Directions to the StarHouse: The StarHouse is located 3.5 miles 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. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse). A FLASHLIGHT IS ENCOURAGED for your walk down.

Saturday, December 6th: SoMAntra™: An Embodied LIVE MUSIC Sacred Sound Experience 

with Scott and Shanti Medina along with Robert Rand

Join us for an afternoon immersion embodying mantra, meditation, mudra and sacred sound to ignite our innate and abiding mind/body intelligence. We will ride the current of the moment and root into the tone of the soundscape exploring the pulse of mantra and stillness of meditation through transformative somatic body intelligence practices. This is open to all levels of practice and experience. Discover how these simple, applicable and transformative body intelligence practices can empower you to mitigate stress, self-regulate your nervous system, train your brain for higher executive functioning and resolve chronic pain.

Investment:
$45 includes immersion PLUS SoMAntra™ double-CD with over 150 minutes of original chants, soundscape guided meditations and embodied practices to ignite the innate mind/body intelligence.
$30 immersion without CD

Registration: Pre-registation and credit card purchases, please email Shanti@EnergizeShanti.com. Cash and check only  at the door.

Location: Mudra Yoga Studio, 1550 South Pearl St. Suite 202 ~ Denver, Colorado 80210

Sponsored by Mudra Yoga Studio

New Year’s Eve Ignite the Light: An Intimate Evening of Mantra, Music & Meditation

with Shanti & Scott and Lisa & Gilly

Wednesday 12/31/14, NEW YEAR’S EVE 9:30pm-12:15am

Location: Prajna, 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303

Investment: Suggested admission for the evening is $45, though we are offering a sliding scale from $55 – $35.

To register, send your check payable to “SoMAntra, LLC” along with the e-mail address for each attendee (we will send confirmation, directions & details). Send to 765 Gilpin Drive, Boulder 80303.

We invite you to a transformative evening welcoming in the New Year with deep intention, ecstatic chant, a potent Neurosculpting® meditation and embodied SoMAntra™ sacred sound practices. This is a rare opportunity to join Scott Medina & Shanti Medina and Lisa Marie & Gilly Gonzalez in an intimate space during this very potent time of the year.

This will be a very special New Year’s Eve gathering to take us into 2015 with clarity, inspiration and integration of specific tools and resources to ignite the light of your abiding, innate intelligence.

Resources for Sale at the event:

Scott & Shanti’s brand new SoMAntra® double-CD’s will be available. Find out more at : http://www.ScottandShanti.com/

Lisa Wimberger’s New Beliefs, New Brain book will be on sale as well as information on how to purchase her brand new, hot off the press Sounds True publication: Neurosculpting: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness. More Information: http://neurosculptinginstitute.com/

Ky Gabriel , a local artist and Bhakta, will have her handmade malas available for your powerful New Year’s intentions. Please look at her designs at http://on.fb.me/1D0Vszv. You can pre-order by messaging her at Kya1Love@gmail.com or calling 720-251-9756. Custom designs welcome. She will also have a selection at the event.

The location is the beautiful and intimate Prajna in Boulder, and is limited to only 30 people. Doors open at 8:30pm, and we begin promptly at 9pm.

This New Year’s Eve event annually sells out in advance, so pre-registration is required and we encourage early registration. Seats will be reserved upon receipt of registration. Once we are filled, we will begin a waiting list for any last minute cancellations.

We look forward to sharing in a magical New Year’s Eve with you!

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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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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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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