ScottandShanti.com Ecstatic Chanting

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 double-CD project by Scott and Shanti Medina engineered by a Grammy-winning production team with over 150 minutes of sacred soundscape meditations, ecstatic Universal chants, and embodied 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:

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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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More details coming soon on these upcoming events with Scott and Shanti:

Friday, May 1 and Saturday May 2, 2015 Rocky Mountain Kirtan Summit  Boulder, CO
Wednesday June 10-Sunday June, 14, 2015  Hanuman Festival Boulder, CO
Thursday July 9- July 12, 2015 Telluride Yoga Festival Telluride, CO

 PREVIOUS EVENTS

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More about Scott and Shanti:

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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Previous Events:

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