Come and explore the transformative power of Bhakti! Bhakti Vinyasa is a Yoga practice led by Narayani Noelle and Amah Devi, to their live music with a full band. This collaborative practice will be infused with mantra, chanting, and pranayama breathwork designed to allow us to access the Light within our own hearts. Take your asana practice deeper as we flow through sequences designed to remove the obstacles in our lives preventing us from embracing our truest selves. Work deep within poses to prepare the body to receive the maximum combined benefits of movement and meditation. Learn to set the mood to live your yoga through simple, heartfelt, mantras designed to bring you back to your natural state of bliss. This is a live- music practice for all levels of student.
About Amah Devi:
Amah Devi is a Bhakti Yoga & Mantra Music Teacher who guides from a place of Pure Love and Devotion to the principles of yogic philosophy.
Known for her frank and authentic approach to spiritual practice, Amah creates an atmosphere of divine play that is a true joy to experience. A well-established presence in the Asheville, NC Bhakti community, she carefully tends her garden of Bhaktas by making monthly Community Kirtan offerings in Asheville. For her regular Sacred Chant event at West Asheville Yoga, she collaborates with different musicians every month, making space for emerging Kirtan artists to lead the Sangha alongside touring artists and seasoned professionals. Each offering has its own unique flavor and feel; each offering melts the sense of separation between the self and the Divine Self.
Amah Devi combines her own dynamic musical presence with an uncanny ability to connect with the heart of her students and participants. With a background in classical piano and West African drumming, her chanting style expresses a diverse range of engaging flavors from traditional ecstatic mantra music, to soul-searching earth songs, to hip-hop and R&B, to the dynamic rhythmic drone of Kirtan-electronica. Every offering she shares is different; the music she makes is medicine. Amah Devi’s passion for sacred song drives her ability to bring together rooms full of yogis; singing, dancing, chanting, clapping, and losing themselves in moments of pure bliss.
About Narayani Noelle Whittington:
Narayani (Noelle Whittington) is a full-time Kunga Yoga teacher, facilitator, and devotional music artist who travels the world in Seva since 2006, offering a deeply soulful blend of traditional sacred chant with a modern twist. Narayani’s music is influenced by Reggae, Native Spiritual chants, Gospel, Traditional Hindustani music, and her own heart-felt lyrics in a journey of sound. Whether offering music for a movement practice, leading her own Kirtan, or accompanying other artists on vocals and harmonium, her goal is to serve by allowing a safe space for freedom in all expression. Narayani began her devotional music journey touring the US in 2015, and now leads her own Kirtan and live music Yoga events all over the world. Narayani is currently recording her debut album while based in Wilmington, NC. To learn more, view her full event schedule, hear her music, and connect, please visit www.narayanishakti.com, Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/narayanishakti or Facebook at www.facebook.com/kirtanyogadance.