Music and Movement
Because we believe in inner freedom by whatever means moves you….
2nd Fridays of every month, 8-10 pm in Hampden, Join Bhakti Tree for music that moves you! Bhakti Tree is a gathering of friends who adore chanting, who adore each other, and who especially adore chanting together. With deep respect for the practice of kirtan, and an abundant sense of humor and playfulness, the members of Bhakti Tree offer their music with humble hearts in the service of love. With diverse musical backgrounds, these musicians connected through the kirtan community in Baltimore, and they soon discovered that there was a real synergy and flow in the music they were creating together. Bhakti Tree spins together traditional mantras, sacred chants and songs from around the world, and their own original songs. Blending together their ethereal harmonies and lyrical melodies with high energy tribal rhythm, threads of folk and gospel music, and funky reggae elements, their contribution to the world of kirtan fusion is fun, playful, enthusiastic, heartfelt, and inspiring. Bhakti Tree is comprised of Adam Kandel (voice/guitar/drum), Angela Blueskies (voice/flute), Dorianne Aillery (voice/hand percussion), Mark Dee (voice/didgeridoo/drum), and Ryan Sansing (voice, drum).
Sheng Zhen Qigong with Pamela Tanton
Sheng Zhen means “Unconditional Love”. Qigong is a beautiful practice that brings a sense of inner well-being, deep relaxation, and a sense of connection to Oneness. The phrase “Enjoy your practice, Enjoy your life” is a cornerstone of the Sheng Zhen Qigong philosophy. Pamela emphasizes having fun and doing the movements in a way that feels good in the body. Visit our Hamdpen Specialty Courses Page to read on and register for the next 6 week session. Cost: $90 for six weeks.
Sunday Night Community Kirtans and Chanting
A 7 pm, each Sunday in hampden, the community is invited to sing and chant together sacred mantras from around the world to celebrate unity and raise the vibration of each individual in the room and in the world! Chanting is a vibrational form of prayer and praise that exists in most cultures throughout the world. 1st Sundays we sing together an ecclectic mix of songs. 2nd Sundays, we chant the Gayatri Mantra 108 time. 3rd Sundays is Open Circle Kirtan, which means bring your own song or poem. 4th Sundays, we chant the Medicine Buddha mantra 108 times. Each of the songs and chants carry healing promise and create a beautiful atmosphere when sung together. These evenings are offered by donation. Give from the heart.
Nia – Neuromuscular Integrative Action is a technique that integrates dance, martial arts and healing arts, to foster physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It focuses on 13 theoretical and somatic principles & 52 moves offering the power of choice, joy and self-direction for fitness and health. This is a workout made of real dancing, thoughtful choreography, amazing music from all over the world and movements that were created to support the natural and organic way of a how each body works. Nia is an inclusive workout that meets you where you are. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. All levels, ages, shapes and sizes are welcome, including women who are going through a healthy pregnancy. There is no such thing as exercising the body towards perfection because we are already perfect exactly as we are. It’s really about the fun! Join us Thursdays 1:30 – 2:30 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm with Lola Manekin!