Sacred Sound Wednesdays
Kirtan/ Bhakti Yoga is the highest limb of the yogic practices. It is considered to be the fast track to liberation and Oneness with your Divine Spirit, whatever this may be for you.
In Kirtan, we will be singing Mantras. Harmony believes Mantras are sacred geometric systems that create a energetic grid to enter into the transcendental state. This is where you can connect to your Divine Spirit and speak your prayers.
Kirtan can be a ecstatic experience where you body may want to move, you may feel the urge to clap or simply be still. All forms are perfect as this space Harmony contains is a space of ultimate freedom to be in your unique experience.
Harmony sings in Sanskrit, the oldest language known to creation and she also sings in English. She creates a space that is non-denominational which allows all people to experience through their own form of connection. She also teaches you the Mantras so it is easier for you to sing along.
“We create this band together” says Harmony. We all become alchemist of sound and vibrations and when doing so, the energies become powerful, uplifting, transformational and creates a deeper connection/ bond with your spirit.
Brandon Bott is a masterful youthful spirit that adds the elements of percussion that moves you into your own heartbeat rhythm. He has been studying and playing music from a very young age so his masterful charm moves your spirit into ecstasy.
We welcome all walks of faith, religion and spiritual paths.
Children are welcome as well. We do encourage the children to take part of this gathering in song and prayer as we form this meditative circle together.
We conclude every Kirtan with a hot pot of Kitchery, an Ayurvedic porridge that is vegan and is considered one of the healthiest foods to consume.
It is a great way to connect and create new relationships and leave feeling elevated.
Sound Healing is a unique meditative process done through sound. We use different elements to create sound such as crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, bells, percussion, song, Mantra and more magical vibrations.
In this meditation, you are welcome to lay back, get comfortable and enjoy this time for deep relaxation, decompressing your stress, worry or angst. It is your time for deep self care.
Different guest artists will be offering their unique gifts so please check out the dates and personal bios to see how you resonate with the offerings of the week.
Sound Healing with Yolanda will be every 2 & 4th Wednesday of the the Month from 7:30-9:00 P.M.
Sound Healing with Frank Panek will be every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
For the past 9 years, Harmony has been on a journey of spirituality. This is where she was introduced to Kirtan/ Sanskrit. Her first experience of Kirtan was like meeting a old friend. It felt natural, easy and very familiar. For the past 9 years, Harmony has worked on developing her unique connection to the Mantras. She has learned by directly experiencing the powerful nature of these sound vibrational prayers.
She has studied with Masters of Kirtan in India and in Bali. She has also studied Indian classical music which has opened her reality to a whole new world. Harmony plays a instrument called a Harmonium. This is considered a wind instrument as the left hand creates the wind and the right hand plays the instrument which looks like a piano. She is a trained piano player which gives her hands the mobility to create hypnotic sounds.
Harmony offers not only Kirtan and Sound Medicine, she also offers Sacred Haircuts and other forms of healing that is focused on liberation and freedom. For more information on Harmony please visit her website www.harmonypolo.com
Born in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan, Brandon started playing the drums at age 11. Soon after his family moved to Guangzhou, China, he eventually shifted his classical percussion focus to that of jazz, and immediately started gigging around the country.
He is now a student at the Northern Illinois University finishing up his degree in specialized world percussion performance, studying Cuban, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Thai percussion, as well as drumset and jazz. He has also recently added handpan to his repertoire and is writing new compositions to add to the mix.
He is currently active in performing in the Chicago area, and has recently appeared in Japan, Taiwan, the United States, and across China.
Yolanda Lozano has over 20 years of extensive bicultural training in the healing arts from master teachers in India, China and the United States.
She integrates breathing techniques, toning and chanting, meditation, movement, vibrational energy healing, and self-care
while listening to the True Self within.
Yolanda will be in Peru during the second Wednesday in April so her April sound healing will be on the 24th.
For more, visit www.yolandahealinghearts.com