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Maitri Studio is venue to Kirtan - Mantra Chanting to Calm the Mind & Open the Heart (June 2020)

Sunday 14th June - 7.00pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Maitri Studio, 4 The Mount, Belfast

Contact: Julie Preston


Sun 14th June 2020

Kirtan - Mantra Chanting to Calm the Mind & Open the Heart

Come and experience the healing, centering and joyful effects of Kirtan chanting. Chanting is just another form of yoga to help us connect in a more loving peaceful way to ourselves and others using sound. Julie and Victor will lead you in a musical and vocal journey through sacred sounds and mantras, in the form of Kirtan (meaning ‘to sing’) - chanting via call and response.

If you're new to chanting, just love music or a good singalong, we'd love to welcome you. This is an exploration of the heart, independent of vocal skill, musical technique or experience. Like singing, chanting can be energizing, yet calming at the same time. Its great fun and it gets us out of our busy heads and into our hearts.

Chanting involves repeating sacred ancient mantras (mantra literally means mind tool / to liberate /free the mind) that help quiet the mind whilst experiencing the joy of opening and connecting to the heart, soothing the nervous system, and inducing a feeling of meditation and bliss.

The benefits of chanting can include:

  • Easing an anxious or troubled mind
  • Relaxing tension in the body
  • Opening the heart
  • Being happy and joyful for no good reason!
  • Feelings of natural love
  • Deepening of self-awareness
  • Promoting healthy emotional expression and release.

Chanting is open to everyone.

Your Kirtan Leaders:

Julie Preston (Co-Founder of and her husband Victor Tyrrell ( have been sharing Kirtan together since 2011. Both are musicians in their own right, and are passionate about the healing effects of music combined with the powerful sacred sounds of the mantras. They've had the honour of playing with grammy-nominated Kirtan Artist Dave Stringer, and spend time annually with their mentor Jai Uttal, one of the most well-loved and known kirtan artists in the world today.

Payment is £12 to book online via this Maitri Studio link and £15 cash on the door.

Please bring along a cushion for comfy sitting (chairs can also be provided) and a bottle of water.

The 2020 Kirtan dates at Maitri Studio are:
19th January
16th February
15th March
19th April
10th May
14th June