Kirtan is a form of group singing where we create a unique experience together. A Kirtan is sung part by part from the front and repeated back by the whole group. Traditionally, Kirtan are Sanskrit Mantra, accompanied by different instruments and percussion. It is not so much a performance but a co-creation with the group. I play the harmonium – this special instrument coming from my home country Switzerland.
Ultimately, you have to experience Kirtan – it can not be described! Kirtan is a potent yoga practice, opening our hearts and helping us to express emotions. Kirtan belongs to the traditional branch of Bhakti Yoga.
What Students Are Saying
“Kirtan is such a powerful practice and as a beginner it can be a little intimidating but seeing the way Norina embodies the practice with grace and joy and ease inspired me to believe that I could do the same.
It’s a rare opportunity to learn with such a genuine, skilled and heart-felt Kirtanist. “
— Rebecca, student in 2021
“Norina has that very special ability to create a strong and supportive container in which I feel safe and encouraged to be just who I am. She beautifully leads with ease, humility and integrity.
Her deep knowledge about Mantra and music makes her teachings profound and long lasting.”
— Luxmi, student in 2021
I designed an 8 weeks course that cover the basics of Mantra & Kirtan. The course can be completed with focus on the voice, or you can incorporate the harmonium or guitar. I will adapt the course content to your needs as we go.
You will leave equipped with at least two Kirtan that you are confident to lead. All learning is practical and experiential. 10 minutes homework per day are recommended to make the most out of the course. I will share online resources with you for that purpose.
This course is taught online or in person.