Kirtan & Bhakti Yoga Training

Wed. Jul 10, 2024 at 4:00pm - Tue. Jul 16, 2024 at 11:00am MST
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Embark on an Enchanting Journey of Musical and Devotional Empowerment with Ananda Das!

  • Are you enchanted by the transformative power of kirtan, the art of call-and-response mantra chanting?

  • Do you aspire to lead kirtan and immerse yourself more deeply in the heart-centered journey of bhakti yoga?

If you're seeking to infuse your life with profound meaning and enrich your musical and yoga practices, I have an exciting opportunity for you...

Namaste, my name is Ananda Das, founder of the Modern Bhakti Yoga Academy, a seasoned kirtan leader with 15 years of experience, a recording artist, and a dedicated tour performer. I want to invite you to partake in a transformative training program crafted to blossom your relationship with your voice, musicality, and bhakti yoga practice. 

Why Choose This Training?

This program is more than a learning experience; it's a transformative journey. Whether you dream of leading chants in yoga classes, participating in song circles, or deepening your devotional practices, this program is a catalyst for your spiritual and musical aspirations.

Open to enthusiasts of all levels, this training is a sanctuary for growth and exploration. Whether you're taking your first steps or are a seasoned practitioner, this program is tailored to nurture your individual journey. You'll be grouped based on your musical background, ensuring a personalized and impactful learning experience, whether you're exploring new instruments or honing existing skills.

This training also offers 60 hours of Yoga Alliance credits and counts towards the completion of the Modern Bhakti Yoga Academy 300-hour certification. Whether you're aiming to complete the full 300-hour certification or simply wish to experience this unique training, you're welcome to join.

If you're contemplating this journey and seek clarity, I invite you to a complimentary 30-minute consultation. Reach out to me at [email protected].

*Please also note, there are payment plans available. When you click to register, there will be the option. 

Training Highlights:

Your training program presents a meticulously crafted journey, each day dedicated to exploring a different deity through various immersive and interconnected practices. This comprehensive approach promises a deep and holistic understanding of each deity, integrating their essence into various aspects of the training.

Daily Breakdown:

  • Deity Focus: Each day, we will concentrate on a specific deity. This focus will allow participants to dive deep into the mythology, symbolism, and spiritual significance of each deity, creating a rich, contextual backdrop for the practices of the day.

  • 1-2 Chants per Deity: You will learn 1 to 2 chants dedicated to the daily deity. The learning process will be both educational and experiential, ensuring that participants not only learn the chants but also understand and feel their deeper meanings.

  • Yoga Class Themed to the Deity: The yoga sessions each day will be specially themed to the deity of the day. This thematic approach will include asanas, pranayama, meditation, mantras and kriyas that resonate with the deity's attributes. These classes aim to embody the essence of the deity in your yoga practice, creating a powerful and transformative experience.

  • Singing Lessons: Daily singing lessons will be an integral part of the training. These sessions will focus on developing and refining your vocal skills, tailored to enhance your chanting and devotional singing. The lessons will be designed to support the chants you are learning, helping to integrate your vocal development with your spiritual practice.

Sample Day

  • 7:00 AM: Dynamic Bhakti Yoga | Led by Ananda Das (Sattva Yoga Inspired)

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Singing & Voice Opening Class | Led by Ananda Das

  • 10:00 AM: Brunch

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Philosophy & Archetypes | Led by Dr. Manoj Chalam

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Learning Kirtan Chants & Music Fundamentals | Led by Support Team

  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Rhythm/Percussion Lesson | Led by Prem Vidu

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Leading Chants/Song Circle. Under the guidance of Ananda Das, this session offers a supportive environment to practice leading chants and receive constructive feedback.

  • 6:00 PM: Dinner

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Evening Kirtan led by Ananda Das and the band

This training is an invitation to deepen your understanding of bhakti and kirtan, to transform your practice, and to connect more profoundly with the spiritual essence of each deity.

Seize the Early Bird Special! Prices go up $100 June 10th.

Exclusive Bonuses!

  • A personal one-hour session with me, valued at $300.

  • Free access to my premium courses: 'Free Your Voice' ($300 value) and 'Kirtan Fundamentals' ($300 value).


“The kirtan training was AMAZING!  I recommend it to all who want to lead kirtan, free their voices and be in the field of bhakti! It was such a heart opening, powerful and sacred container. Every day I fell in love with the different deities during the yoga classes and kirtans. Although I have been singing the chants for some time, the deeper embodiment and love of what the deities represent landed in such a deeper way. And now it feels so good to have so many chants to play and practice on the harmonium. 

Ananda Das is masterful in what he shares.  He creates a loving space where everyone feels seen, safe and open to flourish into their unique expression. His embodied and devotional way of sharing ignites that in others. This training has supported and encouraged me to blossom my soul's gift of devotion. Now I just want more and more and more!" Ninna (2024 New Years Kirtan Training)

Your Guide, Ananda Das:

With over 14 years as a celebrated kirtan/bhakti artist, recording over 16 albums, and imparting wisdom to thousands, my mission is to share with you the most profound techniques and insights. This training is your portal to ascend in your Bhakti/Kirtan journey.

Supporting Teachers:

Dr. Manoj Chalam

Dr. Manoj is celebrated for his engaging and interactive storytelling, focusing on Hindu and Buddhist deities. His approach helps individuals deepen their relationship with these timeless archetypes and understand the science of bhakti yoga through iconography. A renowned figure in yoga festivals, conferences, and retreats, Dr. Manoj is known for his wisdom-sharing at his deity booth and for leading deity-focused trainings and spiritual tours to India. His teachings provide a unique blend of entertainment, education, and spiritual insight, making complex concepts accessible and relatable. For more on him, click here.

Prem Vidu

Based in Phoenix, this esteemed sacred music and chant artist is not only Ananda Das's preferred percussionist but also a notable figure in the realm of spiritual music. Holding a BFA in Percussion Performance & Jazz Studies from Northern Illinois University, his expertise in percussion is both profound and diverse.

Currently leading "The Band of Now," he has gained recognition for conducting kirtans in the Phoenix Valley and beyond, showcasing his exceptional skills in creating spiritually uplifting music. In the training program, he will impart his knowledge on percussion and timing, essential components for any aspiring kirtan artist. His teachings will provide valuable insights into the rhythmic backbone of sacred music, enhancing the overall musical experience for participants.

For more information about his work and contributions to the field of sacred music, visit

Support Team for Learning chants: Bandar Kayali, Makayla (Ma Devotion), Nichala (Cassandra Bright), and Greg Warnick. 

Your Stay

During your stay, you'll have the pleasure of residing at two spectacular estates: Moondance and The Transformation Home. These luxurious accommodations are conveniently situated right next to each other, ensuring easy access to events held at both locations.

Key Details:

  • Event Venues: The training and activities will take place at both Moondance Estate and The Transformation Home, allowing you to experience the unique ambiance and facilities of each estate.

  • Check-In and Check-Out Information:

    • Check-In: You can settle into your accommodations starting from 4 PM. This allows you ample time to arrive, relax, and familiarize yourself with the estate.

    • Check-Out: The check-out time is set for 11 AM. This schedule provides a comfortable pace for your departure preparations.

Staying at these estates offers not just comfort but an enriching experience in itself, enhancing your overall journey with their stunning architecture and serene environments.

Moondance Estate: 

Transformation Estate: 

Travel and Flight Details: 

For those traveling to our event, the most common and economical option is to fly into Phoenix. From there, it’s approximately a 2-hour drive to Sedona. Alternatively, you can opt to fly into Flagstaff, which is closer, being about a 45-minute drive away.

Regarding transportation to Sedona, you have a couple of options:

  1. Car Rental: You can rent a car for the duration of your stay, which offers flexibility and convenience for exploring Sedona and its surroundings.

  2. Car Sharing: If you’re interested in sharing a car with another participant, let us know. We can assist in connecting you with someone else seeking to share transportation, which can be a cost-effective and sociable option.

  3. Groome Shuttle Service: We also recommend considering the Groome Shuttle service for affordable and reliable transportation from the airport. They offer the added convenience of dropping you off directly at the estates for a small additional fee.

For more details and to make a booking with the Groome Shuttle service, please click here. Planning your transportation in advance will ensure a smooth and stress-free start to your experience in the magnificent setting of Sedona


It's important to note the following details regarding the deposit for your stay:

  1. Deposit: The deposit you make is specifically for reserving your room. It secures your spot at the estate and ensures that your accommodation is arranged for the duration of the training. 

  2. Cancellation Policy: Please be aware that all payments made are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel, payments can be used for a future training or retreat.

This policy is designed to be fair and transparent, acknowledging the complexities of event planning while also considering the needs and circumstances of our participants.

*Please also note, there are payment plans available. When you click to register, there will be the option. 

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Sign up right away to secure your spot.

Please note, prices will increase by $100 on June 10th. Act now to take advantage of the current rates and join us on this transformative journey!

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Moondance Estate 110 moondance Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336