Kirtan + Ecstatic Dance

Sat. Jul 27, 2024 7:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
All Ages
34 days away
$25.00 - $35.00
All Ages
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34 days away
$25.00 - $35.00
All Ages
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KIRTAN + ECSTATIC DANCE w. Mike Cohen & The Shakti Groove + Danny Balgooyen
Saturday, July 27, 2024
7-10pm, doors open at 6:30pm


WHERE: Congregation Nevei Kodesh
1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder, CO. There's lots of street parking, and people are welcome to park in the lot in the back of the building.


INVESTMENT: $35 through 6pm on July 27th, $45 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.


WHAT: Join Mike Cohen & the Shakti Groove AND Danny Balgooyen for a Kirtan + Ecstatic Dance event to remember! 


The Shakti Groove features:
* Mike Cohen - harmonium and vocals
* Dawnia Dresser, Michele Heaphy - vocals
* Ken Matarazzo - percussion
* James Hoskins - cello
* Bill McCrossen - bass


FLOW OF THE EVENING


6:30 - 7:00pm Arrive and land in the space together 


7:00 - 7:10pm Intro and orientation for our evening together


7:10 - 8:40pm Kirtan W/ Mike Cohen & the Shakti Groove


8:40 - 9:45pm Ecstatic Dance W/ Danny Balgooyen


9:45 - 10:00pm Restorative serenading - landing with Mike Cohen & the Shakti Groove 


ABOUT KIRTAN WITH MIKE COHEN & THE SHAKTI GROOVE


Formed in 2016, this high-energy Kirtan band features three outstanding chant leaders (Mike Cohen, Dawnia Dresser, and Michele Heaphy), who lead original chants, and have collectively released four albums and two EP's of original, accessible sacred chant music. A collection of accomplished Boulder, Colorado-based musicians, the Shakti Groove blends masculine and feminine energies with devotion and prayer to lift the spirit and awaken the soul. Their effervescent style brings brightness and warmth to energize and nourish the body. This is truly Music for Your Soul.


This group has played at numerous Kirtan & Yoga Festivals (Bhakti Fest, Telluride Yoga Festival, Hanuman Festival, and more), regularly tours Colorado, and teaches hundreds of students annually through their Kirtan Leader Institute (see below). They delight mantra enthusiasts at their regularly scheduled Boulder & Denver area Kirtan events. More at www.MikeCohenKirtan.com.


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Mike Cohen has released four critically acclaimed Kirtan albums Om Dattatreya (2009), Soul Contact (2012),  Illumination (2016) and Chants for Challenging Times (2020), the last two albums with Grammy nominated producer Ben Leinbach. For close to two decades Mike has shared his brand of accessible & potent sacred chant across North America. Mike was honored to lead Kirtan immediately before the legendary Krishna Das at 2015 Bhakti Fest Midwest. Listen to his music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/0nMwM2JeNhQowSDW2IlvIU?si=rLESgdElQCCXrBD2SOXwrg


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Dawnia Dresser’s sweet and soulful style has been turning heads in the Kirtan world since the 2019 release of her From the Soul EP. She is beloved for sharing her heart so fully. Listen to her music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/20dSjhwIZwTD6Vu0fAuW0a?si=lLAtQAvTSCqBBvQpOBzkhA


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Michele Heaphy’s deeply moving and inspiring original chants have been delighting chant audiences since the release of a series of singles beginning in 2022. Listen to her music at https://open.spotify.com/artist/06GRosja9D4o7lj7RGbg5c?si=qf3zt0Q3QNan1sBuyv-iNg


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Listen to the "Greatest Hits" of the Shakti Groove (recorded music by Mike, Dawnia & Michele) at https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0t9EXZ5odwAe0ipBocUqQw?si=b101ddd30beb46de


ABOUT ECSTATIC DANCE WITH DANNY BALGOOYEN 


Ecstatic Dance is a free form dance meditation that encourages you to express oneself through movement with the support of an intentionally curated musical journey. Ecstatic Dance provides a safe space to embark on a journey designed to encourage deeper connection with ourselves and others. Interaction and connection on the dance floor is encouraged with and intention to practice consent and attunement. 


Principles and Values of Space:


- Drug and alcohol free


- Sacred dance floor


- Judgment and expectation free zone with full inclusivity.


- Encouraging the practice of attunement to self, your physical space & other dancers.


- Full permission to feel, express and embody your emotions.


- Respectful honoring of your own and other dancer’s boundaries and personal space


- Focused non-verbal connection (no talking)


- Consensual. If it’s not a clear yes, it’s a no.


- Free of phones and cameras in the dance space. In other areas, keep them off or in airplane mode.


- Free of heavy perfumes or oils. Please practice body hygiene when you come to dance.


- Free of shoes


ABOUT DANNY BALGOOYEN


Danny is a conscious event producer, breathworker, DJ, dance facilitator and connection creator. Co-founder of Boulder Ecstatic Dance, Inner Light Revival Breathwork and previously Dance Meets Tantra. He devotes himself to creating safe and inspiring experiences that invite deeper and more authentic expressions of ourselves. Danny has been offering curated events, workshops, parties and retreats for the last 8 years with much success. He has been deeply committed to building and deepening community in Boulder, Co where he is known for his facilitation, leadership and event coordination. 


WHAT TO BRING:


- Cushion to sit on (there will be chairs & backpacks if you prefer)


- Water Bottle


- Comfortable clothes to dance in


- Friends to chant and dance with 


REFUND POLICY:


- There are no refunds.


- Tickets are transferrable to another participant in advance of the event. If you want to transfer a ticket you are responsible for finding the buyer.


- We will not be able to respond to any questions about ticketing or participation during the 24 hours before the start of the event.

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Congregation Nevei Kodesh 1925 Glenwood Drive
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