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    • Events and Workshops



      Ajun Baba Kirtan Concert

      Kirtan with Arjun Baba & Tabla Master Radha Gopinath Saturday May 7 — 5-6:30pm $15 Advance $20 Day of Event Arjun Baba's intention is to share the traditions of Kirtan/Bhajan, & Sufi Ghazal/Qawwali devotional music to the west & worldwide. By sharing the chant, as well as the raag, melodies, & beautiful profound history of Hindustani music, he is considered a unique and leading kirtan singer in the western world for over 19 years. With annual tours through UK, Europe, India, & the US his passion is to express the beauty of this music and practice. Born in New York City, living many years between India and California, he currently resides in Rishikesh, India, and returns to the west annually to share this path of music and devotion. Since 1998 he has recorded 7 volumes of bhajan and kirtan, 6 of sufi qawwali music, as well as 6 volumes with his collective "Arjun & Guardians", where songwriting and eclectic styles are explored. He is also a member of Fanna Fi Allah Sufi Qawwali Party (where he has studied in the lineage of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), and The Dub Kirtan All Stars (featuring producers Freq Nasty and David Starfire); as well as collaborating with DJ Drez, MC Yogi, and The Kirtaniyas. --------------------------- "Arjun is the real deal." - Carlos Menjivar , Managing Director ; Jivamukti NYC and Worldwide "Very few practitioners of the Kirtan practice can match Arjun's level of authenticity. He is truly one of the finest I have ever heard." -Shiva Baum- Executive Producer of Krishna Das' Breath Of The Heart and Producer of Bhagavan Das' Now/former head of A&R, Triloka Records "Arjun delivers an uplifting kirtan filled with authentic Indian musical sensibilities, and the harmonious sweetness of a long time Spiritual Devotee of Bhakti Yoga". -Sridhar Silberfein- Founder & Producer - BhaktiFest "The most inspired kirtan I've heard since Bhagavan Das" - Yoga Arts, Chicago "Arjun's music comes from a deep place, it reveals so much and connect the listener to so much more" - Matthew Lombardo, Jivamukti Yoga www.arjunbaba.net



      Indian Classical Music Live Concert with Santoor Maestro from India

      Friday May 13, 2016 7:30pm $25 Advance $30 at Door Jivamukti Jersey City Presents Rhythym Eternal with Pt Tarun Bhattacharya - Santoor Anirban Roy Chowdhury - Tabla INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT Santoor Maestro Pt Tarun Bhattacharya, India’s Global Music Ambassador, is a pioneering and revolutionary classical musician. He is one of the most celebrated torch bearers of Indian classical music, and has traversed the globe many times over performing in various awe inspiring venues around the world like Royal Albert Hall, Palace-de-beaux (Brussels), Theater- De-La-Viile (France), Apollo Theatre (Spain), Jubilee Auditorium (Canada), Kremlin (Russia). His mesmerized list of admirers includes Prince Charles, George Harrison, Paolo Solaris and other respected figures. The famous Maihar Gharana’s only Santoor maestro, Pandit Bhattacharya has revolutionized the instrument as well as the style of playing it. He displayed for the first time ever (1980) that one could 'meend' or glide notes at the lower octave in a hammered instrument like Santoor. Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is the inventor of "mankas" or fine tuners that help tune the 100 stringed Santoor quickly, for longer lasting effect and to a very high degree of accuracy. His innovative techniques of playing the Santoor also facilitates in the playing of Krintans, Ekharatans and Boltans broadening the utility of the Santoor in various traditional forms of musical artistry. Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya is recognized worldwide for his Ragdari, as well as Layakari (mathematical calculations). His improvisation on the shape and string arrangements of the Santoor produces music that touches the soul – be it of a connoisseur or that of the casual listener. Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya has released over 150 CDs and Cassettes. He is the recipient of numerous felicitations like the 1997 pre Grammy nomination, excellence in world music USA, and his CD "Kirwani" has been acclaimed as the top 10 in the world. Pt. Bhattacharya received his talim (music instructions) from his father Pt. Rabi Bhattacharya, Pt. Dulal Roy and finally from the great Bharat Ratna Pt. Ravi Shankar. He is Rotary International’s Global Ambassador for Peace & Goodwill.



      Achieving Steadiness in Handstands

      Saturday June 4 4-6pm $30 advance $35 at door Handstands are the cornerstone of many branches of acrobatics, used by Sports Acrobats, contortionists, gymnasts, and hand-balancers. Amongst yoga practitioners, the handstand is known as Adho Mukha Vrksasana: downward facing tree pose, emphasizing the strength and rootedness of this pose. In this workshop, we will use the secrets of the acrobat to turn our world upside down. We will discuss proper alignment and how this leads to steadiness and control. We will also discuss the variety of handstands as seen in sports and performance, and we will learn multiple methods of coming into and out of a handstand. A spotter is one of the best tools we can use to help us perfect our alignment, and we will learn spotting techniques in a supportive environment to help overcome fear and improve communication. We increase our fire with conditioning exercises specifically for handstands. By the end of class, you will have a training regimen for your handstand. Our emphasis is on finding equanimity in the pose, training mindfully, but effectively, and whether we ever perfect a handstand or not, we strengthen our core, enliven our being, and enjoy the process. Tanya’s Bio: Tanya’s love affair with yoga began in 2000 with a Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga VHS tape. She completed the Himalayan Institute 200 hour teacher training in Honesdale, PA in 2003 and went on to complete the 500 hour training in India in 2004 where she practiced yoga in the morning sun over the Ganges River and visited the historic sites of the birthplace of yoga. In 2008, Tanya decided to run away to circus training and began practicing partner acrobatics and fell in love with handstands. She has since trained extensively in the tradition of hand balancing with professional handbalancers from around the world.