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Sponsored by Coconut Bliss. Altar of Love Immersion Events with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

These weekend-long celebrations create a spectacular heart blossoming moment in time and space for participants to dive into the magic and beauty of life. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda offer a very special journey full of music, yoga and a cacao ceremony that heals hearts, creates intimate friends and leaves you floating in love. They are so grateful to have Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss and Medicinal Foods as their ongoing sponsors. Coconut Bliss is served up at every Altar of Love Immersion, raising funds for charities. See Upcoming Altar of Love Events, or see Lakshmi and Ananda’s complete performance schedule.

Altar of Love Weekends Include:

lkmi-acc_01 Kirtan and Healing Mantra Music

Kirtan and Healing Mantra Music:

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Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda offer a combination of kirtan (call and response singing), bhajan (devotional hymns) and original singer/song writer compositions in the languages of English, Sanskrit and Gurbani.  Alternating guitar, harmonium, keyboard, bansuri flutes and vocal weaving, they create a profound healing and balanced sound current (Naad) brimming with bhakti (devotion). 

“The beautiful Kirtan of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda reflects years of devotional practice, a passion for Mantra and music, and a deep love for each other.” Jai Uttal

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Jaya Lakshmi with Ananda Kirtronica (Mantra Dance)

altar-of-love-immersion-eugene-oct-2011-214‘Kirtronica’ is a term for a new genre of music that is currently being established in the yoga world:  electronica dance music combined with live Sanskrit/Indian mantra chanting.   Jaya Lakshmi was one of the pioneers of ‘Kirtronica’ with her previous band “Lost at Last”, founded in Maui, Hawaii in 1997. Over the last few years Jaya Lakshmi has composed original electronic music using Ableton Live. Similar to the the Lost at Last sound, her new music is a mixture of house, tribal trance, and down-tempo with recordings of acoustic instruments like tabla, guitar, and sarod, and Ananda on bansuri flute.  In the current duo format performing ‘Kirtronica’  live,  Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda lead participants through an ecstatic dance journey that awakens their shakti and encourages everyone to chant along, inspiring devotional trance states and deepening their connection with the divine.

“From the heart-opening strains of their sumptuous traditional kirtan to the wild blend of contemporary rhythms and sounds they call Kirtronica, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s divine harmonies will keep you riding waves of devotion from the meditation hall to the dance floor, and most everyplace in between. ” ~ Janet Stone

Singing and Mantra Workshop

Singing and Mantra Workshop

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In this workshop participants will explore the practice of singing mantra and bhakti yoga-the path of love and devotion.  Singing together, participants will connect with sacred songs and mantras in Sanskrit (the ancient prayer language of India), Gurbani (Kundalini mantras as taught by Yogi Bhajan), and English. Participants will learn translations, meanings about various deities, and also be lead in guided visualizations for deepening their bhakti practice. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda also share their own insights into the healing effects of these sacred chants.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop

This workshop will be a unique blend of Kundalini yoga and meditations led by Ananda with live music by Jaya Lakshmi. It is designed to open the heart and tap into one’s infinite creative potential. Through this workshop participants will gain tools to live an inspired and fulfilled life that overflows with bliss and abundance.

Kundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, Ph.D., Master of Kundalini Yoga, is a way to recharge and heal your body quickly. By stimulating the various systems of the body, it centers the mind, balances one’s energy fields and opens the spirit. It is especially effective for stress, addiction, depression and insomnia, as well as weight control.

Cacao Ceremony

Cacao Ceremony with Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda

Since ancient times cacao has been used ceremonially to connect with the infinite presence of love. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s Cacao ceremonies are a coming together to open the heart, express creatively and rejoice with the spirit of the cacao. Woven with heart songs, prayers and laughter, the ceremony is a time to express gratitude for the cacao spirit and allow for that spirit to blossom infinite possibilities within you. 

The Cacao that will be used is a very special type that a cacao shaman selected personally for its energetic qualities. It comes from Guatemala, the heartland of the Mayan people who have used it for millennia. We’ll learn about cacao’s origins, history, heath benefits and energetic/spiritual qualities and get to experience pure cacao with new levels of awareness and appreciation.



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