Girish Chant Camp
Spend a weekend chanting with Girish! Featuring Music and Mantras immersions in San Diego, Big Sur, Costa Rica
Ever wonder what it's like to spend a weekend chanting? To experience a full body, mind, spirit experience with mantra, music, meditation, yoga, the healing power of the ocean, gourmet farm to table cuisine, magical herbal elixirs, massage......in other words, full body bliss?
Or are you a chant camp alumnus ready to dive back in?
Each Girish Chant Camps is different. New mantras, new personalized workbooks, new information, new energized malas, new t-shirts, new organic food and beverage offerings - plus a 10% alumni discount!
Here's a little taste of what you will experience.......
We'll learn about the amazing, life-enhancing benefits that singing has to offer each and every one of us, discovering how it can improve our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. We'll uncover and explore our own innate musical gifts that we may not have even known we had. Most importantly, we'll discover a wealth of simple and effective vocal tools and practices through which we can easily find and express our own true voice - setting the stage for us to mindfully sing ourselves more fully into health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.... ....please join us on a journey of discovery to experience the joy of mindful singing, music, and mantras.
Sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk, Girish offers tools and practices to find and express your true voice through chanting and mindful singing in this interactive and inspiring weekend chant camp.
San Diego and Big Sur Chant Camps are weekend-long, inspiring interactive explorations of your voice's amazing healing powers. These blissful weekends are for everyone who loves to sing - and especially those who think they can't. Girish teaches the body mind spirit connection of chanting and how breathing techniques (pranayama) and chanting effect brain health as well as physical health and wellbeing.
Learn the meaning of and intentions behind the chants, learn your way around a harmonium.
Mantra workshops -
*Choosing mantras for healing, manifestation, and awakening
*Exploring the devotional practice of Stotrams (text chants)
*Hanuman Chalisa , Gayatri Mantra, Chandi Stotram
Music modules - (no musical experience necessary!)
*Exploring instrumental and vocal support for mantra and Kirtan
*Voice, Harmonium, and Tabla
*The opportunity to experience leading Kirtan
Kirtan Concert -
Girish will be joined by his band for a Kirtan on Saturday night.
*Sing call and response traditional Sanskrit mantras with a modern, funky, yet deeply devotional twist
Yoga with Live Music -
Experience the magic of live music - powerful Sanskrit chants set to modern melodies - while you practice yoga. Let go and let your yoga flow through the beats and rhythms of Girish's soul stirring tunes. Class ends with a Sanskrit lullaby during savasana. This is a truly magical and incredible musical and yoga experience that allows you to go deeper into your practice and your body.
One hour of restorative/gentle/yin yoga every day to prepare you body, mind and spirit for deeper mediation, better sleep, and new heights of bliss. Led by Leeza Villagomez, Leeza combines her fun-loving energy and unique dance background to put her signature touch on every class, creating a sacred yet Heart centered personalized experience for each student. A mother, partner, friend, lover, student, owner of Yoga Den Health Spa & School for 16 years. Leeza’s love of Yoga led her to complete a number of teacher training programs as well as studies with a variety of teachers, traditions, and lineages. The years of continuous study has manifested a style that emphasizes the needs of the people, as well as the individual practitioners, which aids in their journey of finding joy and healing through their yoga practice and its great healing modalities.
Leeza will be teaching a Gentle Restorative Yoga Class structured around Pranayama-breathing, rejuvenating and healing the body. This class focuses on stretching, the subtle body, while releasing stress and tension from joints, muscles and the busy mind.
Additional Pranayama practice with Girish -
*Learning the 9 Healing Breaths - this practice will supercharge your body and put you back in control of how you feel and experience each day
Gourmet Organic cuisine and elixirs -
* Local, organic, gourmet meals for every diet prepared onsite with love and mantras
* In San Diego, Mother's Medicinals Founder Stacey Glick will be serving fresh organic elixirs throughout the retreat - daily elixir happy hours
Mother's Medicinals is born of our love for the Earth and a passion for the healing intelligence of the plant-based medicines she provides. Our mission is to promote emotional and physical healing that reduces dependence on conventional medicine. We want herbs to inspire motivation for preemptive self care. We are committed to using sustainable, organic and locally sourced herbs to create herbal tinctures that help to relieve suffering while nurturing optimal health. Our formulas were created to deliver ailment-specific relief while supporting, nourishing and rejuvenating your entire being. Handcrafted in Oakland, California.
Optional massage + extracurricular activities
* San Diego Chant Camp - Thai Massage with Lauren Gauthier! Lauren has been exploring the importance of mind-body awareness and conscious movement for more than a decade. A dedicated yogi (RYT 200) and lover of the human body, these passions have encouraged her to explore ways to help people feel more embodied. One of her favorite ways is through healing touch. She specializes in Thai Massage and Acupressure Therapy. She is also trained in lymphatic drainage massage to help enhance detoxification! This system of movement medicine used in Thai Massage combines acupressure, asana, stretching, palming and thumbing along energy channels to help increase energetic flow throughout the body, which in turn enhances communication between mind, body and spirit.(not included in Chant Camp price), Plus! The healing power of water - ocean swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, beach walks
* Big Sur Chant Camp - World famous Esalen Massage (not included in Chant Camp price), Plus! experience the healing power of water with ocean views, and world famous Esalen hot springs hot tubs
Sankalpa (Intention setting workshop) -
*The retreat will close with setting our intentions for the year ahead and how to integrate all you’ve learned into your life, to build on the practices and the energy we’ve created over the weekend
And here's what you'll take home with you:
* Big Huge Full Body Mind Spirit Bliss
* New healthy brain mass
A Care Package with:
* A personalized workbook for further study
* Chant Camp Throat Chakra therapeutic grade essential oil blend infused with Throat Chakra crystals in a 10 ml roll on bottle (includes crystals)
* Energized lava rock 108 bead mala necklace - for strength and confidence - and you can oil your beads to breathe in your throat chakra scent while meditating!
* A Limited Edition Fair Trade eco-friendly Chant Camp t-shirt
* A Mother's Medicinal Elixir
Sign up Today!
Click here goo.gl/qy1s1h or email Virginia@GirishMusic.com
San Diego, CA
February 15-18, 2019
Girish Chant Camp
Daily Live Music, Yoga, in-depth Chant Practice and hands-on practical teachings from "Music and Mantras," Each chant camp is different and your chant camp includes a personalized workbook, an energized mala, a limited edition Chant Camp t-shirt, plus gourmet cuisine, magical elixirs, optional Thai massage (for an additional fee), and more in a beautiful intimate private retreat - limited to 18 people - Click here goo.gl/qy1s1h to reserve your space at our Early Booking Rate or email Virginia@GirishMusic.com for more info
Big Sur, CA
April 13-15, 2018
Girish Chant Camp
Daily Live Music, Yoga, in-depth Chant Practice and hands-on practical teachings from "Music and Mantras," Each chant camp is different and your chant camp includes a personalized workbook, an energized mala, a limited edition Chant Camp t-shirt, delicious farm to table cuisine, healing hot tubs, optional Esalen massage (for an additional fee), and more in a stunning setting!
Santa Cruz, CA
August 31-September 3, 2018
Girish Chant Camp
Daily Live Music, Yoga, In-depth Chant Practice, Kirtan with Girish and his band, expanded teachings from “Music and Mantras” – includes personalized workbook, energized mala, chant camp t-shirt