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Special Weather Means We Have Tickets at the Door Tonight!

Please pass the news along – here’s all the details:

Who’s playing?

Myself and the Kirtan Calling including (are you ready for this?) Keith Dyck, Miriam Neuman, Leane Koss, Cat Smilie, Bob Hanley and special guest Sheena Grobb.

Where?

On an outdoor rooftop space called Cloud 284, located at 284 Arnold Avenue.  Parking might be a drag, you might have to walk a bit so bring your runners.

When?

7 PM – 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)

Tickets are how much?

$21, cash only at the door please

Can I reserve on in advance?

No sorry, all advance tickets have SOLD OUT

How can I tell my friends?

The “share” buttons for Twitter, Facebook and beyond are below!  Also see the poster down and to the right.

Bring along?

A comfy yoga mat, cushion or back jack.  No lawn chairs please, but folk fest chairs are fine.

Yummy Hemp Heart treats by:  Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils

For more info about Kirtan (FAQ):  http://www.livekirtan.ca/?p=606

 

Tension is who you think you should be.
Relaxation is who you are.
~ Chinese Proverb ~Summer Solstice Kirtan Poster

Everything You Need to Know…

To Attend a Kirtan Concert, Book a Live Kirtan Band for your Event, or Host a Kirtan Party for Family and Friends

What is a Kirtan Party?

An opportunity to gather your friends and family and provide a live, interactive and totally inspiring music experience for them.

Is this appropriate for kirtan beginners?

Oh yes, the only pre-requisite is that you can breath.  The band carries the music part so no one has to feel any pressure about doing it “right.”

Is kirtan difficult?

It’s only difficult if you try not to sing :-).  Repetitions of mantras are a’plenty, so you never have to worry that you’re not going to get it.  Everyone catches on and everyone sings.

Can you dance to live kirtan music?

Oh yes, here’s a kirtan dance recording from someone’s iPhone that you can catch the vibe. And a video that will make you dance!

Can a kirtan be used as a way to mark a sacred event?

Yes, kirtan (interactive or performed without audience participation) fits beautifully such as a wedding, house warming or other life transition that deserves some extra special attention.

Can you bring a kirtan band to my festival?

Yes, send any requests to beth at bethmartens.com.

How much do I have to invest in a kirtan party?

A rough guideline is 15 people at $15 per person, for solo kirtan leader, Beth Martens to guide kirtan for one hour.  Want to get the band, as many as 7 additional and fantastic players with two drummers?  Then we’ll talk!

How much space do I need to host a kirtan party?

Your living room is fine, a big living room if you want a whole band.

Is kirtan a religious practice?

No, but it is a highly charged spiritual experience that is joyful, infectious and whose effects are transformative.

Can there be children at a kirtan party?

Yes, depending on how deep a focus you are hoping for.  A general guideline is your own comfort zone.  And if you really want to get down and fully focussed, get a babysitter, or have one in the zone so kids can be entertained elsewhere if need be.  Little ones are known for their ecstatic nature and can try and command the attention – that effect may or may not be what you hope for.

Do people drink alcohol at a kirtan party?

Because of the focussed nature of kirtan chanting, keeping alcohol to a casual and social level is recommended, but there are no rules!

Where can I listen to your music?

You can get my CD’s on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and nearly any other online music source these days.  Please visit my online store to get copies of my three titles (with one more to follow):  www.bethmartens.com/onlinestore

Do you have any videos of kirtan?

Please visit Youtube for a really fun video of Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu (may all beings be peaceful).

Kirtan concert at St. Norbert Arts Centre

What dates/times are you available?

Check my online schedule at this link.

What if I can’t find a date on your schedule that works for me?

Call me at 204-775-1100 and we’ll talk!

What language are mantras in?

Most times in Sanskrit, some are Hindi and many in English as well!  Meanings are explained so people actually know what they are singing.

Is kirtan the same as yoga?

Yes, kirtan is a form of yoga – yoga through the repetition of mantras, meditation and joy.

What is the origin of kirtan?

Kirtan was born in the 15th century of India and has grown up around the last two decades in which yoga has become popular.  Read this “Enchanting Mantras” article on kirtan and Beth Martens’ music that was published in the Winnipeg Free Press, written by regular kirtan singer/journalist, Carolin Vesely.

How do I know if my friends and family are going to enjoy this if they’ve never heard it before?

1. Send them to iTunes to sample all the songs that are recorded.

 www.itunes.com/bethmartens

2. Share this video of Two Foot Take Off to give them the vibe!

Is kirtan very serious and heavy?

Not even close, the purpose of doing it is to be happy and joyful.

 

What is the purpose of doing kirtan?

Joy, focus, community connection, supporting each other around healthy lifestyles.

How do I book you?

Email:  yoga at bethmartens.com

Phone:  204-775-1100

Background/bio:  www.bethmartens.com

Summer Solstice Kirtan PosterJoin us for an ecstatic chant

Summer Solstice Celebration!

June 21, 2012

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Cloud 284 Winnipeg

284 Arnold Avenue

Tickets available at:  www.livekirtan.ca

Special guest musicians include Keith Dyck, Phoebe Man, Miriam Neuman, Leane Koss, Bob Hanley and Sheena Grobb.

Prepare for an outdoor, Cloud 284, experience.  Space is limited please book ahead.

Kirtan is an opportunity to gather together, to raise energy, spirit and community momentum about things that matter.  This fully interactive music event will knock your socks right off!

12 Week New Year Yoga Challenge

With Live Music

is On!

Welcome to Step 1.1 of the Challenge – Getting Your Feet on the Ground

Dear Ones,

Congratulations to those of you who threw your hat over the fence to take on a new year commitment to wellness with the 12 Week Challenge.  Here’s how you can approach Step 1 (starting this week!) of the Six Steps to Growing on Purpose that we will be covering over the course of the New Year session.
In class we will be focussing on each Step for two weeks, so that you’ve got lots of time to contemplate, practice and implement the life strategies.
Foundation Building
It’s so basic, but not that easy to remember, as you make your new year changes – include a plan to stand solidly, strongly and on purpose as the foundation for any life transformation.
What is the basis for a transformation and why do we tend to jump without looking to see what’s there in the way of support?  Or worse, why do we stand at the back and just watch, never finding out how to have the joy of leaping?
If the very ground of our efforts to grow is root-friendly, it can literally be built upon and serve a greater connectedness among us, then it can be far reaching in its benefit to the greater good.
In the next two classes you can contemplate:

The Simple Act of Grounding..is a Boost to Self-Esteem

Becoming truly embodied, means first to be located within your own flesh and blood, right down to the cellular and DNA level. This is a first step towards creating:
1.  Self-confidence
2.  Self-esteem
3.  Spiritual Strength
It sounds simple, but it’s not easy!

Because we live day after day, and wake up, as if, the same person, it is easy to miss the very fabric of how life connects itself to the form of a body, mind & heart. 

Your body is the doorway to basic self confidence and esteem, because it is life itself that gives us these basic qualities. 


Still Want to Get on the Challenge Train?

If you register for the 12 Week Yoga Challenge, and if you complete it, you will receive an additional self-care treatment value with acupressure expert (valued at $89), Carson Hill.

The 12 Week Yoga Challenge Begins January 16, 17 & 19, and you can sign up for each class by going to my online store:

http://www.bethmartens.com/beth-martens-online-store/


The Beginner class 6:30 Thursdays is NOT running, by the way, for those of you looking for make-ups.

AND A REMINDER OF WHAT’S COMING UP JANUARY 29!

The Three Secrets of Keeping Self-Care Promises to Yourself

AND to share with your friends who would like to have a risk-free opportunity to get to know me and some valuable insights about using yoga to stay on track with innermost desires, I’m offering this guidance, starting with a Free Teles-eminar Yoga Training.

Sign Up for the Free Tele-Seminar January 29

So you can Take a Stand that Sticks; Worry Less and Adapt More;  Shift to a Self-Spa Lifestyle Health Plan that includes improving the quality of your sleep, as one of five strategies to come over the year as free online training that can be downloaded for 30 days post events, or attended LIVE TIME on January 29 & April 1 to start.

Life has very often asked me for less-than-relaxing opportunities to adapt.  And at some point I learned to stop “falling,” and began to experience more buoyancy, more weightlessness & fluidity- like nothing could actually take me down. Every time “I” rise to the surface it becomes easier to remember that that is happening, even if in slow motion.
In my best moments I realize the play of this.  And it opens me to the vulnerability about and gratitude for all that it is to be alive and human for each one of us.  This makes me hug closely with love the yoga that always makes its way into my daily living ritual.
And I wish that for you as well.

Here’s some dates you’ll want to put on your calendar for the new year:

January 16 – First week of the 12 Week Yoga Challenge

January 29 – FREE New Year Online Yoga Training:  Three Secrets for Keeping Resolution Promises to Yourself  

February 5 - Yoga for People Who Can’t Sleep Workshop

February 26 – Live Introduction to the Next Step on Feeling Good About Being Your Self

April 1 – FREE Spring Online Yoga Training: Learn How to Recover From Spring Break & Detox from Stress and Comfort Food with Yoga Cream Pie Community (More info to follow!)

Sending with a wish for simple ease in your new year,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Tele-Seminar January 29

*This tele-seminar will be free to download for anyone who signs up with their email to get the special URL where it will be posted for 30 days!

What’s New?  Sneak Preview of Yoga and Kirtan Parties!  And Sacred Ceremony Music..

Live Music Party Time with Your Tribe

I’ve given birth to three new ways I offer love back to my community, in honour of what I have been given.
Are you tired of getting together with really great people and having no clear focus despite HUGE potential?  Are you planning events by rote and need something fresh and new to bring a group truly together?

Imagine doing sacred yoga gatherings with your own best friends and family instead of a bunch of strangers?
1) Yoga Cream Pie Parties:
Do you and five of your best friends want to get a fully loaded Yoga Cream Pie Party experience delivered to your own house?*


The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

2) Kirtan Parties
And for you and 15 of your tribe you can get your own private Kirtan Mantra & Live Music Party!!*

The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

3) Sacred Ceremonies

Do you want to mark the occasion with something a little deeper than a DJ? Want your guests to dance, but not to something that means nothing to you?  Are you making a huge transition and would like to have it equalled in beauty? Here’s a recent testimonial from a wedding:


Hire Beth for your wedding or special event and the angels will join you there.

You will not find anyone else who can add an all-inclusive spiritual flavour to your event like Beth can. Her voice is fully beautiful, and combined with her guitar, it will send shivers up your guests’ spines.  Beth will also do whatever she can to ensure things will work smoothly on your special day. She has written much of her own music which is lovely and meaningful all at once, and she will work with you in a peaceful way, adding to the serenity of it all.

If you want to add something special and different to your event, I strongly encourage you to check out Beth and what she has to offer. She performed for our wedding and her sincerely enriched our day and set the tone for lots more wonderful to come.

~Kristi Baily

*Email me with inquires marked, SACRED PARTIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  Can include officiant services as well.

Sending all a kind namaste,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Online Yoga TrainingIf you’d like to remove your email address from this list, you can click here to unsubscribe.

12 Week Yoga Challenge

Starts Next Week!

We Always Think We Can Do It Later

Live from the Death Bed – No Matter How Far Away

Check out this article by a Palliative Care nurse who listened to many people discuss their regrets while they were on their death bed:
http://www.empowernetwork.com/Caroline/blog/nurse-reveals-the-top-5-regrets-people-make-on-their-deathbed/
In light of helping you not have regrets about working too much, not connecting with friends and like-minded beings, and about not finding out who you truly are inside and living from that place, I’m making a special offer to sign up for the 12 Week Yoga Challenge, and putting the remaining spots on sale, for the next 48 hours only.
If you register by midnight on Friday the 13th (!) then you can get the 12 Week training for only $147!  And if you complete the Challenge, you will receive an additional $89 self-care treatment value with acupressure expert, Carson Hill.

At the end of my life, I want to know that I didn’t collapse in my efforts to help people make good choices and to bring the most important things to the forefront – those things that really matter to us, but for which we always feel there will be some other day to come.

The 12 Week Yoga Challenge Begins January 16, 17 & 19, and you can sign up for each class by going to my online store:

http://www.bethmartens.com/beth-martens-online-store/


The Three Secrets of Keeping Self-Care Promises to Yourself

AND to share with your friends who would like to have a risk-free opportunity to get to know me and some valuable insights about using yoga to stay on track with innermost desires, I’m offering this guidance, starting with a FreeTeleseminar Yoga Training.

Sign Up for the Free Tele-Seminar January 29

So you can Take a Stand that Sticks; Worry Less and Adapt More;  Shift to a Self-Spa Lifestyle Health Plan that includes improving the quality of your sleep, as one of five strategies to come over the year as free online training that can be downloaded for 30 days post events, or attended LIVE TIME on January 29 & April 1 to start.

Life has very often asked me for less than relaxing opportunities to adapt.  And at some point I learned to stop “falling,” and began to experience more buoyancy, more weightlessness & fluidity- like nothing could actually take me down. Every time “I” rise to the surface it becomes easier to remember that that is happening, even if in slow motion.
In my best moments I realize the play of this.  And it opens me to the vulnerability about and gratitude for all that it is to be alive and human for each one of us.  This makes me hug closely with love the yoga that always makes its way into my daily living ritual.
And I wish that for you as well.

Here’s some dates you’ll want to put on your calendar for the new year:

January 16 – First week of the 12 Week Yoga Challenge

January 29 – FREE New Year Online Yoga Training:  Three Secrets for Keeping Resolution Promises to Yourself  

February 5 - Yoga for People Who Can’t Sleep Workshop

February 26 – Live Introduction to the Next Step on Feeling Good About Being Your Self

April 1 – FREE Spring Online Yoga Training: Learn How to Recover From Spring Break & Detox from Stress and Comfort Food with Yoga Cream Pie Community (More info to follow!)

Sending with a wish for simple ease in your new year,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Tele-Seminar January 29

*This tele-seminar will be free to download for anyone who signs up with their email to get the special URL where it will be posted for 30 days!

What’s New?  Sneak Preview of Yoga and Kirtan Parties!  And Sacred Ceremony Music..

I’ve given birth to three new ways I offer love back to my community, in honour of what it has given to me.
Are you tired of getting together with really great people and having no clear focus despite HUGE potential?  Are you planning events by rote and need something fresh and new to bring a group truly together?

Imagine doing sacred yoga gatherings with your own best friends and family instead of a bunch of strangers?
Do you and five of your best friends want to get a fully loaded Yoga Cream Pie Party experience delivered to your own house?*

The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

And for you and 15 of your tribe you can get your own private Kirtan Mantra & Live Music Party!!*

The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

*Email me with inquires marked, SACRED PARTIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Do you want to mark the occasion with something a little deeper than a DJ? Want your guests to dance, but not to something that means nothing to you?  Are you making a huge transition and would like to have it equalled in beauty?  

*Email me with inquires marked, SACRED PARTIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  Can include officiant services as well.

Sending with kind namaste,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Online Yoga TrainingIf you’d like to remove your email address from this list, you can click here to unsubscribe.
Happy New Year

 Three Secrets for Keeping Resolution Promises to Yourself FREE Yoga Training

Adaptation Resolutions

Have you begun to already feel like you’re back-sliding away from the things you know you need to do for your self for 2012?  Do you already know what you need to do:
So you can feel good this year; so you can give more to those who depend upon you; so you can bend and not break when the wind blows?
So why isn’t it magically happening all by itself?

This time of year we have a collective and heightened awareness about our innate ability to adapt to the circumstances in and around us.  But this doesn’t happen by itself.
Successful adaptation requires particular circumstances, conscious choices and decisions, but because life wants nothing more than to adapt, rather than suffer needlessly, it is very natural to do, and with guidance easily turns into a lifestyle habit.
I’m offering this guidance, starting with a Free Teleseminar Yoga Training called:

The Three Secrets of Keeping Self-Care Promises to Yourself

Sign Up for the Free Tele-Seminar January 29

So you can Take a Stand that Sticks; Worry Less and Adapt More;  Shift to a Self-Spa Lifestyle Health Plan that includes improving the quality of your sleep, as one of five strategies to come over the year as free online training that can be downloaded for 30 days post events, or attended LIVE TIME on January 29 & April 1 to start.

Life has very often asked me for less than relaxing opportunities to adapt.  And at some point I learned to stop “falling,” and began to experience more buoyancy, more weightlessness & fluidity- like nothing could actually take me down. Every time “I” rise to the surface it becomes easier to remember that that is happening, even if in slow motion.
In my best moments I realize the play of this.  And it opens me to the vulnerability about and gratitude for all that it is to be alive and human for each one of us.  This makes me hug closely with love the yoga that always makes its way into my daily living ritual.
And I wish that for you as well.

Here’s some dates you’ll want to put on your calendar for the new year:

January 16 – First week of the 12 Week Yoga Challenge

January 29 – FREE New Year Online Yoga Training:  Three Secrets for Keeping Resolution Promises to Yourself  

February 5 - Yoga for People Who Can’t Sleep Workshop

February 26 – Live Introduction to the Next Step on Feeling Good About Being Your Self

April 1 – FREE Spring Online Yoga Training: Learn How to Recover From Spring Break & Detox from Stress and Comfort Food with Yoga Cream Pie Community (More info to follow!)

Sending with wish for simple ease in your new year,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Tele-Seminar January 29

*This tele-seminar will be free to download for anyone who signs up with their email to get the special URL where it will be posted for 30 days!

What’s New?  Sneak Preview of Yoga and Kirtan Parties!  And Sacred Ceremony Music..

I’ve given birth to three new ways I offer love back to my community, in honour of what it has given to me.
Are you tired of getting together with really great people and having no clear focus despite HUGE potential?  Are you planning events by rote and need something fresh and new to bring a group truly together?

Imagine doing sacred yoga gatherings with your own best friends and family instead of a bunch of strangers?
Do you and five of your best friends want to get a fully loaded Yoga Cream Pie Party experience delivered to your own house?*

The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

And for you and 15 of your tribe you can get your own private Kirtan Mantra & Live Music Party!!*

The host of the event who gathers and organizes gets to participate for free and will get extra free goodie bag bonuses.  More details to follow.

*Email me with inquires marked, SACRED PARTIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

Do you want to mark to occasion with something a little deeper than a DJ? Want your guests to dance, but not to something that means nothing to you?  Are you making a huge transition and would like to have it equalled in beauty?  

*Email me with inquires marked, SACRED PARTIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  Can include officiant services as well.

Sending with a kind namaste,
Beth

Sign Up for a Free Online Yoga Training

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Join us Saturday evening for a raw-some potluck that will go live with kirtan at 9 PM.

This event is FREE.

In order to join, please get the details here.

 

Event Post Title: Brandon Kirtan July 19th at Sacred Tree Yoga with Beth Martens and the Kirtan Calling

Is For:  People who Want to Raise the Energy that Lives at the Base of the Spine to New Heights and Could Use a Little More Inspiration

Location: Sacred Tree Yoga

Book NOW! Book it NOW!  Just DO it.  YOU know it’s good.

If you’re not sure check out a minute of thiscloud_kirtan_06_2011 2 hour kirtan video.

http://www.livekirtan.ca/live-kirtan-calendar/live-music-in-brandon/

Link out: Click here

What?

Kirtan concert – fully interactive live chant music that will rock your spirit roots to the ground and your .

This is an acstatic yoga meditation for your breath and voice, and will the raise energy  and give you great peace and joy while you total rocking.  This is not recommended as a bed time practice, there’s nothing sleepy about it.

Start Time: 19:15 – 21:00

Date: 2011-07-19

Title: Swaha Kirtan Concert
Location: Cloud 284
Description: International touring band Swaha comes to Winnipeg!!
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-08-12

Title: Kirtan Cloud 284
Location: 284 Arnold Avenue
Link out: Click here
Description: A fully interactive live music event, sign up now online! Advance tics are only $15.00, $20 at the door.
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Date: 2011-06-26