Wake up the Heart: A Sound Yoga & Sacred Music Retreat / Kavita Kat Macmillan
February 10 - 17, 2024
Join devotional musician and creative guide Kavita Kat Macmillan for an intimate week of cultivating the muse and connecting to Spirit. We will explore Bhakti music, Sound yoga, Asana, mantra & meditation opening each one of us to the heart of devotional practice. In the evenings we will share Kirtan (call and response chanting) and mystical sound baths.
Each participant will be supported on their personal creative and spiritual journey through the beauty and power of Lake Atitlan and the ritual container created by the experienced facilitators.
Through words, movement, song, and silence we all may express ourselves and sink in. Kavita will be supported by multi-instrumentalist & Celtic harper Dave Hoover as well as other esteemed guests to guide and hold our container for this week.
No musical experience is necessary just a willingness to show up for your own process and be surprised by what you find! Listeners and those new to Bhakti music and yoga are welcome as well as those who are cultivating this practice. If you already play an instrument you are encouraged to bring it if you like.
By witnessing one another on this path we allow our authentic creative voices to arise and be heard. We are all musical beings and our light shines most brightly reflecting off one another! Come ‘Wake up the Heart’ of devotion this week with us and feel the LOVE you are.
~ Daily sound yoga, mantra meditation & asana practice
~ ‘Open Your Voice~Open Your Heart’ workshops
~ Hanuman Chalisa, morning puja, and chakra sound meditation
~ Evening devotional Kirtan and mystical sound baths.
~ Space for time in nature, optional excursions to explore local culture and ceremony, plus hiking the mountain, swimming & relaxation
The musicians will be available during the week for private sessions if desired. The on-site spa is available for massage and treatments as well. We will indulge in the magic of Mayan Cacao to connect with the land and pay homage to our own ancestral connections.
Early bird pricing starts at $1980 for double occupancy room. Get in touch with Kavita for a full list of available accommodations and prices. Residential day rates are available if you live in Lake Atitlan.
$333 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space
50% due 2 months prior to retreat, final balance is due 2 weeks prior. payment plans available
All workshop sessions plus 3 vegetarian meals a day, accommodations at the gorgeous eco-retreat Villa Sumaya on the shore of Lake Atitlan.
transportation to / from Villa Sumaya. (We will help arrange)
Airfare to Guatemala City
Other extras that may be added: Spa services, Gratuities for staff, Fish or Chicken for meals as well as optional excursions and/or ceremonies that we will arrange once we are together.
We are so looking forward to this circle coming together! More details and a Full Schedule to come after registration.
Reach out to Kavita with any questions: email@example.com OR www.openheartkirtan.com/contact
About the Facilitators:
Kavita Kat Macmillan is a devotional musician & yoga instructor who brings over 20 years of teaching, sharing kirtan & study of naad (sound) yoga to her offerings where participants are supported to explore their authentic voice. Kavita’s ‘Open Heart Kirtan’ presents traditional mantras in original compositions with Western and Indian influences. Through her musical offerings, yoga asana classes & ‘Open your Voice ~ Open your Heart’ workshops Kavita guides students in truthful open expression and exploration of voice & movement, connecting deeply with the divine spirit. Kavita is a generous and nurturing guide for those interested in exploring this path. www.openheartkirtan.com
Dave Hoover is a self-taught Celtic Harper and multi-instrumentalist musician, storyteller & bard connecting ancestral songs and stories to facilitate present-day experiences. davehoover.bandcamp.com