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Jala to present kirtan workshop

By Staff | Oct 14, 2011

Yoga instructor Soozie Kinstler will teach a kirtan class Friday, Oct. 21 at Jala Yoga in Shepherdstown. (submitted)

Jala Yoga, the yoga studio at Mellow Moods Cafe and Juice Bar, 117 W. German St., Shepherdstown, is hosting a kirtan, a call-and-response form of traditional Indian chants, following a restorative yoga practice on Friday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Yoga instructor Soozie Kinstler and singer/musician Laura First will lead this unique event. The cost is $12 for Jala class card holders; $10 for students; and $16 for those who do not hold a class card (class cards can be purchased the night of the event).

Practitioners of all levels are welcome to attend and no prior singing or chanting experience is required to participate.

The 90-minute yoga class aims to ground and align the body. The one hour group kirtan opens doors to boundless love and offers a transformational path to complete ones physical and spiritual yoga practice. Kirtan is also a complement to other contemplative practices such as Buddhist meditation, Christian prayer or transcendental meditation. The physical practice and group chanting will leave participants feeling refreshed and grounded.

Jala Yoga offers classes seven days a week in the vinyasa style of yoga in which poses flow from one into another. Jala Yoga believes that yoga is accessible and necessary for everyone, and both beginners and seasoned practitioners are welcome.

More information can be found at www.jalayogaflow.com or by calling Christa Mastrangelo Joyce at 304-263-5367.