Gayle & Ida

Day 1, 25 June 2022

Kirtan From The Heart

Duration: 45-mins
Level: Open Level

The Sanskrit word Kirtan means ‘to call, recite, describe, or to tell’, a story or idea, in the traditions of Bhakti Yoga. ‘Bhakti’ meaning Love and Devotion. Kirtans are a call and response style of singing or chanting. Wherein a group of singers lead the collective through mantras that are set to music. ‘Man’ means Mind, ‘Tra’ to control or liberate.

Singing allows us to express our emotions through voices, releasing stagnant energy and heaviness from the heart.
This music meditation practice, is a powerful way to build community as we connect to the Divine within ourselves each other, and all around.

Song lyrics will be provided, and no experience is needed. All voices are welcome!

About Gayle Nerva

Gayle Nerva dipped her toes into the world of Yoga while studying for an acting role where she had to play a yoga instructor, and the rest like they say is history. Drawing inspiration from all things, people, nature, successes and failures, she believes that the only limitations in life are the ones we put on ourselves – we are boundless, filled with magic and potential. Gayle is also a singer-songwriter and musician, and believes in the healing powers of sound and song. 

Her teaching style is fun-loving, lighthearted, and grounded in compassion and exploration. She enjoys many styles of movement, from the stable alignment-based holds of a Hatha practice, to the dynamic flowing movements of Vinyasa, Dance, Martial Arts and Gymnastics. For Gayle, Yoga extends beyond asana, it is choosing to always see the goodness in people, the food she eats, the songs she listens and dances to. It is washing the dishes with gentle gratitude and folding the endless piles of laundry with loving patience. It is remembering to be kind to herself on bad days, and being brave to begin over and over again. 

When Gayle’s not in the studio, you’ll probably find her rewatching her favorite sitcoms, experimenting with vegan recipes, making a new playlist and learning how to not kill her house plants.

About Ida

Ida is passionate about helping people connect back to their mind, body and soul. 

Her work is very much informed and inspired by her own life journey. She uses this depth of experience to guide people back to themselves, through presence, expression and community. 

She is a strength coach and yoga teacher who also loves singing and writing poetry. Whether it’s a private gym session, group yoga class, or song/poetry circle, you will sense her natural ability to make people feel at home, welcomed and empowered at the same time. 

What brings her great joy is creating spaces and bringing people together to express themselves fully, be seen as they are, and strengthen their minds, bodies, and souls.

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