Retreat

  • Double Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $660.00
  • Double Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $660.00
  • Small Private Room/Shared Bath – $660.00
  • Single Occupancy/1 King Bed/Private Bath – $850.00
  • Single Occupancy/2 Twin Beds/Private Bath – $850.00

Price includes the course fee, room, meals, and grounds fee but does not include taxes. Full price is shown upon selection of room type prior to registering. If you are interested in tent camping, please call 770-316-9195 ext. 1 for more information.

Date & Time Details: Check-in is from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. on Friday, with the first session beginning promptly at 4 p.m. Check-out is at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Location: Elohee Center

What to Expect: To help deepen your retreat experience, Elohee does not provide televisions or internet access (unless you bring your own hotspot). Cell phone service is excellent for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. Your car will be left in a secured parking lot, and you will be shuttled up to your room upon arrival and shuttled back down to your car at departure. Shuttle service to your car is available at any time. All facilities at the top of the mountain are within a 5 minute walk of each other, with some gravel roads. 2 cottage rooms are ADA compliant, and all cottage rooms are on ground level.

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Kirtan Space Camp

With Douglas Johnson, Gershone Hendelberg, Ian Boccio, Margo Gomes, Flávia Krishna and Matt McKenny

August 14 - 16, 2020

Spend a weekend in the mountains this summer exploring inner space with Kirtan, guided Yoga Nidra meditation, a Sound Bath Immersion, and Yin Yoga with Live Ambient Music.

Featuring Ian Boccio on Bass, Gershone Hendelberg on Keyboards, Flavia Krishna on percussion, Douglas Johnson on Guitar, Margo Gomes on Bowls and Gongs, and Matt McKenny on Drums, Vibes, and Synth, this will be a Kirtan Summer Camp unlike any other on Earth!

The musicians and sound healers on this retreat all have a few things in common; a gift for using sound to heal and uplift—a passion for the ancient practice of Kirtan—and a love of the ’60s and ’70s psychedelic music that they grew up listening to—like Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead. Mix all three, and what do you get? Kirtan Space Camp!

Imagine hours of spinning and dancing while chanting to Durga, Rama, Kali, and Shiva interspersed with ambient soundscapes and long instrumental jams, and you begin to understand why we called it Kirtan Space Camp and not Kirtan Summer Camp. BTW, you can leave the drugs and alcohol at home as you really won’t be needing them on this retreat!

Other ways in which we will explore inner space are with an opening ceremony led by Flavia, a sound bath led by Margo, and an extended Yin Yoga class led by Douglas with live ambient music by Matt featuring the vibraphone and synthesizer. Douglas, an E-RYT 500, YACEP, and Certified Advanced Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator, will also lead us through daily guided Yoga Nidra meditations, one basic, one advanced, and one for our inner child.

The retreat will conclude with a community kirtan jam session on Sunday, where everyone gets to join in, so please bring your musical instruments!

And don’t forget you will enjoy many lovingly prepared meals, excellent service, and the first-rate accommodations that Elohee is famous for, all included in the price.

Imagine all this set in the beautiful Appalachian mountains, and you have the makings for a summer weekend that is out of this world! That weekend is Kirtan Space Camp.

Leaders

Douglas Johnson
Douglas Johnson, the founder of the Mahāpatha Yoga, has been teaching yoga and meditation for over two decades and is an E-RYT-500, YACEP, and a certified Advanced Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Facilitator. A semi-professional musician all of his adult life…
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Gershone Hendelberg
Based out of Athens, Gershone chants/sings to spread Light through Sacred Sounds…Chanting sacred mantras & songs in Sanskrit, English, and Hebrew… facilitating sound healing experiences for expanding our self expression and connecting to the source. In 2015, he spent six…
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Ian Boccio
Based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), Ian Boccio is fully absorbed in his mission to facilitate the consciousness expansion of humanity as a whole. He has been the chant leader, composer, and business manager for the mantra music ensembles Blue Spirit…
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Margo Gomes
Margo is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, having completed 200 hours of training in Hatha yoga as well as 200 hours in the study of Anusara yoga, an alignment-based, heart-centered practice. She is also trained in Vibrational Sound…
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Flávia Krishna
Flávia Krishna is a vibrational mystic born in Brazil, who’ve been enamored with sound since she can remember. Her unfolding Journey of Remembrance has led her curious spirit to dive in many diverse waters, from shamanic commUnion with Nature Spirits…
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Matt McKenny
Matt is the owner and founder of Brightfire, a creative digital agency and is responsible for all the Kirtan Space Camp artwork. A semi-professional musician most of his life, Matt started playing percussion for Doug’s retreats in 2015 and started…
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