Join this amazing music retreat in the beautiful Gainesville, Florida. You’ll enjoy blissful chanting and music for your spirit. No singing or musical experience is required, all you need to do is bring your voice, your instrument if desired, and your open heart. If you love music and meditation, kirtan and spirit connection, come and join us!
Chanting is a form of connection that has existed for thousands of years in many cultures worldwide. Kirtan is a well-known form of chanting to most yogis, but the practice of repeating sacred mantras as a vehicle for transformation is universal. There are sacred chants in Sanskrit, English, American Indian, Tibetan, Hebrew, and Hawaiian, to name only a few. All that is required to understand them is an open heart.
There are several forms of chanting, the most common being call-and-response. There is also a form in which the kirtan walla, or chant facilitator, guides the chants and “nudges” the increasing energy of them while everyone chants together. During your retreat, you will have the opportuntity to experience both of these amazing styles.
As you hear the chants, you will have the chance to observe what is happening to yourself. This retreat will let your true nature grow naturally within you.
Your adventure awaits!
Gainesville Retreat Center
Find peace through nature, meditation, yoga, and spiritual connection. We offer a 1200-square foot zendo/yoga space, a full vegetarian kitchen, housing for up to thirty plus camping and RV hookups, a 108-acre wildlife refuge with miles of hiking trails, a swimming pool, a basketball court and more.