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Sat, Jun 26


Online Retreat

Bhakti Bliss Midsummer Online Retreat

with David Newman and Séan Johnson

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Bhakti Bliss Midsummer Online Retreat
Bhakti Bliss Midsummer Online Retreat

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2021, 11:30 AM – Jun 27, 2021, 7:30 PM

Online Retreat


About The Event

Midsummer is celebrated worldwide as a sacred time of gratitude for the nurturing, life-giving light and warmth of the sun. In many cultures, bonfires are lit to honor this special time. From our hearts and homes to yours, join us for a sweet and soul-nourishing weekend of mantra chanting, music, satsang, storytelling, poetry, journaling, and gentle movement to light the inner fire of our hearts. 

Seán and David will share practices and guidance for embracing the path of love and giving kirtan (call-and-response chanting) and bhakti a more prominent place in your life. Joining hearts and voices with conscious intention is a beautiful way to create clarity, openness, and expansion at this sacred mid-way point in the year. The daytime sessions will include intimate acoustic solo sessions alternately guided by David and Seán and we'll gather all together each evening for chanting and Q & A. All sessions will meet on ZOOM.

Schedule (EST):

Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am-1:30pm, 3-5pm, 6:30-7:30pm

Please note: all times are Eastern Standard Time. Make sure to adjust to your time zone.

Use the coupon code: BhaktiEarlyBird for a 10% discount up until February 26th, 2021.

Partial scholarships are available for people experiencing financial hardship. To request, please email us at:

David Newman is a renowned sacred chant master, recording artist, singer-songwriter, best-selling author, and inspirational teacher. He travels extensively, sharing his music and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous chart-topping CDs, including Love Is Awake, and he’s the author of The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project, Practical Mantra, and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, in the Washington Post, Yoga Journal, and other media outlets.

Seán Johnson is a musician, songwriter, and storyteller who has been teaching Yoga and guiding kirtan for over twenty years. He is the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studio in his native New Orleans, and Soul School, an interdisciplinary Yoga teacher training program that focuses on teaching Yoga with skill and imagination. He has a master’s degree from Naropa Institute-Oakland, with focus on teaching chant as spiritual practice. He has written for Yoga Journal and is the co-curator of Putumayo World Music’s music-for-Yoga compilations. And he is the founder of Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band who have been merging ancient mantras, roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves, recording, and touring for the last 15 years. Seán is also deeply passionate about his Irish roots and co-leads Celtic Spirituality retreats in Ireland each year with his friend Mary Meighan. Seán relishes creating a safe, playful, tender space for people to open their hearts, sing, embrace their innate creativity, and remember who they are. He lives in his hometown of New Orleans with his wife Farah and son Finn.


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