Join us on the first Saturday of the month for our Flower Havan and Kirtan program to share in the ‘spirit’ of your Manly Yoga community.

Havan is a ceremony from the ancient Indian Vedic tradition. An essential part of havan is the chanting of mantras. Each month on a Saturday evening we chant 108 rounds of a healing mantra known as the maha-mrit-yun-jaya mantra. It is a universal mantra that is chanted for health, healing, transformation, energy, and support in the face of difficulties. This yoga practice is a dedication to others; it’s a way of giving beyond the material level.

Just before the Havan, if you wish, you can write down why and who you are chanting for and these are read out to the participants – for example perhaps you have a friend with a serious illness and you are dedicating your chanting practice to them, wishing them healing and full recovery. Overall, the intention of this beautiful ceremony is to focus on the wellbeing of all.

Kirtan is a joyful uplifting mantra practice. Kirtan is a little different from chanting in that the mantras are sung with melody and rhythm. It is a practice renowned for its ability to channel the emotions, purify the mind and lighten the heart.

Best of all it’s really easy to do and you don’t even need a good singing voice.

Entry is by donation with proceeds going to fund yoga classes at Pioneer House Mental Health Scheme.