Experience music as a spiritual practice through devotional chanting and singing with Kathleen Karlsen in Montana, Idaho and Arizona. The Vocal Medicine band is based in Bozeman, Montana and hold events regularly in the local community. Events are non-denominational and open to all. Come sing, dance, meditate or relax with us!
What is kirtan? Kirtan is a participatory form of chanting also known as mantra yoga. There are no postures involved, just simple chants to focus the mind and have fun in a group setting. You do not have to be musical. If you can talk, you can chant. Studies show that chanting and group singing change the chemistry of the brain and dissipate feelings of isolation and depression. Chanting is a calorie-free, drug-free, full body buzz!
Vocal Medicine includes Kathleen Karlsen (voice, harmonium), Paul Bohak (bass, guitar, vocals), Mahima Giri (kartals, voice) and Andrew Karlsen (udu drum, voice, recorder). More information and music can be found on the Vocal Medicine website. Free unlimited streaming of chants and music can be found at Bandcamp and on Sound Cloud. To book a class, kirtan event or chanting-related workshop in your area, please contact Kathleen Karlsen.
“Thank you so much for the beautiful kirtan. It is wonderful to see people from all walks of life, all ages and spiritual backgrounds coming together in devotion. Just awesome!” – NM, Bozeman, MT