“Kirtan” is a Sanskrit word for yoga music. The Sanskrit language, much as Italian does in European classical music, lends itself to being sung and chanted. During a typical Kirtan, one person will sing one line of a mantra or verse and the others will sing it back.
The melodies and rhythms are simple and easy to learn and once you are comfortable with the form, you just concentrate on the words and tunes. Because it’s music, it comes to us much easier than some of our other breathing practices.
You don’t have to be able to sing or chant to do this practice; you can just sit, listen and breathe if you prefer. The sounds around you will still have a profound effect on you.
6pm Tine Tent– All Welcome.
Try your hand at Aerial Yoga with Maria Mullen. Aerial Yoga combines mind, body and spirit bringing a new sense of awareness to your practice. Flexibility, upper body and core will all be used in between different inversions and fun poses. Maria will take you through a taster session so that you can experience what the hammocks & some of the moves feel like.
Join artist Rachel Coyne in creating a wild flower meadow painting using sustainable paints on found wood. Rachel will guide participants in making simple marks which fill the surface to create a colourful wild flower meadow.
Picnic Area 1pm onwards
For kids and adults who would love a bit of flair for the day!
Carol O’Malley has been a children’s face painter for over 15 years. She paints at parties, family occasions, festivals and fairs…providing a little bit of magic for the young and the young at heart.
12pm-4pm Picnic Area