April 22–28, 2012 La Costa Resort & Spa • Carlsbad, California
The theme of this April’s Seduction of Spirit is Music and Meditation.
Music evokes our soul’s essence and deepest passions; meditation transports us to the inner quiet and wisdom that resides within. Experiencing both of these beautiful tools and practices away from the noisy demands of modern life will open you to unimaginable gifts of inner and outer transformation.
Since ancient times, music and meditation have been foundational practices in many of the world’s sacred and healing traditions, helping people awaken to higher states of consciousness, healing, and bliss.
This April’s Seduction of Spirit: Music and Meditation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the gifts of these complementary practices, as you commune with the divine music in your heart and the inner silence of your soul.
A variety of musical experiences will be woven into each day’s activities. Here are just a few of the highlights:
― Each evening, we will celebrate with a different musical artist, including a performance of sacred music by world-renowned Snatam Kaur, an interactive musical journey led by Chants and Drums, and many other unique and talented performers.
― Deepen the union of your body, mind, and spirit with live music at the daily Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes – including the beautiful artistry of Beth Nielsen Chapman, an Emmy award-winning songwriter and musician who will perform selections from the Chopra Center’s Sacred Chants CD, as well as other classic songs.
― Relax with lunchtime concerts as you savor delicious Ayurvedic meals and enjoy the company of like-minded music lovers and meditators.
If you love music and want to experience its inextricable connection to meditation and spiritual awakening, this Seduction of Spirit is the perfect retreat for you.
Snatam Kaur is one of the most popular New Age artists of our time. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional chants into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear yet awakens an ancient yearning in the soul.
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is world-renowned for her heart-opening lyrics, soaring melodies, and bell-clear voice.
On the Chopra Center's popular Sacred Chants CD, Beth performs beautiful Sanskrit chants that evoke the spirit and healing of yoga.
Chants & Drums
Chants and Drums offers rebalancing music medicine for the soul. Their improvisational music combines drums and percussions, vocals, shamanic and tribal rhythms, and other unique elements. They will take you on a mesmerizing journey to connect with life’s abundant blessings and help you feel peace and harmony within.
Rodello's Machine is the combination of two dedicated musicians: Nate Donnis and Kolby Knickerbocker.
Rodello's Machine highlights an infusion of sounds in their robust vocals, rich harmonies, acoustically warm backbone, and a production value like rocket fuel. Rodello's Machine is a familiar venture of musicmanship with an infusion of new, heightened energy.
The Celtic Lovers
Meet the Celtic Lovers – Charlotte and Chris Proud – soulmates brought together by song.
Charlotte and Chris compose music from their heart. Their songs are like spiritual progressions the music harmonious and innocent on the surface, with raw and powerful emotional lyrical subtexts.
Steve Gold is a down to earth, soulful singer. He creates powerfully positive music that heals and inspires, broadcasting vibrations straight from the heart, and weaving a sacred space for yoga, healing or simply being in the moment.
Featured Guest Speaker
This April’s Seduction of Spirit will feature a special event with Russell Targ, who is a pioneering laser physicist and well-known author of several books investigating psychic abilities and Buddhist approaches to the transformation of consciousness – including the practice of meditation. Russell will lead participants in an interactive exploration for tapping into their own power of extrasensory perception (ESP).
In The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities, Russell Targ shares his comprehensive scientific research to provide convincing evidence that by quieting our minds we can access information in the field of potentiality where there is no distance in space and time. ~Deepak Chopra