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Shana Smith

Description of Chanting to the Open Heart:
Blissful chanting and music for spirit, for everyone. No singing or musical experience is required. Bring your voice, your instrument if desired, and your open heart. If you love music and meditation, kirtan and spirit connection, come and join us! Shana Smith leads kirtan events statewide. Please share your gift of light with your presence and voice as we "Chant to the Open Heart." Om shanti!

About Shana:
Shana Smith has been an authentic and avid yogi for two decades, while enjoying a career as a professional children's and folk musician. Along the path, she discovered kirtan and spent several years in the immersion of yoga study and philosophy as well as Zen meditation, replete with music for meditation and heart opening (aka Kirtan). She has since developed a deep and devoted kirtan practice utilizing many of the chants from the Temple of the Universe, plus influences from Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Paramahansa Yogananda, Seminole Indian, Hawaiian, sanskrit, and English spirituals, as well as original chants of her own. As chanting leader, her singular goal is to unite kindred voices in Spirit and bliss. Shana and her husband own the Gainesville Retreat Center --a meditation, spiritual music, and yoga haven on a 107-acre wildlife refuge in north central Florida

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Contact info:
352-213-2221 or
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Recordings and YouTube: Currently in pre-production for a “Chanting to the Open Heart” CD. YouTube video:

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