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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Sita’s Light Announces Kirtans in December: Group devotional singing that extends across cultures, races and religions

Nov 27, 2017 07:26PM

Miriam “Sita” Zernis

Miriam “Sita” Zernis and her musical ensemble, Sita’s Light, will lead a full moon kirtan on December 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Center, located at 343 Broadway in Dobbs Ferry.

Kirtan—group devotional singing that extends across cultures, races and religions—is gaining popularity in the West as more people seek a spiritual connection. Participants can sing, listen, dance, recline or meditate to the call-and-response chanting of sacred mantras accompanied by guitar and other instruments.

Sita has been leading kirtans in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, New York City and Canada for 10 years, offering a combination of traditional old-world and original chants framed by eclectic sacred music. Sita’s Light has been instrumental in building and growing the kirtan community in the river towns area, spreading the practice of Bhakti Yoga wherever they go.

Sita’s Light will also lead a kirtan on New Year’s Eve at the Oxford Creative Center, located at 1231 Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Connecticut. One of the center’s many upcoming opportunities for community and spiritual enrichment through transformative experiences, this event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. and will include meditation, light refreshments and a special midnight moment focused on sending everyone home inspired about the new year ahead. Admission is $55 if purchased before December 1, $60 through December 26 and $70 thereafter. Admission at the door is cash only. Doors open at 7 p.m. Register at

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