Frequently asked questions

I want to perform at your events. Can I do that ?


Leading kirtan at our events is often by invitation, but sometimes circumstances will allow for us to be able to accept requests. We have a regular pool of people that we invite to lead kirtan at our events, and offer the opportunity as much as possible to those who are committed practitioners of bhakti yoga. If you would like to sing at one of our events, you are welcome to speak in person to one of us, or email us at hello@kirtansydney.com




Do the kirtan leaders/musicians get paid to play at your events ?


Nope. Everyone involved is a volunteer and does their part as a service, which we really appreciate! Where necessary, we cover travel expenses if someone is coming from a long way. For our guest speakers who travel around the world sharing the teachings of bhakti yoga and kirtan, we will usually give them a donation as a contribution to their livelihood.




Can I bring my children to a Mantra Event ?


Yes, you can. Kirtan is for everyone and children love it, so do bring them along. However we do ask that you keep them with you at all times, as our team won’t be able to keep an eye out for them all the time. Kirtan can be both quiet and meditative, as well as loud and lively, so if your child is very restless or noisy in quieter moments, we suggest that you consider taking them outside for a little break.




Can I bring instruments to your event and play along?


We’d love you to. Depending what you play, it might be wise to double check with us over email first. If it’s a triangle or a tambourine, go right ahead – no permission required. If you play louder instruments like guitar or brass, please let us know ahead of time so we can make the necessary arrangements.




Do I need to pre-book or can I just show up ?


For all of our events you can just show up on the day — however for some, like events with special guests, RSVPing in advance online (via our Facebook and/or Meetup pages) means that we will guaranteed a spot. We also really appreciate it when you book in advance as we can make sure to cook enough yummies to go around.




Can I invite you to do a kirtan at my yoga or wellness centre ?


Sharing kirtan is the stuff we live for. If you invite us, we will try our best to make it happen! Contact Annabel via email at hello@kirtansydney.com and we can try to set something up.





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