Chant Camp with Girish | August 30 - September 2, 2019

Chant Camp with Girish | August 30 - September 2, 2019

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This weekend Chant Camp is for anyone seeking to bring the bliss of Sanskrit chanting into daily life or to deepen an existing chanting practice. You'll explore several of the most powerful Sanskrit mantras and offer practical guidance on integrating them into your yoga, meditation, or pranayama practice. No previous experience necessary!

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Check In: Friday, August 30th, 2019 | Check Out: Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Tuition: $600 per person
Tuition + Meals: $815 per person
With Shared Lodging Package: $1,190 per person
With Private Lodging Package: $1,505 per person

A 5.5% tax on tuition/meals and 12% tax on lodging packages will be added to any full payments made online. Deposits will not include tax and will be applied to overall retreat registration. Communication shall follow all online deposits showing applicable remaining fees, including taxes.

Companion Rates are available for one companion over the age of 18 and one per registered retreat participant. Includes one ticket to the Saturday evening performance.

Tuition includes one ticket to the Saturday evening performance.


We'll learn about the amazing, life-enhancing benefits that singing has to offer each and every one of us, discovering how it can improve our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. We'll uncover and explore our own innate musical gifts that we may not have even known we had. Most importantly, we'll discover a wealth of simple and effective vocal tools and practices through which we can easily find and express our own true voice - setting the stage for us to mindfully sing ourselves more fully into health, happiness, peace, and prosperity.... ....please join us on a journey of discovery to experience the joy of mindful singing, music, and mantras.

Sharing his own experience as a musician, yogi, and former Hindu monk, Girish offers tools and practices to find and express your true voice through chanting and mindful singing in this interactive and inspiring weekend chant camp.

Chant Camps are weekend-long inspiring interactive explorations of your voice's amazing healing powers. These blissful retreats are for everyone who loves to sing - and especially those who think they can't. Girish teaches the body mind spirit connection of chanting and how breathing techniques (pranayama) and chanting effect brain health as well as physical health and wellbeing.

Learn the meaning of and intentions behind the chants, learn your way around a harmonium, take home a new or deeper practice!


3-5 pm: Check-In at WILD RICE RETREAT + get settled in Cottages
6 pm: Dinner on-site at WILD RICE RETREAT
7:30-8:30 pm: 1-hour live music + yoga class

7-8:30 am: Breakfast
9 am-Noon: Program time
12:30 pm: Lunch
1:30-2:30 pm: 1-hour live music + yoga
3-6 pm: Free time + dinner on your own at local restaurants
7-9 pm: Kirtan with Girish + his band (ticketed event open to the community - see below)

7-8:30 am: Breakfast
9 am-Noon: Program time (1-hour live music + yoga class)
12:30 pm: Lunch
3-6 pm: Free time + dinner on-site at WILD RICE RETREAT

7-8:30 am: Breakfast
9 am-Noon: Program time (1-hour live music + yoga class)
12:30 pm: Lunch
1-2 pm: Program concludes

Girish performing kirtan


Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 7 pm
$30 in advance, $35 at door (if available)

Join us for a live Kirtan performance with Girish and his band.

Retreat attendees can choose to purchase a ticket with their retreat registration. Community members can purchase tickets online.

"Let the masterful Girish lead you on a journey of spiritual unfoldment through the vibrations of mantra. The practices he teaches will transform and uplift you; listen and follow." - Yogi Cameron, bestselling author, yoga & Ayurveda master

Watch a live Girish performance


Download & Print

  • Notebook and pen or pencil

  • A yoga mat (Wild Rice Retreat does have yoga mats on-site if you prefer to use ours)

  • A harmonium if you have one (not required)

  • Water bottle

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Girish is an internationally touring world music artist, teacher, and author. He began his music career as a jazz drummer, spent five years as a monk in a Hindu monastery, returned to music as a session tabla player on more than a hundred world music albums, and for the past twelve years has written, recorded, and performed his own original music and taught Sanskrit mantras and chanting in music festivals and yoga studios all over the world. His six albums have received critical acclaim from O, The Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Guardian, among others. Girish's book, Music and Mantras, continues Girish's mission to share the art of meditation through music and mantra with the world.

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Lodging and Meal Rates & Info

All lodging costs listed are per person/per night costs. Due to the format of retreats, meal plans are required of all participants to maximize time with other students and instructors, while still providing time to explore Bayfield and the surrounding community. Please reference the cancellation policy as needed.