February 28 — March 2, 2023
Classical Indian Music
Pooja Goswami Pavan, Raaginder, and A. Pavan
Music kindles love and infuses hope. It has countless voices and instruments. It elevates, inspires, strengthens, and invigorates… Music melts the hardest hearts… If at all there is anything in this world which can change the heart of a man in a very quick time, that is music and dance.
— Swami Sivananda, Bliss Divine
Join us for an uplifting and inspirational experience of classical Indian music, as renowned masters come together to share with us their musical gifts and messages. This is a rare opportunity to listen to masters of classical Indian music who have practiced all their life and obtained perfection, each on their own instrument.
Come be inspired by the unique sounds and rhythms of Indian music and experience music as a doorway to the harmony, love, and hope in our hearts.
Offered as 2 satsangs and 2 workshops (subject to change)
February 28th – March 2nd, 2023:
February 28: 8pm evening satsang
March 1: 2pm workshop & 8pm evening satsang
March 2: 2pm workshop
All times are in Eastern time zone.
* Satsangs happen daily at the ashram. The evening satsangs start at 8 PM ET and typically conclude somewhere between 9:30 – 10 PM ET. The evening satsangs consist of a 30-minute guided meditation; 15 minutes of kirtan (joyous chanting accompanied by various musical instruments), 45 minutes – 1 hour of lecture or presentation with time for Q & A and discussion; final prayers and the Arati (a beautiful ceremony that involves the waving of a lighted lamp).
Come visit us on Paradise Island!
This program is included at no extra cost in our Yoga Vacation Program.
This program is offered live through Zoom webinar.
For enrolled students, a video recording will be available after each class in the event you miss a class or would like to review the content.
Course content will be made available for on year, expiring on March 2, 2024
Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan is a Hindustani classical vocalist, composer, teacher and scholar. Growing up in an environment of music and theater, she developed a deep interest in composing music to verses in Hindi and Urdu. The versatility in Pooja’s repertoire is evident in her ability to sing Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Bhajan, Sufiana Kalam and folk genres such as the Hori, Chaiti & Kajri besides the Khayal. Pooja was trained in Hindustani music by Pandit Surendra Goswami, Professor Ajit Singh Paintal and continues her advanced training in Khayal with her brother Professor Shailendra Goswami. She has also been trained in semi-classical music by the eminent vocalist Vidushi Shanti Hiranand. Pooja received a Ph.D. in Indian Classical Music from the University of Delhi.
Raaginder is an up-and-coming violinist and music composer from California. Born in a musical family, Raaginder was surrounded by many different musical genres in his upbringing. He started playing the violin when he was 11 years old and became a disciple of renowned Indian classical violinist Dr. Sisirkana Choudhury. With his violin, Raaginder has experimented with many genres of music, such as hip-hop, pop, and classical Indian music, and has performed worldwide, including at the White House.
Dr. Pavan, Ph.D., based in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, is a Tabla player and teacher. He initially trained in Tabla under Sri G. Laxmiah and has studied with several masters over the years. He presently trains with Sri Rajendra Nakod and Ustad Shabbir Nisar, the illustrious son and disciple of the Tabla legend Ustad Shaik Dawood Khan. He has performed for Katha Dance Theater, Pangea World Theater, and Indian Music Society of Minnesota (IMSOM) in several productions and concerts. Pavan also appears on recordings of world/fusion music with many Minnesota based artists. Pavan co-composed and performed with Nirmala Rajasekar, Minnesota based Veena artist, the score for Pangea World Theater’s production “Partitions” in 2002, and the score for “5 Weeks” in 2017 with Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan, his wife, who is a Hindustani vocalist, teacher and composer.