Joyful Heart Kirtan

Kirtan Events in and around the Midlands

Fun.    Joy.    Bliss.

Who we are

Joyful Heart Kirtan are Alison Foster & Julie Hemmings, two passionate Yoginis, Yoga teachers and Kirtan devotees who have a shared love of chanting the ancient mantras of yoga and other spiritual traditions.

We offer a fun, lively and blissful experience where you can connect to your deeper self and open up to the higher vibrations of the divine universe, through the powerful medium of chanting.

What we do

Our Kirtan events are a combination of music, spiritual connection and community. The chants are very simple, done in a call-and-response style, so you don’t have to learn any complicated words. We also provide booklets with all the words in. We use a harmonium, guitar, drum, bell and percussion There are always some extra shakers and other instruments for participants to join in, which we actively encourage!

Kirtan is a very relaxed, free flowing gathering. There are no expectations and you are free to experience it in your own way.

After the Kirtan, we offer refreshments to ground you, and some time for reflection, conversation, connection.

Kirtan is our offering of service, or seva for the spiritual community. You are welcome to offer your donations at our events, and any profits will be given to charities that we support.

We have regular events in the area, or you can book us for your Kirtan event, or to add value to your Yoga day or retreat. Our booking information can be found HERE.

 “Seva” means “together with” and describes the actions that seek collective uplifting through the understanding of the needs of others and are based on togetherness and integration. It is an expression of compassion for others and a genuine desire to uplift those around you.

“Feed everyone, serve everybody”

“Love. Serve. Remember.”

Upcoming Events

Advanced booking is recommended to secure your place.

FREE Spring Kirtan & Mantra Evening

Saturday 27th March 2021

7.00-8.30pm | Online via Zoom

We think we have ironed out all the technical glitches of running an online Kirtan evening, and are so happy to be able to offer this opportunity to come together and experience the joy of chanting. The evening will be a blend of kirtan, japa, warm up toning and movement, and a short relaxation.  We’ll send the words out beforehand and also put them on the screen. We hope you can join us.

We are offering this event free of charge, but we would ask if you are able to support a local Mental Health Charity for Young People, to pay forward the love. Here’s the link for the Young Minds organisation:

Please book your place by using the link below. Hope to see you there, Hari Om, Julie & Alison x

Watch us Live in Action!

A few clips of us performing in Belper.

Stay in Touch

Sign up to our Mailing List to keep informed of our upcoming events. We love to keep in touch.

Listen to some of our performances

Ganesha Sharanam

by Joyful Heart Kirtan | Kirtan at Sage Yoga Belper 2019

Jaya Mata Kali

by Joyful Heart Kirtan | Kirtan at Sage Yoga Belper 2019

Shiva Shambo

by Joyful Heart Kirtan | Kirtan at Sage Yoga Belper 2019

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Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, UK

t:  01283 712434

m: 07983 714848



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