Retreat: Music to Lift the Spirit - Kirtan, Song and Mantra in Eryri-Snowdonia |



Retreat: Music to Lift the Spirit - Kirtan, Song and Mantra in Eryri-Snowdonia

28 July, 2023

Uplift the spirit, heart and mind with the healing power of kirtan!

Join the Dru Kirtan International Team at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge for this joyful three day immersion in kirtan, song and mantra.

Accessible to all, kirtan is a living experience of call-and-answer singing of Sanskrit mantras. When we create connection through our combined voices singing as one, we experience a sense of unity. The word 'kirtan' comes from Sanskrit and means to 'praise the divine'. Originally practiced as a way for Yogis to communicate with the divine, the ancient art of kirtan is as old as the practice of yoga. 

Here's what you will learn and experience: 

  • Immerse in the natural joy of singing together
  • Touch the depth of your inner stillness after chanting
  • Gain insight into the meaning and relevance of different mantras
  • Learn simple techniques to strengthen your lungs, project your voice and empower your authentic expression
  • Connect with nature and feel revitalised on walks in beautiful Snowdonia National Park 
  • Relax with old and new friends at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge 

What this retreat includes: 

  • A magical journey in which we will together express and experience energising devotional love through our voices
  • Bringing joy to our hearts, ease to our minds and inspiration to our lives 
  • Sessions of kirtan and mantra with many of Dru's experienced musicians playing harmonium, tablas and other instruments
  • Led by the Dru Kirtan Team including Petra Opsteeg, Susan Kulas and team

Practical details:

  • This retreat will take place at the Dru Centre at Snowdonia Mountain Lodge, Nant Ffrancon, Bangor, LL57 3LX              (non-residential).
  • Lunch, a light supper, tea and coffee are included.
  • Bed and breakfast are not included - we will provide a list of local accommodation of varying types from hotels to bunk houses.


28-30 July 2023

This is our first kirtan retreat, so book early to make the most of these introductory prices!

Includes: 3 days of tuition, lunch, simple supper and tea & coffee.
Choose from 3 payment options: 

  1. Early Bird (if paid in full by May 31st) £295
  2. Standard: £350
  3. Deposit of £150 to secure your place, and pay the remainder by May 31st 2023

For attending on Saturday Only:

  1. Saturday Only (in-person): £99
  2. Saturday Only (online): £75

This is a non-residential retreat. Please email for accommodation options.

For more information:



Friday, July 28, 2023 - 11:00
Sunday, July 30, 2023 - 14:00

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