Join Astrud and the Cosmic Caravan for an ecstatic evening of chanting. Astrud plays with a host of talented musicians from the bay area who invite you to explore the healing and transformative power of sound and vibration through Kirtan, and to sing in the key of “WE”.
About the Instructor:
Astrud Castillo is a San Francisco based Kirtan singer and Yoga teacher. She has been leading her band the Cosmic Caravan since 2012 locally, nationally and internationally. It is with faith in the power of sound, vibration and the Bhakti Yoga tradition she has committed herself to uplift the spirit, awaken the heart and deepen relationships to oneself and others.
Astrud shows up to sing wherever she is called with a desire to lead people closer to their hearts and their truest essence, which is love; the heart of Bhakti Yoga. She leads Kirtans at Yoga studios, festivals as well as teaching Bhakti Yoga workshops and teacher trainings.
The practice of constant surrender is what has transformed her and inspires her the most. Astrud’s chanting is rooted in Kirtan’s traditional style of simple devotional repetition, while including her own original arrangements.
But it is your own voice that she calls on the most to join the band and sing in the key of “WE”.
She has opened for Jai Uttal, as well as sung with Prema Hara, the Kirtaniyas, Radiance Kirtan, and Keith Borden.