100hr & 200hr Kirtan Academy
Learn The Power Of Kirtan & Mantra
The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali
Are you passionate about Kirtan and singing from the heart? Would you love to share this ancient & sacred practice with the world?
Join devotional Kirtan Master and music teacher Punnu Singh Wasu for his 100hr & 200hr heart opening and soulful Kirtan intensive training and voice activation.
This is a unique and transformational opportunity to study ancient devotional mantras and Indian Classical Music with a Kirtan master of 45 years of experience. This training is for beginners (no previous musical experience is necessary), intermediate as well as for Kirtan leaders who want to refine their skills.
Experience the benefits of ancient sacred mantra repetition as applied to chanting and meditation. Enjoy the ecstasy and deep spiritual fulfilment of the ancient Bhakti Yoga practice. Learn Sanskrit and Gurbani from Sikhism chants and Sufi Zikars (sufi chants), the proper pronunciation and meanings.
You will gain insight into Yoga philosophy in Bhakti, traditional Indian deities stories and practices. Learn the instruments used for Kirtan, and explore the possibilities to create your own amazing chant compositions.
What You'll Learn
Daily chant of the day
Vowel modification and vocal technique
Toning sessions for the voice Classical Indian Sargams/Alankars, Alap and Ragas (classical piece)
Develop Bhakti, devotion through the voice
Sanskrit, Gurbani and Sufi chants
Chanting with small and large groups
Mastering the breath in order to have control over the sustenance of voice.
Yoga philosophy in Bhakti & history of Kirtan
Basic arrangement, harmonium, tanpura and percussion techniques for new students
Advanced arrangement, harmonium, tanpura and percussion techniques for advanced students
Percussion workshop: Tabla, different drums and kartals (talas) rhythms
Proper pronunciation and meanings of mantras
Use mantra as a tool to deepen meditation
Performance coaching on chosen or suggested songs
Create your own chant composition
Develop effective skills for leading Kirtan community
Revision and in depth study of chants and personal practice
Personal assignment time to integrate your practice
Integrating all aspects of training
Participants are divided into 2 or 3 groups: Beginner, intermediate and advanced depending on their skills.
Meet Your Trainer
Punnu Singh Wasu is an Indian vocalist, musician, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born and raised in Hyderabad into a family that has a true love for kirtan and spirituality. He began studying harmonium and singing at the tender age of 5. At age 10, he moved on to studying the Indian Classical Music (Hindustani) while travelling with his father throughout India singing the beautiful verses of Kirtan.
Later on he also studied mandolin and tabla. He performs Kirtan, Xtatic Kirtan, Indian Fusion, Indian Classical music, Sufi, Bollywood music as well as Sound Healing around the world. He has his own Kirtan Academy and Sound Healing Academy and also leads music workshops in combination with yoga & meditation.
09:00 – 10:00am: Silence meditation, mantra, pranayama techniques to help open the vocal chord
10:00 – 11:30am: Nada Yoga (yoga of sound)
11:30 – 12:30pm: Instrument & beat practice
12:30 – 01:30pm: Lunch
01:30 – 03:00pm: Lecture time (Bhakti/Devotion, history, yoga philosophy in Bhakti, Q&A and much more)
03:00 – 06:00pm: Instrument practice and Kirtan singing with the group
1 hour Homework
Full tuition — Immersive study and practice
Highly qualified and professional musician teachers and assistant(s)
In-depth Kirtan and Bhakti Yoga manual, and useful chant sheets that spell out the exact fingers and chords to use in granular detail, so you build good habits from our first call.
Certificate of participation upon completion of the 100hr & 200hr training
Closed messaging group – This space is for learning, sharing, asking questions and keeping in touch.
BONUS - After Completing 200hr Training
1 year of online group training (12 x 60 min. - online/live or recorded) incl. Q&A and homework
BONUS – Apprenticeship
Students who have successfully completed Punnu’s 200hr Kirtan Academy have the opportunity to apply for an apprenticeship. Apprentices have the chance to assist, hold space, dive deeper and learn through the experience in a future Kirtan Academy Training.
Price: TBD (100hr), incl. organic lunch
Price: TBD (200), incl. organic lunch
Accommodation not included
Early Bird discount of 10%
Friendship discount of USD 108 for you and your friends
Please refer to our refund policy page for further info.
Please listen to the mantras which we will suggest upon registration daily at least for 15 minutes before arriving at the course to get the most from the training.
What To Bring
Comfortable clothes, notebook, pen, eye blinder, earplugs, reusable water bottle. Bring your own instrument(s) if you have.
200hr Graduation Requirement
No more than 1 day of absence during the training. (Participants have 1 day off during the 200hr training)
100hr Graduation Requirement
No more than 1 day of absence during the training
200hr training is 23 days incl. 1 day off on day 12
100hr training is 11 days long.
Extension Of Training
Participants who signed up for the 100hr have the option to extend during the training for the 200hr upon availability.
Private music sessions in person or online can be booked with Punnu and guest teachers after the training.
All insurances (incl. health and travel) are the responsibility of the participants.
Teachers and assistants shall not be held liable for any damage, or loss of property or injury to persons.
Water and Juice fasting are not recommended during the training.
Questions & Registration
Send us an email to book a phone call if you are not sure about whether this is the right training for you.
Please contact us if you are interested in attending, have any questions or for payment.
When I first started coming to Kirtan, there was a sense that I could experience just ‘so much’ joy, and a big sense that there was a lot more out there than I was experiencing. Kirtan has helped me to connect with myself on a deeper level, and has also connected me to an ecstasy that is like ‘wow’! Punnu is a brilliant Kirtan leader, who has the ability to take a group into a deep stillness, while at the same time experiencing an ecstatic high. You guys ROCK!
Premananda Saraswati, Australia, 2010