The Zen Experience with Lea Longo
ZEN EXPERIENCE is journey into the power of sound and healing. It is a musical meditation session that will bring you to your most uplifted and relaxed state of being through music, mantra and meditation. You will feel a deep restorative sense of inner peace and bliss afterwards, and often until the next following day.
GROUP MEDITATION SESSIONS
Our meditation & chanting group is about Meditation, relaxation, chanting , and the Yoga of Sound mantra meditation with live music followed by a Period of Deep relaxation. You will feel the benefits during and right after. (you don't need any prior music experience and everybody is welcome !)
If you would like to attend my ZEN EXPERIENCE group session~ REGISTER BELOW , its a ONE-OF -A KIND experience!
Tickets: $20 Advance ~ $25 Door
- Attain An Ecstatic Experience of Bliss
- UNLEASH your STRESS
- Feel Inner Peace by calming your mind (clear your thoughts)
- Deep Relaxation through meditation (meditative music)
- GET HAPPY & Joyful while Achieving a Meditative state
- Letting go , Feeling Freedom and Enjoying the Present Moment
- Re-Discover You & your VOICE & SING (not obligatory)
PRIVATE MEDITATION & COACHING SESSIONS
If you would like to experience inner peace in a more intimate, comfortable quiet setting, while looking to unwind, calm your mind, & de-stress, a private meditation session is perfect for you!
To book for Private Sessions, Book a 15 min FREE consultation to see how I can help you.
About Lea : The Zen Experience is an expression of Lea's love of music meditation as a way to connect with self-attunement, well-being and inner peace. Lea is an expert in mantra meditation and her voice as been featured in many movies and popular TV shows, & described as "Spiritually Rewarding". She is one of Montreal's Favorite Kirtan Diva and has also founded Montreal Chant Fest, dedicated to mantra music. Check her "About Page" for more media articles & Features.
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What is Yoga of Sound ?
(Testimonials below) KIRTAN or Yoga of Sound (Naada Yoga ) is a "musical meditative " yoga, a musical expression of the soul. We chant “mantras” in a kirtan. It is a “yoga” of sound, where we use a call and response experience. It is not about the musical aspect but the heart aspect that leads us to a peaceful, meditative state.
Chanting ancient mantras and prayers allows us to tune our whole being, mind, body, and Spirit to the One Source, to the One God.
"Kirtan" is a Sanskrit word for group musical expression of the Divine Spirit within. Chanting together as one, we raise the level of our own vibration to a high spiritual state where we can actually feel and experience our Divine nature. Chanting is possibly the most effective means of directly experiencing our spiritual nature. It is a meditation practice...
Listen & View Excerpt of Lea Singing "May the Long time Sun " & Mantra "RA MA DA SA" below
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What is Yoga Voice?
Yoga Voice is a "Sound" Yoga or Naad Yoga , where we use our unique voice to connect within ourselves.The power of chant /using our voice involves bridging the two worlds of humanity and eternity. It allows a person to touch a deeper world that is organic and flowing. Chant has no set rhythm, and is based on the breath in combination with tonal patterns of sustained vowels.To create vibrations that elevate is the goal of Naad Yoga.Using mantra to create these vibrations is the highest form of self-communication.
Chanting is an easy tool because you can chant anywhere—out loud or silently—and change your state of being. When we chant ancient, sacred and uplifting mantras that inherently have a high frequency, our tongue touches the roof of the mouth in a very specific manner. This creates a chain reaction resulting in a change in the chemical composition of the brain. When the chemistry of the brain is balanced, our state of mind and outlook on life improves dramatically. We simply feel better.In Kundalini Yoga, we use a technology that is called Shabd Guru.
Shabd Guru is a very special sound current that uses the technology of the Naad Yoga. Therefore it is not just any sound, but a primal sound. Each primal sound is a unit that is pronounced by a particular part of the mouth. When we form a word and we speak it, we utilize the 84 meridian points on the roof of the mouth to stimulate the hypothalamus to change the chemistry of the brain. Not every combination of sounds or words will create patterns of healing or wholeness – therefore the Shabd Guru is unique.In the science of Naad, there are three key elements that enhance the experience. Rhythm, projection and pronunciation. Maintaining a precise rhythm of the mantra as well as maintaining the correct number of beats with the mantra is crucial to its effectiveness. For example, many Kundalini mantras are chanted in eight beats. Any mantra chanted with eight beats is an Ashtang Mantra. Example:RA MA DA SA- SA SAY SO HUNG - ( Siri Gaitri Mantra)
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What is a Yoga Voice Workshop ?
A Yoga Voice workshop works with both the body and the voice with a focus on deep breathing and relaxation exercises aimed at releasing vocal and physical tensions and explore chanting with traditional and effective techniques for improved health, vitality and projection...
The use of Mantras for Chanting-
We use mantras which are sacred texts when we chant. Mantras can excite the emotions and give suggestions to the mind and therefore bringing calm to the mind and spirit. Mantras affect both the one who sings them and the one who hears them. The word “ mantra” comes from Sanskrit word “mantrana” which means advice or suggestion.
Tra = Calm/soothe
Contents: In a Yoga Voice(tm) Workshop you will learn:
- how use your voice and breath more effectively with specific voice and breathing techniques
- calm your mind and feel more energized
- learn about different mantras, their meanings, and the healing properties of your own voice and chakra awakenings through chanting
- kundalini meditation with mantra
- Voice Prejection techniques and vocalises
- Kirtan (more Yoga chanting)
If you would like to attend a YOGA VOICE workshop, please email email@example.com
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“ Beautiful experience! I'm grateful to take part in Lea's kirtans.... thank you to her, Rad, Joseph and all who were there. I have the cds and enjoy doing kirtan singing anywhere, especially in the car! ”
“ Lea and Rad are a rare kirtan duo in Montreal. We are lucky to have such beautiful talents! ”
“ The more I participate in yoga chanting, the more I feel the benefits. This was an amazing experience that everyone should try and pursue. Once again a big thanks to Lea and Rad for guiding the session, and thank you to all who came to set a record high attendance at Yoga Bliss studio! ”
Brian (member)"it was quite beautiful, we are lucky to have this in Montreal. Thanks Lea, Rad and Dan and Marc for organizing
“ Meeting Lea for the first time was enchanting. Such a beautiful vibrating energy and such a powerful voice. I personnaly can't hold a note, but last night, I couldn't help but sing and I sang with my hearth and I loved it!... I loved being part of the group, singing the mantras together, one voice, one heart. Namaste!
“ i loved the evening of chanting. Lea has a beautiful voice. It i was my first experience but definately not my last. I will now meditate on my own as I was so inspired. ”
“ another GREAT experience. It keeps on getting better and better. The voices, the vibes, the energy and the great feeling of being one with all and everybody! The amazing freedom to just BE. Namaste to Lea and her beautiful voice.. ”
"Not really knowing what to expect (I'm used to more traditional settings for kirtans), I was pleasantly surprised. No, not surprised actually, rather feeling comfortably welcomed with open arms and heart, providing openness in me as well. All the musicians were top top notch and blended beautifully in the chants, rather than taking over. Lea herself is very generous and obviously a great lover of however you call which makes us all unique and at the same time all the same. To give yourself to such chanting is to find yourself."
"Lea has a haunting, hypnotic, compelling voice, that will draw you into a musical meditation and not let you out again!" Pat Sandford/Toronto Kirtan Community
"My first Kirtan experience, and I just discovered an easier way of drowning the mind into meditation. Thank you Lea for introducing us to yoga chanting" -Marc Joseph Chalfoun- Hatha Yoga with Dr. Bali and organizer of Montreal meditation group
"This has been the most powerful experience I had in years..." - Katerine Brisebois
"I had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the peace & contentment I felt during and after." - Sandra E.
"At first I was timid but when I let myself go and go into it I felt free...free of all my ideas and misconceptions...free to be me fully alive in the moment as it was. What a truly incredible experience!! I must do this again soon!!!…" - Marie-Francoise
“Thank you Lea for introducing yoga chanting to us and making it comfortable for us to follow along. ”
"Perhaps their was Buddha-dust in the air, but from my perspective the artists came alive, and it was surely the best of the best, which was truly awesome if you consider the bar was already set quite high. Those that attended the famous Frampton Comes Alive show from the mid 70's concert, they knew they had witnesses something very very special. I now think I know how those people felt" -Larry Crevier- Kirtan meetup member
“Lea's voice and presence are invaluable in creating and holding a loving space. I feel comfortable and invited to project my own vocalizations with compassion, and total absense of judgement.”. –Rukshana- director of Harmoni Holistic Center
"L'expérience était formidable! Énergetique et reposant en même temps. DON - Montreal Kirtan meetup Member
“ Beautiful experience! I'm grateful to take part in Lea's kirtans.... thank you to her, Rad, Joseph and all who were there. I have the cds and enjoy doing kirtan singing anywhere, especially in the car!"
What are Mantras ?
A mantras is a sacred text or a sequence of syllables (sometimes just a name or word) that is used in meditation (as in naada yoga), and believed to tune one into the divine ground of existence. One of the most well known Mantras is OM- or AUM.Mantra is effective in calming the mind or for meditation. If we would break the sanskrit man-tra- it would be translated as :Man= Mind Tra = To freeThe mantras that I use in my Kirtans are sanskrit and kundalini mantras (gurmuki)
Mantras I use
Short Definitions of the mantras from CD- "PEACE CHANTS"
1- Om Ram Ramaya Swaha (healing with lord Rama-to attain the ideal self)
2- Om Nama Shivaya (to attain spiritual growth/transformation)
3- Om Mani Padme Hum (for divine heart & mind)
4- Guru Guru Wahe Guru (guidance & protective grace)
5- Hari Har (attain creative infinity)
6- Om Dum Durgayei Swaha (protection)
7- Ra Ma Da Sa (also known as Siri Gaitri mantra and is used for healing)
8- Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (spiritual growth)
9- Sa Ta Na Ma/Sat Nam (achieve mental balance & truth) (True identity)
10- Om Shanti (peace)
****There are so many variable meanings to these mantras and can be found online or at 3ho.org for the gurmuki mantras.
ADI SHAKTI ( bhakti mantra) Takes away negativity, eliminates fears and brings fulfillment of desires. ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, ADI SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, SARAB SHAKTI, NAMO NAMO, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, PRITHUM BHAGAWATI, NAMO NAMO,KUNDALINI, MATA SHAKTI, MATA SHAKTI, NAMO, NAMO.
The First Shakti Mantra tunes into the frequency of the Divine Mother, and to primal protective, generating energy. Chanting it eliminates fears and fulfils desires. Adi Shakti means the "Primal Power," Sarab Shakti means "All Power", and Prithum Bhagawati means "which creates through God."-“Kundalini Mata Shakti “ means =I bow to the creative power of the kundalini , the divine mother power. This devotional mantra invokes the primary creative power which is manifest as the feminine. It calls upon the mother power. It will help you to be free of all insecurities which block freedom of action. It’s a Maha Shakti chant : which is to say, a mantra of devotion to the Kundalini, the Mother of all energies, which is the life force stored at the base of the spine.
AD GURAY NAMEH (a mangala mantra) (chanted for protection)Aad Guray nameh, jugaad guray namehSat guray nameh, siree guroo dayv-ay- namehMeaning of Mantra: I bow to the Primal Wisdom. I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages. I bow to the True Wisdom. I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom “When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction.”– Yogi Bhajan
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