Fire Side Kirtan

  • Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way to meditate.  It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm.
  • The performers & the concert-goers create the experience together.
  • The chants are sung in Sanskrit unless you attend a Sikh kirtan ( e.g. Snatam Kaur).  The ancient chants contain powerful renewing & transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us.
  • Singing is the heart of kirtan, and no one cares what you sound like.  At a kirtan concert all voices merge together to become One Voice.
  • “Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each other.”
Lana Sugarman is a Toronto based yoga teacher and musician. She has been studying mantra for the past twelve years, and leading kirtan and chanting for seven. During that time Lana has had the opportunity to sing and play with David Newman, Narada Wise, Brenda McMorrow, Mike Cohen, Suzanne Sterling, Swaha, Adam Bauer, Jim Gelcer, Lea Longo, and John William Bauld. She released her first album, Invocation in 2013. Find out more at