Meditation and Chanting Group Sessions
THE ZEN EXPERIENCE group session 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, bliss afterwards, & often until the next following day.
(UPCOMING Zen Experience LIVE Events)
Saturday August 28- 19h / Mascouche
Live Kirtan with Lea and Rad
FREE Online Sessions #wellnesswednesdays
Offering Free Online sessions to help reduce anxiety, calm the mental chatter and attain peace within- this is 25-30 min session.
Private Sessions or Online Coaching Sessions
Private Sessions can help reduce anxiety, calming the mental chatter, re-discovering the inner peace within , meditation, Positive Mind-Set, Finding your purpose and relaxing the mind through various methods and re-programming, personal life coaching, and specific tools to do at home through my done-for-you online program.
You will feel the benefits during and right after our first session. Initial First Session is 2 hours long with a minimum initial investment.
Programs are then tailored to your specific goals.
ONLINE Meditation Program Course
Discover the hidden secret mantras and Experience Bliss in 12 audios including meditations, mantras and insightful lessons with Deep Relaxation through meditation (Meditative music and Mantras)
UNLEASH your STRESS and listen to the soothing voice of Lea Longo, and Feel Inner Peace by calming your mind to Feeling Freedom & Enjoying the Present Moment with easy down-loadable exercises, that you can listen to anywhere.
Transformational Wellness Retreats
Manifest Your Life and Direct your Actions to your Highest Potential for Complete Happiness, Balance, and Peace of Mind.
Aligning Yourself with who YOU truly are is the most vital step you will take to produce the biggest results in our life…
Weekend or week long Retreats to a complete NEW YOU !
Meditation Mantra Workshop Program
Click below for more info on this Exclusive Program and Mantra workshop, where you will learn the essence of mantra, meditation tools and mind-set tips and how to use them in daily life to reduce stress and anxiety into Peace of Mind
What they are Saying …
Listening to Lea’s voice is like being called to your favorite place and enjoying the sweetness it delivers.
Gary Goldberg – IN the SPIRIT RADIO
“This sixty-minute ‘voyage’ holds true to its title by making for an hour long pampering session for your soul..”
Brian Ball- Women’s Radio
The more I participate in meditation & 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 the studio!
“Lea is breaking new grounds with a sensuous combination of mantra & jazz that is relaxing and entertaining”
Thomas Gramuglia | Hindsight Records
This wonderfully adventurous album breaks new ground left and right. Who would have thought that smooth jazz and sacred mantras would combine so well. Only an artist as talented and authentic as Lea Longo could pull it off!
I needed this CD for so long ! It brought me energy and concentration. This album is a MUST.
Sonia Benezra – 98.5FM
This is a CD of 10 sacred mantras, set in softly rhythmic arrangements that sway gently to the lovely voice of Lea Longo. She provides a description of what each mantra means in both English and French. This is a wonderful CD for anyone who enjoys chant but is looking for a new sound. Very nicely arranged and performed.
Anne Williams – New Age Retailer
Merci à toi Lea pour ce magnifique privilège que tu nous as offert, aux participantes de mes ateliers et Être transportées par ton enseignement, ta douce voix et ces mantras puissants ont certainement transformé le cœur et l’ame de plusieurs d’entre nous.
Je me souhaite de revivre une telle expérience à tes côtés. Je t’envoie une tonne de gratitude !
– Sonia Tremblay
I had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the peace & contentment I felt during and after the meditations
My first Meditative Kirtan experience, and I just discovered an easier way of drowning the mind into meditation.
Thank you Lea for introducing us to Meditation yoga chanting
“Lea has a haunting, hypnotic, compelling voice, that will draw you into a musical meditation and not let you out again!”
Canadian singer and songwriter Lea Longo is a talented artist with roots in television and major film. Her work can be found on Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five and Cheaper by the Dozen among others. She has been performing for most of her life. An international traveler, Longo is fluent in many languages and has embraced world music in her work. “Songs of a Siren” is her most recent release. There are cover songs and original works with a combined flair of world music, yoga chants, jazz and pop.
“Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha” is one of Longo’s original works. A steady percussive beat, the song is a svelte vocal experience with pop elements incorporating a seamless encapsulation of yoga chanting turned popular music. Like a hazelnut mousse spread over a chocolate cookie, this song is smooth and delicious and I couldn’t stop playing it. The primary focus is on the vocals with light percussion. You almost don’t notice what is going on in the background-some ambient sounds and the tinkling of chimes. Beautiful.
“Love Is All You Need” has two versions on this album—the standard version and the Ben Leinbach Mix. Both are heavily infused with mantra jazz and a heavy Indian influence. Poetic and rich with textured music and pop infusions, the song is a blend of Eastern and Western cultures at their best. Catchy and full of light, these two pieces resonate joy.
“Om Parama Prema” is a breathy piece that brings to mind coffeehouse tunes and caramel macchiatos. An infusion of yoga chants with a resounding jazz and pop essence, this track is one you could imagine hearing on the soundtrack of your favorite current Hollywood blockbuster. A steady percussive beat, this song is much like “Om Radha Krishnaya Namaha” in the vocal focus.
Lea Longo has performed all over the world. Bringing mantra style world music together with jazz and pop elements she creates a seamless musical experience with her silky voice and songwriting talents. This album contains three well known jazz standards—“The Very Thought of You,” “Fever” and “Here’s to Life” but it was the original works that caught my attention. Those are the pieces that make this album lean closer to the 5 star range in the ratings. The original works let the listener hear the artist in her natural environment, and what a lovely sound it is. Don’t miss this album.
Dana Wright -New Age Reporter
Featured in the Magazine MONTREAL EN SANTE !
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.
What is Yoga of Sound ? (Bhakti Yoga, Naada Yoga)
Mantra 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
What is Naad Yoga?
Naad Yoga is a “Sound” 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.
Is Chanting easy and why do we Chant?
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.
What is 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)
View/ Listen to a “LIVE Promo Chanting Meditation Concert”
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. When we chant in a private session, we work 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…
Man= Mind Tra = Calm/soothe Contents:
In our private sessions, 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
- Dealing with Stage Fright Anxiety
- Kirtan (more Yoga chanting)
TO LEARN MORE about my DEVOTIONAL MENTOR MUSIC COACHING PROGRAM :
- Om Ram Ramaya Swaha (healing with lord Rama-to attain the ideal self)
- Om Nama Shivaya (to attain spiritual growth/transformation)
- Om Mani Padme Hum (for divine heart & mind)
- Guru Guru Wahe Guru (guidance & protective grace)
- Hari Har (attain creative infinity)
- Om Dum Durgayei Swaha (protection)
- Ra Ma Da Sa (also known as Siri Gaitri mantra and is used for healing)
- Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya (spiritual growth)
- Sa Ta Na Ma/Sat Nam (achieve mental balance & truth) (True identity)
- 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
More on Nada Yoga
While the modern world may be just waking up to the music healing therapy, ancient Indian scriptures have a well-documented technique called ‘nada yoga’ — or the science of utilising sound vibrations and yogic asanas (postures) to achieve ‘salvation’.According to research, nada yoga has enormous power to heal. It is believed that Indian classical music has very positive effects on human health and behaviour.“Recent studies on the subject showed that music along with yoga can heal disorders like hypertension, arthritis, problems related to upper or lower parts of the body, mental stress and tension,”