Live Events and Sessions
Meditation Chanting Sessions & Live Events
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 CONCERTS :
Montreal Kirtan (UPCOMING)
Friday Sept 20 / Vendredi le 20 septembre de 19:30 à 21:30 a
Private or Group Online Sessions
Sessions are about reducing anxiety, calming the mental chatter, re-discovering the inner peace within , meditation, Mind-Set, finding your purpose and relaxing the mind with mantras, affirmations and life coaching insights.
You will feel the benefits during and right after.
ONLINE Meditation Program
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.
LIVE Online Meditation Workshop every Month
Click below for more info on this Exclusive Program and 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 …
“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
I loved the selection of material.
Henry Brun – KRTU (Jul 21, 2007)
After 17 years of reviewing music, I thought I had heard it all, but after hearing Lea Longo’s Songs Of A Siren, I realize there IS something new under the sun. Longo lends her sensuous, sultry vocals to a collection torch songs/standards and originals with a heavy backdrop of smooth grooves and sassy melodies. You may be asking yourself “So, what’s so new about that?” Well, she takes ballads such as “Fever” and “The Very Thought Of You,” gives them a sexy spin with that voice of hers, but also interjects Kirtan/Sanskrit chanting among the usual lyrics (she is credited on those tracks with “lyric adaptation”). To ease the chants’ integration with the music’s grooves, sitar (by Radford Crasto) and tabla (by Shawn Mativetsky) were added to the instrumentation, alongside the expected keys, guitar, bass and percussion. Longo’s voice is something very special, whether she is chanting or singing lyrics. She is no slouch at composing either. “Love Is All You Need” percolates nicely along featuring Longo’s vocals expertly multi-tracked and “Jaya Love” will have you swaying with its playful sensuousness. Each song features a blend of lyrics and chant elements (I believe the English lyrics tend to dominate the balance in most of the songs). Major props should also go to Jesse Jaeo Tolbert, who, in addition to co-producing and engineering the album, also plays keyboards, guitar, bass synth, and percussion. Songs Of A Siren may be the first album with chant on it that you can picture yourself listening to while peering out of the windows of a 30th story penthouse overlooking Central Park West as the Saturday evening sun sets over Manhattan. It’s a unique mixture of two disparate musical ideas that works unexpectedly well thanks to Longo’s vision and guidance as well as the talents of collaborators.
Bill Binkelman Review in Zone Music Reporter
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..
Up-bright with hooks from start to end.
RAY SCOTT Musical Director – MIX 96 Montreal
This has been the most powerful experience I had in years…
A very well done project with a stellar production. Lea’s smooth as silk voice brings life to her songs in a truly beautiful way.
Simon Fauteux – Six Media Marketing
I’ve used your cd in many yoga classes and you get lots of great comments. I really think you’ve done an amazing job- your music is pure good vibes!
David Bryson – Evolve Fest Organizer
Ugly is rocking up the ordinarily bland Mix 96 here after this local sensation won Montreal’s Mix 96 songwriting contest. To add more fuel to Lea’s crisp mix of rock, pop and southern hints is her recent winning of the National Songwriting Contest that took place last month in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. On top of that, this local songstress and chanteuse is now pushing her latest disc, Confessions. It’s a fresh sound that has instantly memorable hooks with verses that build to big choruses, making it no surprise that her music has already seeped south, appearing on TV’s Dawson’s Creek and, more recently, in Steve Martin’s last flick Cheaper by the Dozen. Once again, Montreal produces a great talent with little fanfare….
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…
Corporate Wellness and Mindfulness Program
The Zen Experience can be brought in your company as an On-site session or a 12 sessions group program to help deal with stress at work, improve employee wellness, creativity and work performance.
Manifest Your Life and Direct your Actions to your Highest Potential for Complete Happiness, BLISS and Inner Peace.
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 Retreat to a complete NEW YOU !
Listen & View Excerpt of Lea Singing “May the Long time Sun “ & Mantra “RA MA DA SA” below
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)
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
- Kirtan (more Yoga chanting)
- 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,”