Astrud Castillo is inspired by the practice of Nada Yoga, the deep inner listening and exploration of the unstuck sound. From this exploration, the inner and outer vibration and expression of Kirtan arises. Astrud brings with her a host of talented musicians from the Bay Area with whom she is honored to play. The band is caravan of Bhakti Yogis who love to sing in the key of "We."
They create a sage and playful space in which hearts can begin to unfold like the lotus emerging from the mud. Kirtan is a way to express gratitude and joy, pain and sorrow and celebrate the gods and goddesses in all their forms. It is through the devotional practice of call and response, and repeating their names, that our hearts awaken and our barriers dissolve. Through this, Kirtan enables us to experience wholeness and union, Yoga.