Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan Band

Since 2012, Astrud has been leading her band the Cosmic Caravan locally, nationally and internationally. It is with faith in the power of sound, vibration and the Bhakti Yoga tradition that she has committed herself to uplift the spirit, awaken the heart and deepen relationships to oneself and others. She passionately guides communities in the ancient art of Kirtan - singing the names of the divine through call-and-response chanting.

Astrud shows up to sing wherever she is called with a desire to lead people closer to their hearts and their truest essence - LOVE - the heart of Bhakti Yoga. She leads Kirtans at yoga studios and festivals, in addition to teaching Bhakti Yoga workshops and teacher trainings around the Bay Area.

The practice of constant surrender is what has transformed her and inspires her the most. Astrud’s chanting is rooted in Kirtan’s traditional style of simple devotional repetition, while including her own original arrangements. She calls on her own voice to express authentically and inspires all who join her to sing in the key of “WE”.

She has opened for Jai Uttal, as well as sung with Prema Hara, the Kirtaniyas, Radiance Kirtan, and Keith Borden.


“Astrud’s Kirtan is filled with a fiery passion that draws us uninhibitedly into the practice of Bhakti Yoga with love and a heart filled with feelings. As a student AND as a teacher, Astrud never stops her exploration into the soul and path of devotion.”
— Jai Uttal

Band Members:

Nicholas Soter- Guitar, Bouzouki

Ajaya Davidson - Mridangam

P.J. Morrison - Tambour

 


Upcoming Kirtans

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan Band

8pm - 9:30pm
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
San Francisco, CA

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Astrud with Mukti
7:30pm - 9:00 pm
Open Secret Bookstore
San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Astrud & the Cosmic Caravan Band
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Integral Yoga Institute

San Francisco, CA

 
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
"Kali Ma....."
“Kirtan with Astrud immerses the mind in a sea of sacred sound and melts open the heart. Her voice, music and mantras embody a love and devotion that touches the deep places within where communion with the Divine is possible.”
— Swami Ramananda Director of Integral Yoga
 
Sivananda Yoga Vendanta Center
"Jai Jai Ganesha...."