Autumn Equinox Devotional Chant (Kirtan) in the UCP Forest

Thu, September 22 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eric Goldman will lead us in devotional chant (Kirtan) with his Harmonium in the UCP forest accompanied by guitarist Raymond Smith. Kirtan is a call and response style chant set to music. Everyone is invited to experience this in their own way - such as listening, dancing, meditating and chanting. 

We will gather at the UCP front porch and walk together in silence to our Kirtan spot in the forest. 


Please bring a chair, water bottle and anything else you might need to feel comfortable. We hope you will join us!


ABOUT Eric Goldman - yoga teacher and vedic astrologer.



Eric was introduced to Hatha Yoga in his late teens. As he entered College he was directed to yoga as a way to help him manage anxiety and relax. In this practice he found deep solace and the seeds of transformation were planted. A couple decades past with his practice in the background of work and family life. During a major life transition around 2016, Eric enrolled in Yoga Teacher training with Allison Dennis* at Heart of Yoga School in Carrboro, NC.  He had dreamed of this day!!  He dove in completing consecutive 250 & 550 hour trainings, crowning his studies with a 2 week trip to southern Indian. During his studies with Allison he was introduced to the Harmonium and devotional chant (Kirtan). 

 “Yoga is so much more than the stretchy-bendy movement practice (called Asana) so many are familiar with. Yoga is part of the Vedic Tradition which is broad and deep: breathing, energy work, astrology, mythology, food, cooking and herbal remedies (Ayurveda), philosophy, devotional practices or ‘bhakti’, meditation, music and so much of the history of India and the extended region.”

Eric is also a student of Vedic Astrology, called ‘Jyotish’ in Sanskrit, or more commonly Eastern Astrology. He is currently enrolled in a 3 year course with Steve Highburger.** As part of his studies and offers free chart preparation and introductory readings.  Contact Eric at  if you are interested.

*Allison Dennis

**Steven Highburger


ABOUT Raymond Smith

raymond smith

Initiate in Sufi Inayati, Sufi Ruhaniat and Fivefold Path. Musician for Dances of Universal Peace. Practitioner and trained in Reiki, Arcing Radial Light, QiGong, NLP.