About Us

About Us

One of New England's newest devotional music groups, Heart Centered Kirtan is an eclectic collection of Pioneer Valley, MA, folks dedicated to offering an accessible pathway into the mysteries of the heart.  In our modern adaptation of this traditional practice, we weave Sanskrit and Buddhist mantras into our own original blend of rock, folk, blues, and reggae. The band is wallah Libby Volckening (harmonium/vox) with James Robinson (guitar/vox), Thomas Matherly (bass), and Amanda Turk (percussion).   

What is Kirtan?


Kirtan is a meditative and energizing practice of devotional call-and-response singing.  The repetition of the phrases combined with the back-and-forth nature of this group song relaxes body and mind, creates connection, and fosters an awareness of something greater than one's individual self.

Come sing with us!

Everyone is welcome, including beginners and kids of all ages.  Come sing, dance, or just listen -- and let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.   

> Second Fridays @ 7:30 - 9 pm (Jan 11, Feb 8, etc.)
... Green River Yoga, 158 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, MA

> Saturday Jan 19 @ 2 - 5 pm

... Women's March Kirtan: Fundraiser for Global Fund for Women
... Yoga Sanctuary, 150 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Northampton, MA

For our entire schedule click here