Astrud Castillo started her devotional path 20 years ago in New York City teaching yoga and leading Kirtan at Laughing Lotus NYC. She moved to San Francisco in 2007 to open Laughing Lotus SF, where she remains a beloved senior teacher, instructor, teacher trainer and KirtanWallah.Committed to the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion, Astrud has traveled throughout North and South America, Europe and India studying and sharing Mantra Meditation, or Kirtan: the ancient art of singing the names of the Divine through call-and-response chanting. In her words, “We come together to co-elevate one-another, glorify the Divine and sing in the key of WE!”. Through this expression of surrender, the mind is freed and the heart becomes full.
Astrud has had the honor of singing with Prema Hara, The Kirtaniyas, Radiance Kirtan and has opened for Jai Uttal. Astrud tours Europe on her own and regionally with her band, The Caravan, teaches Bhakti 101 and Harmonium workshops throughout the Bay Area, teaches teachers in training and leads annual retreats to India. She is honored to serve.SIGN UP