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Organizing Committee

Ian Boccio
Festival Director

Ian has been engaged in musical explorations for more than 30 years, as a bass guitarist, singer, recording engineer, and music producer. He discovered the power of mantra and sacred sound in 2005 and has since dedicated his life to spreading this knowledge and facilitating transformational experiences through chanting.

Karen Dorfman
Music & Workshop Coordinator

When you meet Karen she might ask you what makes your heart sing. Her joys are dancing, exploring, and spending time in nature with her dog. She is a massage therapist of 28 years, a yoga teacher, retreat leader, and creative planner. She has found grace and gratitude from her life experiences and is inspired by all the fabulous people she meets along the way!

Andrea Perez
Volunteer Coordinator

Andrea has been a teacher for 15 years and has studied abroad in Spain. She is also a health coach and practices aromatherapy.  Healing through music has been one of her top priorities and she is proud to assist a community that promotes healing through bhakti yoga. She joined the ChantLanta organizers in 2012.

Jai Ram Lentine 
Food Coordinator

Dan has been on the Chantlanta organizing committee since 2016. He is a dedicated yogi, devotee of Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaji-ji), and student of Ram Dass. When he is not in Maui with his teacher, he is scheming ways to get there. Dan works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a policy analyst and is raising two beautiful teenage daughters.

Margo Gomes
Vendor Market Coordinator

Margo is a vibrational sound therapist who utilizes a powerful healing practice in which a variety of Himalayan singing bowls are placed directly on and around the body to induce profound relaxation and to bring mind and body back into a state of health and wholeness. She also facilitates sound experiences in the yoga and meditation community. In addition, Margo is a Thai bodywork practitioner, yoga instructor, and avid kirtan lover who is passionate about using all of these modalities to help to bring balance and harmony into the lives of others.

Jennifer Gorell

Kids Area Coordinator

Jennifer has been attending ChantLanta since its beginnings and was inspired to join the organizing team in 2018. She is a dual-certified educator in Drama and English/Language Arts. She has been working in formalized Education and managing children’s activity areas at public events for over 30 years. She is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and works with clients to create the life and the self of their dreams. She

specializes in mindfulness/meditation practices, trauma recovery, and chronic illness. Jennifer

has studied Buddhism, New Thought Christianity, Paganism, Hinduism, and many other faith paths over the last thirty-five years. She is currently in graduate school seminary to become an Interfaith Minister. Jennifer is passionate about making every person she meets feel loved, special, and valued; it is at the core of all that she does. Come visit the kid’s area to see her love in action!

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