kirtan

Live from Kula Space Music Review

Donna De Lory uplifts in her latest album Live from Kula Space. “Playing music is my yoga, it’s my bliss. When I play, I get lost in the music, my mind stops, I am in the moment, and I am free. This is a place I never want to leave.” This quote from acclaimed singer [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Time in Love is Never Wasted music review

Lose yourself in the sacred chants provided by SRI Kirtan in their latest release, Time in Love is Never Wasted. The powerhouse duo SRI Kirtan, vocalist and harmonium player Sruti Ram and vocalist and acoustic guitar player Ishwari, are leaders in the modern ecstatic chant movement. Previously topping the Billboard World Music Chart, they are [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Krishna Kirtan: Music as Meditation

The debut from ex-punk-rocker-turned-yogi Raghunath served as my traveling companion on a drive along the rocky coast of Maine. The album’s broad strokes, energized layers, and variety of beats proved to be a fine sonic complement to the rush and fade of Atlantic waters. The artist/yogi (never without his harmonium) is beloved worldwide for his [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Safe Harbor: Healing Kirtan – Mahaprasad

One meaning of the word kirtan (phonetically keer-ton) is 'praise'. A variety of kirtan chants, often as call-and-response  were traditionally utilized as a method to pay respect to the Divine. In his fifth release, Safe Harbor: Healing Kirtan – Mahaprasad, master musician, poet, peace activist, award-winner, and healer Sudama Mark Kennedy delves soulfully into this [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

A Musical Journey with Whitney Allen

Using the connection with music to enhance yoga practice sequence   I remember the first time I stepped into Whitney Allen’s class in Los Angeles 14 years ago. I was a relatively new yoga teacher from NY, an actor and a journalist; little did I know that Whitney was also a new teacher, as well as an [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

New Moon Wellness Agoura Hills

New Moon Wellness offers Healing in Agoura Hills Walking through the door of New Moon Wellness is like entering a cozy living room. The warm wood floors and inviting sofas set a tone suitable for owner Andrea Gootnick's vision to create a holistic community center. Andrea is an activist, life coach, and 26 year resident [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|COMMUNITY|0 Comments

Love Everyone book review

  Love Everyone book review    Love Everyone is a a series of engrossing first-hand recollections by followers of the Indian saint and spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji. Although I didn’t meet him in person, my life has been enriched by being a follower of his teachings for the last ten years [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Like a River to the Sea Music Review

  Like a River to the Sea uses traditional kirtan instruments to produce chakra-expanding sounds. Singer, violinist, and composer Jahnavi Harrison has an interesting backstory; she grew up in the Hare Krishna community Bhaktivedanta Manor, a beautiful country estate in the UK donated by George Harrison and the largest Hare Krishna community in Europe. At 19, she [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|cds & dvds|0 Comments

Music Review: Bhakti Without Borders

Bhakti Without Borders by Madi Das and Dave Stringer -- a relaxing yoga music experience of kirtan (Kirtan Shakti) The delightful Bhakti Without Borders, produced by Madi Das and Dave Stringer, features 12 singers from five countries. It is complete with musical mastery; it is one of those albums that satisfies your devotional and listening pleasure [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Township Krishna

Photo by DJ Pierce Kirtan Wallah, Krishna Das' latest album, signifies a new chapter in the chant artist's life. For thousands, the month of September signifies time to head to the desert for the annual pilgrimage to Joshua Tree Retreat Center to chant, practice, and play. The fact that Bhakti Fest is celebrating its [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Music|0 Comments