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About McKenna Rowe

McKenna caught the "yoga bug" as a little girl, watching Lilias Folan on PBS. She leads an active life hiking, running, sometimes snowboarding, and once was a nationally-ranked equestrian. After years of working in the digital industry for clients in entertainment, publishing and fashion, she took a sabbatical to acquire her yoga teacher certification. A desire to help people heal soon followed. Also a successful musician and composer, McKenna shares cutting-edge music during yoga classes, recruiting musicians and DJs to perform with her. She owned and operated East Hollywood’s Chakra 5 Yoga studio throughout 2011, creating a vibrant community on and offline, but decided to shift to a mobile model. Now Chakra 5 brings yoga classes on site and by appointment to businesses, schools and organizations throughout greater Los Angeles. McKenna was certified in Hatha/Kundalini at Karuna Yoga, and has additional teacher training in Restorative Yoga with Master Teacher Judith Lasater. She teaches yoga at Chakra 5 classes and international retreats.

Inclusion Revolution: Together with Love Sister Jenna and JoRob Create Spiritual Hip Hop Meditation

When a yogi and a hip-hop artist decide to join forces and help counteract the craziness that's going in our world, wonderful things happen....like the new album Inclusion Revolution: Together with Love. It's an amazing example of a spiritual hip hop meditation combination. Sister Jenna and JoRob Provide Soulful Musical Meditation Sister Jenna is the [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Let It Shine by Darren Marc: A Music Review

  Let It Shine is the newest album from Darren Marc, a self-described "mystic, world traveler, and ambassador of change dedicated to spreading positive vibes."   Darren Marc is a self-described mystic, world traveler, and ambassador of change dedicated to spreading positive vibes.   He began writing and performing music at a young age and [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Music Review: Travelers Dosti Music Project

  Travelers Dosti Music Project is the result of several artistic residencies involving 20 leading Pakistani, Indian, and American musicians, and sponsored by the Brooklyn-based artist collective Found Sound Nation.   About Travelers Dosti Music Project Beyond the artistic values, this collaboration has political significance as it involves participation from artists representing a number of [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Music|0 Comments

All is Love is All by Dub Sutra

The band Dub Sutra describe themselves as "an eclectic mix of electronic dub downtempo with harmonizing chant and live instruments perfect for chill, yoga, lounge, and moving meditation." They've been taking this music around the world at yoga classes and festivals. Their second album, All Is Love Is All by Dub Sutra, achieves a splendid balance [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Explorers of Infinity by DJ Drez and Marti Nikko Bradley

We should be thankful for DJ Drez. He’s one of the LA underground music pioneers who helped expand what our notion of devotional music could be by embracing the stylistic grooves of hiphop, soul, jazz, and chill electronic beats. I remember when a friend lent me The Capture of Sound CD years ago, and what [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

My Heart Bows Down to You By Brenda McMorrow

Canadian Brenda McMorrow is a devotional kirtan artist inspired by folk melodies, world beats, and sacred Indian devotional chants. She is one of the most recent artists on White Swan Records, a music label that brought us such delights as Deva Premal and specializes in cultivating spiritual, meditative, healing music for the yoga world and beyond. Kirtan [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Beyond the Beyond Music Review

Lee Mirabai Harrington is a bit of a newcomer on the devotional music/chant scene, but her release, Beyond the Beyond, shows the musical depth and maturity of someone who has been producing albums for a long time. A lifelong spiritual seeker, Lee Mirabai has been studying yoga since her teens and has been on the Mantrayana [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Pantha du Prince’s The Triad

  The Triad is the latest release from Hendrik Weber (aka Pantha du Prince), a German Minimal Techno/House producer and composer and installation artist. In the crowded electronic music space, Pantha du Prince has carved a unique sound of ethereal, melodic, and acoustic elements, field recordings, and psychedelic dream pop that I suspect has had influence on the [...]

By | July 12th, 2016|cds & dvds|0 Comments

Mantra Sessions music review

Set to release for Bosse Skoglund's 80th birthday, Mantra Sessions sonic soundscapes are an experiment you want to hear. Bosse Skoglund and Zilverzurf are world-renowned Swedish musicians who specialize in creating and producing amazing percussion and bass soundscapes. Though I was not familiar with them I am a fan of Zilverzurf's daughter, singer-songwriter Lykke Li. What a fantastic sonic and [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Bridge to Vallabha Music Review

  Influenced by her world travels, Tina Malia's latest release, Bridge to Vallabha, features a compilation of prayers, mantras, and songs sung in Sanskrit, Hebrew, Gurmukh, and English. Malia plays guitar, vibraphone, charangon, lap steel guitar, cello and keyboards and is accompanied by Donna De Lory, Heather Wertheimer, Karnamrita Dasi, Jai-Jagdeesh, Peia, and Sasha Rose. [...]

By | October 30th, 2015|Music|0 Comments