McKenna Rowe

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.

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

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: Leaps and Bounds by The Hanumen

Hanuman has always resonated with me—his warrior attitude mixed with humor. It’s my approach to life, so I was eager to hear The Hanumen’s Leaps and Bounds. The group members are friends who are talented multi-instrumentalists trained in the sacred music of India and Africa: John de Kadt, Benjy Wertheimer, Gaura Vani, and bassist Purusartha [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Music Review: Bhakti Juggernaut

Bhakti Juggernaut by Dub Kirtan All Stars Dub Kirtan All Stars is a collaboration between David Starfire (world music DJ and one of my musical heroes), DJ/breakbeat producer FreQ Nasty, and a team of talented artists (Chaytanya, Srikala, MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, J Brave, Arjun Baba, Lili Haydn, Rik Sharaj, Ysanne Spevack, DVine 1, and [...]

By | April 26th, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Music Review: Yoga Lounge (PUTUMAYO)

Music Review: Yoga Lounge (PUTUMAYO) by Various Artists Putumayo has long been famous for introducing quality world music compilations. While the overall vibe of Yoga Lounge is thoughtful and subdued, it’s engaging and full of sonic surprises. Every musical arrangement is rich, organic, and authentic. Ben Leibach (a much sought-after world/devotional music producer) treats us [...]

By | March 29th, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Music Review: Back to the Garden by Annmarie Soul

Music Review: Back to the Garden by Annmarie Soul Originally from Michigan, Annmarie Soul’s first class at Jivamukti Yoga in NYC sparked her commitment to yoga and devotional music. After traveling, training in yoga, and perfecting her songwriting, Annmarie rooted in LA, teaching throughout Los Angeles as well as at festivals including Bhakti Fest, BaliSpirit Festival, Lightning [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Universal Light Remixes (From The Unchanging), Donna De Lory

Universal Light Remixes (From The Unchanging), Donna De Lory CD Review De Lory Music Donna De Lory is a strong presence in both the pop and world music scenes; her initial career boost came as a hard-working back-up singer for Madonna before taking off as a pop star in her own right. After some successful [...]

By | February 15th, 2015|Music|0 Comments