We hope you’ve had a joyous summer. We’ve missed you.
We’ve got some big news to share with you as we launch our fall season. We recently did the first of what we hope will be many RhythmAsana events at the Corvallis Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The next RhythmAsana Live event will happen Saturday, November 20 at 10:30AM. We wanted to do something sooner, but we have to wait until Johanna completes the bulk of her One Heart One Soul Tour with Mike Cohen. The two of them will be doing kirtan, Lullaby Yoga, classes, and workshops up and down the West Coast starting with a kirtan in Seattle this weekend. You can see details of the tour on JohannaSings.com.
The tour will introduce much of the West Coast of the US to music from Johanna’s brand new (and long overdue) kirtan album, Heart Beats One. If you’ve attended any of our events over the past year, you’ve no doubt heard Johanna’s soulful interpretations of chants from the traditions of yoga. This collection of those songs features several luminaries from the global kirtan community: Gina Sala, Ben Leinbach, Benjy Wertheimer, Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda, Hans Christian, Daniel Paul, Girish, and more. Johanna is also joined on the CD by Lyris, George, and many other musicians who’ve played and sung with her up and down the Willamette Valley. Musicians, yoga teachers, and others who’ve heard the early release have responded with high praise: stellar… gorgeous… beautiful… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary….
You can read more about the album and hear sample tracks at JohannaSings.com. You can buy the CD or download tracks there; it’s also available on CD Baby and iTunes. Or better yet, pick up a copy in person at one of her live events. While you’re at it, consider buying multiple copies at discount rates on CD Baby or in person. It’s not too early to think about holiday gifts….
Speaking of gifts, why not give yourself the gift of deep joy? Breitenbush Hot Springs is taking reservations now for the January 29– 31 RhythmAsans weekend retreat. This super-sweet event offers the opportunity to dive deep into the joy of RhythmAsana with Lea, George, Johanna, and guest musicians. We expect this one to sell out early, so don’t wait too long to call Breitenbush (503-854-3320) to make your reservation.
We’ve got other news in the making, but we can save that for later. We’ll keep you posted here and on facebook.com/rhythmasana. (Please Like us if you like us.) In the meantime, we’re wishing you an extraordinary autumn.
George and the RhythmAsana Team