Planetary Polyrhythms


We love polyrhythms—complex rhythms created out of a mix of simple rhythms. Probably the simplest polyrhythm is the three-against-two rhythm that’s at the heart of so much of our favorite world music. Tap your right hand to a two-beat and your left hand to a three-beat. Each hand follows its own rhythm, but they always come back together for the one.

Our team has been moving to different rhythms since our beautiful retreat in January. But soon we’ll come back together on the one.

In this case the one happens at the apex of a global rhythm—Earth’s trip around the sun. We’re thrilled to be able to do a very special RhythmAsana Summer Solstice Celebration at the Unitarian Fellowship of Corvallis on Tuesday, June 20–Summer Solstice evening. We think our unique blend of movement meditation, gentle yoga, dance, and heart-opening live music might just be the perfect way to say good night to the sun on the longest day of the year. Check out the details below, along with information about several other RhythmAsana-related events between now and then:

Johanna has several CD Release events scheduled to coincide with the release of her brand new album Beyond Love. She’ll be singing, playing, and leading chants in Corvallis (this Friday), Portland, Vancouver Hood River, Salem, Eugene, and Breitenbush Hot Springs before she heads south toward ShaktiFest, where she’ll officially release the album with many of the kirtan luminaries who are featured on the recording.

• On May 21 Lea will lead a very special workshop to help you Manifest Your Heart’s Desire. Activate your natural powers of nature, dreaming, imagination, play, movement, community, breath and body to become a joyful creator of life.

George will be playing with the New World Kirtan Band on Friday, May 12 (and the second Friday of most months), The following night (and the second Saturday of most months)  he’ll be the DJ for Planet Boogie, Corvallis’s popular Freestyle world music dance.

There’s way too much to list here so be sure to check our web sites ( for details.

Looking forward to singing, dancing, moving, and just being with you soon,

George for Lea, Johanna, and Lyris