Q&A w/ Duke Mushroom

by Andrew Ross Collins “So far they have not created the app for, “What’s in your head”, but it’s a pretty wild Modern Shipibo Dance Party Who Concert going on in my cabeza. 24-7!!” – Duke Mushroom Duke – thanks for taking some time to let us get to know you and your work better – we appreciate it. Thank you for asking me, love what Yogitunes is providing to our community. Can you tell us a bit about what is inspiring you musically right now and what you are working on ? Ha, well, that’s a loaded question, as I …

Journey to Atitlan

 by Naia Louise “From the first sip… I felt invited into a world where the barriers of time and space fell gently to the side. My Heart opened and the elements of presence and joy came lovingly back into my being. I was hooked.  – Naia Louise” I have been making home in Iceland with my partner for the last 6 months. It really is a surprising and mystical place. I have been blessed to find some sweet places to drop in and teach yoga and dance, and although we are here on a temporary basis (he is Icelandic and my …

Moby is Giving Away 4 Hours of Free Music for Yoga, Meditation, Sleep and Relaxation

“Over the last couple of years i’ve been making really really really quiet music to listen to when i do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic.  I ended up with 4 hours of music and have decided to give it away.” – Moby Recently the celebrated musician known as Moby released 4 free hours of music for yoga and meditation. How cool is that?  Not only is free music awesome, but by making it free and giving it away on a variety of popular music services, he is actively promoting yoga and meditation as great ways to take care …

Yoga Music 2.0, Q&A with Alex King-Harris (aka Rara Avis)

“My greatest inspiration as a performer right now is facilitating a total body experience that allows individuals to come together as a community and connect with themselves and each other in a deep and meaningful way.” – Rara Avis Aside from being the CEO and Co-Founder of YogiTunes, Alex King-Harris (aka Rara Avis) is an internationally known pioneer of contemporary music for yoga, dance and the healing arts.  Andrew Ross Collins decided it was time to see what else Alex was getting up to and pick his brain a bit about how his practice of composing and performing music has evolved …

Q&A with Ana Forrest & Jose Calarco

“Music is an integral part of ceremony during our training events. We also use music as a healing tool, as many ancient tribes have, learning how to sing into the bones and flesh of the human anatomy.” – Ana Forrest Ana Forrest has been changing people’s lives for nearly 40 years. An internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing, Ana created Forrest Yoga while working through her own healing from her life’s trauma and experience. With thousands of licensed practitioners around the world, Forrest Yoga is renowned as an intensely physical, internally focused practice that emphasizes how to carry …

DJ’s of the Month: Fr33dom People

Rarely will you find a sweeter couple than Vocal Muse Elizabeth Anna and Jacob Daniel the Gentleman DJ, a husband and wife creative team “voted most likely to create sick beats, and then nurse them back to health.”  When we first brought them on board the YogiTunes roster we were suitably impressed by their ability to make great mixes, but also their warm personalities and genuine belief in what we set out to accomplish here at YogiTunes. Over the few years we’ve been working together they’ve sequenced some timeless gems for us that continue to be on our favorites list.  As …

Portable Sound: The NYNE Bass

The portable revolution in music has put the power of sound into the pockets of millions of people worldwide.  Yet sometimes the cost is having to listen to your favorite songs on tinny, underpowered, poorly designed speakers that make everything sound like AM radio. For anyone out there interested in a more high fidelity experience that’s still technically mobile, check out the NYNE Bass. Loaded with some sweet features, but most importantly it delivers a solid sound and has good looks to boot. NYNE produces an entire range of wireless Bluetooth speakers powered by rechargeable Lithium ion battery.  The NYNE …

Retreat Center of the Month: Mystical Yoga Farm, Guatemala

The Mystical Yoga Farm is a self-directed Retreat Center and Spiritual Community located on exquisite mystical Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Focused on self-sustainability, organic connection with the environment, and feeding and nurturing the bodies and souls of yogis, teachers and healing practitioners, their desire is to heal the earth and its inhabitants through connection with nature and Spirit, the source of all of creation. In yogic philosophy, one of the primary principles that feeds us is that of ahimsa, harmlessness and the preservation of life, which radiates out in sustainable practices both inside and outside the walls of the farm. As Founder …

Yoga + Music Festivals You Can Still Plan For!

We look at festivals that are family friendly, with responsible, conscious audiences who are willing and able to care for themselves, each other and the planet.  Great musicians, visual artists and yoga teachers are of course another ingredient.  When you put all that together with great overall production, amazing set design, eco-friendly planning and innovative workshops then you make it on our list! The summer may be half over but there are still some great options out there for anyone who’s feelin’ the itch for festival. Beloved Festival, Aug 12-15, 2016, Tidewater, Oregon, United States Beloved is truly one festival not to be …

Breath Awareness

Inhaling and exhaling effect our entire being in some very profound ways.  From improving heart function to increasing metabolism, all cells in the body ultimately benefit from deep, rhythmic breathing.  Without the life giving nutrients that is delivered to all areas of our body as we breathe we would quickly die, therefore it is important to fully understand the life giving nature of breath and how profoundly it can affect our over all state of being. I consider myself fortunate to have found yoga through a teacher who centralized breath in his practice.  For the first 6 months all we …