Snatam Kaur is one of the most popular New Age artists of our time, selling over 70,000 albums a year. Snatam Kaur’s albums have topped New Age Retailer’s Top 20 lists every year since 2004. She was the only artist to have 3 albums in the Top 20 in a single year. Her albums have consistently ranked in the top 20 in both Indie New Age and Indie World Music on Amazon throughout 2009 and 2010. Her music can be heard around the world in venues from yoga studios to schools to Hollywood films and in the homes of her fans worldwide.
Gurmukh is the co-founder and co-director of Golden Bridge Nite Moon, Los Angeles' and New York City's premier center for the study and practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Since being baptized 42 years ago with the Sikh spiritual name that means "One who helps people across the world ocean," Gurmukh has dedicated her life to fulfilling her namesake. For more than four decades, students in Los Angeles and from around the world have sought out her classes in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, and Pre- and Post-Natal care. She and Gurushabd have been married for 29 years, and they have a 28-year-old daughter who also lives in Los Angeles.
A gentle yet expansive spirit pervades all the music of Mirabai Ceiba. The delicate sounds of harp, piano, and guitar blend with lovingly intertwined voices amid lush celestial soundscapes. Their concerts are group celebrations for peace-joyous and loving occasions that embody the duo's profound belief in music as a universal language uniting all the world's peoples, cultures and traditions. Mirabai Ceiba is a duo consisting of guitarist/singer Markus Sieber and singer/harpist/pianist Angelika Baumbach.
Guru Dass, a direct disciple of Yogi Bhajan (Kundalini Yoga) and Ramesh Balsekar (Advaita) began his spiritual quest as a teen, having his first Kundalini Yoga experience at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. By the time he was 18 he was living in an ashram and teaching Kundalini Yoga. At 20 he had traveled to India and studied with different masters. In the 70’s he pioneered Kundalini Yoga in Spain and Europe. For years Guru Dass accompanied Yogi Bhajan as his personal musician, in the US, Europe and India. He often played during his classes, bringing the gift of his music to Yogiji’s meditations. Since 2001 Guru Dass has been traveling, teaching and sharing his music all over the world. He has trained hundreds of Kundalini Yoga teachers thorugh courses he leads in different countries.
When Gurunam Singh graduated high school he was given a guitar and began composing simple songs. At 22 he found Yogi Bhajan and Sikh Dharma. He sang and played along with others and over time began leading chants in the early morning hours, before the rising of the sun. Gurunam's influences range from gospel, folk and country to classical Indian raag and traditional Sikh hymns to many of the current artists who sing devotional Hindu chants. He occasionally studied with some great ragi's such as Bhai Avtar Singh, from India, and Dya Singh from Australia. But his music is very simple. Anyone can chant along.
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Jai-Jagdeesh's journey as a singer began over 20 years ago, in a temple in India, and the soundcurrent continued all through her childhood. While at school in Amritsar, she traveled around Northern India as one of the musical representatives of Yogi Bhajn's foreign education program (now Miri Piri Academy), playing kirtan everywhere the students were invited. Between then and now, her creative spirit has walked many artistic paths - actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer and writer - and she says "I find myself in perfect balance now that music has returned to the forefront." Jai-Jagdeesh is deeply devoted to sharing these sacred sounds, and sings them from the center of her heart. Her first album, I Am Thine, was released in June.
Pritam Pal Singh
Degree in Biochemistry. Kundalini Yoga teacher since 1978. Professor of Nutrition Yogic, Tantric Numerology, Yogic Healing, Humanology and personal growth techniques since 1980. Leader Trainer Instructor Level I KRI Kundalini Yoga since 1996 in Mexico (FCK and Yoga Shunya Life), Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Trainer Leader of Practitioners (Level II).
Jai Hari Singh
Jai Hari Singh has been practising yoga and meditation since 1978 and teaching since 1980. He has been an entrepreneur in the field of Health Food Business (1978-1992). He has been a High Executive at Transnational Corporations in the field of Telecommunications and Information Technology (1992-2002). Now he dedicates himself solely to the coaching of high executives and officers of the Government, yogic healing, giving kundalini yoga & meditation classes, talks, conferences, workshops and weekend intensives and writing a column at Revista Nueva Era: Take it with consciousness!
With 25 years of experience in yoga and 16 teaching it , she is a certified teacher by BKS Iyengar. Founder and Director of YOGA ESPACIO S.C. in Mexico City. She has introduced hundreds of people to yoga and trained teachers that give classes in different centers of Mexico City and Mexico Country. She has taught in Spain, Canada and various cities of the Mexican Republic. Teachers who have left their mark on her: Dharmapriya (Iyengar Yoga) David McAmmond, (Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga) and Geeta Iyengar. Jñana Dakini follows the Buddhist path.
Gurujodha is a Kundalini Yoga teacher trainer, a businessman and singer/songwriter. He was trained in western classical music until one day he stopped playing, because he did not know the purpose of the music he was creating. A few years later, by practicing Kundalini Yoga and being in the frequency of the sacred sound current of shabad guru, his passion for music found a new, more authentic, dimension. He released his first album, Kirpa, in april 2012. Gurujodha currently lives in Mexico City with his wife, Dev Amrit Kaur.
Sound waves that move air, shaking our eardrums, shaking our whole body. That is music. The intention of the performers is carried through that vibration, and it’s a healing intention that BOLE offers to connect the heart beats of all the participants in each of their concerts. This ensemble of different nationalities gathers influences from the Balkans, Mexico, India, Spain, and anything else that each of these musicians has had the occasion to learn during their travels and adventures through life. Bole is comprised of Leonardo Nieto Joly, Jesus Mejia and Bogdan Djukic.
Born in Washington DC, DJ Krishan began banging on drums at the age of 6 thus beginning a deep love affair with rhythm and beat. Growing up in a home surrounded by music he was mesmerized by the fusion of different ethnic cultures' music styles. "I would get in trouble all the time for digging through my parents record collection when they weren't looking. I would have records strewn out across the floor. I was completely captivated by all of the different sounds that could be made," Krishan recounts. After spending 4 1/2 years in India traveling all over the country with a small spiritual music group Krishan landed in Santa Fe, New Mexico just as the rave scene was kicking into full gear. At 19 he bought his first pair of turntables and by 21 was playing along side world-renowned DJ's as Bad Company and Nigel Richards. In 2003 Krishan started his Producing career and has since added his magical touch to over 15 albums and many other projects including "Snatam Live in Concert" and "Limitless Light" by famed songwriter Ramez Iskander. Today Krishan runs his production company Open Mind Creations and when he's not out playing shows he is almost always in the studio writing new music, remixing tracks, or producing the next up and coming artist. Krishan's live DJ shows are wildly entertaining and incorporate massive amounts of originals, remixes and live played samples all fused together in what can only be called a journey that takes the mind, body, and spirit for a ride.
Oscar Velázquez Ayala
With 30 years of experience in dance and 25 in yoga, Oscar Velazquez has practiced and shared these great disciplines with plenty of people. He graduated from the “Escuela Nacional de Danza Contemopránea INBA – SEP”. His main yoga teachers are Dharma Mittra and Lygia Lima. He was a member of dance companies as CONTEMPODANZA and DELFOS. He is a performer in Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Body Language, Arts, Music, Limon Technique, Choreography, Theatre and Kinesiology. Oscar is the founder and principal of MUKTA YOGA school. The yoga style he teaches is Vinyasa - Power.
Jap Singh Khalsa
Professional Trainer of KUNDALINI YOGA, member of the Aquarian Academy
POSTURE MASTER certified by KRI
PRACTICUM LEAD TRAINER 2012-2013
He participates regularly teaching his workshop of Asanadanza. He has participated in all National Encounters of Yoga leading the Aquarian sadhana, and teaching workshops of Kundalini Yoga and Asanadance.
OUR EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORT MUSICIANS
Accompanying Snatam Kaur on percussion, Ramesh Kannan brings a rare and unique sensitivity to the music. Music and its power to transform and heal has always been a passion for Ramesh Kannan. Growing up in a musical household, the healing power of music was introduced to him at a very young age. Ramesh has had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous internationally renown artists including Zakir Hussain, Snatam Kaur, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, Deva Premal, Mitten, Manose, Will Ackerman, Tony Levin, GuruGanesha Singh, Rick Allen, and many more. Having played with such a diverse roster of musicians and styles of music, Ramesh has cultivated a sound that is unique to itself.
Accompanying Snatam Kaur on Guitar, San Francisco based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and composer Todd Boston lives a musical life. He brings with him a devoted heart to connect, share and enrich the lives of those he touches through the positive effects of music, sound, and vibration. "Todd Boston is almost impossibly talented, he's a brilliant guitarist. Touched by the Sun is the work of a mature artist who has come of age and who has given us a great recording of singularity and value, the world's a better place for his gift." ~ Will Ackerman (Grammy winner and found of Windham Hill Records).
Leonardo Har Prakash
Leonardo Har Prakash Nieto Joly
Born in San Luis Potosí, México. Different guitar teachers introduced him to music, but it was untill he was 15, when he moved to India, that he discovered sitar, which became his main instrument. He has performed in México, United States, Russia, France and Germany, collaborating with musicians of a very wide amount of genres. From gothic rock to classical Indian music, generating a personal style, a blend, from east and west. Leonardo is a member of Bole and also has teamed up with Jai-Jagdeesh to bring a depth and breadth to her music that is awe-inspiring.
Accompanying Jai-Jagdeesh on tabla and cajon, Tripp has an incredible skill at bringing more than just rhythm to the music with his playing.
Born in San Cristóbal de las Casas, México. He learned guitar by himself when he has 17 years old, and he has never stop playing it ever since. His main influences are Cuban and Mexican traditional music, flamenco and jazz. He has performed in Mexico and Canada, with his personal style, the refinement of all his influences.
Born and raised in the former republic of Yugoslavia. He studied in the Academy of Music of Belgrade, where he won first place in three national violin contests. In 1999 he received a grand to study classical violin in the Royal Conservatory of Music, in Toronto, Canada. He is an experienced performer of classical, Balkan, Jewish, and Eastern Europe music, and has a deep understanding of Latin American folklore.