LA, Boulder: Here’s your chants to explore India’s sacred music

Oh, yeah, I went there. Two upcoming events — one in Boulder, the other here in LA — feature Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga, who has performed kirtan and Indian sacred music at the past couple Ashtanga Yoga Confluences. Up first is Boulder, at Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop. One is a workshop on chants, the … Continue reading LA, Boulder: Here’s your chants to explore India’s sacred music

Support the spread of sacred Indian music

On Friday, into our inbox came news that Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga — playing in a few weeks at the Confluence — is set to record an album of sacred (and traditional) Indian music. And he’s appealing for support. (Krishna Das did it, after all.) Here’s the PayPal link. But you’re probably wondering what’s going … Continue reading Support the spread of sacred Indian music

The yoga of music goes to college

It’s not secret we’re big fans of Naren Schreiner, who leads Sangita Yoga — the Yoga of Music — and performed at last year’s Ashtanga Yoga Confluence and will be doing so again in May. He brings a sweet, light, quietly devotional perspective to music, focusing it on honoring the Divine. (Yes, somehow quiet even … Continue reading The yoga of music goes to college

The sacred roots of divine music in India

We’ve posted a few times about Naren Schreiner and Sangita Yoga, which performed at this year’s Confluence and is back on the schedule in 2014. (Here is a post with Sangita’s own video from the Confluence.) Naren is well and deeply steeped in the history of sacred music in India, has studied the tradition extensively in India, … Continue reading The sacred roots of divine music in India

A couple of chances to share in sacred music

This one’s a bit of a provincial post. Apologies. But both of these events seem worth some highlighting. First up, tomorrow — Sunday — in celebration of the full moon, the Pancha Vayus will be performing at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Encinitas/Carlsbad. The free event begins at 7 p.m. Directions for those who need them … Continue reading A couple of chances to share in sacred music

The Yoga of Music at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

I’m considering changing this blog’s name to the Confluence Music Countdown. Music, music, music. We can’t get away from it, despite my best efforts. This time, though, I’m more than happy to fill a post with some sacred music. Below is video produced by Sangita Yoga, who performed the sacred music at the Ashtanga Yoga … Continue reading The Yoga of Music at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence

Sacred music to point you to the ‘higher goal of yoga’

Among the many highlights from Bobbie’s two weeks and my one week down with Tim Miller in August was the chance to get a sneak peak of the musical performer who will take center stage on Saturday night at the 2013 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence. Well, performer seems not the right word, although Naren Schreiner — … Continue reading Sacred music to point you to the ‘higher goal of yoga’

Moving beyond asana into the yoga of music

We got a sneak peak at the musical part of the 2013 Confluence on Saturday night. In a single word? Wonderful. I know there were some at the first Confluence who thought that MC Yogi was, perhaps, a bit too electronic, a bit too DJ. You’ll be very happy with the musical focus this coming time … Continue reading Moving beyond asana into the yoga of music

Some ragas you ought to check out

If you’ve missed our coverage of Sangita Yoga and Naren Schreiner — well, you haven’t been paying attention, have you? As we noted earlier this month, Naren has finished a new album of sacred chants . Now there’s a quick video about it, which is well worth you time on a calm Saturday. From the … Continue reading Some ragas you ought to check out

‘Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine’

We’ve highlighted the music of Naren Schreiner — who has lead chanting and kirtan at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence — a few times. Now, we’re happy to report, his first full-production album is complete. As I hope you’ve surmised, it’s sacred music of India. Here’s a link to more. Key facts: Digital release date is … Continue reading ‘Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine’