In this episode, Liz Anjos, musician known as Pink Feathers, keys and vocalist for RAC, and runner for the Oiselle Team, explores the performative experience of running and music. Liz shares the meaning behind Pink Feathers, her solo music act, and reflects on her classical piano background. Liz discusses how she balances marathon training when she is on tour with RAC, including a recount of her most recent training for the Berlin Marathon.
“It’s medicinal to be so present. It’s medicine and wherever that student is, in that moment, they’re either able to swallow it and be like, ‘oh thank you,’ or it’s going to be so bitter, scary, and frightening that they need to go off and do some more work before they are really able to inhabit the present moment.” * In this episode, Kevin Courtney, yoga teacher and musician, tells the story of his musical background from playing guitar in his youth to exploring the healing power of shamanic ceremony music. Kevin recounts the first yoga class he ever attended and what drew him back to his mat. He discusses how his evolution as a yoga teacher has been centered on maintaining a spirit of openness, gratitude, and co-creation in a highly commercialized yoga world. Kevin reflects on his experiences teaching at Bonnaroo Music Festival and Wanderlust Yoga Festival. He shares the creative process behind his yoga music album “Nada Sadhana.” Lastly, Kevin provides insight on practicing presence in music, yoga, and everyday life.
In this episode, Gabriella and Solomon Masala, consultants, musicians, and bhakti yogis, share their respective spiritual backgrounds that led them to kirtan. They recount the story of how they met. Gabriella and Solomon discuss navigating a world where people may not share the same mindset as you. They explain what humility means to them and the importance of a spiritual community. Gabriella and Solomon reflect on their journey creating and releasing their latest album, Bhakti Masala. They describe recent, powerful kirtan experiences they have had. Lastly, Gabriella and Solomon preview upcoming projects and life changes for them.
Joel Davis is the Minister of Music of Black Swan Sounds Record Label and DJ of Terrasonic.
In this episode, Joel discusses his musical journey of working at numerous different yoga music companies, including his current work as the Minister of Music at Black Swan Sounds Record Label and his famous show Terrasonic, a global freeform mix show created in 2002 that is still airing weekly. Joel first provides his background in music. He explains how KGNU Community Radio in Boulder changed his life. He explains his journey working for numerous different yoga record labels, including Sounds True, White Swan Records, and Black Swan Sounds. Joel provides insight on the the intersection between music and spirituality. He discusses his collaborations with numerous yoga music artists, including DJ Drez, Srikalogy, and MC Yogi. Joel details three things he has learned from having his own radio show. He reveals his perspective on how music can heal the world and what he thinks is the future of yoga in the next 25 years.
In this episode, we discuss Avasa and Matty’s meditation and spiritual paths, their diverse musical influences, and their studies with teacher Juan Ruiz Naupari and Pneuma Yoga.