Music your soul will love: Yogi Tunes

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I just heard this saying the other day… “you’re only as young as the new things you do”. I also believe you can add, “…the new things you listen to.”

The new part of yourself that is touched when you hear a new song can be a powerful reminder that there is so much out there to discover, bringing a sense of youthfulness and love for this life.

Yogi Tunes, headed up by Alex King-Harris (a.k.a. musician extraordinaire: you can read my interview with him on elephant journal), motivated by a mission to provide their community with access to the healing powers of music, continues to be the go-to resource for music to feed this very place in your soul I am talking about.

Screen Shot 2013-10-19 at 2.26.39 PMMy favorite part about Yogi Tunes is that if you sign up for a membership, you receive new weekly music mixes, curated by some of the world’s top DJ’s… perfect for music lovers, yoga teachers/practitioners and those of us that like to treat ourselves to that little burst of life that comes when we hear and connect to new music.

I invite you to check out their new improved website (just launched this weekend) that offers:

  • New membership app with personal mix area where all your mixes are stored for easy access
  • Faster downloads & navigation
  • Tons of great new releases

Here are a few of my favorite mixes & albums: 

Happy connecting friends.

About Yogi Tunes: Where the sonic mastery of DJ culture meets the illuminated sensibilities of the yoga lifestyle. Yogi Tunes is an online music site dedicated to delivering a hand-picked catalog of music for relaxation, mediation, yoga, spas and other wellness environments and activities. We offer lots of free yoga music downloads, as well as monthly subscription music plans that deliver DJ-Mixed yoga playlists right to your inbox for a very low recurring fee. Unlike other music websites, ours is built by professional musicians who themselves are pioneers in creating and selecting music for wellness. Our goal is to be an effective curation and content filtering music service for people who need access to the right music at the right time for their positive lifestyle practices. Yogi Tunes is the National Music Partner of Yoga Rocks the Parkwww.yogi-tunes.com / Facebook

Another lifetime

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I’m moving today and found evidence of another life I had (that happens to be in this lifetime). I’m glad I have things like this to remind me because, sometimes it doesn’t seem like my life in India actually happened. Like maybe I dreamt the whole thing.  I think it’s because it’s hard to really get your head around a life at the beach in Encinitas and a life in Delhi. Both beautiful in their own ways, but they certainly don’t feel like the same planet.

Moving days for me are some of my favorite days (perhaps that’s why I have moved so much in my life). Reflecting, shedding of things and moving forward.

Feeling so grateful today.

P.S. Don’t be shocked if you see me at a local India restaurant wearing this little number, it’s too beautiful to be sitting in a closet for 2 years.

This and my headphones = heaven.

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What I was listening to (and have been since last Wednesday)…

a1466701856_2Download ‘Lovin’ Yourself’ now for free thru 9/3 as part of White Swan Records Free Music Wednesday in partnership with Yoga Rocks the Park. Saturated with harmonies and hip-hop beats, reggae bubbles and jazz horns, this set of intoxicating melodies is full of inspiration and uplift. “Lovin’ Yourself” states Avasa & Matty’s message of love simply and eloquently: “The love in you brings out the love in me. I wanna thank you for who you choose to be.” enjoy.

 

Pure magic in the park.

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Feeling so incredibly grateful to be part of this amazing beautiful community!!!

Thank you Jano Galindo (and your family) and Golden Love for sharing your true magic with all of us. Tim Flood for keeping us rockin’ every week (no sound, no rock  ), Liz Fautsch and the Sean O’Shea Foundation for all you do for our kiddos, Tari and the unbelievable Next Generation Yoga Team with our 20 little yogis today! Zac Armstrong and Brandi Daniels (couldn’t do this without you), Kaytlin Barr for capturing the magic of YRP, ToeSox for keeping everyone’s feet super happy, Juice Nation for keeping us thinking green, and to all of you who keep coming every week and bringing your love & light! Yoga kinda does rock thanks to all of you. Much love! ~ Traci

… and I love that we had some first timers to yoga (ever) today. So good. See you next week for the beautiful, super fun, yoga goddess Ashley Disharoon and the return of Jano with the beats.  YES!!!

YRP San Diego

Photo Courtesy of Lorraine Kline Galindo

San Diego Gets Ready For a Yoga Party in the Park in Support of Empowering Youth

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What’s cool about this event is it’s not only a celebration of yoga, music and the great outdoors, it’s a celebration in support of organizations that empower young people to reach their full potential through yoga, nutrition, environmental projects and service.

546236_387644967923279_1319724861_nSince its launch in 2008, Yoga Rocks the Park (YRP), nationally presented by Natural Fitness, has grown steadily from one small grassroots gathering in Denver, Colorado to one of the fastest growing, family-friendly, outdoor live music, yoga, and wellness celebrations in the United States. YRP has almost doubled its U.S. presence over the last year, with ongoing weekly events in over 14 cities across the country, including Boulder, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland and many others, with attendance topping over 400 yogis and their families in select cities.

As YRP events kick off in cities throughout the United States, YRP is proud to announce the launch of its weekly San Diego series beginning Sunday, August 4 – Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Events will take place on Sunday mornings during the summer at Stagecoach Park in Carlsbad, California from 8:30 am – 10:30 am, supported locally by Yoga Six, Toe Sox, True Nutrition, Paleo Pro, Yoga Tropics, and Ignite Yoga Fusion, among other local and national supporters, including Luna Bar, Rive, My Yoga Online, Yogi Tunes, be present, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Yoganonymous, Hanuman Festival, USA Mart and Natural Awakenings Magazine.

Each weekly event includes a 75-minute all-levels yoga class led by one of San Diego’s top yoga teachers, accompanied by live music from emerging and nationally recognized musicians, and a kids’ yoga camp to complement adult classes, designed for children aged 3-10, presented by the world renowned Next Generation Yoga Team. The camp begins a few minutes before the event and ends a few minutes after the adult class so parents can participate in the full practice.

Events also include a vendor village, providing guests with unique experiences and access to innovations in wellness with YRP’s national and local partners.

This year’s lineup includes yoga classes with Tracey Stockalper, Jenn Perell, Sarah Haughton, Ashton Szabo, Jano Galindo, Ashley Disharoon and Katie Brauer with live music from Mike Stockalper, Luke Williams, Steve Gold, DJ Golden Lane, DJ Jano and Mental Physix.

2013 San Diego Instructor + Live Music Schedule:

  • August 4 – Tracey Stockalper & Jenn Perell / Music by Mike Stockalper
  • August 11 – Sarah Haugton / Music by Luke Williams
  • August 18 – Ashton Szabo / Music by Steve Gold
  • August 25 – Jano Galindo / Music by DJ Golden Love
  • September 1 – (Labor Day Weekend) Ashley Disharoon / Music by DJ Jano
  • September 8 – Katie Brauer / Mental Physix – FREE DAY thanks to the generosity of Yoga Six!

Event Day Schedule:

  • 8:30 am: Registration opens + Music starts
  • 8:50–10:20 am: Camp Yoga Rocks for the Kids Presented by Next Generation Yoga (while Mom and Dad practice)
  • 9:00-10:15 am: Yoga and Live Music
  • 10:15-10:30 am: Music and visit wellness vendors

What’s cool about this event is it’s not only a celebration of yoga, music and the great outdoors, it’s a celebration in support of organizations that empower young people to reach their full potential through yoga, nutrition, environmental projects and service. Aside from offering the Camp Yoga Rock The Park Kids Yoga Class, Yoga Rocks The Park supports the Sean O’Shea Foundation who is committed to bringing yoga programs to public, private and charter schools, rehab centers, juvenile court appointed schools, pregnant teen programs, and hospitals. Their goal is to empower youth through yoga, nutrition and optimistic teachings that help to develop life skills that can enable youth to take responsibility for their life, develop respect for themselves and others, and have confidence in their own potential.

The second beneficiary of this event is the global organization, Kids for Peace (that happens to be headquartered locally in San Diego), on a mission to cultivate every child’s innate ability to foster peace through cross-cultural experiences and hands-on arts, service and environmental projects. Guided by the mission of Kids for Peace, our programs emphasize youth leadership, cross-cultural experiences, arts, service and caring for our earth.

“It is so heartwarming when I find organizations spreading a similar mission as the Sean O’Shea Foundation; wellness and the joy for life! We are proud to partner with “Yoga Rocks the Park” in San Diego this summer and we look forward to meeting new friends from the yoga community. We are pleased to be sharing our mission and work with the community and hope many of you join the Sean O’Shea Foundation, recently voted the Top Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” commented Gloria O’Shea, Sean O’Shea Foundation Founder and Executive Director.

The September 8th event will be a free day for the entire community and will be presented by Yoga Six.

Tickets are available for advance purchase on the event website at http://www.yogarocksthepark.com for $12 (cost is $15 at the park). YRP is now offering special discounted individual and family season passes available for purchase on the event website through August 19, 2013.

Complete event details can be found at www.yogarocksthepark.com!

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YRP San Diego Artist Luke Williams NOW featured in Yoga Rocks The Park Sounds of Summer on Yogi Tunes. Get your exclusive FREE DOWNLOAD now off his upcoming debut album, “From A Learning Heart”