Johanna Beekman is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan leader who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her evocative, inspiring songs and devotional chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She is equally comfortable performing sacred kirtan music for yoga festivals and classes, rhythmic world-beat grooves for dancers, and soulful ballads for concert audiences. Johanna’s music is central to movement-meditation-based RhythmAsana workshops and her own unique Lullaby Yoga classes.
Heart Beats One, Johanna’s first album of original kirtan music from the traditions of yoga, features guest appearances by Ben Leinbach, Benjy Wertheimer, Girish, Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda, Gina Sala, Daniel Paul, Hans Christian, Bibi McGill, and other esteemed members of the global kirtan community. The album, which was nominated as one of the top Conscious Music Albums of 2015 by Soul Traveler Radio, has been described by reviewers, musicians, and kirtan enthusiasts as stellar… stunning… gorgeous… beautiful… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary…. It shines from beginning to end.
Her soon-to-be-released Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul ventures even deeper into the heart space beyond love. Inspired by her beloved Lullaby Yoga classes, the album creates a sacred soundscape that’s ideal for gentle yoga, quiet chanting, meditation, deep rest, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic movement, and other healing modalities. Beyond Love was produced by award-winning producer Ben Leinbach and features gorgeous guest appearances by Donna DeLory, Girish, Hans Christian, Lee Mirabal Harrington, Jared May, and Gawain Matthews.
In the non-kirtan world, Johanna’s work has taken on a life of its own. Her ability to create unforgettable songs in almost any genre is well-documented in her previous recordings, including The Edge of Divine. And her a cappella anthem Free to Decide (Breathe) has been performed by ensembles and choirs across North America.
You can read more about Johanna on the Johanna Who? page, the Lullaby Yoga page, and the Back Story page. the Press page includes links to interviews, podcasts, and reviews. Johanna’s blog posts and newsletters are archived at the Blog page. And of course, you can always check Events to learn when and where you can see and hear Johanna live. She is currently booking her Beyond Love tour. Reach out if you would like to bring Johanna to your town!