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“Heart Beats One is a mystical brew full of love, beauty, and devotion. Dive into delight in a rich and magical mantra music adventure!”

– David Newman (Durga Das), kirtan artist

Music Bio

Johanna is a multi-genre recording artist, sacred songstress, yoga teacher, and kirtan artist. She is loved for her rich, soulful voice, radiant spirit, and evocative, inspiring songs.

Johanna’s devotional music springs from her roots in gospel, blue-eyed soul, and world music. Her introduction to the sacred art of chanting began at a young age with Krishna Das and Ram Dass. This has born fruit in recent years as she has dedicated her life to the path of yoga and chant. She created Lullaby Yoga, a unique fusion of dreamy chants and restorative and yin yoga. She also offers world-inspired gospel-infused kirtan for festivals, yoga studios, and churches across the country. Read More

Johanna’s critically acclaimed Heart Beats One album and her forthcoming album Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul feature many of her original songs and chants. Heart Beats One has been described by reviewers, musicians, kirtan artists, and yoga enthusiasts as stellar… stunning… gorgeous… magical… mystical… sweet… healing… haunting… amazing… extraordinary… and more.

Johanna has studied chanting with kirtan artists such as Gina Sala, Shantala, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das and Ram Dass; voice with renowned improvisational jazz singer Rhiannon and Grammy award-winning gospel artist Isaiah Jones Jr.; and songwriting with the mother of women’s music Chris Williamson. She holds a BS degree in Women’s Studies with a focus in improvisational and musical theater and is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500 by summer of 2017).

Johanna’s more recent work includes collaborations with award-winning yoga teachers and artists such as Saul David Raye, Ben Leinbach, Kia Miller, Sara Ivanhoe, Sianna Sherman, David Newman, Donna De Lorey, Dave Stringer, and Girish. She has served at most of the leading Kirtan and Yoga and Wellness festivals across the nation, such as Bhakti and Shakti Fest and Beloved Sacred Art and Music Festival.

For more about Johanna, visit johannasings.com. 

Lullaby Yoga Bio

Lullaby Yoga, created by Johanna Beekman, RYT 500, is a unique blend of restorative and yin yoga with heart-opening live music. Her classes focus on deep relaxation and healing using principles from therapeutic yoga, yoga nidra, bhakti yoga and nada (sound) yoga.

In Lullaby Yoga, Johanna gently guides participants through a series of deeply relaxing poses while singing to them. The music—a soothing blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures—facilitates the healing process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself. Johanna teaches Lullaby Yoga classes at world-class festivals and studios across the US.  Read More

She has recorded, performed, and taught with yoga and kirtan luminaries including Gina Sala, Donna DeLory, Saul David Raye, Kia Miller, Sianna Sherman,  Girish, and Dave Stringer.

She occasionally leads a heart-opening kirtan followed immediately by an extended Lullaby Yoga cool-down. Johanna’s critically acclaimed Heart Beats One album and her forthcoming album Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul feature many of the original songs and chants that Lullaby Yoga have come to know and love. For more about Johanna, visit johannasings.comFor more about Johanna, visit johannasings.com.

 

Johanna has delivered a stellar, timeless, amazing new album expanding the genre of kirtan
music with hypnotic rhythms, gorgeous vocal melodies, dreamy soundscapes, and an all-star cast of guest performers.

– Daniel Riddle, musician, recording engineer, and producer at Mazinga Studio

 

Download Johanna’s Resume
Johanna Beekman resume

Videos


Johanna performs “Wade in the Water / Shree Ram Jay Ram” at Bhakti Fest 2016


Johanna performs “Hallelujah Govinda” at Bhakti Fest 2016


Johanna performs “Om Guru Deva” at Bhakti Fest 2016

 

Listen to Heart Beats One

Listen to three tracks from Heart Beats One, Johanna’s critically-acclaimed album. (Hear samples from every track—or buy the album—on the Heart Beats One page in the Recordings menu.)

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Johanna’s voice bursts with love and passion on her new CD Heart Beats One. She is a stellar singer with a deep commitment to healing and spiritual transformation.

— Hans Christian, musician and producer

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Social Media and Music Links

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Where You May Have Seen Johanna

Unify Fest   Lovelight   Bhakti Fest   Shakti Fest    Beloved   1891155_421503251328459_1994988156_n    True Nature Fest  Bhakti Village  Ahimsa   Mahabuta    Return of the Star Tribes   Festival of Colors    One Love Experience

Quotes

Kia Miller

Internationally Acclaimed Yoga Instructor, Radiant Body Yoga

Johanna's music [in my yoga class] was sublime.... She is such a bright light.

Swami Mahat-tattva Dasa

I found the music to be soothing… pleasantly grounding.... Overall the blend of western and eastern music is tastefully done.

Rhiannon

Vocalist, Recording Artist, and Associate Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music

Johanna uses her rich, vibrant voice like wings, telling us the stories from the depth of her soul.... She is a gem.

Mina Carson

Co-author, Girls Rock: 50 Years of Women in Rock and Roll

Johanna delivers her heartfelt songs with passion and profound musicianship. She has a stunning stylistic range and a voice that never quits.

Ben Leinbach

Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist

Johanna's music has depth, passion, power, and great messages.

Sara Ivanhoe

Internationally Acclaimed Yoga Instructor

An amazing voice!

Daniel Stewart

Kirtan Artist and Owner, Rising Lotus, Sherman Oaks, CA

Singing with Johanna Beekman was the highlight of my Pranafest experience!

Brenda Patoine

The Bhakti Beat

Heart Beats One is a gem of a first offering from this Northwest bhakti yogini. Thank you for the sweet offering and lovely album.

Sid Rosen

guitarist and kirtan artist

I just finished listening to Johanna’s beautiful new CD Heart Beats One, and feel like I’ve returned from a trip across the galaxy. She creates such a consistently compelling devotional mood with so many talented musicians… the CD is so skillfully recorded, mixed and mastered… it will no doubt reside on peoples’ playlists next to Deva Premal, Snatam Kaur and Gina Sala.

David Newman (Durga Das)

kirtan artist

Heart Beats One is a mystical brew full of love, beauty, and devotion. Dive into delight in a rich and magical mantra music adventure!

Benjy Wertheimer

kirtan artist

Heart Beats One is a sweet, beautiful, and sincere offering…. It has many truly magical moments, and wonderful performances by a wide range of artists that I also love.

Daniel Riddle

Johanna has delivered a stellar, timeless, amazing new album expanding the genre of kirtan music with hypnotic rhythms, gorgeous vocal melodies, dreamy soundscapes, and an all-star cast of guest performers.

Hans Christian

musician and producer

Johanna’s voice bursts with love and passion on her new CD Heart Beats One. She is a stellar singer with a deep commitment to healing and spiritual transformation.

Judith Dahn

master yoga instructor

This is an extraordinary CD. I can’t stop listening to it. Each time I listen I hear more. When I am not listening to it, the songs fill my mind and comfort me. Johanna sings from a depth of heart that invokes a deeper and deeper journey on a sacred vibration. I love, love, love this work of art. It is a gem. A must hear. Bravo! Bravo!

Debi Buzil

Johanna’s debut, Heart Beats One, is stunning.... Johanna is blessed with a clear voice and vision along with abundant creativity.

Gary Goldberg

I love hearing and playing "Heart Beats One" on my radio shows. Every song is goes deep into my heart.... Honestly, I can't praise it enough.

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