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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

Short Bio

Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) is a multi-genre recording artist, songstress, and kirtan artist who is loved for her rich, soulful voice, her radiant spirit, and her inspiring songs and chants that tap deep into the collective soul. She sings and teaches at leading festivals and studios across the country. Johanna’s albums have been nominated in conscious music awards and included in White Swan Records’ Best Yoga Music of the Year. She created Lullaby Yoga™ to create deep relaxation through restorative poses and heart-opening music. She also founded Shakti United!, a “spiritual Lilith Fair” which empowers the female voice and celebrates the Divine Feminine, and supports girls’ education through Mitrata Nepal.

Music Bio

Johanna Beekman (RYT-500) 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, mantra and world music.

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 an advanced registered yoga teacher, with specialties in therapeutic, gentle, restorative, yin, and meditation.

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Johanna’s recent work includes collaborations with award-winning yoga teachers and artists such as Saul David Raye, Jaya Lakshmi, Govindas and Radha, Kia Miller, Shiva Rea, Sara Ivanhoe, Fantuzzi, Larissa Stow & The Shakti Tribe, David Newman, and Dave Stringer. Johanna’s kirtan albums, produced by Ben Leinbach and Hans Christian, feature luminaries such as Donna De Lory, Girish, Benjy Wertheimer, Bibi McGill (Beyonce), Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, Daniel Paul, and Gina Sala.

She created Lullaby Yoga™, a unique fusion of dreamy chants, restorative, and yin yoga. She also founded Shakti United!, a “spiritual Lilith Fair” which empowers the female voice and celebrates the Divine Feminine, and supports girls’ education through Mitrata Nepal. She has dedicated her life to sharing her unique yoga classes and world-inspired soul-full kirtan at yoga studios, churches, and top festivals such as Festival of Colors, Bhakti and Shakti Fest, across the country.

Heart Beats One, Johanna’s critically acclaimed 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 Traveller 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 new album, 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 created with award-winning producer Ben Leinbach and features gorgeous guest appearances by Donna DeLory, Girish, Hans Christian, Lee Mirabal Harrington, Jared May, and Gawain Matthews. The track “Hey Ma Durga,” was nominated for Soul Traveller Radio’s Top 20 Conscious Music Songs of 2017, and “Hari Om” was included on White Swan Records’ Best Yoga Music of the Year playlist in 2017. The album has been described as a beautiful achievement… deeply healing… sublime… delicious… blissful goodness… a magical, musical experience… and more.

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. Get a taste of Lullaby Yoga here.

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Johanna 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 offers world-inspired soul-full kirtan for top festivals, yoga studios, and churches across the country. Her critically acclaimed albums Heart Beats One and Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul feature many of the original songs and chants that Lullaby Yoga participants have come to know and love. She also founded Shakti United!, a “spiritual Lilith Fair” which empowers the female voice and celebrates the Divine Feminine, and supports girls’ education through Mitrata Nepal.

 

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

 

Offerings

Live Music Yoga/Candlelight Live Music Yoga                             

Johanna provides live music for a popular class/teacher at your studio. She works seamlessly with teachers from all backgrounds to create an ambiance for a profound heart-opening music & yoga practice.

Lullaby Yoga Class

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. 

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Workshops (2- 3 Hours)

Lullaby Yoga Workshop

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

Johanna gently guides participants through a series of deeply relaxing poses while she sings adult lullabies to them. Music and chanting deepens facilitates the process by providing a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself.

Bhakti Heart Flow: Movement + Music 

This workshop explores the union of movement and mantra in a safe space to open the heart and the voice. We will explore Bhakti, an often-overlooked limb of yoga, using mantra, meditation & movement to draw mind and body awareness into the present moment. No previous chant or yoga experience required.

Soothing the Spirit of the World: Meditative Chanting

In this meditative workshop, we’ll experience the power of healing chants to focus the mind, deepen the breath, free the voice, and soothe the spirit.  For thousands of years, chanting and singing have been embraced as a vehicle for peace and transformation. By embodying these practices, we offer healing prayers for liberation, beginning within ourselves, and rippling out into the world.

All levels welcome, no previous chanting, or singing experience necessary.

Free Your Voice, Free your Soul

This workshop is an upbeat, playful exploration of the human voice, designed for everyone.  Johanna gently guides participants to unlearn their ideas about singing in order to uncover their own unique voices. Together we’ll create and explore light-hearted chants and harmonies, just for the joy and freedom of it. No previous singing or chanting experience is necessary.

Johanna Beekman tours the country with her infectious song-stylings, inspiring a new freedom of voice and spirit, during her kirtan events. Participants often become a part of the creation of the chants, layering on their own unique voices.

 

Events (2 hours)

Soul-Full Kirtan

Johanna delivers sizzling gospel-soul infused world chant experiences with a full band. Her upbeat events feature soulful devotional chants that allow audiences to connect deeply to both their own energy and the collective soul.

 Mini Kirtan + Lullaby Yoga  (2 Hours)

Johanna leads a heart-opening chanting session immediately followed by a deep, restful yoga class.

Church Worship/Meditation Music

Johanna offers music (worship, meditation, kirtan, chant, etc.) at Unity, Center for Spiritual Living, and other services.

 

Packages

Mix and match any of these events:

Kirtan + Yoga, Lullaby Yoga, or Workshop 

Quotes

  • Kelly Luschombe Bea, Kirtan Singer

    What an exhilarating experience to be part of this magic carpet ride of fire and love! Johanna Beekman brings in such passion and beauty... Love her soul, Shakti, harmonies and wild abandon! She takes us all There!

  • Ben Leinbach, Award-winning producer, composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist

    This album is a super sweet collection of soulful, soothing songs. Sorry about the alliteration. Johanna's voice is rich and her singing impassioned. The songs are inviting, moving, and deep. I produced, recorded, and mixed this album. Johanna and i did some co-writing on a few of the tracks as well.

  • Johanna, your beautiful album "Beyond Love" arrived yesterday, and I am thrilled to include this fine musical work in the Astreaux World Radio streams, and to present it in some special one hour programs heard on affiliate stations as well. Thank you for sharing this with me!

  • Lin Lungta

    I beyond love your new CD.

  • Shayne Locke

    Johanna “is making . . . an impact with her own brand of Lullaby Yoga. Johanna Beekman is a Kirtan artist whose new album, Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul ventures deeper into the heart space beyond love.”

  • Wah!

    Thank you for the beautiful album!  It is a beautiful achievement, and a lovely mix of styles. . . . I’m sure many people will benefit from listening and chanting to your album.

  • Leanne Wood, Miss Bliss Bubble Radio

    This week on Bliss Bubble Radio, I'm featuring music from the just-released Beyond Love, by Johanna Beekman. [It] is filled with blissful goodness sure to create a sonic landscape of deep connection to all that is Divine within and beyond.

  • Allison Sobel, master yoga teacher

    Thank you Johanna. It's a magical, musical experience that dives “BEYOND LOVE” into the Great Radiant Heart <3 It's SO GOOD! A must for any student or teacher of yoga, meditation, kirtan, and music lover. . . . Can't wait to play this CD in this week's classes. Bravo!

  • Sharon Randall

    I am so enjoying your new album. My heart was broken open with a deep healing . . . Thank you for bringing this love to us all.

  • Carolyn Adair Bechtold

    I am loving the album, Heart Beats One . . . it was remarkable. Thank you for the love and light you share and generate. It profoundly effects me.

  • Hans Christian, musician and producer

    Johanna blesses us again! This new album is a perfect follow-up to her stunning Heart Beats One. When Johanna sings, we listen and we get inspired by her sublime voice and delicious musicality. Beyond Love is irresistible!

  • Shanti Shivani, Indian Classical Singer

    I really love your Heart Beats One CD. My favorite chant is Hallelujah Govinda. It sings in my body at night, if I listened to it during the day.

  • Swami Brahmananda

    Johanna Beekman's soulful voice opens my heart and lets my Spirit soar.

  • RhiannonVocalist and Associate Professor 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.

  • Suzannah Doyle, Composer and Performer

    Johanna writes and performs deep, emotional, flowing music that touches the heart.

  • Kia MillerInternationally 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.

  • RhiannonVocalist, 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 CarsonCo-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 LeinbachAward-winning producer, composer, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist

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

  • Miranda KnoxMaster Yoga Instructor

    The new CD is AWESOME! I love it.  She/everyone nailed it 🙂

  • Toby Pomeroy

    The Heart Beats One album is amazing, beautiful, touching… incredibly well done!!

  • Tom RobinsonMarketing Manager, Breitenbush Hot Springs

    [Heart Beats One is] a wonderful piece of work.

  • Sara IvanhoeInternationally Acclaimed Yoga Instructor

    An amazing voice!

  • Daniel StewartKirtan Artist and Owner, Rising Lotus, Sherman Oaks, CA

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

  • Brenda PatoineThe 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 Rosenguitarist 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 Wertheimerkirtan 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.

  • 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 Christianmusician 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 Dahnmaster 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!

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

  • 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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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.)

Listen to Beyond Love

(Hear samples from every track—or buy the album—on the Beyond Love 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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Where You May Have Seen Johanna

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