Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul is Johanna’s second album of sacred music from the traditions of yoga. The album is largely the result of a serious car accident. While recovering from being hit by a careless driver, Johanna focused her creative energy on healing through music and through restorative yoga—the yoga of deep relaxation. Eventually she combined these two powerful healing practices and created Lullaby Yoga—her unique fusion of restorative and yin yoga with heart-opening live music.
The music—a blend of original and traditional pieces from a variety of global cultures—provides a luxurious, peaceful space for the mind to rest while the body relaxes, rebalances, and restores itself. The soothing, soulful songs on this album are inspired by, and often part of, Johanna’s Lullaby Yoga classes. The gentle flow the album creates is ideal for yoga, quiet chanting, meditation, deep rest, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic movement, and other healing modalities.
Johanna developed and recorded the album with award-winning producer Ben Leinbach. Tracks feature guest appearances bymusical luminaries Donna DeLory, Girish, Hans Christian, Lee Mirabai Harrington, Jared May, and Gawain Mathews. In the words of master musician Hans Christian, “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!”
Johanna Beekman is a multi-genre recording artist, performer, and kirtan leader, and the creator of Lullaby Yoga. 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, as well as an early introduction to the sacred art of chanting and yoga with Krishna Das and Ram Das. Today Johanna sings and teaches at leading festivals, studios, and churches across the country. Her beloved fourth album, Heart Beats One, was nominated as one of the best conscious music albums of 2015. Her new album, Beyond Love: Soothing Songs for the Soul, moves even deeper into the heart space beyond love.
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!
I beyond love your new CD.
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.”
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!
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!