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.