Music @ SYF2023
(The 2023 Musical Artists Will Be Announced Soon!)
From kirtan to sound-healing, sacred music artists and DJ’s, the Sedona Yoga Festival 2023 music line-up will have something for everyone! Below is a list of 2022 performing artists.
Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
New Orleans’ Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band create a universal style of cross-cultural spiritual music filtered through the depth, sincerity, and soul of their own American and ancestral roots. Their music merges conscious lyrics, sacred chants from the spiritual traditions of yoga and beyond, and roots, rock, gospel, and global grooves. They are known for creating interactive, soul-stirring songs to dance and sing along with as well as to grieve and heal. Inclusion on three Putumayo albums has helped propel the band’s music to listeners across the globe. Their last album ‘Unity’ debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their new album Mystery was just released on Be Still Records. They are a favorite headliner at conscious music festivals across the U.S. and have played The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on multiple occasions.
For more info, visit www.SeanJohnsonAndTheWildLotusBand.com
Hemalayaa empowers with her unique blend of traditional and modern mentorship and coaching. She provides tools to break down barriers that hold us back from experiencing a powerful spiritual connection. Hemalayaa is passionate about leading women to your own truth as well as inspiring a yogic lifestyle. Her work inspires and motivates thousands of women to live healthy and joyful lives. She facilitates her work globally and stars in numerous DVDs. She also hosts her own TV show, “Bolly Blast”, bringing fitness to a whole new level of fun through yoga and dance. Hemalayaa has toured internationally with several yoga/conscious festivals and conferences including Wanderlust, Yoga Journal, LIB, Bhakti Fest, and many more.
Hemalayaa’s magnetic energy leads all into a liberated state of being: balanced in true self-acceptance and a passion for life.
DTO composes, performs, and teaches piano and electronic music for yoga, weddings, and inspirational events to heal and awaken. His songs combine him playing piano, digital music production, collaborations with several vocalists, and powerfully moving sanskrit mantra to further the awakening and expansion through their sacred sounds. He is part of a powerful crew of musicians known as Buddha Music Group who together all contribute to “raising the vibration of the planet through art and music.” Dave is a powerful vessel for changing lives, uplifting and awakening souls, and bringing ones closer to their healthiest, best self. Be sure to find him on the SYF schedule! dtomusic.com
Join chant artist, and inspirational teacher, David Newman (Durga Das) for a healing and uplifting journey into kirtan and the teachings of bhakti yoga. David will share his beautiful music and melodies, to provide the setting for a deep and blissful group chanting experience, and offer practical insights for embracing mantra practice, and the path of love as a way of life.
David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the #1 iTunes World Music bestseller Love is Awake. David is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Timebound Traveler. David travels the world spreading the joy of mantra and the healing power of sound, and sees his life mission simply as “spreading the love.”
Crisanto Santa Ana
Crisanto Santa Ana is a DJ and Music Producer hailing out of Orange County, California. From DJing clubs to festivals and other conscious gatherings, Crisanto continues to spread good music and positive vibes. He innovatively spins at major music & yoga festivals such as Lightning In A Bottle, Shakti & Bhakti Festival, Lucidity Festival. Crisanto instantly transforms any party into a dancing marathon for all ages. His array of music selection is boundless, crossing musical genres as he intuitively reads what the crowd is craving for. Crisanto is currently working with world renowned music artist MC YOGI producing music in the studio and touring the globe.
SUKHA is a mantra band and musical yoga and sound duo from Southern California. Nicole (Sukhmani), E-RYT500, and her husband yogi/guitarist, Steven (Sukhman), E-RYT200. SUKHA exists to open the doors for others to fall in love with the elevating effects and healing powers of mantra, yoga, meditation and sound healing. They produce & compose their own blend of unique and (folk & rock-inspired) mantra music showcasing their accessible yet unique writing style, Sukhman’s expressive and masterful guitar and Sukhmani’s powerful and buttery voice. SUKHA music is woven into Sukhmani’s Yoga classes, trainings and workshops. They also regularly lead Kirtan and support other yoga teachers with mantra music for various styles of yoga. They are also the creators of critically-acclaimed Sound Bliss®, a mantra and sound bath experience with live music. SUKHA’s international and national tours often include an eclectic mix of world-class musicians. Regular presenters at many festivals including Sat Nam Fest, Ahimsa Yoga Fest, Sedona Yoga Festival and creators of Fire-Aid Mantra-Thon in 2018), participants in Kirtan Aid, SUKHA is known for their high-vibration & heart centered delivery. Sukha’s dynamic full-length albums include their award winning debut mantra album (2016) RISE, (a concept album inspired by the root chakra), and their (2018) critically acclaimed album CUSP (an album inspired by the sacral chakra) – their latest release, FIRE (2022) out now! SUKHA has had the honor of playing onstage with with Jon De Kadt, Tripp Dudley, Jared May, Matthew Charles-Heulitt, Jai Uttal, Guru Singh, Guru Ganesha and many more.
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.