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Bhakti Immersion Kirtan Festival May 18-21

It has become a wonderful annual tradition for me to take part in a Bhakti Yoga Retreat at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas with His Grace Radhanath Swami. Although Maharaj is unable to attend this year, we’re keeping the the tradition going. This year, we bring amazing kirtaniyas, who are very dear to my heart, together to […]

Kirtan with Mayapuris and Lokanath Maharaja AYNY

We had an amazing kirtan at Eddie Stern’s Ashtanga Yoga and Sri Ganesha Temple with the Mayapuris and Lokanath Maharaja. The music went late into the night… Listen to the entire Kirtan! To listen, click on the links below then press play. To download, Right Click on the word “Download” and select “Save As…” from […]

24 Hour Kirtan – Post Your Media

The 2009 24 Hour Kirtan was the best yet! We are working on processing the multi track recordings that we recorded but in the mean time, please add a comment and share links to your own photos, videos and recordings from the event! Listen to the entire Kirtan! To listen, click on the links below […]

Kirtan Hits Broadway – Kirtan at The Shala

Our show at The Shala was an intimate gathering of about fifty people, but all fifty of them had a smile plastered on their faces throughout the entire show. When our enthusiastic friend and fan, Dennis, stood up and began dancing, his energy was infectious. Suddenly, everyone was dancing, and I thought for a minute […]

Yoga Journal Conference with Shiva Rea and Ashley Turner

As part of the Yoga Journal Conference, Shiva Rea gave a Flow Yoga class titled “Rasa: The Yoga of Liberating Love.”  We accompanied her with some kirtan, drumming and, thanks to MC Yogi, a little bit of rap. Later, we played a deep, mellow kirtan during a free community yoga class given by Ashley Turner. […]

Ten Million Moons – The Long-Awaited CD Release Party

Finally, it was time to release the album that we had been working on for the last two and a half years: Ten Million Moons. Eddie Stern’s Asthanga Yoga New York and Sri Ganesha Temple, always being supportive, offered to host the event. It was the perfect venue because it had an Old World ambiance […]

Kirtan at Jivamukti with Nahdi

We know Nahdi from the Bhakti Immersion Retreat with Sharon Gannon, and she invited us to play some soothing instrumental music during one of her yoga classes at Jivamukti Yoga in NYC.  Before the performance, Nahdi was kind enough to run some of us up to the Jivamukti Cafe for a tasty lunch, while the […]

Hudson Kirtan Workshop and Performance (with CBS News)

EDITORS NOTE: Sunday June 7th CBS will premiere “Faith, Culture and Music” which features As Kindred Spirits. Click here to find you local show time. CBS contacted us to find out if they would include a segment about our band in their upcoming show on religious music. We invited them to follow us around on […]

AKS Featured on CBS News – Show Times

A few weeks ago, while we were in Hudson NY a CBS New film team came and hung out with us for about 8 hours. The unit was/is working on an interfaith religion special, called Faith, Music and Culture which will be broadcast Sunday, June 7, on the CBS Television Network nationwide. Click here for […]

Jammin’ w Jeff Greene in NYC

I first met Jeff Greene with John Kruth a little while back and we went out to a funky musical instrument store in the Village. There were instruments from all over the world hanging off the walls. When we saw Jeff again at the East West Living fundraiser he invited us over to his apartment […]

Light on Mumbai Fundraiser

East West Yoga/Books/Living is a group of beautiful conscious spaces in Manhattan on 5th Ave – bookstore, yoga studio, ayurveda, and now also a gallery of the work of Alex and Alyson Grey. Our friend Michael Ferranti, who’s the Ayurvedic doctor on staff there, hosted a fundraiser for the victims of the Mumbai massacre. There […]