The Kripalu Experience on Disc
Produced by the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA), the Seva CD series includes tracks ranging from meditative to uplifting to joyously exuberant, which together evoke what it’s like to spend a day at Kripalu. Learn more about the inception of the Seva CD series.
The musicians who contributed to the project donated their work, thus giving the CD its name (seva is Sanskrit for “selfless service”). A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of each CD goes to Teaching for Diversity, a Kripalu-sponsored grant program for bringing yoga to underserved populations.
This latest edition of the Seva CD collection features music selected to create an evocative flow to accompany your classes and personal practice. This compilation begins with a moving hymn-like invocation, glides seamlessly into the gentle grooves of chants and uplifting rhythms, and closes with the sonic embrace of sacred sounding.
The Sanskrit word svadharma loosely translates as “your essential self’s ultimate purpose”—showing up for what your higher self is called to do. The mix on this edition of the Seva CD is intended as inspiration for you to follow that call. Whether you’re taking a personal retreat into yoga, setting out on a journey (inner or outer), or finally tackling that project that’s been waiting for you, let this unique collection of music provide you with a gentle and uplifting soundtrack to evoke your deeper calling.
We are excited to bring you Sounds of Bhakti, our third compilation in the Seva CD series. The word bhakti means devotion in Sanskrit, and we’ve selected an array of tracks from various artists that embody the devotional power of chant. This unique collection is ideal for your personal practice, your classes, and your listening pleasure anytime. As an added bonus, the CD begins and ends with rare recordings of Swami Kripalu chanting.
We are delighted to bring you Seva CD Vol. 2, our second disc in the Seva CD series. For this CD, we’ve selected an array of tracks that are a perfect fit for yoga classes—starting with mellow grooves to help set the tone for centering and warm-ups, building in tempo to support asana flow, and then softening into serene melodies for relaxation and Savasana. This unique collection of melodies, chants, and joyous harmonies is also ideal for your personal practice and for your listening pleasure anytime.
The CD features atmospheric music from Chris Brenne and Mark Kelso; soulful song from Wah!, Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, and Rich Goodhart; transporting kirtan from Sruti Ram and Ishwari—and, of course, totally danceable drumming by KDZ.