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Seva CD

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.




Seva CD 5

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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.

Track Listing

  1. Alleluia from In-Between Lullabies–Sarah O. Martin www.sarahstunes.com
  2. Gate Gate from Artist of the Heart–Frannie Faith www.franniefaith.com
  3. Hare Rama from Soma-Bandhu: Friend of the Moon–Carrie Grossman www.thelightinside.org
  4. Om Namah Shivaya from Bhakti Treasure–Ned & Lynn www.bhaktitreasure.com
  5. Shri Ram Jai Ram–Irene Soléa www.irenesolea.com
  6. Mahatma’s Message from Elephant Power–MC Yogi www.mcyogi.com
  7. Hari Om from Amrita–Prajna Vieira and Ben Leinbach www.prajnavieira.com
  8. Lokah Samastah (Sean Dinsmore’s Happy Free Mix) from Sharanam–Sharon Gannon www.jivamuktiyoga.com
  9. Maha Lakshmi from 121–Satyaa & Pari & Mira www.satyaa-pari.com
  10. Om Namo Narayana from May All Beings Be Happy–Joseph Le Page www.iytyogatherapy.com
  11. Ave Maria from Mercy Songs–Mercedes Bahleda www.mercedesbahleda.com



Seva CD 2011

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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.

Track Listing

  1. Energy Origin from Crow Speaks Antonio Aversano crowspeaks.com
  2. Once I thought from A Dream I Had Charlie Braun charliebraun.com
  3. Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya from hOMe Steven Leonard stevenleonard.net
  4. L’chah Dodi from Coming Home Temple (Danya and Eyal) hebrewchanting.com
  5. Vishnu’s Dream (Om Namo Bhagavate) from Queen of Hearts Jai Uttal jaiuttal.com
  6. Mantra Dance from Dhamaru Dhamaru dhamaru.com
  7. Gayatri from Nataraj Eddy Nataraj eddynataraj.com
  8. Sri Ram Jai Ram from Dancing in the Heart Dave Russell daverussellkirtan.com
  9. Two Clay Feet (previously unreleased instrumental) Mimi Cross mimicross.com
  10. Arrival (previously unreleased) Kairos, Allison, and Shaun Laframboise handsdown.org



Seva CD 2010

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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.

Track Listing

  1. Sarvodaya Santi Mantra— A Swami Kripalu Chant
  2. Rag Yaman (excerpt) from Songs of the Heart Christine Ghezzo
    with Pedro Da Silva
  3. Wah Yantee from Grateful Ganesha Guru Ganesha Singh
  4. Ganapati Om from Japa Dave Stringer
  5. My Foolish Heart/Bhaja Govinda from Heart as Wide as the World Krishna Das
  6. Changing Your Trajectory/Saman Mantra (exerpt) from Following Sound into Silence: A Chanting CD Kailash
  7. Sharade from Reveal Girish
  8. Baba Hanuman from Sri Shantala
  9. Ram—A Swami Kripalu Chant



Seva CD 2009

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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.

Track Listing

  1. "Indian Nights" from Colors of the Mind, by Steve Gorn
  2. "Padma Lakshmi" from Mukti, by Satyaa & Pari
  3. "Gentle Awakening" from Sound Yoga, by Dean Evenson with Scott Huckabay
  4. "Om Asatoma" from The Essence, by Deva Premal
  5. "Black Mesa" from Ritual, by Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors
  6. "Surrender" from Maha Moha: The Great Delusion, by Wade Morissette
  7. “Lokha Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu” from Sanctuary, by Donna De Lory
  8. “Dina Dayal” from Dial M for Mantra, by Jai Uttal
  9. "Djun Groove in 6" (previously unreleased), by KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers
  10. "Ra Ma Da Sa from Grace", by Snatam Kaur
  11. "Bamboo & Synthesizer" (excerpt) from A Touch of Grace, by Jonathan Foust



Seva CD 2008

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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.

Track Listing

  1. “Dusty’s Girl” from Lady of the Spice Lands, by Chris Brenne
  2. “Midnight Raga” from Eight, by John de Kadt
  3. “Bajanam Bali” from Lotus Feet, by David Newman (Durga Das)
  4. “See Me Beautiful”, by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson
  5. “Krishna Govinda” from Fire of Devotion, by Sruti Ram and Ishwari
  6. “Show up and Be Heard” from Opium, by Wah!
  7. “Firetruck” from Slang Rhythm Speak, by KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers
  8. “Embrace” from In The Moment, by Mark Kelso
  9. “A Dream It Was Thought I” from Earth Spiral Water Sound, by Rich Goodhart