The live musical performances during yoga classes are “mantra-based” meaning traditional Sanskrit mantras are softly introduced into modern acoustic guitar music. The intention of the mantra music, which John is most passionate about, is simple: to foster community, healing, empowerment & well-being through the universal language/vibration of live music combined with yoga practice. The sound dynamics created during a performance in the studio through singing and chanting syncopated to the breathe of the yoga practice, is extremely powerful. The music is specifically tailored to each individual instructor’s teaching style, and the response has been overwhelming - often the live music classes become the highest attended at studios.
John studied yoga and Vedanta philosophy through The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (Bahamas), where he was awarded the title "Yoga Siromani" teacher of yoga, and given the spiritual name "MahaDeva" by his teacher Swamiji Brahmananda. He has
also had the honour of learning about
mantra, kirtan & the Sanskrit language
through workshops with great teachers
and Sanskrit language teacher
John continues to be inspired,
influenced, and open to all forms of
music, which is the universal language.
Recent exciting projects include
being awarded the soundtrack to the
Canadian independent film “The Farmer’s
Sun”, creating the original soundtrack
for WWE celebrity Trish Stratus' yoga
home practice DVD, and he is the co-founder/organizer of
"Yogafest" as well as "Anandafest",
Canada's premier annual yoga retreat &
festival, which continues to build
community. He often performs as many as
250+ times a year at yoga studios, and
workshops as part of his band projects,
and as a solo artist, while also providing karma service to many charitable organizations.
Please contact us at your preferred
method of communication to book solo,
duo or band performances at your studio,
workshop or event. Join us on social
media to keep up to date on
performances, news, events, and feel
free to visit the blog at the top of the
Please contact us at your preferred method of communication to book solo, duo or band performances at your studio, workshop or event. Join us on social media to keep up to date on performances, news, events, and feel free to visit the blog at the top of the page.