We have the chance to collaborate with talented artists who you’ll have the opportunity to discover through your yoga practice at our studio… without a fix schedule in the spontaneity of the present moment!
Bios of Musicians
DJ MH Bee (Marie-Hélène Brousseau)
Music has nourished me since I was young. It’s also saved me at times. I officially starting DJing in my early twenties, but this beautiful story with music started when I would spend my Sundays dancing around the kitchen table. Since then I’ve grown a bit, played here and there throughout Montreal, from Saint-Sulpice to Circus, passing through Parking Pub, the Bistro Chez Roger and Salon Daomé. I’ve become less and less nocturnal these days; I sometimes play at Bily Kun and Plan B. I love free and creative sets, where all blends are possible: electro, folk, soul, trip hop, old dusty blues, fado, soft middle-eastern. I love the power of words – even in languages that I don’t understand – and the power of melodies. I waswon over by the yoga practice a few years ago and am thrilled to surf with you at Wanderlust.
From Côte d’Ivoire, Gotta Lago embodies the wealth, beauty and warmth of Africa in its traditions and cultural diversity. Gotta Lago is the recipient of three scholarships established: one in 2009, CALQ (Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec) a second in 2010, the ACC (Canada Council for the Arts) and a third in 2013. All served to artistic research, creating music and African vocal art. This lover of jazz and classical music grew up in a traditional musical universe. Based in Montreal since 1998, Gotta participated in many music festivals and collaborated with painters, teachers of yoga, contemporary dance, and theater environment. He is a storyteller, percussionist dancer and musician.
First it was the classical violin, orchestra and choir in high school. Then the electric guitar and singing in bars. A degree in music therapy was waiting for me to visit this amazing journey. By following this path, I stumbled upon a large Tibetan bowl … I made it my friend. And yoga helps me to vibrate in harmony with what is. For me, music supports practice and helps guide the mind to the present. When I play for yoga classes, I like to let the violin, guitar, voice and line a bowl conducive to the internalization and meditation room.
Ina’s passion for voice and improvised singing has led her to explore this art in many different contexts – from the shamanic culture of her native country – Brazil, to the academic context in Montreal (chant pop at Uqam), and most recently as a disciple of the Gundecha brothers, the world foremost exponents of Dhrupad. Dhrupad is the most ancient and devotional type of Indian singing, and is, in its essence, pure Naad Yoga (Yoga of Sound). “To journey into the very source of sound within, and to transmit this spaciousness through singing, this is my intention and my dharma.” Together with Guillaume Duchesneau Ina has created “Shunya,”a musical project based on meditative improvisation. Visit http://inafilip.ca/ for releases and performance dates.
DJ Neerav’s mission in life is to bring positive vibes to the people wherever he plays. Equally adept at playing tribal, trance or ambient music, he favors world beat selections created or remixed by cutting edge artists as well as a fusion of DJ and Live musicians (Boreal Groove, Ina).
A veteran of renowned Interchill Records, he has toured the globe DJing at international music festivals in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and beyond.
He is also involved in many local projects in Quebec, supporting the local ecstatic dance and music scene (Flow, Northern Flow, Dance Jam) as well as Yoga and Tribal Dance events through his musical experience.
I am a vocalist based out of Montréal, currently involved in an electro-pop project – Magmatic, and a folk vocal trio – Fruiting Bodies. I’ve also been singing for yoga classes for more than 3 years now and it has been such a gift to my personal practice as a singer. I use Tibetan singing bowls, a loop/effects pedal, guitar and my voice to accompany the class. My aim is to support your yoga practice with a flow of music; with layers of vocals and bell tones that help you to deepen into a meditative mind and deepen into your breath. Yoga and singing mesh well together because they are both based on the movement of the breath. So as you follow your breath, I follow along with mine.
“I’ve been playing music for yoga classes since 2009, as a complement to my practice of yoga which began in my teens. I took up the guzheng in 2006 and made the decision to pursue music seriously during the summer of 2012, the same summer I was lead designer of a large installation at Burning Man in Nevada, representing the Montreal regional delegation. The experience of being a part of this enormous undertaking firmly solidified my commitment to art and additionally infected me with the rhythms of electronic music – a torrential source of inspiration for my work. During the umpteen-thousand hours of music-making since lessons on cello at the age of four, I’ve never solidified musical ideas in the form of songs or compositions; for whatever reason I’ve always held onto the belief that music-making should always be spontaneous – that I should strive to explore my ideas as they unfold, and nurture the process by which that happens. ”
Rafaelle Mackay is a vocalist , born and raised in MTL . Singing is like a survival !
I have studied voice in various ways, one being in Hindustani classical vocal music in northern India. I have been singing for yoga classes and creating meditation concerts for about 5 years. I use a Tambura, a soft drown instrument from India , Tibetan bowls and soft percussive instruments to support my voice through out the class. I am also a therapeutic musician, working with palliative care patients in hospitals and private homes and a Massage therapist . I was inspired a couple of years ago to create a CD for massage therapy and yoga. You can listen to it here :www.penombrasound.bandcamp.com I am really happy to support you with sensitive and inspiring music for your developing yoga practice !
Pierre-Olivier is a multi-instrumentalist in several emergent music groups in Montreal: Ô (world / fusion), Grre en famille (reggae / ska / gipsy) and Ciel Éther (concerts of crystal’s bowls, hang drum and didgeridoo). He collaborates frequently with a lot of local artists of the world music scene of Montréal for crossed concerts, sessions of studio recordings or still for evenings of Kirtans and Badjans.
Now, he works on his solo world music album with his new musical instruments of the category of ‘Hang Drum’, is ‘Innersound’ and ‘Bali Steel Pan’ by trying to cross the latter with the didgeridoo, the Jew’s harp and the other ancestral percussions of his personal collection. He also begins to incorporate the vibration massages with didgeridoo and Tibetan bowls into sessions of collective meditation as well as into the classes of yoga of any kinds hanging Savasana. By being himself a follower of yoga, he considers that the vibrations of his mesmerizing musical instruments are ideal in different cycles of yoga positions because they penetrate into the consciousness and offer at the same time the grounding and the lightness belong to the hanging participants during their practice.