Kirtan (call and response chanting) is the heartbeat of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Rob and Melissa’s kirtan is a fresh take on an ancient practice and their heart-filled songs blend Sanskrit chants with modern, accessible melodies and lush harmonies. Their music has been described as “heart-opening bliss,” “joyful medicine,” and “love and devotion materialized!” Whether you’re new to kirtan or a life long devotee, Rob and Melissa create a fun, accessible and sacred space...the perfect setting for a joy-filled celebration of the divine!
About Rob and Melissa:
Rob and Melissa are Bhakti yogis, teachers and kirtan singers devoted to celebrating the divine through the practice of kirtan. Their latest CD, Tejase, was produced by award-winning mantra music producer Ben Leinbach (Jai Uttal, Deva Premal, and many more) and has been described as “heart-opening bliss,” “joyful medicine,” and “love and devotion materialized!”
When Rob and Melissa first met, neither of them sang kirtan or practiced Bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion). By the time they married two years later, the foundation of their partnership was a mutual desire to place love and devotion as their number one priorities. As these seeds of devotion grew, Rob and Melissa naturally gravitated toward kirtan and Bhakti yoga.
Rob and Melissa are eternally grateful for the transformative yoga practice of kirtan, devotion and singing from the heart. Their personal mantra of “Be Nice and Have Fun” has become the foundation of their life philosophy, and their gift is sharing this joy through mantra and movement.
Rob and Melissa are based in the Pacific Northwest, but their music keeps them on the move, and they've shared their kirtan as far away as Italy and India. When they aren't on the road, they lead regular weekly and monthly kirtans in Seattle, WA. In addition to sharing their music at yoga studios and festivals, they teach Bhakti workshops (including modules for Teacher Training programs), lead retreats and provide live music for yoga classes.
Learn more: http://www.robandmelissa.com/