Lady of the Spice Lands
As yogis and yoginas alike streamed into City Centered Yoga, A Dana Baptiste Studio in Salt Lake City, they found a surprising sight. 'Hello, I will be your guitarist for today,' the voice expressed with the dry, jocular humor of the Swedish. Chris Brenne, a native of Sweden and a resident of Massachusetts, has just returned from a national tour headlining, of all venues, yoga studios. As it turned out, Brenne discovered that live music during yoga was a completely new thing. The idea of playing recorded music during a yoga practice is not new, especially if one practices in a boisterous neighborhood, but live accompaniment has rarely been done for a whole yoga session. Brenne was greeted with open arms and the results were stunning. River Morgan, an Aspen, Colorado registered yoga instructor who's unusual clientele includes celebrities and royalty commented, 'Chris Brenne is not only a phenomenal musician, but also a wonderful presence to have within a yoga class. His music flows through the yoga practice like a sweet companion to the breath. It is almost as if Chris could intuit where the practice was headed next and lead us into the grace of the sequences with the waves of his melodies. Across the board all of the students who experienced Chris' music were blown away and honored to practice yoga with his accompaniment.' From the artist: I try to be true to the music running around my head. In this instance, it just so happened that a former student and friend who became a health and healing instructor after overcoming a serious illness heard these pieces and encouraged me to create Lady of the Spice Lands (version 2.0). She says that she found the music to be 'heart-opening'. That has been one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. That it might reach even one person to that extent is humbling. Music has always been very dear to me. As a child it was my friend in need, my playmate to have fun with, my teacher and inspiration to find deeper meaning, culture, and a more fair society. And it's always been a close companion. Over the years I've also been an activist: environmental and social. I worked for Greenpeace for many years and as a teen I was very involved in political development and political youth groups. I have always strived towards combining these passions with music, which is a challenge, especially in our growing commercial world. I, therefore, thank you for your continued support and thank you for shopping at CDBaby, they provide a great service to musicians, the community and culture.