Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band - BhaktiFest West
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Kirtan, Yoga

New Orleans’ Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band (Alvin Young and Gwendolyn Colman) are regarded as one of the guiding voices of kirtan music in America. They put a New Orleans and American stamp on kirtan by merging ancient mantras with rock, funk, gospel, and world grooves. Their dynamic music has opened peoples’ ears and hearts to the power of mantra music within and beyond the yoga world.
Their latest album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Chart. Their songs have also appeared on three Putumayo World Music compilations. They are a favorite headliner at yoga and music festivals nationwide. This year they will make their third trip to the New Orleans Jazz Festival stage, where last year named them a top pick of the day, along with Robert Plant and Phish.
Sean is also a well-loved yoga teacher and storyteller who savors bringing together the creative, heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. He’s the founder of Wild Lotus Yoga studios in New Orleans, and Soul School an interdisciplinary yoga teacher-training program that focuses on teaching yoga with imagination and skill. Visit the band’s website at