Rob and Melissa
Rob and Melissa are bhakti yogis, teachers and kirtan singers devoted to celebrating the divine through the practice of kirtan (call and response chanting).
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’s kirtan is a fresh take on an ancient practice. Their heart-filled music blends Sanskrit chants with modern, accessible melodies and lush harmonies and has been described as “heart-opening bliss,” “joyful medicine,” and “love and devotion materialized!” Rob and Melissa’s 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 weekly and monthly donation based 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.
To learn more: www.robandmelissa.comSource: haleakuagardenfarm.secure.retreat.guru
Apr 19 - 25, 2019 (7 days)