Govindas is a yoga teacher and kirtanist based in Santa Monica, Califorinia. He teaches a unique style that he calls Bhakti Vinyasa, which is a soulful, bhakti-based, devotionally infused yoga experience that incorporates chanting, pranayama, purifying vinyasa flows, and free-form movement to open the heart and dance with spirit.
Living in the hot-bed of yoga in Southern California, he has spent many years studying the healing power of yoga with such renowned teachers as Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest, Saul David Raye, and Mark Whitwell. He is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba and has been led deeper into the sacred tradition or kirtan and the paths of devotion and service by Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Bhagavan Das, and Ram Dass.
In 2009 Govindas and his wife Radha opened Bhakti Yoga Shala, a donation-based yoga studio in Santa Monica that emphasizes their devotional approach. They have released two CDs: Waves of Love and Endless Surrender Kirtan Experience.
For more information, please visit Govindas website: www.kirtanwithgovindas.com, and if you're ever in Santa Monica, treat yourself to one of his classes.