Bhakti Fest 2019!!! Jai Uttal is on the lineup All good vibes~ plus amazing artists Mike Love, Poranguí, Krishna Das & many more ~ Message me for discounted tickets! I'd love to see you there! transcendent yoga music party ~ Joshua Tree CA Sept 25-30 🌵🧘🏻♀️ . . . #musicfestival #yogafestival #bhaktifest #jaiuttal #mikelove #porangui #mikeypauker #krishnadas #johannabeekman #jossjaffe #tabla #raga #kirtan #chant #yoga #mantra #classical #reggae #dub #vocal #mantrachanting #radhe #mantramusic #bhakti #devotion #love #yogamusic
Hanging with my brother Oliver Charles post show during his return to the Bowl with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals last night! It was both my first time seeing them and going to a show at The Hollywood Bowl. Wow! What a beautiful night! Oliver is one of the most humble and open hearted human beings I have ever encountered. His brotherhood in my life has been truly healing. Feeling seen for my gifts and blessed to have the opportunity to celebrate his. As a member of the audience I could feel true devotion to his craft. Ben, Juan, Leon and Oliver are all masters of craft! An inspiration to witness for sure! What a life!
This weekend it’s going down at @totalityfestival in Joshua Tree!!! Use the code Mikeypauker and receive a $22.22 discount! Excited to share the line up with Atyya, Equanimous, Geometre, Kayla and more!! Join us!!
Sometimes you gotta ride the unicorn! Just a reminder to have some fun! May you find some joy in this beautiful week to come!
“Praying in a circle teaches us about our humanity. Praying in a circle is how we learn about the human being prayer. Our humanity and vulnerability are precious to our creator.” - George Bertelstein from his book “A Clear And Simple Prayer” ————————————- Every time I read the words of my medicine dad George Bertelstein, I feel deeply connected to all that is. When my rebbe Reb Shalom Brodt ZL’ passed a couple years ago it was challenging for me to find a new teacher and mentor who spoke directly to my soul. For a few years after I left Yeshivah in Jerusalem I began exploring my prayer practice focusing on re-wilding myself. Taking day trips to redwood groves, hiking out to the tops of mountains in Joshua Tree and finding the wild man in me so I could find my authentic prayer of the heart. In these expansive spaces I felt liberated and deeply connected with my creator. As time went along I began yearning for my spiritual community, where I could pray and also support other human beings who were facing similar challenges as we walked this red road. I found Wilderness Torah and and Medicine Path in Berkeley CA, both are communities that have my become my spiritual home. There’s nothing like hearing the prayers of the people we love and supporting them through the process. Praying with George and Rabbi Zelig has taught me the importance of listening and sharing with vulnerability. When we can deeply listen we understand that all of us are weaving the one heart prayer. ————————————- I’m co-facilitating two High Holiday experiences with my dear friend Aleksandra Dubov in the Bay Area in a few weeks! During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we will have the opportunity to create authentic prayers in community. We will witness each other and explore grounding these prayers into our body. Breathe work. Yoga. Hebrew Chant. Meditation and Dance all included. ———————————— September 30th: An Embodied Rosh Hashana Dance Journey at @ashkenazberkeley at 10am! AND October 8th-9th: A Yom Kippur Embodiment Retreat at my eco-farm community in Marin CA. 2 days. Options for camping or shared housing. Please visit Mikeypauker.com for tickets. Looking forward to praying with you! ❤️🙏
Tour Announcement: Nevada City & SF, I’m coming home!!! I had the honor of opening up for David Block’s new project Gone Gone Beyond at Envision Festival last February in beautiful Costa Rica! I’ve been loving their new album and videos! Last week David reached out and invited me to join him for two special shows in both Nevada City and SF! Two venues I have been excited to play at for a while now! I’ll have a handful of new songs to share! Mark your calendars! ———————————— 10.2 @minersfoundry 10.4 @publicworkssf
It’s been a year since I played my debut show at Red Rocks!! I just close my eyes and I’m transported back to that moment, grounded, and deeply connected to spirit, participating in divine intervention in real time. A trippy experience for sure!! Ever since that every single show, no matter where we go, has felt just as important and riveting. Red Rocks woke me up! My reverence for music has never felt so pure! This has been a year of tremendous growth emotionally and artistically. With the momentum of my new breakthrough full-length album on its way, I look forward to returning to this place as a headliner!! Anything is possible! ————————————— Picture by @wallyographypw At Red Rocks supporting Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Chronixx, Common Kings, Through The Roots, Zion I and DJ Mackle!!❤️🙏💥
HIVE MIND: PLEASE COMMENT: What are your thoughts about the resources being used for Burning Man during these crazy days where the Amazon is burning? Anything happening at the playa this year to create both action steps and collective prayer and intention to save the Amazon? Just some thoughts here. I’m def not throwing BM under the bus, just thinking of creative solutions while hearing your thoughts and ideas. Big love to all you souls traveling to the dust this year and to all those souls choosing to stay in your communities spreading the love! ——————————————————— This pic is from burning man via 2015 by @aleksandra_lovetography
Brotherhood. Deep listening. Vulnerable truths. Collaboration. Tenderness. Grateful to be working with @akaraproject on my new single “Miss You.” Big thanks to my coach and A&R @shivas_secret for connecting us! Looking forward to mixing this track with a release this fall or winter. More to come! Pic by @karinshimo ❤️🙏💥
What's your authentic prayer? How do we access it in a way that feels vulnerable and creates an intimate relationship with creator? I always begin with meditation to clear the mind, body movement to move the energy and some gratitude practice to open my perception to all the blessings that surround us. Only then can I ask for help. Only then I access something that feels tender, raw and riveting. Its a practice. Some days are easier than others. Maybe this is something that can work for you? ——————————————————— During the High Holidays my dear friend @aleksandradubov and I will be offering two prayer experiences that are guaranteed to launch your new year with the momentum of finding your authentic embodied prayer. Both offerings will include meditation, communal singing in Hebrew, English and Sanskrit, breathwork and body movement in the hopes of creating a golden bridge between you and your creator. Both spaces are open to people of all faiths and a safe space for experimentation in prayer. From what I know there hasn't been a High Holiday series of offerings quite like this before. ——————————————————— 9/30- SHEMA: An Embodied Rosh Hashana Dance Journey @ The Ashkenaz in Berkeley. 10am-2pm. All ages. $40-$60 (Sliding Scale). ——————————————————— 10/8-10/9- Shema: A Yom Kippur Embodiment Retreat @ Private Villa in Marin. 3:30pm on 10/8 through 9pm on 10/9. All Ages. $110-$180 (Sliding Scale). ————————————————— Please visit mikeypauker.com or DM me for ticket links. ❤️🙏💥🌵 Pic by @karinshimo during our recording session for my new single “Miss you,” at Decibelle Studios in San Francisco.
“If you have a prayer, say it. If you have a pipe, smoke it. If you have Medicine, offer it. If you need Medicine, ask for it. If you have love, give it. If you need love, ask for it. Movement and change are the underlying principles of the Universe, every Universe. The resistance to movement and change causes all the suffering in the human world. Be like the water. Never stop flowing from Here to There.” - @george.bertelstein A great reminder from my medicine papa George Bertelstein from his new book: “A Clear And Simple Prayer.” Really feeling this after I completed my summer tour and started focusing on the many projects for this next season. A great reminder to be like the water. Always flowing. Always softening and allowing! Pic by @grey_son and @_mooonshinee_
The sun rises over the mauna.. "You found out you are your own Guru, This energy and frequency just like Mauna Kea, yeah, You are your own Guru, This energy and frequency just like Mountain Medicine, Say what you want, today's gonna make you feel something, This darkness inside, gonna make your heart feel complete, .... Let your walls down. " -Mikey Pauker #sacredmaunakea #sacredsites #sovereign #maunakea #aoletmt #musicalmedicine #protectmaunakea #globalfamily #mikeypauker #consciousmusic #takeyourpowerback #beyourownguru #epicsunrise
I am beyond excited to be co-hosting two creative and transformative offerings for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with my dear friend @aleksandradubov in the bay area!! On Monday September 30th: SHEMA: An Embodied Rosh Hashana Dance Journey @ The Ashkenaz in Berkeley! We will guide the community through the prayer with a live band, group chanting, breathwork meditation and Yoga practices. Ever been to Day Breaker or Ecstatic Dance? Picture that with projected siddurim, great lights and sound and group participation. October 8th & 9th: Shema: An Embodied Yom Kippur Retreat that will be taking place on my land in San Rafael. We will also be joined by a live band however will be praying outside amongst my beautiful garden. This will be a 1.5 day event, with camping and select indoor options available! We will be weaving liturgy from traditional, progressive (Earth based) Jewish wisdom and borrowing spiritual technology from yogic eastern faiths. This is a post-denominational experience and an all-inclusive spiritual space. All faiths and people are welcome to join! Concluding our retreat we will be hosting an organic and vegetarian break the fast meal! (Juices, Soups Etc). This is a call to all my friends who want to experience an option to Jewish prayer that is authentic and truly transformative. This is a body and heart centered devotional prayer experience! If you're interested please click on the facebook links below to RSVP and purchase your tickets. We have early bird and student tickets available only until Sept 1st! Grab them before they sell out!! Check my page for links!
Playing music. On Shabbat. At Beloved. These are a few of my favorite things. So much love and gratitude for @mikeypauker and @belovedpresents #shabbatshalom #belovedfestival #mikeypauker #music #shabbat #beloved #shabbos #musicfestival #love #gratitude #rest #thesoundofmusic
I’m really looking forward to reuniting with my Bhakti Family next month in Joshua Tree. I will be playing Friday late afternoon on the main stage and offering a special Shabbos themed set. I’ve been writing some brand new chants and I can’t wait to share them with you! This festival features works class devotional music, uplifting yoga classes, powerful workshops, delicious vending and more all in beautiful Joshua Tree, CA!!! I have a handful of discounted tickets available so grab them before they sell out. DM Me for more info!! 🌵💥🙏❤️
It was a honor to lead Kabbalat Shabbat at @belovedpresents this year! I intend to offer many more of these uplifting earth based musical ceremonies in the years to come. Be on the look out for more of these offerings music festival near you! Big thanks to all the musicians who played and to all who prayed with us!
| don’t let this world lock you out of your soul | This weekend at @arisefestival, @_mooonshinee_ and I were fortunate enough to connect with the incredible @mikeypauker. Over two days at the festival, and a show at @lostlakedenver, we got to experience three amazing performances by him, and get to know him as an artist and as a friend. If you ever have the chance to see Mikey perform, you’ll get some deep insight into his story and into what motivates and inspires him. @mikeypauker, thank you for sharing your energy with us - and for holding nothing back, whether it be your light or your darkness. 🙏🏼 See you soon!
I will forever remember my first experience performing at @arisefestival this past weekend. Upon waking up today I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all the miraculous coincidences that have transpired. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our workshops and musical performances. Big love to my band: Sam, Jiho and Will for your skill and craft that really elevated each song. Also thanks to Amber Lily and Tubby Love for joining us during our set. New friendships were made with The Reminders, Leah Song and Sage Cook and more deepening with Satsang, Porangui and Sunsquabi. I’m honored to be part of this musical family! ——————————————————— Big love to @grey_son @_mooonshinee_ for your captivating photography. I am blown away by your big hearts and mastery. Wow! What a collection of images! ——————————————————— Headed out to @belovedpresents tomorrow! Join us at the Doorway To Devotion for a special Shabbat prayer at 7pm. All are welcome! ❤️
It was an honor to join these lovely humans for our social justice and music panel at @arisefestival this past weekend! Big thanks to Leah Song (Rising Appalachia) Amber Lily, Big Samir & Aja Black (The Reminders), Drew McManus (Satsang) for your soulful collaborations. Looking forward to when our paths cross soon! More pics to come soon.
Here we go!!! Stoked to be back in Colorado playing at ARISE Festival today solo at The Big Sunrise Dome At 11:45am for a songwriters in the round with Amber Lily and Sage cook! Also at 1:40pm at the Eagle Stage with the band. The line up is incredible: Porangui, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Sunsquabi, Tipper, Clozee and yours truly!! See ya at @arisefestival
I’m honored to be returning to @belovedpresents this year! I’ll be offering an Earth Based Shabbat prayer at this year’s festival! We will journey from the head to the heart chanting sacred Hebrew and English prayers calling upon the divine goddess, giving thanks and praising all that exists! Instead of offering a set inspired by the liturgy we will be actually offering a Shabbat prayer service with a full Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv! We are pioneering a new way to offer Shabbat prayer at music festivals! I’ll be joined by an all star lineup of musicians including: Joss Jaffe, Candace Wase, Greg Allen, Doug Chernick, Tali Weinberg and more! Join us at 7pm @ The Doorway To Devotion Friday August 9th. Also big thanks to Ophir Haberer and One Table who will donating funds for a delicious dinner following our prayer! DM me and I’ll send you the signup for our free Shabbat meal! All are welcome to join!!See you in the forest!! ❤️🌲🌲🌳🌿🌵🙏
If you have a dream go for it! Don’t let anyone’s story get in the way of your shine. Today’s a new day! So we might as well live to the fullest. See you at @arisefestival this weekend! Stoked to reunite with my musical family! Pic by @molliehull at CA World Fest
There will be peace on the earth! Long as there’s life, there’s hope! La la la la!
Who dat be?!? That’s me! Saturday July 27th, I’ll be playing a very special and intimate solo concert and workshop at The Napa Valley Yoga Center from 3-5pm. I’ll be joined by Eddie Eisiminger who will guide us through a yoga flow as I accompany with live music. Afterwards I’ll play some new songs and share the hidden inspiration behind them. Only $45. All Ages. 1115 Jordan Lane, Napa CA See you soon!!!
I am thrilled to be performing at @ARISEFestival. Join me at ARISE in beautiful Colorado on Saturday August 3rd on the Eagle Stage at 1:45pm right after Porangui and before Tubby Love & Amber Lily. Also at 6pm on The Salt Stage Sunday August 4th!! I’ll also offering music and story at these workshops: August 2nd: Shakti Power with Shiva Grace and Danye Seraye @ Yoga Sanctuary at 12pm August 3rd: Songwriters In The Round with Sage Cook and Amber Lily @ Big Sunrise Dome At 11:45am August 4th: Music, Social Justice & Political Engagement: Singing Truth To Power with Leah Song, Drew McManus, Big Samir and Amber Lily @ Big Sunrise Dome at 2pm Get your tickets now! #arisefestival
The past couple of months of summer tour have been unbelievable! From headlining Soulplay + The Shalom Tour with Shantala in the Northwest + Mystic Rising + Mystic Rising after party with Trevor hall and Yaima + Cali World Fest with Toots & The Maytals and completing my midwest tour with @mikelovemusic ——————————————————— This Saturday July 27th I join yoga teacher Eddie Eisiminger at the Napa Valley Yoga Center for a special workshop and solo concert where we will move through a guided yoga class with music by yours truly. I will offer an acoustic set blended with stories about the inspiration behind my songs. Join is at 3pm-5:30pm! All ages. Dm me for details! —————————————————— This pic captures the moment I sang with @trevorhallmusic at the Mystic Rising Afterparty a couple weeks ago! Pic by Jeff Eichen
There's still time to register for PHILOSOflow next Saturday! Yoga with our beloved Eddie Eisiminger and live tunes by folk/world artist Mikey Pauker! It's going to be a magical afternoon of mindful movement, creative energy and journeying within. 💫 Link in our bio to register! We hope to see you there! 💚 . . . . #napavalleyyogacenter #yoga #yogaflow #philosophy #livemusic #mikeypauker #folkmusic #acoustic #yogaevent #downtownnapa #mindfulmovement
Last night’s gig in Kalamazoo was off the charts. You were one of the most welcoming audiences I have shared my music with! Thanks to all the many souls who shared your heart song with us last night! It’s was a pleasure to meet you! Next up @evanstonspace tonight with @mikelovemusic! Doors are at 7pm and I play at 8pm sharp! See ya soon Evanston! ❤️🙏💥
What a beautiful life!! It’s shows like this that remind me of all the positivity that exists in our world. We are blessed! ❤️ Thank you @caworldfest 📸 by the talented @molliehull —————————————————— Next up my solo tour opening for reggae legend @mikelovemusic 7.16 @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (Kalamazoo, MI) 7.17 @ SPACE (Evanston,IL) 7.18 @ Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater (St Louis,MO) 7.19 @ Colectivo Coffee (Milwaukee,WI) See you on the road! 🙏
WOW! I had a blast at @caworldfest this weekend! It was incredible to sing with so many of you! Much gratitude to all these brothers who joined me last night on the Spot Light stage opening for Delhi 2 Dublin and Toots &The Maytals! It was truly an honor to share these musical vibrations with you! I have a good feeling that I’ll be returning! I’m headed to the midwest tomorrow supporting my dear bro @mikelovemusic this week! First stop at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo Michigan Tuesday night! See you soon!! Pic by @beingwithmila
After yesterday’s set at @caworldfest I met this wonderful soul. Something I really love about Cali World Fest is the inter-generational community who participate. There something special about music that has the ability of touching hearts no matter what age we are. I’m looking forward to continuing my songwriting development in reaching the heart and souls of all generations to come! Tonight we play the Meadow/Spotlight Stage at 6:30pm-7:15pm with the full band! Stoked to sing with you. Pic by @beingwithmila
Our very special PHILOSOflow event is in just 2 weeks! 🌚 Saturday, July 27th at 3-5PM, yoga with Eddie Eisiminger and live music by Mikey Pauker! It will be an empowering, creative and transcendent afternoon! 😄 Eddie Eisiminger chimes in... "Come spend an afternoon creating intentional community, cultivating creativity, and moving with deep intention. Inspiration will be found here." ✨ Register through the link in our bio! . . . . #napavalleyyogacenter #napavalley #yogaalldamnday #yogaflow #livemusic #mikeypauker #inspiredliving #mindfulmovement #creativity
Today’s set at @caworldfest was so much fun! Great to see so many friends and to make so many more! Big love to @beauaskew for sitting in on percussion! We will be featuring him during our evening set tomorrow from 6:30pm-7:15 with the full band! See ya on the Spotlight Stage tomorrow night opening for Toots & The Maytals! Big love fam! ❤️🙏💥🌵 Pic by @beingwithmila
So looking forward to playing @caworldfest this weekend in Grass Valley, CA. I’ll be sharing the bill with some of the most profound artists in world music including Toots & The Maytals, Lila Downs, Trombone Shorty, Ayla Nereo among others! I play in a duo on Friday afternoon and a set Saturday night with my full band! Tickets are still available! See you this weekend!
Registration is open for our special PHILOSOflow event!✨ Saturday, July 27, 3pm to 5pm Join Eddie Eisiminger and musician Mikey Pauker for a live music + yoga flow + philosophy experience 🌛 . . We are so excited to welcome Mikey Pauker to our amazing yoga community! The combination of Mikey's energizing music and Eddie Eisiminger's unique yoga flow & philosophy will be an afternoon you won't want to miss! Come soak up the vibes and immerse yourself in an uplifting, invigorating, spiritual experience of yoga, music & philosophy! . . . . #napavalleyyogacenter #napavalley #yoga #livemusic #mikeypauker #frequency #vibration #philosophy #innerpeace #journeywithin #inspiredliving #wellness
Last night I had the opportunity to sing with my brother Trevor Hall during his set at the Mystic Rising Afterparty. Trevor asked me to sing Nahko’s verse on “Uncle Jo” a song speaking about tending to sacred brotherhood. Last night’s duet will be a moment I’ll always cherish and feels like a major turning point in my life. I’m honored to have a friendship and brother who’s offering his music with humility and integrity. He’s the walking the talk. Looking forward to what we create in the future. Big love!!
See you tonight at @mysticrising #afterparty with @trevorhallmusic !! Trevorhall $5 discount with code GB! 💦⛺️🦋🙏❤️🔥Camping and hot springs available!!! Plus @mikeypauker @yaimamusic @freedomtribe #freedomtribe @yaima #mikeypauker #mysticrising #trevorhallmusic #trevorhallfans #hugging #trio #contactdance #contactimprov
#livepainting #visionaryart by @anodedesign at the main stage at @mysticrising 🦋💦🌎🌈 @freedomtribe opens for @trevorhallmusic tonight 7/2! Plus @yaimamusic and @mikeypauker! #trevorhall afterparty is a #mysticrising mini festival with vendors and magical surprises! 🦋🌎💦⛺️🌈🙏Doors open 5:30! Get advance tix $30 + $5 off with code GB! 🌛🌜🧚🏼♀️👍🏼🐝Bless up fam! See you tonight! ⛺️💦PS: Camping is available at Wellsprings, too. #trevorhall #mysticrising #freedomtribe #yaima #mikeypauker Photo: @giselebisson @chainreactionpr @visibilityshift
Scenes from the ❤️opening magic of @mysticrising last weekend! Get here tonight for more happiness! @freedomtribe.id opens for @trevorhallmusic tonight 7/2! Plus @yaimamusic @mikeypauker! Much more! 🦋🌈🔥❤️#mysticrising mini festival with vendors and magical surprises! Doors open 5:30! Get advance tix $30 + $5 off with code GB! Bless up fam! See you tonight! PS: Camping is available at Wellsprings, too. #trevorhall #mysticrising #freedomtribe #yaima #mikeypauker #grouphug #hugs
@freedomtribe.id opens for @trevorhallmusic tonight 7/2! Plus @yaimamusic @mikeypauker! mysticrising mini festival with vendors and magical surprises! Doors open 5:30! Get advance tix $30 + $5 off with code GB! Bless up fam! See you tonight! PS: Camping is available at Wellsprings, too. #trevorhall #mysticrising #freedomtribe #yaima #mikeypauker 🦋⛺️🌎
Today I join Trevor Hall, Yaima, Freedom Tribe and special guest Kaila Weaver at the Mystic Rising Afterparty At Jackson Wellsprings! I am deeply honored to share the stage with so many inspirational artists! Doors are at 5:30pm! I play at 6:05pm! I will also be selling the last batch of CDs and tanks! Tonight we will sell out so come early!! See you soon family! ❤️🙏💥🌵
WOW what a night! It was such an honor to join @aylanereo during her final song with all these lovelies last night! I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing Ayla on her musical journey these past few years and she is really offering potent medicine! I recommend you make it your priority to see her within the next year! ——————————————————- THE SECRET IS OUT: Tomorrow night I am joining my brother @trevorhallmusic and friends @yaimamusic for the official Mystic Rising Afterparty! It’s gonna be a wild night! Tix are available at the Jackson Wellsprings! Grab them before they’re gone! Love ya! ❤️🙏💥
Thank you everyone who contributed to @mysticrising -- join us Tuesday 7/2 for @trevorhallmusic with @freedomtribe.id and @tubbylovemusic @amberlilymusic #aylanereo #samanthasweetwater #tubbylove #amberlily #mikeypauker #mysticfamily @fantuzzi_music #fantuzzi @fantuzzi_music @mikeypauker
High vibes at @mysticrising festival with this family. Every single of these human beings inspire me so much! It’s a rare occasion for us to come together sharing our music at the same gathering. I pray for many more opportunities to weave together! ❤️ 🙏💥 @tubbylovemusic @aylanereo
After the first 4 weeks of summer tour I feel deep in the flow. This is where I thrive. This weekend I am excited to reunite with so many of my beloved conscious music tribe at @mysticrising Festival. Many of these artists have all been coming up together these past years. I can’t speak for all of the artists but many have inspired me to keep pushing the needle forward even when I was ready to give up. I have so much respect for the intentional songwriting and narratives expressed in the lineup of musicians playing this weekend! It feels like coming home to a family reunion! Big thanks to Phil Lindsey the festival founder and producer giving me the opportunity to share my spark way before any promoter knew what to do with me. Ha! Thank you to Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Ayla Nereo, Yaima, Chris Berry, Satsang, Dustin Thomas, Kaila Weaver, Fantuzzi, Paul Izak, Chad Wilkins Trill LeBeau for finding your purpose and following your dharma! ——————————————————- I play acoustic tonight at 11:40pm. Also tomorrow at 5:15pm on the main stage right before Freedom Tribe and @satsangmusic ——————————————————- Picture by the amazing and talented Brooke Alexander ❤️🙏💥
Just found this little snapshot of one of our performances at Lucidity this spring. ☺️ Next show? Mystic Rising festival up in Ashland, Oregon this weekend! ❤️ And.... we have three deeescowntedd tickkkketttssss left for our community. Who wants ‘em? 😃 PM us if you do!
I’m beyond excited to reunite with my Ashland tribe at one of my favorite gatherings this weekend @mysticrising Festival. I’ll be playing an acoustic set Friday night and with my band Saturday late afternoon right before Freedom Tribe and Satsang! The line up is outstanding featuring some of the best names in conscious music including: Ayla Nereo, Yaima, Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Dustin Thomas, Kaila Weaver, Chad Wilkins, Chris Berry and more! I also have a few ASCENSION tank tops left! Grab them before they sell out! Big thanks to Phil Lindsey for putting together this one of a kind offering at Jackson Wellsprings! Tix are available online now! Also stick around for the after party to witness my brother Trevor Hall!!! See you soon!!
What a perfect way to close our #shalomtour with our beloved brother @mikeypauker and the extraordinary Bay Area guitarist/bassist Greg Barnett ... last night at @twodogyoga we were also blessed to be joined by @ginasalamantramusic and a full house of Seattle friends who sang their hearts out with us. The hues of sadness as we prepare to part company are also opening our hearts even further ... and fueling loving and vibrant discussions about our next chapter together. #mikeypauker #shantalamusic #bhakti #kirtan #gratitude #loveisthestrongestmedicine
Big love to this musical family right here! Our final gig on the SHALOM Tour was Sold Out! Big thanks to all who came out and supported us in Seattle and during this entire tour! Wow! It’s an honor to weave this musical basket with you all! Next up @mysticrising festival this weekend with some of my favs: Ayla Nereo, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Chris Berry, Yaima, Satsang and more! We play Saturday late afternoon! Come celebrate this wonderful life at this one of a kind musical gathering!
Tonight we conclude the SHALOM Tour, truly a bittersweet moment. We have covered a whole lot of ground these past 10 days. I’m so excited to close out the door with guest vocalist Gina Sala joining us. Big love to Benjy and Heather of Shantala for inviting me to join them on their yearly north western tour! I’m so looking forward to returning again in the future! Join us tonight at Two Dog Yoga in Seattle at 7:30pm! 7pm doors! We will sell out so please arrive on time. Looking forward to chanting with you!!! 🙏💥Pic by Brooke Alexander
Happy Solstice family! Here’s a pic of us stopping for a quick ferry stop at Orca’s Island today en route to Lopez. It has been truly a pleasure to spend the past few days in San Juan Islands near the border of Canada! In the past 48 hours I have witnessed so much animal medicine including Deers, Beavers and even a Bald Eagle. There’s something so serene and beautiful about leading kirtan for communities that move at a much slower pace. I feel more capable of feeling deeper into my emotional body and at the same time feeling closer to spirit in these moments of slowing down. Giving so much gratitude to my friends Heather, Benjy and Greg for the opportunity to join them on this North Western Tour. Tonight we play at Lopez Island @ Center Church at 91 Lopez road! 7pm! Tomorrow we conclude the SHALOM Tour in Seattle with special guest Gina Sala. See ya soon
Save the date for our special event next month! ✨Join Eddie Eisiminger and musician Mikey Pauker for a live music + yoga flow + philosophy experience Saturday, July 27, 3pm to 5pm. 🎶 . . Mikey Pauker has been recognized by TIME magazine as a top rising musician & has been featured at Bhakti Fest, Beloved Festival, Enchanted Forest, & other popular festivals. If you enjoy Trevor Hall and Michael Franti, you'll love Mikey Pauker. Experience his music on Spotify to get a taste of his amazing vibe. . . We are over the moon to welcome Mikey to our community for PHILOSOflow, an electrifying afternoon of uplifting music, yoga, & philosophy. Dive deep & soar high: our own Eddie Eisiminger will be your guide into a liberating exploration of body and mind, while Mikey and musical guests will weave sonic vibrations for the journey. This is going to be an incredible afternoon! All levels welcome. . . . #napavalleyyogacenter #yoga #livemusic #mikeypauker #goodvibes #goodtimes #wisdom #philosophy
Who ever thought I would offer Mystical Jewish Chant in a Nityananda Ashram?!? I certainly didn’t. The night before in a Buddhist Temple in Eugene and before that in a Universalist Church in Corvallis. Here’s a clip from last night’s gig at The Movement Center in Portland, OR! Big thanks to who have come to our shows and to Benjy, Heather and Greg for your devotion to your craft. It’s an honor to play with you!!This tour has been a beautiful weaving of spiritual lineages and I’m grateful to be playing for my first time at the @madronamindbody in Port Townsend Washington tomorrow night! Please spread the word! —————————————————— Video by @kavitakatmacmillan Song: Zamru By: Nava Tehila
So grateful to be playing at this epic new festival in Joshua Tree! @totalityfestival coming in strong with this lineup 🎵 🎵 ⭐️ 🎵 🎵 ⭐️ @_atyya_ @mikeypauker @koresmamusic @geometrae_music @djnaughtyprincess @peitzke @davoidmusic @arcturusound @explaura_peck @kailaweavermusic @colinmartincreates @evanh727 @premyogimusic @somnus_sound @hohm_music @samara_jade_music @sarahrosecolonna @soniesone_ @dawnstefan 🎵💫🌎 #totality #totalityfest #totalityfestival #highvibe #highvibes #musicfestival #musicfestivals #joshuatree #jtree #atyya #equanimous #naughtyprincess #mikeypauker #koresma #geometrae #bassmusic #goodnusicallday #festival #festivallineup #festivallineups #transformationalmusicfestival #totalitylineup
ASHLAND!!!! We are here! I had a great time Live on the air on #kskq public radio today! I was a guest with promoter Lloyde Barde to chat about The SHALOM Tour show with Shantala at The Jackson Wellsprings tomorrow night!! Word on the street is that tickets are going fast! Make sure to grab them online, in person at a few stores downtown or be there at 7pm for doors to claim your seat. Looking forward to sharing this one of a kind evening with you blending Hebrew, Sanskrit and English sacred chant and spiritual story! All are welcome!!❤️💥🙏🌵🔥
Still feeling lit up from a wonderful Soulplay Festival!!I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share my spark with this heart-centered community! More pics to come soon! Picture by Karl Baba
This is what a SOLD OUT crowd of high vibe, heart centered, dancing human beings look like at SoulPlay Festivals. I had one of the most life altering performances of my life on Saturday night! I felt so deeply connected to the community, as if we were weaving our hearts as one. I’ll never forget this weekend! Big thanks to my band Nate, Graham, Matt with special guests Colin Martin, Kr3ture and the vulnerable rally participants! Pic by @camillerevealed ————————————— Next stop ASHLAND Oregon Thursday June 13th 7:30pm Jackson Wellsprings with @shantala_music
Never gonna stop! Always moving forward! Next stop is @soulplayfestivals this weekend with @porangui @yemanjo @shylahray and more!! This summer is gonna be fiyah!!!!
Big News: —————————————— I am stoked to share my brand new single: I AM (Matt Williams) Remix I am have been a huge fan of Matt’s production for a while now. He has produced and collaborated with some of my favorite songwriters: Tubby Love, Amber Lily, Satsang and Chris Berry!! I hope you enjoy this fresh Electronic/Dub/Pop journey! —————————————————— “I AM” is inspired by the story of the prophet Eliyahu and his personal journey of transformation. After his journey to Sinai he hears Jah Almighty not in the loud crashing of thunder or quaking of the earth. Instead he becomes quiet in his heart and mind and hears Jah within himself from the still small voice. ——————————————————- I wrote this song after participating in a vision quest in Joshua Tree California. Before our group was sent out on the land we studied this story of Eliyahu to give us some perspective about accessing spirit through outer and inner work. I classify outer work as service for the world. An example is feeding the homeless and donating our time to lift up those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. In Judaism this is called Tikkun Olam. We are healing up the world around us. We are correcting the world through right intention, speech and action. What’s inner work? Cultivating a prayer practice, chanting, yoga and even meditation. Both kinds of work are vital to the evolution of our soul and the world. The act of journeying on a VisionQuest is an act of both inner and outer work. We Are literally climbing up mountains, walking through deserts, spending time in the forest through physical action, and then becoming very quiet to hear the inner voice. Some of us seek inspiration and a connection to a higher power through what’s outside of us rather than inside. I have come to learn that’s there isn’t one way to connect. I think the goal is to find as many ways to connect to spirit that serve us and to value all the ways everyone around us does aswell. We are always learning. Enjoy this anthem of self transformation! Love you! —————————————————— I AM (Matt Williams Remix) is available on Spotify, Apple Music and most digital retailers! Go visit my Instagram homepage to locate the Spotify link!
You know it’s funny, my entire life friends and team members have recommended I create two musical projects: One for my Jewish/Spiritual music and one for all the other songs. They told me it’s not marketable. That I would separate myself from potential listeners. I can’t separate the two and I never have been able to.I called their bluff. Bob Marley was an ambassador for God’s message and Rastafari and his music impacted millions of people. It has always been my intuition to create from a place of inspiration. My ancestry and lineage being a Jew has inspired me to walk the path of transformation and spiritual growth. What do you think of when you wake up in the morning? Write music from that place. Your narrative is wanted. We never know the impact that we are going to have with our music. And the beauty of the whole journey is we never know who we will touch. So, I’m calling you all in! Follow your own path. I guarantee you when you do that this life will open up in ways that you never thought were possible. This is a picture of me praying in the Panamint Valley during my yearly spiritual reset at Passover in the desert with Wilderness Torah.
In June, we are once again pairing up with Mikey Pauker to offer Sanskrit, Hebrew and English singing to open the heart. We will be accompanied by Greg Barnett on bass. This ShalOM tour is a synthesis of sacred chanting in the languages of Sanskrit and Hebrew and uplifting songs in the style of world folk music. The music is a blend of East and West, meditative and ecstatic, ancient and contemporary. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a lot of audience participation and invitation for all to sing. Tour dates and locations are below – for details and tickets please visit our event calendar at www.shantalamusic.com/calendar 6/13 Jackson Wellsprings (Ashland, OR) 6/14 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Corvallis, OR) 6/15 Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Temple (Eugene, OR) 6/16 The Movement Center, (Portland, OR) 6/18 Madrona MindBody Institute (Port Townsend, WA) 6/21 Altar Movement Studio (Friday Harbor, WA) 6/22 Center Church (Lopez Island, WA) 6/23 Two Dog Yoga (Seattle, WA) #shantalamusic #mikeypauker #gregbarnett #chanting #chantingmantras #devotion #divinelove #kirtanlove #kirtansoulartists #mantra #musicthatmovesyou #sacredmusic #shalom #spiritualmusic #worldmusic #oregonkirtan #oregonmusic #oregonmusicians #oregonmusicscene #oregonevents #kirtanoregon #kirtanwashington #washingtonkirtan #washingtonmusic #washingtonmusicians #washingtonmusicscene
In my element during our tour with @thepolishambassador last fall. Looking forward to sharing my new music with you all this summer at Soulplay, The Shalom Tour, Mystic Rising, Cali World Fest, Arise and Bhakti Fest!
Still feeling blessed after an amazing weekend performing at Shakti Fest. So much has transformed since my days in the desert. There’s a whole lot to be grateful for! Looking forward to sharing these soulful vibrations with you all during my summer tour! Check out my website for all my tour info! Pic by @kelseyerinsky
In two weeks I begin my summer tour! I’ll be beginning my travels headlining Soulplay Festival and this year we are SOLD OUT! Next up is my North West Tour with Shantala then playing Mystic Rising Festival in Ashland with some of my favorite artists including: Satsang, Tubby Love & Amber Lily, Dustin Thomas, Ayla Nereo, Yaima, Chris Berry and more! Stoked to play Cali World Fest with Toots & The Maytals, Trombone Shorty and Lila Downs. Stoked in August to play Arise and to finish up the tour at Bhakti Fest! We have more availability! If you wanna bring my band to your gathering be in touch! More TBA! See you on the road!
Last months experience at Passover In The Desert, is still fresh in my memory. Every year I write a theme song inspired by the festival’s theme. This year’s theme was “Weaving The Cultural Fabric” and somehow I pulled off writing a waltz tune... whoever thought they would be possible!! This was the moment when I taught this new melody to the village. Wow! What a shot’ Thanks Devin Gabhart for the pic!
Living and singing from the heart… So blessed by community 💕. #mainstage #shaktifast #bhaktifest #allstarjam #festival #yogafestival #mainstagefestival #festivalseason #bhakti #sangha #govindasandradha #johannabeekmanmusic #mikeypauker #larisastowandshaktitribe #jacquelinerosen #radha
BIG NEWS: This June I join my dear friends Shantala for the second round of The SHALOM Tour and this time we are blessing up the North West!! We will be sharing sacred song and story weaving Hebrew, Sanskrit and World music chants. Our tour last year in the southwest was incredible and I’m looking forward to bringing this one of a kind experience to all my friends in the Cascades! I’m giving thanks for this beautiful collaboration with Benjy & Heather Werthheimer and Greg Barnett!! ——————————————————- 6/13 @ Jackson Wellsprings (Ashland, OR) 6/14 @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Carvallis, OR) 6/15 @ Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Temple (Eugene OR) 6/16 @ The Movement Center, (Portland, OR) 6/18 @ Madrona Mindbody Institute (Port Townsend, WA) 6/21 @ Altar Movement Studio (Harbor, WA) 6/22 @ Center Church (Lopez Island, WA) 6/23 @ Two Dog Yoga (Seattle, WA) ——————————————————- Tickets will be available online! Check out Mikey Pauker.com for more info!!
Thank you for believing in me! Being a full time touring musician has been a wild ride and keeping my cool has been an addition to my spiritual practice. My faith and vision is stronger than ever! Stay tuned for a big announcement! ❤️🙏 Pic by @kelseyerinsky at @bhaktifest
I can’t wait to play for my first time at @caworldfest with Toots and The Maytals and many more! We have something very special planned for you! Grab your tickets now!!! ❤️🙏💥
Shakti And Bhakti Fest continues to crack my heart open year after year!!! This yoga and sacred music festival is weaving cross cultural spiritual music and I’m honored to represent the lineage of my ancestors: Earth Based Judaism. Big thanks to these musicians right here! You really brought the fiyah to Shakti Fest and I’m so grateful for you! Thanks Bali, Joss, Sita, Zach, Matt and Jared. Also not pictured Dave, Daniel, Radha, Srikala and Kiyoshi! I love you so much! See you all at Bhakti Fest this September!
Stoked to be bringing the magic to Shakti Fest in Joshua Tree today!!! I’ll be guiding us through a Shabbos themed set. I’m honored to be weaving Hebrew and Jewish mystical song at this sacred music festival! We hit at 4pm on the Shakti Stage right before @donnadelory and @mcyogi 💥🌵🙏❤️ pic by @ashleyjoannaphoto
This weekend I return to one of the best yoga and sacred music festivals: Shakti Fest! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends, teachers and fellow devotional musicians who have inspired me on this path! ❤️🙏🌵 ——————————————————- I’ll be playing with my band Friday May 10th at 4-5:30pm on the Shakti Stage right before @donnadelory and @mcyogi Also solo Sunday May 12th at 4-5:15pm at the Mantra Dome! Come say hey and grab a tank top! See you in Joshua tree!!!
So much gratitude for the abundance of brotherhood in my life right now. Here’s a beautiful moment captured the last morning of @lucidityfestival 💥❤️ I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both of these brothers in passing throughout the past year at a few gatherings, and they both requested I play my song “Believe.” It was the request of one of them that he freestyle over us singing this song and we each took a verse. I honestly remember starting as a trio and then and then blasting off into the cosmos. When we ended we were six and transformed by collective power of collaboration. I now look forward to deepening with these men whenever our paths will cross again. Here’s to leaning into the magic of the moment. You never know who’s going to be the most perfect collaborator. See you on the road! 📷 by @fostertheexplorer
Yoga Friends! I have one discounted ticket to SHAKTIFEST! Come practice yoga all day and live music all night in beautiful Joshua Tree CA! 🌵🕉🧘🏻♀️ . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogaeveryday #yogafestival #yogamusic #yogajournal #photoshoot #onzie #onziegear #jossjaffe #bhaktifest #artist #shaktifest #mantra #music #livemusic #festival #mikeypauker #jayalakshmi #donnadelory #jaiuttal #fannafiallah #sitadevi #johannabeekman
After living in Marin for the past 9 months I rarely have days off from tour when I have the flexibility to discover all the hip stores in my area. Yesterday I stopped by @heart_tribe and was greeted by the owner who knew my music. She distributes hats by my friend Willee Roberts aka Hampui Medicine Hats, Stones, Crystals, burner fashion, tarot and other divination tools. She introduced me to her friend Lisa Rueff who also knew of my music and she gifted me with this Heart shaped medicine necklace. She created this piece of jewelry to inspire more love in the world. Each necklace raises funds for the Jacmel Children’s Center in Haiti, which provides a loving home, and education for 27 orphans living in Jacmel Haiti. Before I was a full time touring musician I was working on my masters in education focusing on creating new experiential educational experiences for generations to come. I didn’t complete the program, but I do currently use the strategy of being an informal educator when I’m sharing my music each night. It feels really in alignment to be supporting an orphanage that focuses on weaving educational programs and a loving place to live. If you purchase one of the necklaces through Collective hearts you can use “Mikeylovesit” and receive 10% off. Also friends please check out Heart Tribe if you’re coming through the north bay! I’m loving this new t-shirt they gifted me. It feels so special to be able to support local designers that listen to my music! Give thanks! ❤️🌵🙏🔥
Waking up this morning with tears in my eyes for the collective journey our village weaved this past week in The Panamint Valley. These tears have been flowing for the past couple of days as my heart moved from contraction to opening. This year there truly was nowhere we could hide from the elements. Days with 107 degree heat with no breeze brought many unprocessed emotions to the service. I chose to greet my inner wilderness with acceptance and love as I served our community coordinating and facilitating the in-gathering through sacred song and prayer. I’m so deeply touched my the many musicians who stepped up and contributed. As I integrate my experiences this past week and begin to prepare to return to the desert for Shakti Fest I just wanted to send this sacred vibration to you all online and greet you with this love flowing through me. Whatever you’re dealing with know that spirit is close by. I just heard the news about the Chabad shooting in Poway. Feeling for all the families affected by this tragedy and for the worldwide Jewish community who are hurting right now. This shooting happened about an hour south of my hometown. I studied at a Chabad style Yeshivah in Jerusalem and know personally that the Chabad Movement pride themselves in opening their doors to those who wandering and seeking spiritual and communal connection. The Rebbe was a “Bhakti” Jew preaching devotion and faith even when times were painful. In these challenging times may we find comfort in community and leaning in for support. Rabbi Yisroel of Chabad Poway suggested the world Jewish community come together this Shabbos to honor those who have passed. Whatever you do I implore you to reach out for support if you’re feeling grief and isolation. I’m also available for you if you wanna talk. Dm me. Take it easy. Much love!❤️
Today I return to the desert to purify my mind, heart and spirit. In a few hours we will be lighting the sacred fire and sending out members of our inter-generational village to make a prayer for their lives. Today I witness this transformation and hold space for these brave souls who have the courage to speak their deepest secrets to JAH. I have been on the other side and know that deep healing happens when we surrender to the unknown and allow spirit to move within. We will welcome them back once the sun hits the mountains and our official Passover in the desert festival will begin. For the rest of the week I have the honor of serving as the Music Director helping coordinate all musical moments and prayer at this year’s festival. I’ll be off the grid for the week. This is my yearly spiritual reset. I Give thanks for this beautiful time of renewal and transformation. I pray that when I sign back online next week that I’m a little bit more WILD and in my power. May this week purify all souls! Bless this life! Happy Passover! 🌵🌵❤️❤️🙏🙏