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Rachel McGarry's first album of devotional chant music!
Rachel McGarry's first album of devotional chant music!
110 backers pledged CA$ 10,206 to help bring this project to life.

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Songs for Savasana Album

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Hello! I’m Rachel McGarry, a Canadian devotional chant artist. I’m thrilled to share with you my first album. As a singer and yoga teacher, I understand the sacredness that is created through sound, the space that becomes the container for our inner work, surrendering, releasing and coming home to our true selves. The album is called Songs for Savasana. You may know the term savasana as the final pose at the end of a yoga class. In this pose we integrate our practice, release, rest and reset our bodies, hearts and minds. These are the songs that I sing to my yoga students, when their bodies and minds are in this peaceful place. These songs are lullabies for grow ups! 

Songs for Savasana combines powerful mantras with sweet melodies and heartfelt messages of love, light and peace. The songs honour the Divine in each of us. Surrender  and exhale...

I am blessed to work with the incredibly talented Chris Gartner, a Toronto based Producer, Multi-instrumentalist and Composer. He has performed, recorded and toured around the world for the last 25 years. He has produced JUNO nominated recordings and can be heard playing on over 100 albums, movie soundtracks, cartoons, jingles and radio/television themes. He has produced both of Lana Sugarman’s recordings (Invocation and Reverence) as well as the debut cd for violinist Genevieve Walker (Krisha Das). Wow! I am so lucky! 

Me and Chris on our first recording weekend!
Me and Chris on our first recording weekend!

And I am thrilled that my beautiful Mahadevi bandmate and blood harmony sister, Karyn Austin, is bringing her sweet harmonies to the album. For Mahadevi info click here

Karyn and Rachel: Mahadevi
Karyn and Rachel: Mahadevi

Funding from this campaign will cover the costs of producing, mastering, manufacturing, distributing and the initial promotion of the album. If we generate a bit more support, it will be used to create a video!

Where we are so far...Over the summer and fall we have laid down the initial recordings for all of the tracks. We are currently editing and layering, once this process is complete, the songs will be sent for mastering and CD production. We are getting closer and closer! For a sneak peek into the process you are invited to follow along on my blog.

Rewards! I'm excited to offer rewards for each of the support levels. From advanced copies of the album to a corporate sponsorship and everything in between, all were chosen with love. I'm particularly excited about the 'Sing you to Sleep' Skype sessions. I don't know how many times my students have asked me to be allowed to just sleep on their yoga mats until the next day! A 30 minute Skype session in the warmth of your own bed is WAY more comfortable! AND I'm excited to offer something I have been dreaming about for a while now; a 12 Month Mantra Subscription...each month we will chant together with support, encouragement and a little guidance from me. Of course, starting with Ganesha!  

Ultimately, my goal is to create and share this album AND experience immense joy along the way. Come share in the joy!

Thank you supporting the Songs for Savasana campaign and making this dream come true!

Much love 

Rachel xo

Risks and challenges

I'm learning that this project has it's own Divine timing and I'm learning to be in flow rather than pushing it forward based on my own timeline...so I'll be upfront and say that I anticipate a spring release and will keep you posted should there be any delays or if it turns out to be ready next week! xo

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    Thank You Mantra Video!

    A sweet mantra video will be emailed to you! Thanks for your support!

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    Digital copy of Songs for Savasana!

    Get a digital copy as soon as the album is released!

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    CD copy of Songs for Savasana!

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    Album Release Party guest pass!

    One guest pass to a release party in your choice of either London or Toronto, Ontario!

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    FINAL HOURS PERK!

    Two tickets to a Mahadevi Kirtan! This is where magic happens! Come chant with us!

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    One-Year Monthly Mantra Subscription!

    Explore and/or deepen your mantra practice! Each month you will receive an MP3 file of a different mantra to sing along with as well as a PDF file with the mantra description and thought provoking activities. Beginner or seasoned meditators welcome! xo

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    FINAL HOURS PERK!

    Two tickets to a Mahadevi Kirtan! AND a private restorative yoga and sound healing session with Rachel! OH YEAH! xo (must be in London ON)

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    I'll Sing you to Sleep!

    Talk about lullabies for grown ups! I will sing you to sleep in a 30 minute Skype session. And I'll make and send you a lavender and flax eye pillow. Complete relaxation!

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    Private Live Concert!

    I'll play a private live concert for you and 10 friends or family. Each guest will receive a copy of Songs for Savasana (digital or CD) and a One-Year Mantra Subscription. Must be located in Southern Ontario! xo

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    Corporate Sponsorship!

    Businesses can sponsor this album and receive a private live concert at their workplace for up to 30 people! Each guest will receive a copy of Songs for Savasana (CD or digital) and a One-Year Monthly Mantra Subscription! The company will get mention on the CD insert, at the release events and in the album promotion on the Sanctuary.is website and social media outlets. Concert must be located in Southern Ontario.

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