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!
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.
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!
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! xoLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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