Tresca Weinstein, editor - Yoga Bulletin of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (Jun 15, 2009)
Kripalu's beloved songstress and senior faculty member, Bhavani, brings her trademark sensitivity and soulfulness to her renditions of three meditative and melodic yoga chants: Amba Bhavani ("Mother Bhavani"); Bhagawan Kripalu, a chant in Gujarati written for Swami Kripalu; and Hara, Hara Gurudeva, a traditional Sanskrit chant. An uplifting and peaceful backdrop for personal practice, deep relaxation, or yoga class, the hour-long CD features a host of fabulous musicians on backup, including Mark Kelso on keyboards, Linda Worster on guitar, Steve Gorn on bansuri flutes, and Malay Desai on tablas. The CD insert features the full text of the three chants in their original language as well as translations and transliterations. Get lost in Bhavani's sweet, clear voice and in the ancient verses, which seem to grow more powerful with each repetition.