Tatty Bumpkin is the brainchild of Sam Petter, begun in 2014 as a more creative, holistic approach to the movement activities of children aged 0-7. The album, ‘Bendy, Giggly, Clever And Strong’ has been written by yoga teachers, educationalists, and musicians, and takes children on a story narrative to inspire creativity. The title track, ‘Bendy Giggly, Clever and Strong’ takes the four components of Tatty Bumpkin’s mission: Bendy – through yoga movements; Giggly – through creativity; Clever – through carefully crafted developmental links; and Strong – through mindfulness and relaxation.
Progressive metal/rock band Source formed in Boulder, Colorado, in 2013 and their music expresses perception, emotion, human adventures, and “the beauty of all that is”. Comprising Ben Gleason, Justin Mirarck, and Riley Selleck, their latest single, ‘Benjamin’, is loud and fierce, and tells the story of Benjamin, who fights against a world which tells him to conform while at the same time wanting him to be himself. It comes with a music video which skilfully slips between live action and animation.
MC Yogi has had an interesting life so far. The hip hop artist has gone from living in a group home for at-risk youth, to becoming known as yoga’s modern day ambassador to the west. He’s on a mission to spread the word about yoga to large, mainstream audiences, and the gorgeous song, ‘Heaven Is Here’, from his ‘Only Love Is Real’ album, is just one of the ways he’s going about doing it.