Neem Karoli Baba Ashram
Taos, New Mexico

Sri by Shantala

Sri by Shantala

Shantala is Benjy and Heather Wertheimer. 

Sri carries the listener with love and ease into the ancient yoga of sacred chanting (kirtan), inviting the listener to sing along in spiritual practice or to simply resonate in the sacred ambiance created by the music. Benjy’s exquisite music is featured with his vocals and esraj, and he creates a powerful percussion experience with world-wide influences on tabla, djembe, congas, frame drum, and other percussion. Heather leads sacred chanting on this CD with crystalline vocals from the heart and soul of devotional music. Guest artists include Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur, Gina Salá, Steve Gorn, Manose, Jami Sieber, John Friend, and others.


“Sri is an intoxicating mix of Eastern and Western . . . a sense of playfulness, devotion, and authenticity shines through in each track.”
-Yoga Journal, August 2008