This is the music we need now to come together and create a more conscious world.
Little did I know when I produced this album in 2019 for pregnant women, their babies and their sanity, that the whole world would need these mantras after years in a global pandemic.
These universal mantras were developed in my pre and postnatal yoga classes. I would play the harmonium and sing to the women and their babies to instill a sense of peace, calm and an inner knowing that all is well.
I think that is what we all need right now as we reconfigure our lives and do so from a place of elevated consciousness, connection and love.
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Yogis and yoginis will love this album. There are perfect songs for savasana and slower paced, mindful yoga practices.
Expectant fathers...this is the perfect gift. The more mamas listen to this during their pregnancy, the more the baby is calmed by it once it is born!
Mantras for Mamas Album
This album is informed and inspired by my work with mothers over the past decade. (And yes, those are my kids on the cover. We meditated like this a lot.)
Motherhood is filled with joys and challenges, and this album helps you see it all through the lens of love, honoring the entire spectrum. We are all mothers of some sort. We all contribute to creating our world, and some women are blessed to create life.
If you are a mama, this album is meant to help you at every stage: pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. It will help you feel into yourself and realize that happiness isn’t found in the kind of day you are having, but inside your heart. Love, peace, joy are already yours. Mamas (and all of us), can be happy, steady, empowered and content.
While this album’s focus is on mothers, these mantras are universal and are meant to be enjoyed by everyone.
- Asatoma-Darkness to Light
- Purnamada-From Fullness to Fullness
- Hrim Shrim Klim-The Heart’s Dance
- Aham Prema-I am Divine Love
- Lalita Devi-Beauty Everywhere
- Lokah Samastah-Happy, Healthy, Free
The Story Behind the Music
Mindy has always been a singer. She was in the church choir, honor choir, show choir, sang in college, struggled with perfectionism, and actually gave it up as a young woman before finding mantra shortly after beginning her vocation as a yoga teacher and trainer.
Mantra has always been a big part of her life and her own pregnancies and mothering, so she wanted to create something beautiful that would serve mothers at all stages, pregnancy, birth, motherhood and life.
In 2016, she went on a retreat and was inspired to purchase a harmonium. Writing and creating music became a great creative outlet as she was now able to take the ancient Sanskrit mantras and put her own take on them. Today she sings her mantras at her workshops and in the yoga classes she teaches.
This music is meant to help mamas at any stage, pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood, feel like themselves. The best version of themselves. Happiness doesn’t lay in the kind of day but inside the heart. Love, peace, joy are already yours.
“I hope this music will help women all over the world tune into themselves and the sacred journey of motherhood.”
I am grateful to the Divine Mother for inspiring and guiding this project. Big appreciation to all the students with whom I have had the honor of sharing this music. Kudos to friend and teacher, Michael H. Cohen (www.MikeCohenKirtan.com), marvelous producer, John McVey and talented mastering engineer Michael Fossenkemper who lovingly and skillfully helped me shape this music into an exquisite production. Finally, I bow to all of the talented Colorado artists that supported this project so deeply. My heart is filled with gratitude for my girls who sang this songs with me and to my husband, my rock who I am eternally devoted to. Thank you all!
This album features performances by per Michal H. Cohen (harmonium and vocals), Dawnia Dresser (vocals), Noah Rouse Wilson IV (dilruba and hammer dulcimer), James Hoskins (cello), Christian Teele (drums), Eric Moon (piano and organ) and Andy Skellenger (tabla). Lead vocals by Mindy Arbuckle. Choir vocals by Allie Beckmann, Michael H. Cohen, Dawnia Dresser, Chava Horowitz and Toni Marinkovich. All other instruments by John McVey. Big thanks to Michael H. Cohen and the Kirtan Leadership Institute (www.MikeCohenKirtan.com) for support and production consultation. Endless appreciation for my family, Brian, Zella and Kevra for believing in me and loving me through it all!
- Mindy Arbuckle - lead vocals, harmonium
- John McVey - percussion & synth programming, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone electric guitar, bass, flute
- Andy Skellenger – table (1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
- Noah Rouse Wilson IV - dilruba (1, 5), hammer dulcimer (2), dotar (4), sitar (5)
- Dawnia Dresser – vocals (1, 2, 6)
- James Hoskins – cello (1, 3, 4, 6)
- Michael H. Cohen – harmonium (2, 3, 4, 6)
- Christian Teele - drums (3)
- Eric Moon - piano & Hammond organ (3)
- Tabla – Andy Skellenger
- Choir - Allie Beckmann, Michael H. Cohen, Dawnia Dresser, Chava Horowitz, Toni Marinkovich (3, 4)
Produced by John McVey at Cinder Sound Studio in Longmont, CO. Mastered by Michael Fossenkamper at TurtleTone Studio in New York City, NY. Cover photo by Zachary Lange.
All music composed by Mindy Arbuckle © 2019
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