lea longo & the magic of kirtan

Lea Longo is an essential figure in the Montreal yoga community. She’s a kirtan nomad, taking her blissed out, heartfelt music to studios and events around the city.

As Lea explains in our video interview, kirtan is the “yoga of sound.” It involves call-and-response chanting of Sanskrit mantras, usually accompanied by traditional Indian instruments such as harmoniums and tablas, although many performers include guitars and other Western instruments.

The former pop star has transformed her talent for singing into a passion for devotional music and community building. This summer she’s involved in two groundbreaking community events: the first-ever Yoga Festival Montreal (June 8 – 10) and the inaugural Montreal Yoga Music Festival (July 14 & 15).