Tell us about your music: As a yoga teacher as well as a recording artist, I create two-in-one albums that blend upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration. The original songs on my CDs are followed by bonus yoga tracks which feature easy-to-follow yoga instructions to the music. My songs have sweet, happy themes; I try to express the wonder that children feel about the natural world.
Tell us about your song (e.g., any unique instruments used, the origins of the lyrics, what inspired you, etc.): I came up with the bouncy, happy chord progression on the ukulele one day, and it just felt like something growing. I thought of the title “Bloom” and remembered how fun watching something growing out of the earth can be. The song came easily after that. I describe the fascinating sights and smells of the garden from a child’s perspective.
What I hope children, teachers, and families get from this song: I hope children and families become inspired to plant something and watch it grow—whether in a garden or on their windowsill. And I hope the song makes them smile!