MC YOGI grew up in Northern California, painting graffiti and listening to hip hop. Inspired by artists like the Beastie Boys and Run DMC, he began writing and performing his own raps for friends at house parties. He spent most of his high school years at a group home for at-risk youth, and Hip hop culture provided both a soundtrack and a creative outlet during those turbulent teenage years. Then at age 18 he discovered yoga.
On a whim, he joined his father for a yoga and meditation intensive with a famous spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this powerful experience MC YOGI devoted himself to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He began studying the physical forms of yoga, as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting.
It was at a yoga teacher training at It’s Yoga in San Francisco that he met and fell in love with his wife, Amanda. After their first trip to India, they opened Yoga Toes Studio in Point Reyes, California, where they currently reside. By combining his knowledge of yoga with his love for hip hop music, MC YOGI creates an exciting new sound that brings the wisdom of yoga to a whole new generation of modern mystics and urban yogis. Tracks on this CD honor Ganesh, Hannuman and others in the yogic cosmology.