“Where your interests and inspiration overlap with what other people need and want, where you can be of service, that’s a good place to be.”
Meet Jahnavi Harrison
Jahnavi Harrison was raised in a family of Bhakti-yoga practitioners at Bhaktivedanta Manor, one of England’s most important spiritual landmarks. As a child she was fascinated with song and story, and has nurtured that interest through her life long exploration of music, dance, visual art and the written word. She is a musician who aims to channel her creative expression as a path to self-realization and service. I continuously have her beautiful EP, “Rise,” in collaboration with Willow Smith, on repeat in my home.
In This Episode
I’m so grateful to have this beautiful soul joining me today. For over 12 years she has travelled the world, offering her voice and violin playing in the performance of sacred music and call-and-response mantra chant (kirtan). Her sound encompasses rich influences of East and West, and aims to offer an experience which truly nourishes the spirit. Listen in as we hear from Jahnavi about how she offers her voice to heal and nourish souls and lead oneself to the path of self-realization through her music. Her music is rooted deep in the East and West’s influence, and she is still on a journey in a lifelong exploration of music.
“Don’t hide from the questions that rise deep within.” – Jahnavi
Get Loved Up with Jahnavi Harrison
She released her debut album, ‘Like a River to the Sea’ in July 2015, and features on the Grammy nominated ‘Bhakti Without Borders’ charity album (2016). Jahnavi presents regularly for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’ and ‘Something Understood’ on BBC Radio 4.
I hope you find the incredible sense of peace and value, as I did, in what Jahnavi shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag her @jahnavi_harrison, and me, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- A Gradual Unfolding of the Voice (3:15)
- Connection and Service (6:00)
- Collaborating with Willow Smith for “Rise” (7:05)
- A Bit of Music (12:10)
- The Transition and Culture Shock in School (16:00)
- Kirtan as a Balm for the Heart – “To Praise, To Glorify” (19:15)
- Favorite Kirtan Mantra – Hare Krishna Mantra (27:30)
- A Journey of Faith and Prayer (35:00)
- Chatting About Willow (38:50)
- Some of Jahnavi’s Favorites (42:00)
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Jahnavi’s Website
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Wellness Entrepreneur Mastermind