Asheville Yoga Center screens documentary for charity

If you’ve been to more than a few yoga classes, you have probably heard Krishna Das’ soothing chant music. What might be less familiar is the story of how the Grammy-award winning chant artist passed up a lead singer slot in a popular rock band in 1970, sold all his possessions and sought out the teachings of an obscure saint in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Yogis interested in learning more about the life of Krishna Das won’t want to miss Asheville Yoga Center’s screening of One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das on Dec. 13 and 14. The screening is the yoga studio’s “holiday seva” or act of selfless service. Proceeds from the event go directly to Shoulder to Shoulder, a nonprofit organization that provides health care services in Honduras. The event will include refreshments and raffle prizes ranging from yoga classes to an outfit from Lululemon. 

From the studio: “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das follows Kagel’s journey to India and back, his struggles with depression and drug abuse, and his eventual emergence as Krishna Das — the world-renowned spiritual teacher, chant master and Grammy-nominated recording artist. Featuring interviews with Be Here Now author and spiritual guru Ram Dass, Grammy-winning producer Rick Rubin (Beastie Boys, Metallica, Johnny Cash), New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg, and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Daniel Goleman, as well as a score by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and Devadas, One Track Heart is the inspiring story of how one man’s journey continues to transform countless lives.” 

Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at 211 S. Liberty Street. Tickets are $12. All proceeds benefit Shoulder to Shoulder.


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About Lea McLellan
Lea McLellan is a freelance writer who likes to write stories about music, art, food, wellness and interesting locals doing interesting things.

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