John Arms and Marty Tribble were drawn together through their mutual love of kirtan, the practice of singing the names of the divine. This practice has shifted every aspect of their lives, setting them on their path of service as leaders in the Bhakti Yoga tradition (the yoga of devotion). Their songwriting style fuses harmonious vocals with fresh, modern melodies, making kirtan accessible to listeners from all walks of life.


John and Marty released their debut kirtan album, Divine Play, in September of 2014, which hit #4 on the iTunes World Charts. Just a few months later, they answered the call to leave their permanent address behind and tour full time. They currently live on the open road, sharing Bhakti Yoga wherever they go.

John Arms discovered yoga after a serious injury put an end to his 20 year career as a professional dancer. Yoga practice led him to kirtan, where he quickly formed a deep love for mantra music and its ability to move his heart and soul. In 2009, John joined a local kirtan band in his hometown of Madison, WI, and it wasn't long before he began writing his own music. In 2011 he joined forces with his now partner, Marty Tribble, and together theyve been sharing theyre love of kirtan non-stop since.


Learn more about John at www.johnarms.com


Marty Tribble (E-RYT 200) is an internationally celebrated teacher, artist and spiritual leader, dedicated to creating a sacred space where fellow humans can disarm themselves, connect to purpose, and cultivate the courage to live from the heart. Her approach to yoga honors its ancient roots while keeping in mind that you probably don't care as much about putting your leg behind your head as you do about feeling empowered to take on whatever your day dishes out. When you work with Marty, you'll experience yoga as a lifestyle that lays the groundwork for you to thrive.  Marty has been sharing her passion for all things yoga since 2003, leading workshops, retreats, immersions, and trainings around the world. She also creates mala beads, paintings and mandala art, publishing the blog Let Go + Lean In, the Ask Martyvlog and the MartyTribble Yoga Podcast via iTunes.


Learn more at www.martytribble.com


Kirtan is a heart-medicine practice from the tradition of Bhakti (devotional) Yoga. The term Kirtan is Sanskrit for praise,and includes chanting or singing the names of the divine and other healing mantras, typically given in Sanskrit. The meaning and power of the words are carried within the vibration of the sound of the word itself, so the benefits of Kirtan are felt immediately, with no prior knowledge experience needed.


John and Marty both felt a homecoming when they were first exposed to kirtan, as if the mantras were telling their hearts that they were home. Their devotion to the practice of Kirtan has changed every aspect of their lives, bringing comfort, connection, healing, and a deep sense of direction, setting them direct on their path as teachers in the Bhakti (devotional) Yoga tradition.

Photo graciously provided by Katrina Gustafson




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Lila Kirtan has collaborated with: 


Govind Das & Radha

Saul David Raye

Janet Stone

Kia Miller & Tommy Rosen

Tymi Howard

Sienna Sherman

Lisa Gniady

Wade Morissette

David Newman (Durga Das)



Lila Kirtan has presented at: 


Greenville Yoga, Greenville, South Carolina

Zen Studios, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Weston Yoga, Weston, Florida

Trio Yoga, Miami, Florida

Ayama Yoga, Miami Beach, Florida

Ahh-mazing Yoga, Hollywood, Florida

Native Yoga, Juno Beach, Florida

Sebastian Yoga, Sebastian Florida

Everything Zen Yoga, Lake Mary, Florida

Searchlight Yoga, Gainsville, Florida

Flow Yoga, New Port Richey, Florida

Soluna Yoga Spa, Jacksonville, Florida

The Shala, Jacksonville, Florida

Om Joyful Yoga, Miami, Florida

Trinity Yoga, New Port Richey, Florida

House of Light Yoga, Spring Hill, Florida

Bella Prana, Tampa, Florida

Yoga Bird, Fort Myers, Florida

The Body Electric, St. Petersburg, Florida

Guruv Yoga, Lake Mary, Florida

Guruv Yoga, Orlando, Florida

Asheville Yoga Center, Asheville, North Carolina

Vista Yoga, Atlanta, Georgia

Evolation Yoga, Atlanta, Georgia

Infinity Yoga, Atlanta, Georgia

Tranquil Heart Yoga, Houston, Texas

Ananda Yoga, El Paso, Texas

Tucson Yoga, Tucson, Arizona

Bhakti Fest West, Joshua Tree, California (2015)

The Yoga Experience, Flagstaff, Arizona

Yoga Studio Satya, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fountain of Health Yoga Studio, Pueblo, Colorado

Lotus House of Yoga, Omaha, Nebraska

The Yoga College, Sioux City, Iowa

Evolve Yoga & Wellness, Sioux City, Iowa

Shalom House, West Bend, Wisconsin

Root Down Yoga, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Kolibri Yoga, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Metaphysically Fit Fest, Yorkville, Illinois (2015)

Live Work Yoga, Chicago, Illinois

Bhakti Fest Midwest, Madison, Wisconsin (2012, 2015)

Hanuman Festival, Boulder, Colorado (2015, 2016)

Karma Yoga Center, Denver, Colorado

Yoga Loft, Boulder, Colorado

Purple Yoga, Tustin, California

Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica, California

Exhale, Venice, California 

Jivamukti Yoga, Charleston, South Carolina

AriZen Yoga, Beaufort, South Carolina

Amsa Yoga, Columbia, South Carolina

Southern Bliss Yoga, Sumter, South Carolina

Vibrant Life Yoga, Greenvile, South Carolina

Yoga Den, North Charleston, South Carolina

Mission Yoga, Charleston, South Carolona

Jiva Yoga Center, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Shanti Yoga Studio, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Inlet Yoga, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Yoga Divita, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Soul Flow Yoga, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Project 7 Yoga, Orlando, Florida

New World Wellness & Yoga, Orlando, Florida

Inspirit Studio, Orlando, Florida

Yoga SRQ, Sarasota, Florida

Yoga Loft, Tampa, Florida

Love Yoga Center, Naples, Florida

Sole Serenity Yoga, Franklin, Wisconsin

Invivo Wellness, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Saffron Yoga Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Pink House Studio, Milwaukee, WIsconsin

Kirtan with Ragani (back-up vocalist 2012-2015)

Twin Cities Annual Kirtan Fest, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013)

Hot Yoga Naperville, Naperville, Illinois

Milwaukee Global Mala, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2011, 2013)

Yoga @ the Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2013)

Country Springs Hotel via Life Without Pain, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Pura Vida, LLC, Appleton, Wisconsin

Soliel Lune Yoga Center, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Bliss Flow Yoga, Madison, Wisconsin

Perennial Yoga, Middleton, Wisconsin

YogaRoots Racine, Racine, Wisconsin

Abhyaasa Yoga, Napierville, Illinois

Heaven Meets Earth, Evanston, Illinois

The Himalayan Yoga Institute, Chicago, Illinois

The Christine Center, Willard, Wisconsin

The Goddess Garden, Cahuita, Costa Rica

Devanadi Yoga, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Greenbody, LLC, St. Paul, Minnesota

Elements Yoga & Wellness Studio, Onalaska, Wisconsin

Sun Moon Yoga, Mankato, Minnesota

Common Grounds Yoga & Music Festival, Taylors Fall, Minnesota

Fusion Yoga & Music Festival, Napierville, Illinois

Strive Yoga, Mequon, Wisconsin

Inner Sun Yoga Studio, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Fitness & Wellness Coop, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Tosa Yoga, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Reaching Treetops Yoga, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Tammy Z's Yoga, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Point Yoga, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Yoga Rocks the Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012)

Festival of India, Stevens Point, Wisconsin (2012, 2013)

The Yoga Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Kirtan Fest Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012)

Milwaukee Global Mala, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2011, 2013)

The Chakra House, Madison, Wisconsin

CYGA yoga + cycling, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Astor Street Dance Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marigold Yoga, llc, Ripon, Wisconsin

Copper Tree Wellness Studio, Hartford, Wisconsin

River Cities Community Center, Marinette, Wisconsin

It's All About You, Baraboo, Wisconsin

Bay Area Yoga Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Every Body's Yoga, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Treetop Yoga, llc, Sussex, Wisconsin

The Soul Source, West Bend, Wisconsin

YogaOne, Fox Point, Wisconsin

Yama Yoga Studio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Core Essence Yoga, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

lululemon athletica, Historic 3rd Ward Showroom, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Center for Conscious Living, Madison, Wisconsin

Rolling Spirit/The Atrium, Greendale, Wisconsin

YogAsylum, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Quarry Arts, Madison, Wisconsin

Body in Balance, Madison, Wisconsin

A Perfect Knot, Madison, Wisconsin

Jewel in the Lotus Yoga, Madison, Wisconsin

Spies Public Library, Menominee, Michigan

Rapid River Lodge, Rapid River, Wisconsin

Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, Wisconsin

Hennes Park 100th Anniversary Celebration, Menominee, Michigan

Marinette Law Enforcement Center, Marinette, Wisconsin

MBank, Stephenson, Wisconsin

Maple Aires Community Center, Stephenson, Michigan

Wausaukee School District, Wausaukee, Wisconsin

Marinette High School, Marinette, Wisconsin

Marinette Middle School, Marinette, Wisconsin

Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College/Wisconsin Job Center, Marinette, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Human Services, Marinette, Wisconsin

Blue Bike Burrito, Marinette, Wisconsin

The Serving Spoon, Menominee, Michigan

The Yoga Center of Menominee, Michigan (Marty Tribble, owner 2003-2007)

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