“Stunning” –Yoga Chicago
Irene Soléa is a mantra musician and recording artist blending sanskrit mantras, vocals in four languages, harmonium and rock/world grooves in music that soothes and uplifts. Trained as a music therapist, and with years as a vocal coach, she was introduced to the heart-opening potential of kirtan in 2000 and offers concerts, workshops, and private classes/sessions filled with love, laughter and devotion in cities around the world.
Irene has been featured in Yoga Journal Australia, Yoga Chicago, and at venues including the Prague Spirit Festival, Denver’s Yoga Rocks the Park, Boston Yoga and Chant Fest, Kripalu Center (MA), Integral Yoga (NYC), Yoga Tree (SF), Wild Rose Yoga (Thailand), Ann Arbor Kirtan (MI), and South Boston Yoga. She regularly tours with her own band as well as in support of some of the most esteemed artists of the genre, and can be heard on numerous albums including Seva CD Vol. 5 (Kripalu, 2012) and Sky of the Heart (Girish, 2014). The 2013 release of her second album, Beloved –seven tracks featuring original melodies, lush vocal harmonies, and Pop/Soul and Latin flavors– comes on the heels of her now sold-out 2010 EP release, and features an all-star cast including Girish, Steve Gorn, Joni Allen, Jim Feist, and Chris Lester.