Craig Kohland is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer, retreat and ecstatic dance facilitator driven by the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred.
Since 1995, Shaman’s Dream, Craig’s multi-faceted music collective, has been at the forefront of the yoga and ecstatic dance music scene and has produced some of the key albums used in the yoga and dance industry. As a producer and the musical director of the “Shaman’s Dream World Groove Ensemble”, Craig along with Micheline Berry, has facilitated hundreds of ecstatic dance/ “live” world music concerts, plus countless live music for yoga classes and ritual retreats.
Craig’s other projects included being the co-founder of Yogitunes – www.yogitunes.com – an online digital music store that featuring yoga inspired music and playlists from all over the world, Co-Producer of Ecstatic Retreats – www.ecstaticretreat.com and co-producer of Desert Dwellers projects –Waves, Flames and Roots.
Craig’s has also produced, assistant directed and musically supervised over 30 health related instructional DVD’s for such teachers as: Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, Duncan Wong, Hemalaya Behl and Desiree Rumbaugh.
As a percussionist, Craig has performed with Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, C.C. White, David Starfire, FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan Allstars, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang, Chris Berry and many others.
Craig is presently DJing and performing for festivals and yoga/ ecstatic dance communities all over the world. Some events include– Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Country Fair, Beloved, Harmony, Hanuman, Tadasana, Mystic, Gaia, Hawaii Spirit Festival, Bhaktifest, Big Bounce, Earthdance, Wakeup Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Midwest Yoga Conference and Texas Yoga Conferences.