Stevin McNamara

 Stevin McNamara

Stevin McNamara has been playing music since the age of nine and has been recording music for more than 25 years. He has composed and performed the introductory music on hundreds of Sounds True's audio-learning courses. (We can't tell you how many customers call us and ask, "Who is that guitar player on the beginning of your CDs"?) Stevin is in the unique position of being an accomplished composer/musician and a world-class recording engineer. This gives him total freedom in any recording environment. Born in South Africa, Stevin started learning piano and guitar at the age of seven. He played solo and in bands all the way through high school. At the age of 20, Stevin moved to the United States, where he had more formal training at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He has been involved in music ever since.Although Stevin grew up with the sounds of African music, he also discovered Indian music in the early 1970s and studied the sitar with Ram Chakravarty of Benares, who was professor of music at Wesleyan College in Connecticut. This diverse exposure to such a broad spectrum of music, ranging from world to pop, has contributed to the unique musical style Stevin has developed throughout the years.In the late 1970s, after spending considerable time as a session musician in recording studios, Stevin became fascinated with what was happening "on the other side of the glass," namely the recording process itself. This passion developed into a highly successful career as an audio engineer. He has worked in the fields of popular music, world, folk, jazz, and film and television in top studios in South Africa, England, and the United States. Stevin is perfectly at home in any state of the art recording facility or live sound scenario, even at stadium concert level. He is qualified to teach audio engineering at the college level. Stevin has worked with well-known producers such as Robert John "Mutt" Lange and a huge spectrum of recording artists from Paul Winter to Tina Turner, from Bryan Adams to Zakir.

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Wake Up Festival 2014

August 20-24, 2014

Various Presenters

5 Days of Transformation
Live In-Person Event: US $795.00
US $995.00 20% Off
Main Festival Childcare: US $289.00
Pre-Festival Intensive: US $245.00
Pre-Festival Childcare: US $129.00

A Day with David Whyte

A Robust Vulnerability: The essence of what we are as the foundation of what we can become

David Whyte

David Whyte on the courage to bridge our inner and outer worlds.
Live In-Person Event: US $125.00

Cello and Piano Meditations

Music for Relaxation and Healing

David Darling

Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan

Soothing duets create a tranquil atmosphere for meditation, reflection, and relaxation.
CD: US $12.74
US $16.98 25% Off

The Meditation Music of Peter Kater

Peter Kater

Evocative, expressive instrumental music hand-selected and sequenced by Peter Kater.
CD: US $12.74
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Through a Dog's Ear

Music to Calm Your Puppy, Volume 2

Lisa Spector

Joshua Leeds

Volume two of Leeds and Spector’s bioacoustically arranged classical music for young canine relaxation.
CD: US $23.73
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Building Emotional Intelligence

Practices to Cultivate Inner Resilience in Children

Daniel Goleman

Linda Lantieri

For parents and educators, a breakthrough book-and-CD program to boost kids' resiliency.
Softcover Book/CD: US $12.71
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Original Mind

Uncovering Your Natural Brilliance

Dee Coulter

Uncommon insights and practices to awaken the full potential of your mind.
Hardcover Book: US $18.71
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Digital Book: US $16.22
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Yoga of Awakening, The: Body-Mind Flow

Foundational Practices for Transformation

Seane Corn

The first of Seane Corn's three-DVD series on the deeper dimensions of yoga practice.
DVD: US $18.71
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The Psychology of Loving Awareness

A Two-Day Training in Transforming Difficulty into Ease and Well-Being

Jack Kornfield

Join Jack Kornfield live for a two-day workshop on the Buddhist psychology of well-being.
Live In-Person Event: US $249.00
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The Way of Liberation

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A free eBook distilling Adyashanti’s core teachings on spiritual awakening.
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