After 20 years on stage as a professional dancer, John Arms turned to yoga to heal his body from a serious dance injury. Through yoga he was exposed to kirtan—a meditative form of music—and began his journey into bhakti yoga (the yoga of devotion). As a self-taught guitarist, he quickly formed a deep love for kirtan, amazed at its ability to move his heart and soul. Since 2009 John has played alongside many local and international kirtan artists including Wade Morissette, and was a regular guest vocalist with Ragani from 2012-2015. In 2011 he began co-leading kirtan with his now partner, Marty Tribble, and they released their debut mantra music album, Divine Play, in September of 2014. He has appeared at Bhakti Fest, Hanuman Festival, Milwaukees Yoga @ the Museum, Kirtan Fest Milwaukee, Yoga Rocks the Park, Festival of India, cOMmon Grounds Festival, Twin Cities Kirtan Festival and dozens of yoga studios throughout the United States.


For bookings and questions, please connect with John.

“[Your] album is absolutely beautiful. Youll feel heaven in your ears and the earth between your toes. its balancing, centereing, joyful, and filled with reverence. You will not be disappointed!

—Ariel S (via iTunes Review)


“[Your} CD has meant a lot to me over the past couple of months since purchasing. I use it a lot during yoga practice, with meditation, and even when I need calming throughout my daily life. Songs speak to many situations and vibrational qualities. So appreciative for this important work!”

—Beth MKE (via iTunes Review)

“Loved the arrangement on Hare Krishna-you do not need any experience with kirtan to appreciate and be transformed. Professional production and beautiful harmonies.”

—Ellen Freebus (via iTunes Review)



“Buy [his] CD-you will love it! From the sweet vocals and beautiful melodies to the great songwriting and powerful mantras, this album is an immense contribution to the world of bhakti music and our earbuds! Get it!”

—m.u.s.i.c.lover (via iTunes Review)


John has presented at the following locations. To book an appearance with John for your group, studio, festival or event, please connect with John.


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

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 

Greenville 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

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

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

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

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