1 Nov 2012

PRAIRIE YOGI OF THE MONTH - KEITH MACPHERSON


Prairie Yogi of the Month Keith Macpherson from Prairie Yogi Magazine on Vimeo.

"I was failing French class in the seventh grade grade. I made a deal with my teacher- I had to translate a Bob Dylan song and play it in front of the entire student body at a school concert.

So there I was, in front of a huge crowd- and I started to bomb- hard. I had just learned to play the chords from 'The Cat Came Back' a few weeks earlier, so I started to strum the tune. The entire school started singing along with me. That was the moment I realized what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I wanted to perform for people."

Since then, Keith has stayed true to his teenage dream. He plays in the band Keith and Renee, has toured with Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden, reached top 14 on Canadian Idol and even David Suzuki is a fan of Keith. One of Keith and Renee's songs is featured on Suzuki's 'Playlist for the Planet'.

Keith has taken his musical talents and brought them into a different kind of studio- the yoga studio, of course! Keith has been teaching yoga for three years and often sings and plays the guitar during his classes. He says that putting the two practices together came quite naturally.

"I feel like yoga and music are one in the same really. I mean, yoga is such a creative expression and I feel like music is also a very creative expression and the two of them melt together really well."

- Written by Monique Pantel

We're looking for nominations for the next Prairie Yogi of the Month! Email us at prairieyogi@gmail.com with your nomination!

Keith Macpherson is a yoga instructor, recording artist, life coach, public speaker and energy healer living in Winnipeg, Canada. He's travelled to Kenya, Dubai, Hawaii for various yoga, music and healing related experiences. Find him on Facebook, Twitter + his Website.