Testimonials

“I've read Yogananda's poetry for many years, and hearing his words set to music opened my heart to them in a fresh, new way. Robert's vocals, accompanied by piano, guitar, and saxophone, are filled with energy and joy. A Tribute to Yogananda is a beautiful devotional offering. I recommend this CD to anyone who wants to feel uplifted and inspired.”

—Carol Malnor, Author, Co-Owner of Dawn Publications


“I liked your songs (on the album: 'A Tribute to Yogananda') ...... they will be well received by many people.”

—Roy Eugene Davis, Director, Center for Spiritual Awareness, Lakemont, GA.


“To whom it may concern. I have been a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda for 45 years. I belong to both SRF and Ananda. I have listened to Robert Kelaghan's CD of Master's poems and was moved by his devotion and beautiful musical arrangements. I can't imagine any devotee of Master's not being touched by this music in some way, shape or form. In Masters light!”

—Doug Stone, Gardener


“I have known Robert Kelaghan in the Grass Valley, Nevada City Community for many years. He is a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda, a Yoga Teacher, a Kirtan Leader & a Singer-Songwriter. He is reviving an excellent CD he first produced in 1989 entitled "A Tribute To Yogananda." I invite you to listen to this wonderful collection of devotional songs based on and inspired by Master's original poetry.” (from 1923's "Songs of the Soul.") 

—David Bess, SRF Kriyaban since 1990 (#122-524-094)


“I am writing to praise Robert Kelaghan's marvelous CD called "A Tribute To Yogananda." This heartful rendering of Yogananda's sacred poetry is very enjoyable and easy to listen to. I find Master's powerful, sacred poetry mixed with this contemporary music to be very mentally and spiritually uplifting. I hope kriyabans everywhere find a way to support this beautiful work inspired by Master's Superconscious words."

—Brian Breiling, Psy.D, Board Member of Kriya Yoga Institute


"Robert creates devotional music with sweet melodies and instrumentation on "In the Presence of the Most High." I especially liked Om Namo Bhagavate and its groovy rhythmic pulse. Robert's devotion shines through on this lovely CD!"

—Wah!, Esteemed Kirtan Singer, Musician & Record Label Owner


“The music was awesome! The added musicians are a fantastic, talented group. Overall, loved all the new compositions. (on "In The Presence of the Most High"). Very very nice! Congratulations!!”

—Irene Amrita Sowton, Certified Nutritional Consultant


“Dear Robert and Juanita, What a wonderful evening last night. It was so healing just to chant and have you and Juanita lead with your band. A very special night I will not forget. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Blessings on the success of your CD -- you deserve it.”

—Patt Lind-Kyle, Author of Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain


“I DID listen to your CD, and I love it!   It is really beautiful.  And I love the multiple singers on your tracks. Also, the Invocation and the melody of Hare' Krishna II. CONGRATULATIONS! It is a big process to create an album and get it all together. So I commend you, and I salute you and send you best wishes for your career.”

—Simrit Kaur, Popular Kirtan Singer


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“Helping Hands Caregiver Resource would like to thank Robert & Juanita for sharing your beautiful musical gifts with us! We are SO appreciative of your kindness & generosity! We ALL totally loved & enjoyed your comforting voices & sweet harmony of musical instruments! Thank you so much again & please come back to visit us!”

—Sharon Kilwein, R.N., Director of Helping Hands Caregiver Resource


“Besides Robert's beautiful guitar playing, his voice takes me to a place not of this world; where his voice fits in with angels and his sound becomes a way to transport to another place, with my body barely attached. Thank you Robert.”

—Cindy Bailey, Social Worker


“Participating in Robert's Sacred Dance Workshop was a beautiful heart - opening event. It brought me closer to my true Self and to the others in the circle. I would highly recommend it!”

—Julie Franklin, Co-Owner, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Penn Valley, CA


“What a joy to have you here (for a House Concert) last night.....music, laughter, and love all rolled into one. How good does it get. The two of you are really going to continue to be creative, have fun and be successful.”

—Patt Lind-Kyle, Author of Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain


“Dear Robert, Words can not say how wonderful last night's Concert was for me and my family. It was a very special gift you shared with us. Thank you so much and blessings on all your musical endeavors that you share and will continue to share. It is a divine calling indeed. Love, Jan.”

—Janis Jablecki, Former Director, Camptonville Charter School


"Hosting Robert Kelaghan's Sacred Circle Workshop at Dragonfly Yoga Studio was an amazing gift for our community. The circle dance brought about compassion and deep emotions that, for some, may rarely come up to the surface. Robert created a safe and loving environment to be creative and free on each person's own level ..... + The concert in the evening was truly wonderful in every single aspect and I have received great feedback about it."

—Akhila (Bonnie) Murphy, RYT Founder of Dragonfly Yoga, Penn Valley, CA


"I had such a nice time at the Workshop yesterday. What a lovely group of people gathered. The word "sweet" comes to mind. It was a safe and nurturing environment where we could all feel held and comfortable. "There was lots of good energy humming throughout the day and evening. A true sense of community. That was crucial to the bonding. We filled our hearts ........ My friend from the women's PTSD group wrote me and thanked me for bringing her. She so needed what we did and I'm glad and thankful she had the opportunity."

—Timmy Giles, Satisfied Workshop Participant


"I liked your songs (on the album: 'A Tribute to Yogananda') ........ they will be well received by many people."

—Roy Eugene Davis, Renowned Author & Minister; Direct Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda


"I very much enjoyed your presentation of Sacred Circle Dancing and The Dances of Universal Peace at the SPIRITUAL SPA DAY Seminar. Your personal and easy style of leadership and musical gifts assisted our group of 40 relative strangers to relax, shed inhibitions, have fun, experience joy, learn something new, and come together in true respect and communion of spirit. It was up-lifting and full of love. Thank you."

—Wayne Lewis, Board of Trustees Member, UNITY-of-the-Gold Country


“Robert Kelaghan's "Sacred Circle Dance" was the perfect finale to our Birth 2012 event in Grass Valley, CA. I knew I could depend on him & his music to lead the group into deeper connection with their hearts and with each other. Personally, I felt deliciously alive and full of joy.”

—Sushila Mertens, BIRTH-2012 Nevada County Coordinator, and Gather The Women


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"I had the good fortune to be with a group of people singing along with Robert Kelaghan. His authenticity and depth of spirituality came through in his singing. I was joyfully transported to a sweetness, power and depth of perception. Had I, that evening, a magic remote control with the power to switch from Robert to any other renowned musician such as Deva Premal or Krishna Das, I would have never been tempted to use it as the potency of his offering was all I could have wanted."

—David Kimmel, Electrical Contractor


"Robert Kelaghan is a wonderful Musician and Teacher. He assisted with our Spring Retreat this year by teaching yoga classes each morning, providing musical introductions to each segment during the retreat, and conducting a wonderful ("DANCING IN THE HEART") experience for everyone on Saturday night ...... All the people who attended the yoga classes were highly complimentary about it. The songs he played were his own compositions and they set a beautiful feeling tone for each of the teaching segments. His "Dancing in the Heart" experience was easy and fun and involved everyone in a deep heart connection and succeeded in deepening our sense of community and oneness. Robert is a very heart-centered, spiritual man with amazing gifts to give. I highly recommend him for music and workshops at your Center."

—Rev. Lani Howard, Sierra Center for Spiritual Living, Grass Valley, CA


"Robert has the gift of connecting each individual to their deepest heart's love and then sharing that sacred connection with others in a safe, supportive environment: The effect is powerful and long-lasting."

—Therese Smith, MFT, Director/Owner of Living Tree Yoga, Santa Rosa, CA


"An evening of Robert Kelaghan's music is medicine for the heart and soul ..... deep, devotional music that awakens Divine Peace and Love."

—Michael Gornik, Director, POLESTAR GARDENS COMMUNITY


"Robert Kelaghan is an outstanding musician whose talent is based in a profound connection to Spirit. He sings from the heart, and never fails to engage the hearts of those who are fortunate enough to hear him ...Robert is also well known as a Retreat & Workshop leader, specializing in 'Dancing in the Heart' workshops and his 'Healing Circles' music ministry ..."

—Reverend Terry Shea, Sierra Center for Positive Living


"Robert Kelaghan's "The Beauty That Lives Within You" will give your heart healing wings. We love this CD ! It's going to touch the lives of many, many people. Our hearts are still soaring ..."

—Joyce & Barry Vissell, Authors of Risk to Be Healed


"This letter is written to share with you my experience of Robert Kelaghan at Unity Palo Alto Community Church & the San Jose First Church of Religious Science. I can whole heartedly recommend Robert Kelaghan for any minister or workshop leader desiring an uplifting experience. Robert's singing & leading of the dances consistently enables people to open their hearts & reconnect to the Divine within. Listeners and participants express a deeper sense of joy, contentment and love as a result of his expression. I believe all ministries and workshops would enjoy and benefit from this gifted man."

—Lori Ingram, Creator & Director, Unity Singles


"Robert was our musician for a 3-day Weekend Workshop. His words & music allowed us to not only join in circle dancing & singing together, but also empowered many of us to "go  inside." We were able to get in touch with our deepest feelings around sensitive issues & begin to release some long embedded pain. I found myself letting go of fears that I had accumulated over the years & "opening up" to people and really joining from my heart space ..... Robert offers many gifts with his music & loving presence. He is a gift!"

—Lorraine Campbell, Paradise, CA. Center for Altitudinal Healing


"Robert, even though it has been almost a year since you performed in the jail, the women still talk about their experience with you! You are a very loving & healing man who has a talent that is truly a gift from God. To touch the hearts & spirits of the women drug addicts behind bars like you did attests to the spiritual & playful healing gift that you have been to our program & to the nearly 200 drug addicts you worked with in the jail."

—Barbara Smailey, San Mateo County Women's Correctional Center


"Thank you so much for the beauty & grace you & your music brought to our Winter Retreat this year. As always, you moved all 30 participants to newer and deeper levels of love & connected--ness. The songs that you have written & sang for us helped us delve deep into the core of our hearts. My wish for the world is that everyone can experience the joy and heartfulness of your songs & dances."

—Reverend Chris Smith-Flynn, Conscious Connections Community


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"After I left the Dance Workshop, I was inspired, uplifted and healed. Your "DANCING IN THE HEART" experience is truly a workshop of the heart. I felt my heart really opened and the love that I have was able to pour out ...."

—Dr. Carolyn McKeown, Minister, Chico Church of Religious Science


"Robert Kelaghan is one of the very few musicians that we call upon to assist us in our workshops, not only because of hie talent as a guitarist, singer & songwriter, but mainly because of his deep sensitivity, love and devotion."

—Joyce & Barry Vissell, Authors, Workshop Leaders, THE SHARED HEART FOUNDATION


"When experiencing a dark night of the soul, I flipped to Robert's "The Beauty That Lives Within You" CD which happened to be in my ipod. I had never really listened to it before. The music was very healing and inspiring for me. My heart opened to forgiveness and my body danced in love. "

—Dona Willoughby, Co-Owner, La'akea Community, Pahoa, Hawaii


"When I hear Robert's music, it gives me a sense of peace, contentment and harmony. His words inspire me and give me hope for the future of the world. I really enjoy his arrangements and style. I could listen to his music almost any time of the day and feel at ease. "

—Jane Carney Schulze, Appreciative customer


"Robert's song circles have a powerful quality of presence and never fail to bring me deeply inside myself, into my own heart space. His songs are masterful and melodic, and he engages his groups in a playful and sacred feeling of connection and participation. "

—Amara Karuna, Musician, Leader & Trainer for the "Dances of Universal Peace"