Jim Beckwith


Jim Beckwith (Hanuman Das) is an accomplished musician and songwriter. His love of music and yoga inspired him to focus on bringing live music to yoga classes. Jim’s music is soulful and evocative of healing and inner awakening. He mixes mantra chants and English lyrics with a melodic and accessible tapestry of sound, exotic instrumentation and undulating rhythms. A compelling lyricist with a voice that soars from high to low with the greatest of ease, Jim is a devoted yogi and musician who focuses on Bhakti – the great yoga of the heart. Jim has played with many of the world’s top teachers; (Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, John Friend, Sianna Sherman, Janet Stone, Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen, among others). He has shared the stage with with many great kirtan artists such as Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das, Govind Das & Radha, Brenda McMorrow, C.C. White, David Newman, Kirtaniyas, Aykanna, Shantala & Saul David Raye. Recently appeared at Bhakti Fests, Hanuman Festival, Floyd Fest, Esalen Yoga Festival, Prana Fest, Yoga Journal Conferences, and many classes and workshops. “Jim Beckwith is a sound healer and shaman. He opens healing doors with his beautiful voice and array of musical talents. He can cover such a wide range through his music that it’s always inspiring and great fun to play with him. I highly recommend Jim’s soulful music, voice and vibe with all those seeking healing conscious music.” ~ Saul David Raye, Yoga Teacher