The driving force inside Craig Kohland is the healing rhythm of the drum and the creative expression of the sacred. He is a talented multi-percussionist, performer, DJ, music producer, retreat facilitator and healing arts practitioner. Shaman’s Dream Music Collective is Craig’s multi-faceted musical project that has produced 25 albums in the last 15 years. Craig has performed with Krishna Das, Dave Stringer, David Starfire, Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Donna De Lory, Suzanne Sterling, Tina Malia, Jaya Lakshmi, Michael Kang and Chris Berry. Craig’s team of producers have produced remix projects for Jai Uttal, Deva Premal, Donna De Lory, Karsh Kale and many others.
Since 1995 Shaman’s Dream has been at the forefront of the yoga and ecstatic dance music scene. Craig is the musical director of the “Shaman’s Dream World Groove Ensemble” and along with yoga teacher Micheline Berry has co-facilitated over 400 ecstatic dance/ “live” world music concerts plus countless live musicyoga classes and ritual retreats. Craig is the co-founder of Yogitunes, an online digital music store that features a huge selection of yoga inspired music from all over the world.
Craig travels the world DJing for yoga and ecstatic dance communities and in 2011 performed at the following festivals, conference and events – Earthdance, Wanderlust, Oregon Country Fair, Beloved, Harmony, Hanuman, Mystic, Gaia, Hawaii Spirit Festival, Bhaktifest, Big Bounce, Yoga Journal Conference & Midwest Yoga Conference. Craig is the also the producer of Yoga for Peace at Earthdance and co-produces the Hawaii Spirit Festival.
Craig’s has also produced, assistant directed and musically supervised over 30 health related instructional DVD’s for such teachers as: Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, Duncan Wong, Hemalaya Behl and Desiree Rumbaugh.