"Compiled by renowned yoga trainer Beth Shaw and mixed by Sequoia's Steve Gordon and David Gordon, Yoga Moods is a serenely relaxing and uplifting mix of downtempo/global electronica chill tracks released over the past five years from six of the label's top-selling artists. At times it's difficult to discern where one artist's track ends and the next begins--the sign of Shaw and the Gordons' expertise in choosing perfectly mated music consistent with the needs of yoga, Pilates, or other movement practitioners. With a consistently entertaining song list from like-minded chill/lounge artists, Yoga Moods fits the bill for yoga, headphone listening, or simply relaxing after dinner." -- Randy Alberts, New Age Retailer, Play List, Trade Show 2007 Issue
"Set the mood & enhance your groove the perfect tone for yoga practice." -- Beth Shaw Founder, YogaFit
"YogaFit" instructor Beth Shaw has been bringing yoga to millions through her emphasis on movement and fitness; she selected the tracks on "Yoga Moods" sequenced to fit perfectly into a yoga session. The music was then re-mixed by the Gordon Brothers on their Sequoia label.
After a nice mellow ride through ambient territories, brothers Steve and David Gordon take the helm for the final track, "Zen Garden" which is just what it sounds like. With "Yoga Moods" you will be able to move into some new kind of blue horizon, one where the sun never sets. Yoga Moods is good that way and one day peace of mind, may be yours. -- Daily OM
David and Steve Gordon, the heart and soul of Sequoia Records, asked renowned yoga teacher Beth Shaw to compile a CD of contemporary chill/lounge grooves. The happy result is Yoga Moods, nearly 71 minutes of laid-back tracks focused on enhancing the sublime experience of dynamic yoga or other forms of active meditation. Suitable for entrancing dancing as well, Yoga Moods is so versatile it can even make for a delightful background to celebrate life with friends.
Yoga Moods features tracks from several great Sequoia Groove (part of the Sequoia Records family) releases, including Le Spa Sonique and The Nine Worlds, the second of which I have reviewed in this space. Truly a superb compilation, Yoga Moods offers the willing listener a sensuous window into the musical world of leading European electronica artists. I love Yoga Moods so much I often play it twice in a row. Highly recommended. -- Steve Ryals, Author and Music Reviewer
This "sampler" was compiled by Yoga-trainer Beth Shaw from the works of Jens Gad Presents, Althea W., Achillea, Peter Mergener, The Moontrane Conductors, Hands Upon Black Earth, and David & Steve Gordon presumably for Yoga work, though the liner notes include entertaining friends and relaxation among its uses. Mixed so that one track melts into the next, the cuts have a definite beat/rhythm, which make it more suitable to the physical/active styles of Yoga, as well as Pilates work. -- Mark Maxwell Abushady for Music & More
We find a mellow production in "Yoga Moods," compiled by the well-known American Yoga teacher Bert Shaw. She carefully and suitably selected thirteen titles in the Downbeat tempo. Enigma Co-producer Jens Gad, whose unfailing feeling for pleasant Chill Out rhythms and smoothing sounds is positively noticeable. Songs from the Gordon Brothers, Achillea, Peter Mergener and others round off this over seventy minutes compilation. A more sensual mix of hypnotic rhythms, fantastic voices and relaxed atmosphere invites you to listen, not only for Yoga! -- BSC Music