learn a chant
Sound can move mountains (literally.)
And crowds. And hearts and minds.
Can fuel an uprising, or make us feel sexy.
Move our feet, lure us to sleep.
Or create a universe.
Both modern science and yogic philosophy agree that origin of the universe is sound — call it OM, call it the Big Bang. Vibration remains the fabric of life. Recognizing this, as well as the innate power sound has on us humans, the ancient yogis brilliantly harnessed the power of sound to create transformative practices that open the heart, clear the mind, and bring peace.
My work in sound comes from the understanding that voice is an expression of life and listening is a means toward peace and self-knowledge. In these highly visual times we can benefit more than ever from turning our attention away from the screen and toward the multi-dimensional experience of sound. We can find freedom in our voice. We can find tranquility and insight in silence.
As a teacher, coach and performing artist I draw on ancient yogic sound practices and principles, Indian and western music, improvisation, somatics, anatomy, and contemporary sound research. In all my work, my intention is to foster a more intimate, palpable experience of sound for those I work with — be that yoga students, singers or audiences — one that brings greater depth, beauty and dimensionality into our 21st century lives.