Vaishnavi offers her voice as a healing connection with the Divine – and those who listen are transported into a deep stillness. She feels blessed to have had no formal voice training, although she has spent time un-learning with Rajeswar Bhattacharya—the foremost singer of Tagore raga—and deepening into her most authentic sound through The Naked Voice with Chloe Goodchild.
Her journey began in 2000 when she encountered mantra chanting through Kundalini Yoga. In 2004, she was introduced to bhajan (Indian devotional songs) and the bhakti (devotional) path which she considers her greatest “teaching” – a flowering of the heart.
In 2005, Vaishnavi left London on a nomadic pilgrimage and sang at ashrams, yoga centres and communities in Australia, the USA & Sri Lanka. Living in a large Indian ashram for three years, she chanted the Lalita Sahasranama daily and led bhajans for the several thousand visitors weekly.
Vaishnavi shares Voice as Medicine in two ways:
Through sound healing – where you LISTEN, receive and bathe in mantra (passive)
Through voicework – where you SOUND, supported, encouraged and safely held to express YOUR voice (participatory)
There are offerings across this spectrum and many offerings integrate both the passive, receiving healing and the participatory, expressive healing,
listen to EARTH’s debut album Maha Mata
Retreats – a deeper dive into sounding and sound healing
Kirtan, Bhajan & Chanting Events – online and in-person
Voicework – inspired by The Naked Voice – online and in-person – Free Your Voice