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Dielle Ciesco - Sound and Your True Voice

Dielle Ciesco - Sound and Your True Voice

January 17, 2019

Aired Thursday, 17 January 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Dielle Ciesco - Sound and Your True Voice

Join Kara Johnstad and Dielle Ciesco as they explore sacred artistry, the power of transformational voice work and living a life in flow with our true essence. An author, artist, and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with over 20 years experience in movement, Dielle is also an experienced meditation, breath and voicework facilitator and creator of Transformational Voicework. Her books, The Unknown Mother: A Magical Walk with the Goddess of Sound and Your True Voice: Tools to Embrace a Fully Expressed Life are currently being designed into an online program for practical and contemplative study.

Marc Allen - Voice Your Dreams and Manifest Miracles

Marc Allen - Voice Your Dreams and Manifest Miracles

January 10, 2019

Aired Thursday, 10 January 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Marc Allen - Voice Your Dreams and Manifest Miracles

Your voice is a powerful tool to creating the life of your dreams. You are the alchemist. Everything creative comes from ease. Discover how to use your voice to empower your inner magician and tickle your muse. Use your voice to awaken to your true calling.

Explore with us affirmations and their ability to raise consciousness, unite humanity and manifest miracles.

Join Kara Johnstad and Marc Allen, renowned author, composer, speaker and co-founder of New World Library as they explore voicing dreams and manifesting miracles.

Sirgun Kaur - Reclaim Your Happiness

Sirgun Kaur - Reclaim Your Happiness

January 3, 2019

Aired Thursday, 3 January 2019, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Sirgun Kaur - Reclaim Your Happiness

Kara’s guest today is Sirgun Kaur, sacred songstress, healer and Kundalini Yoga instructor.

Sirgun’s understanding of the transformative and healing potential of music was discovered through her education in Kundalini Yoga, chanting and mantra. Today’s topic is, is chanting directly connected to happiness? How can we use chanting on our path to creating a sound mind and sound body?

While there are numerous ways of “chanting” Sirgun’s effective method is through the voice, which resonates the entire body with a harmonizing and aligning sound. These sacred mantras can lift people beyond their limited reality into a blissful and ecstatic space, where healing spontaneously takes place. Sirgun has released five albums of sacred chants: -8, Reclaim Your Happiness, Dayaal, The Cosmic Gift, and The Music Within.

Join in the conversation with Kara at VOICE RISING on OM TIMES RADIO.

Sasha Cooke - Traversing the Inner Terrain of Voice

Sasha Cooke - Traversing the Inner Terrain of Voice

December 27, 2018

Aired Thursday, 27 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Sasha Cooke - Traversing the Inner Terrain of Voice

We are all on a path to finding work that makes our souls sing. Kara invites Grammy award winning mezzo soprano Sasha Cooke to a conversation on traversing the inner terrain of voice.

Listen in as Sasha shares her wisdom. Discover the unique gift our voice plays in nourishing the body, mind, spirit system. Explore with us the idea of vulnerability as a strength and how to deal with the harshest critic we may have, ourself.

Tune in and learn more about Sasha’s holistic daily routines and the mindsets that keep her in harmony, flow, grounded and vibrantly present while traveling and performing in a very quickly paced and demanding world that has often lost its tone.

Fabrizio Pigliucci - The Frequency of Beauty

Fabrizio Pigliucci - The Frequency of Beauty

December 20, 2018

Aired Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Fabrizio Pigliucci - The Frequency of Beauty

Music is a universal language that connects people, nations and culture. Film composer, multi-instrumentalist, peace activist and dream catcher, Fabrizio Pigliucciuses the powerful tools of sound, storytelling and music to paint sonic landscapes that awaken our spirit. His music has become the soundtrack for thousands of people’s lives worldwide and his audience continues to grow. Besides staying true to his own unique voice as a composer, Fabrizio is also an internationally renowned orchestrator. Through his empathic nature and ability to deeply listen in to another souls frequency, he is able to capture the stories and dreams of other artists and turn them into larger soundscapes that are shape shifting our world through albums, concerts and film. A rare gift indeed. Yes, finely attuned at home in nature, Fabrizio’s curiosity remains limitless. He loves walking by the sea side and playing his bansuri flute on top of mountains. He is known to play and collect rare instruments as a way to better understand the different voices and traditions of the world and unite humanity. His Music from a “Plant Project” guides us to take responsibility for our planet and begin to connect with our surroundings. The essence of his work is to weave more beauty into our world. Yes, music as freedom, as prayer, as a way to increase the love vibration and be one with our divine existence. In this wonderful interview, Fabrizio shares his path with us.

Snatam Kaur - The Power of Mantra in Daily Life

Snatam Kaur - The Power of Mantra in Daily Life

December 13, 2018

Aired Thursday, 13 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Snatam Kaur - The Power of Mantra in Daily Life

Have you ever wanted to quiet your mind and calm your body from distracting thoughts?

Having a daily mantra practice can bring you back into a state of inner peace. Why is Mantra so effective? Do Mantras really work? Can we use Mantra as part of our sound medicine tool kit? Join Kara Johnstad and Snatam Kaur as they explore the healing power of mantras. American singer, peace activist and author Snatam Kaur has dedicated herself to the path of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound and is a disciple of Yogi Bhajan. On Voice Rising she will share very practical tips and tools for people just starting out with mantras and simple techniques to embark on your own daily mantra practice.

About the Guest:

Snatam Kaur is an American singer, peace activist and author raised in the Sikh and Kundalini Yoga tradition. She has an amazing ability to transform traditional Sikh chants of India into a contemporary sound that appeals to the modern ear and awakens an ancient yearning in the soul. For over twenty years, she studied with and grew up in the presence of her spiritual teacher, Yogi Bhajan, while he was in his physical form, learning the essence of Naad Yoga, a form of yoga focusing on sacred sound. At the core of this practice is an essential experience of peace and healing which has helped her music to be accessible to people of all walks of life. She has taught and shared Naad Yoga and Kundalini Yoga and meditation through her recorded CDs, concerts, and workshops for the past sixteen years as a part of her commitment to give people tools for a daily experience of inner peace. Her latest CD, Beloved is a sound medicine tool kit,each track has a specific healing effect. Snatam’s book Original Light; the Morning Practice of Kundalini Yoga is a compassionate and supportive guide to creating a personal daily spiritual practice. To find out more about her concerts, music, workshops and book, visit snatamkaur.com.

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

December 6, 2018

Aired Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Rhani Krija - The Universal Language of Rhythm

Music is a universal language that connects people, nations and culture. The Drum is both a spiritual object and a tool to communicate information. It has a language all its own. One of the most powerful aspects of drumming is that it changes people’s consciousness. We can use drumming to boost our immune system and create and maintain physical, mental and spiritual health. Explore with us the power of rhythm and its ability to raise consciousness and unite humanity.

About the Guest: Rhani Krija

Percussionist, Rhani Krija, was born in Essaouira Morocco, in the heart of the Gnawa culture, in 1971. While in his teens, he began listening to traditionel musical styles from North Africa, which formed the foundation for the music he plays today. Well-known for his knowledge of and ability to play authentic Andalusian, Arabic, African and Latin rhythms, Rhani has become a highly sought-after, international percussionist.

Currently living in Germany, Rhani has spent the last couple of years recording some fine percussion samplers for major record Labels and performing around the world.

Rhani has been appearing,recording , touring and sharing the stage with : Sting, Dominic Miller, herbie hancock, Al Di Meola, Placido Domingo, Peter Gabriel, WDR Big Band, SWR Big Band, Annie Lennox, Klaus Doldinger, Vince Mendoza, BAP, Xavier Naidoo, sarah Connor, Herbert Grönemeyer, EMEL, Hindi Zahra, OUM, Max Mutzke , Martin Grubinger, Royal Symphonie Orchester of London, WDR Orchester, Züricher Kammerorchester and many others…

Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron

November 29, 2018

Aired Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST/6:00 AM PST

Yuval Ron

Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar-winning film, West Bank. he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist Priest and Visual Artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and with neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Newburg.

He was awarded the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowments of the Arts. American Composers Forum, California Council for Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including Yale, John Hopkins, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College, and the University of Chicago.

Yuval has been on the faculty of the Esalen Institute and is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity and a guiding voice for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. Yuval’s first book, Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom, won the gold medal in the spirituality category at the Indie Book Awards in 2015.

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

November 22, 2018

Aired Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST/6:00 AM PST

Deva Premal - Music as Medicine

This week Kara has invited Deva Premal and Miten to Voice Rising to talk about Music as Medicine and Deva’s newest album release DEVA. Deva Premal’s composition, the Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra, debuts on DEVA, nearly 20 years since Deva’s original ground-breaking version of the ancient Gayatri Mantra began topping alternative music charts and appearing on yoga, meditation, and sleep playlists worldwide. Deva Premal and Miten’s musical journey inspires everything from deep meditation to healing sleep to gentle dance movements making the tracks suitable for diverse playlists.

There are remarkable stories of transformation from around the world, where people have listened or attended a musical gathering of Deva Premal & Miten, and experienced a spontaneous healing. Deva and Miten have used their music for their own healing as well, most significantly, singing sacred mantras as an integral part of Miten’s healing from open heart surgery in March 2018. As documented in books like The Power of Music, by NY Times bestselling author Elena Mannes and The Healing Power of Sound by Mitchell Gaynor MD, scientific studies over the past decade have verified that music in fact has the power to heal us, both emotionally and physically, even where the big guns of conventional medicine have failed.

Join us on November 22, 2018 at 6 am PST 9 am EST and 3 pm CET.

Lea Longo - Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

Lea Longo - Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

November 15, 2018

Aired Thursday, 15 November 2018, 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST

Lea Longo – Dive Into Your Infinite Voice

Lea Longo is an expert in the field of meditation music, mantras, vocal chanting and mindfulness Meditation. Her voice has appeared in many Hollywood Tv shows & movies and has been described as “Spiritually Rewarding”. On this week’s Voice Rising Show Kara explores with Lea how voice and vibration are the driving force behind all creation. How finding your unique and true voice helps you to manifest abundance and vibrant health. Lea graciously shares with us her personal spiritual practices and how she manifests award winning albums, produces the Montreal Chant Festival now known as ZenFest and balances her coaching practice with performances and studio time. Tune into Voice Rising with Kara Johnstad on Thursdays at Om Times Radio.

About the Guest: Lea Longo

Lea is an expert in the field of meditation music, mantras, vocal chanting and mindfulness Meditation, her voice and music has appeared in many Hollywood TV shows & movies and has been described as “Spiritually Rewarding”. Received many awards and Nominations as “Vocal of the Year” from her musical work, Songs of A Siren. Lea has recorded 7 albums and her latest album is called Guided Meditations and Mantra Journeys -a Zen Experience.

She also recently launched an online meditation program called 12 steps to Transformation with the Art of Meditation and Mantra focused on healing specific issues with meditation and mantras. Lea leads chant concerts, private meditation, life coaching sessions and group sessions with live music, and performs in various Events, Festivals as well as being the producer of The Montreal Chant Fest now called ZenFest.

Her website is: www.lealongo.com