Speakers

Gregg Braden
Dr. Joe Dispenza
Dr. Bruce Lipton
Lynne McTaggart
Lee Carroll
Prageet Harris
Dr. Amber Wolf
Marilyn Harper
Jeralyn Glass (singer & musician)
Girish (singer & musician)

Gregg Braden

Gregg Braden is a rare blend of scientist, visionary and scholar with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.Deepak Chopra, M.D.

New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science, ancient wisdom and the real world!
2015 nominee for the prestigious Templeton Award
Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist during the 1970’s energy crisis, he worked as a Senior Computer Systems Designer with Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last years of the Cold War.
In 1991 he became The First Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems.

Since 1986 Gregg has explored high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to merge their timeless secrets with the best science of today. His discoveries are now shared in 34 languages through such paradigm-inspiring books as: The God Code, Deep Truth, and his newest, The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes.

His 2007 best seller, The Divine Matrix, was recently selected as the source for the made-for-television feature, “Entanglement”, and is now a textbook for college level physics courses exploring new discoveries of science and our relationship to the world.

Gregg has received numerous honors in recognition of his insights, including a 2015 nomination for the prestigious Templeton Award, and was named by England’s prestigious Watkins Journal as one of the world’s 50 most spiritually influential people. He plays an active role in think tanks such as the Institute of Heartmath’s Global Coherence Initiative and The Evolutionary Leadership Group founded by Deepak Chopra and the Source of Synergy Foundation in 2008. His books hold five gold awards in the categories of Science and Cosmology, Religion, and Social Change from the prestigious Nautilus Book awards.

Gregg has shared his presentations and trainings with Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations, and is now featured in media specials airing on major networks throughout North America and Europe.

www.greggbraden.com

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Joe Dispenza, D.C. is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 32 countries on five continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.

In addition to offering a variety of online courses and teleclasses, he has personally taught three-day progressive workshops and five-day advanced workshops in the U.S. and abroad. Starting in 2018, his workshops will become week-long offerings, and the content of the progressive and advanced workshops will be available online. (To learn more, please visit the events section at: www.drjoedispenza.com.) Dr. Joe is also a faculty member at Quantum University in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York; and Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He’s also an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.

As a researcher, Dr. Joe’s passion can be found at the intersection of the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal themselves of illnesses, chronic conditions, and even terminal diseases so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life, as well as evolve their consciousness. At his advanced workshops around the world, he has partnered with other scientists to perform extensive research on the effects of meditation, including epigenetic testing, brain mapping with electroencephalograms (EEGs), and individual energy field testing with a gas discharge visualization (GDV) machine. His research also includes measuring both heart coherence with HeartMath monitors and the energy present in the workshop environment before, during, and after events with a GDV Sputnik sensor.

As a corporate consultant, Dr. Joe gives on-site lectures and workshops for businesses and corporations interested in using neuroscientific principles to boost employees’ creativity, innovation, productivity, and more. His corporate program also includes private coaching for upper management. Dr. Joe has personally trained and certified a group of more than 70 corporate trainers who teach his model of transformation to companies around the world. He also recently began certifying independent coaches to use his model of change with their own clients.

As a NY Times best-selling author, Dr. Joe has written You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter (Hay House, 2014), which explores our ability to heal without drugs or surgery, but rather by thought alone. He has also written Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One (Hay House, 2012) and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (2007), both of which detail the neuroscience of change and epigenetics. Becoming Supernatural is Dr. Joe’s fourth book. His film appearances include HEAL (2017); E-Motion (2014); Sacred Journey of the Heart (2012); People v. the State of Illusion (2011); What IF – The Movie (2010); Unleashing Creativity (2009); and What the #$*! Do We Know? & Down the Rabbit Hole, extended DVD version (2005).

Dr. Joe received a B.S. from Evergreen State College and his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University, where he graduated with honors. His postgraduate training covered neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity.

www.drjoedispenza.com

Dr. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.

Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.

In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.

Dr. Lipton’s novel scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, and the quality and character of his daily life was greatly enhanced.

Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He has been heartened by anecdotal reports from hundreds of former audience members who have improved their spiritual, physical and mental well being by applying the principles he discusses in his lectures. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology.

Dr Lipton’s work summarizing his findings, entitled, The new updated 10th Anniversary Edition of The Biology of Belief, (Hay House Publishing, softcover, ISBN 978-1-4019-4891-7). His second book, Spontaneous Evolution, Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here. (Hay House Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4019-2580-2) and his third book, The Honeymoon Effect, The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth. (Hay House Publishing, ISBN 978-1-4019-2386-0)

www.brucelipton.com

Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award-winning journalist and the author of seven books, including her forthcoming book, The Power of Eight, and the worldwide bestsellers The Field, The Intention Experiment and The Bond, all considered seminal books of the New Science and now translated into 30 languages.
Lynne’s been referred over the years as as a ‘metaphysical rock star’, ‘the Madonna of the Quantum World,’ ‘the Malcolm Gladwell of the New Science’ and even ‘The Dalai Mama.’

She is consistently voted one of the world’s top 100 spiritual leaders for her ground-breaking work with consciousness and the power of intention, and she’s chiefly known for the quality of her writing and in-depth research.
Lynne is also a dynamic speaker, who regularly gets standing ovations from her worldwide audiences for her inspiring speaking style. She has spoken and held workshops before diverse audiences in most continents around the world from Kuwait to Kuala Lumpur, and everywhere in between.

She’s also architect of the Intention Experiment, a global ‘laboratory’ involving thousands of readers around the world testing the power of group thoughts to heal the world. Lynne, her book and the web-based experiment were prominently featured in Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol, and Brown even created a character partly based on her.

As co-founder and editor of the world’s No 1 health magazine, What Doctors Don’t Tell You, now published in 14 countries worldwide, Lynne is a tireless campaigner for consumer rights in health care.
Most recently, she has discovered the Power of Eight, phenomenon – the fact that intention magnifies and rebounds in a small group, which is presently being studied by a major university.
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Lynne has won a number of international press awards, including the NY Women’s Press Club Award of Merit (presented to one journalist per year for a story involving personal risk) and a London Times Business Press award (Columnist of the Year). She’s also been awarded Spiritual Writer of the Year and Science Book of the Year (for The Bond). In 2015, her company WDDTY Ltd was named Ethical Business of the Year.

A member of both the Transformational Leadership Council and the Evolutionary Leadership Council, Lynne has been a featured speaker in a host of movies, including What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole, The Living Matrix, I Am and the Abundance Factor.

www.lynnemctaggart.com

Lee Carroll

Lee Carroll

After graduating with a business and economics degree from California Western University in California, Lee Carroll started a technical audio business in San Diego that flourished for 30 years.

As an award winning audio engineer, where does channelling and Indigo children fit into all this? As Lee tells it, Spirit had to hit him “between the eyes” to prove his spiritual experience was real. The year 1989 was the turning point when finally came together, after some years earlier a psychic told him about his spiritual path and then three years later the second unrelated psychic told him the same thing! Both spoke of Kryon… a name that almost nobody had ever heard.

Timidly, the first writings were presented to the metaphysical community in Del Mar, California, and the rest is history – with a total of seventeen books being released so far in over 27 languages. There are now almost one million Kryon and Indigo books in print in twenty four languages worldwide – The foreign editions represent Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Hebrew, Danish, Italian, Greek, Korean, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Russian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Japanese, Dutch, Finnish, Slovene, Estonian, Indonesian, Portuguese, Romanian and Turkish.

Lee and the Kryon team continue to visit other countries up to six times a year with very large audiences.

Lee and his spiritual partner, Jan Tober, started the “Kryon light groups” in Del Mar in 1991 and quickly moved from a living room setting to a Del Mar church. The Kryon organization now hosts meetings all over the globe with audiences of up to 3,000 people. In the beginnings of the Internet, Kryon had the largest consistent New Age folder in the history of America Online. Now, you are looking at the Kryon web site with a multitude of interesting pages and a registry of over 20,000 visits a day to the audio page alone. What is the audio page? It’s a FREE PAGE where you can listen or download over 100 hours of free MP3 audio of past and current channellings.

In 1995, Lee was asked to present Kryon at the United Nations (U.N.) in New York City before a U.N.- chartered group known as the Society for Enlightenment and Transformation (S.E.A.T.). The meeting was so well accepted that they were invited back six more times, in 1996, 1998 then in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009. These meetings are held upstairs in the working areas of the UN building, not far from the General Assembly. Only delegates to the UN and guests of the society may attend.

Lee is the author of fourteen Kryon books, and co-author of, The Indigo Children, An Indigo Celebration and The Indigo Children Ten Years Later. (17 books total). The Indigo Child books’ website is: www.indigochild.com. These Indigo books introduced the world to the term “Indigo Children” in 2000, spawning many follow-up books by various authors, a movie, a documentary, and lots of interest worldwide regarding our changing kids! The Indigo books have sold almost half a million copies world-wide in the twenty four languages listed above. Check out the three (3) KRYON companion books by author Monika Muranyi, HERE. It’s KRYON channelling, with explanations and Q&A with KRYON!

During a trip to McCaysville, Georgia, at Delphi Metaphysical University, Lee was surprised with an honorary doctorate degree of Science, Trans personal Psychology, & Metaphysics! The award indicated: “For his extraordinary contributions of love, wisdom, and spiritual understanding.”

It was discovered that the prestigious WATKINS “Mind, Body, Spirit” magazine from the UK has listed Lee Carroll as one of the “100 most spiritually influential living people” in 2015, 2016, and 2017. You can see the others in that group HERE.

Lee continues to write and travel from his home in San Diego.

www.kryon.com

Prageet Harris

Prageet Harris

Prageet – an English, internationally known channel – has for 25 years worked with his guide Alcazar and their creation, the Stargate, This is a conscious, sacred-geometrical structure that creates a powerful, multi-dimensional energy field – an energy that can take participants into a deep meditative state within moments.

The Stargate is an interdimensional doorway that facilitates healing on all levels, DNA reactivation and the awareness of one’s Quantum Self.

In 1988, Prageet was living on the island of Maui when he started to channel his guide Alcazar, who has a vast experience and understanding of the human condition and a simple, clear way of talking that shares insights into the difficulties we experience in life. He is a hilarious master of love, wit, and wisdom and he reconnects us to the truth we already know in our hearts.

In 1989, Alcazar channeled the design of the Stargate to Prageet, and started to assist him in developing new skills and techniques to accelerate people’s growth.

For many years, Alcazar guided Prageet through a series of training programs, showing him how to work with and resolve a multitude of human limitations such as childhood traumas, physical dis-ease, relationship issues and self-defeating habit patterns. He then introduced simple ways to learn how to channel, open up psychic abilities, strengthen intuition and develop individual consciousness.

During this time, Alcazar and the Stargate work took Prageet to mainland America, Canada and Europe. More recently, the Stargate has been introduced to Russia and Eastern Europe. Many years of experience have demonstrated the Stargate is a very powerful tool that assists people in overcoming their limitations and realizing their highest potential.

The Stargate is one of the leading-edge devices that can assist in the rapid expansion of human consciousness. It contains many systems of evolution that all work together harmoniously, simply by creating multiple levels of vibrations and frequencies.

The energies of the Stargate can create past life remembering and re-activation of psychic abilities. It can access wisdom and knowledge from other dimensional realities. It can enable participants to actually feel – and in some cases see – benevolent beings such as those from the Angelic Realm, Ascended Masters, and various Star Families: beings that exist from around the Universe which are benevolent, high energy, light body Beings.

All these changes come about during guided meditations by the raising of the individual’s vibrational frequency – a process that reactivates dormant, multi-dimensional DNA. It is the DNA that holds the key to who you are, who you have been, and how your physical structure works – your part and purpose in the Universal scheme, and your ability to communicate directly with Spirit.

What is cutting edge about the Stargate work is that there is no need for decades of meditation or therapy groups – the Stargate can provide a direct experience of the vastness within you, allowing your limitations to simply drop away. The best part is – there’s nothing to “do” – just to relax into an intelligent, quantum energy field and feel as your awareness starts to expand.

The Stargate experience will introduce you to a totally new way of evolving your own consciousness. No need for hard work, just relaxing and allowing your superconsciousness to elevate your human experience.

The Stargate is now based in its home in Mt. Shasta, where the most intense and deepest Stargate work happens, enhanced by the energies of Mt. Shasta and the beings who reside there.

www.TheStargateExperience.com

Dr. Amber Wolf

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Raised in rural New England, Dr. Wolf then moved to the Alaskan wilderness, where she lived for 12 years. Surviving amidst the beauty and harshness of the elements, where she was taught and practiced indigenous healing remedies and midwifery.

Amber Wolf, Ph.D. has been committed to and practicing holistic health care and education since 1982. Moving to Colorado in 1989 opened more doors in the health and spiritual field, as she began her full time career as a health practitioner in cranial sacral therapy and “transformational” healing. A near-death accident in 1994 brought severe head and body injuries, but also the gift and ability to experience a heightened source of energy and wisdom.

She is an internationally known teacher, facilitator, author, recording artist, healing intuitive, and channel. Along with her private practice in Colorado, she travels throughout the United States and South America, with Lee Carroll and Kryon, facilitating spiritual growth workshops in addition to being the producer of the Kryon Discovery Series and Lemurian Sisterhood Seminars.

Completing her Ph.D. in 1995 in Holistic Science and Alternative Therapies, Dr. Wolf is a Certified Cranial Sacral Therapist, Certified Somatic Therapist, trained Quantum-Touch practitioner, licensed minister, a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. She is a member in good standing of the American CranioSacral Therapy Association, the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners and a member of ABMP, Associated Massage and BodyWork Professionals.

Dr. Wolf has also created and recorded nine Healing and Mediation Albums. Her voice has special and unique healing attributes that combine with carefully selected music and binaural beats to assist in a journey of personal empowerment and transformation. Her extensive background in spiritual practice and education, together with her innate capacities of sensitivity, intuition and divine guidance, continue to support people in their transformation where ever she travels. She is honored in her mission and her passion assisting people in their spiritual evolution and physical healing.

www.AmberWolfPhD.com

Marilyn Harper

Marilyn Harper

Prior to 1993 and before she became spiritual advisor, Marilyn Harper says she was a normal person, deacon in the Christian church, sold advertising for a Country western radio station and went dancing on weekends. One of 5 children to normal church going parents who ran a lumber company in a small Kansas town.

After her transformation in 1993 and her awakening in 1996, she truly set herself on a spiritual path. She knew she had new talents and skills that came in with the walk-in, but didn’t have a clue they included bringing in messages from people not in physical form any longer. (After all, prior to 1993, she tried to read the book by Shirley Maclaine Out on a Limb and threw it away for being sacrilegious)

However, she still knew that there was much more to her than previously believed. She had a weekly energy session to help release old programing and invoke the new skills, whatever that might be. She attended her first Walk-Ins International conference and met bj King who became her mentor. It was bj who first identified Marilyn as an activator, translator and oversoul-to-oversoul communicator.

Marilyn didn’t believe it at first, but after becoming a Reiki Master she realized that she was able to “see or sense” into the human body and bring messages in from other realms. She then “volunteered” raising her hand, stating: I will go anywhere, say anything, do anything, as long as You can prove to me that you are God or Source moving through me.” That was all it took for Source of all that is, God, to connect Marilyn with Adironnda and the (now) Council of Light.

Marilyn has her Bachelors of Science in Education and prior to the Walk-in had completed the classwork her Masters of Arts degree. (After the walk-in she was never able to write in English enough to finish her thesis.) She has written 6 successfully produced plays, three that raise money for Victims of Violent crimes. She is a Reiki Master, Karuna Master, Quantum Touch practitioner, certified intuitive consultant, certified remote viewer, certified Train the Trainer Peak Potentials trainer, has been listed twice in Who’s Who in America, and has developed her own method of healing she calls Holographic Healing.

www.adironndaspiritualhealer.com

Jeralyn Glass

Jeralyn Glass is an internationally known Singer, Professor, Sound Healing Practitioner, and Crystal Singing Bowl Master Alchemist. She has a unique presence with her personal alchemy of classical music, meditation and high vibrational sound.

“Jeralyn’s music is beyond anything I have ever experienced … uplifting, heavenly and truly transformational.”
- Dr. John Gray, Lecturer and NY Times Bestselling Author

Jeralyn has performed on Broadway and on the Opera and Concert stages of the world, and is known as a “Mozart singer of the first order”. Recently, she was honored to sing the National Anthem for over 18,000 people in her hometown of Los Angeles. She is a well loved Gala performer and has written and sung tributes to star athletes Kareem Abdul Jabar and Kobe Bryant as well as sung for the former German President Horst Kohler and the former French President Valerie Giscard d’Estaing. Jeralyn established her classical music career in Europe, singing regularly in France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Austria and in Germany, where she created a successful children’s foundation, kids4kidsworld in Munich. Under her artistic leadership, over 180 youth were trained in the performing arts, and through their original musical shows, over $270,000 was raised for music therapy for children. Kids4kids is committed to raising social awareness and instilling responsibility in youth through their dynamic training concept.

“Jeralyn’s crystal sounds carry not only healing vibrations but also her love to the world. Her singing bowls reached out my heart and audiences’ hearts like bright light shining upon us. Her dedication to the high quality performance through crystal singing bowls and her beautiful voice moved all generations in the concert space. I am grateful that I have had chances to experience her healing sounds.”
- Mariko Hiyama. Facial Reflexologist / Founder Face and Soul by MARI Yoga

Jeralyn is passionate about sound and music as tools of self discovery. She is the founder of Crystal Cadence, a place for Song and Sound Healing and home of the Los Angeles Crystal Tones Singing Bowl Temple where over 250 alchemy bowls are on display for purchase. Jeralyn is active in the medical community, leading her popular Crystal Bowl meditations for cancer patients, working closely with The Cancer Support Community in Southern California. She leads Sacred Sound Circles from the United States to Asia and Australia. She is a regular guest musician and Sound Healing Practitioner at Kamalaya, the exclusive Condé Nast Gold Wellness Sanctuary in Thailand. Jeralyn uses her gifts to inspire and heal, holding a space of love, embodiment, integration and empowerment. She was invited to perform and present at the First International Crystal Bowl Symposium in Australia in May 2017, followed by an engagement as Keynote Musical Artist and Workshop Presenter at the 40th National Convention of ‘The Compassionate Friends’, in July 2017 where 1500 people gathered to share loss and find comfort. She has worked with Beyond Words alongside Dr. John Gray, and performed her high vibrational music for Marianne Williamson’s New Years Retreat 2017. She created the opening concert of the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo 2018 alongside Barbara Marx Hubbard and led her popular crystal alchemy sound immersions. Jeralyn is a certified Dr. Sue Morter Energy Codes Practitioner. She will lead Sound Immersions with Dr. Sue Morter in Sedona in the spring. She will tour in concert and give workshops in Japan with Jun Makino in 2018. She offers a variety of sound healing concerts, workshops & meditation events in Los Angeles collaborating with other musicians, is often a guest artist at Gala Events and gives regular classes at Ceremony Meditation, Venice.

“Jeralyn Glass is an exquisite messenger bringing light, love, joy, and healing through music and sacred sound. She combines her beautiful voice with the Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls to raise people’s vibrational frequency and to create deep, cellular transformation.”
- Marci Shimoff, Professional Speaker, #1 NY Times Bestseller Author, Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason

Through the exquisite vibrations of the Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls, Jeralyn leads you inward into the world of healing sound, bringing her wisdom from a career of performing and teaching worldwide. The tremendously powerful frequencies amplified in the singing bowls, support balance and healing in our energy field. They create crystalline cadences in our very cells, releasing the old, awakening new cellular patterns of vibration and they build the energetic circuits to house unconditional love: potent, anchored and integrated. Experience the Crystal Singing Bowls’ expansive ability to transmute emotions and drama, releasing negativity and disease, grounding you in health and wholeness.

“To hear Jeralyn Glass sing is to hear the colors of sound. Every note paints a picture, an exquisite expression of the beauty in her heart. Hearing Jeralyn sing is a gift of a lifetime.”
- Jennifer Read Hawthorne, professional speaker, bestselling author, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

Jeralyn has been working with Crystal Singing Bowls since 2008. However, her deeply personal journey with healing sound began in Spring 2015, when she lost her only child. Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowls have been a definitive grounding force, holding the connection of heaven and earth through vibrational frequency and emanating the radiant light of healing. Her newly released CD, ‘Forever Love’ (iTunes, CDbaby) using the Crystal Bowls interwoven with instruments, dedicated to her son, poignantly resonates eternal love. Join an exquisite experience of celestial tone and the human voice and profoundly connect to the gemstone-infused bowls. Jeralyn shares her transformational journey with the heavenly vibrations of the Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls and her ‘Music of the Heart’.

“As the Program Director at the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, I frequently hear from our participants about how one of our classes has impacted them….but nothing as dynamic and passionate as the feedback I hear about Jeralyn’s Crystal Alchemy Sound Bowls Class. Our participants tell me it’s “magical” and “transformative”. They rave about how “they are pain free for that hour”, “that they can finally concentrate afterward”, and “that all their anxiety and stress floats away”. Jeralyn’s class is so popular that there is always a waiting list because it fills up faster than any class we offer. Our participants absolutely love this class for the calming reprieve and relief it brings to cancer.”
- Nancy Lomibao, MS, LMFT 36645 / Program Director, Cancer Support Community-Redondo Beach

www.jeralynglass.com, www.crystalcadence.com

Girish

Girish is an eclectic artist with roots in jazz, world, and sacred music. His musical talents find expression in a wide array of instruments – including tablas, world percussion, guitar, harmonium, and voice.

For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. When he was eight years old, his parents gave him a little red snare drum as a bargaining tool to stop him from banging on everything else in the house.

Drumming has always been instinctual to Girish, flowing freely from his fingers and knowing no musical bounds. In his teens, he started experimenting with pop, rock, jazz and orchestral music. His first experience of music as sacred art came in college, playing with jazz bands. “During improvisational sessions,” he recalls, “there were these unexplainable moments of synchronicity and intuition that felt like magic.”

These moments came just as Girish was feeling pulled toward a sacred life. A college philosophy class inspired him to explore spirituality through Kundalini yoga, meditation, and the study of Eastern scriptures. By the time of his college graduation, Girish was so deep into these practices that he decided to move into an ashram in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Thus began an unexpected journey-a seeming detour that inadvertently nourished his musical artistry.

Girish lived in the ashram for five years, giving up music and taking the vows of a monk in the Divine Mother tradition called Dakshina Marg or Mahashakti Yoga. Yet, here, another compelling sound force emerged for Girish: the chanting of Sanskrit mantras. As a monk in the ashram he spent hours every day chanting. Girish also studied Sanskrit as a means to understand the deeper meanings of these ancient chants, and helped his teacher translate dozens of hymns.

He thought he had given up music for his spiritual practice, but one day he happened upon a set of tablas at the ashram and was instantly compelled to play them. This event set him on a life-changing course. Guided as always by rhythm, and now by his spiritual pursuits, Girish began to study tablas with Jagadish in the Nada Yoga tradition (yoga of sound current), which emphasized the spiritual import of music. He also traveled to New York to learn the art of Indian drumming at Siddha Yoga Ashram.

After New York, Girish then connected with the musician and spiritual teacher Bob Kindler, known as Babaji. “From Babaji, I learned that sacred music is a viable outlet of spirituality, one that is profoundly uplifting and transformative,” says Girish. It became clear to him that his innate musical passions didn’t conflict with, but in fact lead to a spiritual livelihood. Traveling and performing with Babaji helped cement this notion.

Girish also studied with legendary tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar School of Music in Marin County, California. It was in northern California that Girish met other musicians at the forefront of the chant music explosion in this country. Krishna Das was just gaining popularity at that time and Girish played with him regularly. In this context, Girish was quickly introduced to a wider world of music for yoga. Soon he was accompanying many of the names in the yoga music genre, including Wah!, Dave Stringer, Donna DeLory, Thomas Barquee, Snatam Kaur, Shanti Shanti, Steve Ross, Swaha, and Rasa. His move to Los Angeles in 2000 brought him to the nation’s epicenter of chanting and world music.

As a session player, Girish’s work has aligned him with the likes of producers Glen Ballard (Dave Matthews Band, Alani Morrisette) and Michael Brook (Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan, Youssou N’Dour) as well as the creative team at Lucas Art. His talents are featured on some of the most popular recordings in the world music/chant music field today.

Girish continues to explore and expand musical borders, and has found new avenues for his artistic expression. The yearning to express the power of Sanskrit mantras through his own voice has been a driving force behind his CD’s, REVEAL (Mondolaya Music, May 2004), SHIVA MACHINE (Spirit Voyage Music, April 2006), DIAMONDS IN THE SUN (Mondolaya Music, April 2010), REMIXED (Mondolaya Music, December 2011), SKY OF THE HEART (Mondolaya Music, December 2014), DAILY CHANTS FOR A RADIANT SPIRIT (Mondolaya Music, September 2016) and his book MUSIC AND MANTRAS (Enliven Books, October 2016).

www.girishmusic.com

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