Wah! began her world music journey when she took a college course on raga: melodic modes used for Indian classical chant. This led to her exploration of classical, world, jazz and reggae music as well as the performing arts.
Today her music draws from both current trends and ancient traditions, creating upbeat interpretations of Sanskrit chants (kirtan) infused with pop, reggae and folk melodies. If you've taken a yoga class in the last five years, you have no doubt heard her music and her indisputably unique, sultry voice.
Captivating audiences around the world, Wah! performs more than one hundred dates a year. Her music is sold throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. Her acclaimed solo albums include Jai Jai Jai and Savasana. With “Love Holding Love”, Wah! once again reinvents the genre of kirtan chant with her synthesis of Sade-like production and traditional Sanskrit mantras. Her mesmerizing, hypnotic voice bridges the ancient art of kirtan with the contemporary, ecstatic sound of western culture.
I am your mother, I am your mentor. Love life, dance and sing, and blessings life will bring. love others as much as you appreciate and love whom you are. Worship your God, nourish your soul and walk with your feet flying from the floor Happy, sad you can be but a beautiful inside people will always see. ~ Yasmine Alfred
Susan Watson, born in Ventura, California, is an Abstract painter who lives between Lake Tahoe and Paris, France. She works primarily with acrylic paint on canvas or heavy paper.
I deeply respect the power of the human spirit and I draw on my own intuition in the creative process. I have discovered that I don't have to know the outcome...I wait for the surprises and savour them. It is this process that led me to study abstract art and to leave known forms behind.
This website is dedicated to the original works of art created by Viki Kennedy. Viki Kennedy is a very original and well established painter in Maine and shows in galleries thoughout the northeast as well as California. She also has provided illustrations for several books as well as TV shows and movies. The images shown here represent only a small portion of her catalog of works.
"One of the most beloved artists in the American yoga & music scene is the musician known as Wah! What lies underneath her music is a lifelong dedication to spiritual practice. Wah! not only sings and teaches from the stage, she also shares her personal practices and insights from living a path of yogic discipline for over 30 years. Workshops, yoga classes, teacher training modules on chanting and devotion, and concerts - she speaks from a place of wisdom and shares her knowledge with ease. Her method of teaching yoga is deep and healing, focusing on self-healing techniques, breathing practices and standard asana. The one thread that runs through all these offerings is her heartfelt spiritual presence."
Vivianne Nantel paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe; including: the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum in Roscoe Village, Ohio, the Yosemite Museum in Yosemite, California, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Society of New York City; the Peace Museum and Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Blue Dolphin Fine Art Gallery in Pensacola, Florida, and Karpeles Museum Gallery in Santa Barbara, Powell Street Fine Art Gallery and Carla Schmidt Gallery in San Francisco, California and Castle Kruenburg, Austria. One of her paintings was featured at the 2004 Women’s History Exhibition at the Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House, New York, curated by Dr. Connie Koppelman from the Stony Brook University, NY. Vivianne Nantel’s work also has been selected for several nationwide-juried exhibitions entitled, Celebrating the Goddess at the Joan Hanley Fine Art Gallery in La Veta, Colorado, and at the Indian Valley Artists Center, Inc., Hamilton Field, Novato, California, entitled from Heart to Heart, and also at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Belmont, California, in a national exhibition entitled, Angels and Demons. Her work has also graced the cover of Psychic Reader Journal, Malibu Chronicle Magazine, and Planet Light Worker Magazine. Her paintings have also been featured in four full pages in color in the April Issue 2006 of Yoga Magazine, and also on the national TV talk show, Bridging Heaven & Earth.
Enjoy their complexity and juxtaposing simplicity. May the images gently rock our souls like a body without a back, unfix our gazes that we might have vision and untie our tongues such that truth has a clear path riveted in personal courage and character.