For as long as she can remember, Omkara (Lauren Piazza) has been singing and playing the piano. Her music days began with classical piano lessons and choir singing, and then she eventually began composing music.
Omkara's love of Kirtan and Sanskrit chanting began when she heard a chant by Kirtan singer, Krishna Das, playing during a yoga class in Boston in 2005.
In 2006, Omkara went to India and stayed for five months. By grace, Omkara was drawn to visit the town of Tiruvannamalai -- home of the holy mountain Arunachala, and the great sage, Ramana Maharshi -- in Southeast India. It was there that she met beloved teacher, Mooji, and began singing at the end of Satsang.
In 2008, Omkara attended a 1-year Certification Program on Sound, Voice, and Music Healing at California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. Now, Omkara continues to compose music -- a fusion of World, New Age, and Minimalism, and often uses Sanskrit mantras in her songs. She released her first CD -- From the Silence in October 2008, and has recently released a new CD, 'Let Nothing Remain'. Her songs accompany quite a few videos on Youtube.com, and have also appeared on some meditation CDs.
She now travels with her Guru Mooji as part of the volunteering team, and often sings at the end of the Satsangs.