Since the 1960s, Bhavani Lorraine Nelson has been a professional singer/songwriter in the folk idiom, performing in concerts and clubs in major cities in the US, Europe, Mexico, Japan, and Iceland. Her heart-opening performances soothe and inspire audiences of all ages.
She discovered Sanskrit chanting through Ram Das in 1970 and has since practiced and led both Sanskrit and ecumenical chanting in worship services in churches and other venues.
Bhavani has produced several albums of songs, chants, and sounding experiences, as well as a CD of meditation instruction. An album of original songs, entitled A New Dawn, will be out in July 2008.
Bhavani also offers experiential workshops throughout the world from her home base at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, with which she has been aligned since 1988. She teaches workshops on the power of the voice, including sounding, singing, chanting, sound healing, and public speaking, as well as many kinds of meditation and yogic tools to transform stress. She has conducted inspirational seminars, sounding experiences, and vocal coaching in educational, medical, corporate, and religious settings.