Read here for generous comments and testimonials from some of the world's leading Yoga Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Integrative Clinical Psychologists, Yoga and Healing practitioners and conference facilitators, and many students and private clients.
“Shanthi, your music soothes the soul and in meditation transports one into the realms of bliss. So beautiful, thank you. ” - Anita Calder – Rockingham. WA
“I have to tell you, it is so amazing what you have done. This music will be here on earth long after you are gone and provide joy and comfort and clarity for many generations of people to come. It was really beautiful to sit and listen to each one. I loved them all! ” - Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. – C-IAYT, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist – Founding Director, The Optimal State Of Living, and the Healing Yoga Institute, California, USA
“Well done Shanthi. Your compositions are always a pleasure to listen to & each time I play them I get something different from them.” - Anita Allsopp - Rockingham, WA
“Shanthi, we had a chance to download and listen to all of the music that you composed for us. We both thought it is beyond amazing!! You really brought the concepts into life! Zen sounds is such a lovely experience and Zen Music & Therapy Tools have such a great balance of sound and space. The Breath Ratios felt very calming, yet attention keeping. You are a master!! We can’t thank you enough for your beautiful work, which is so harmonious with what we are doing! It is going to add a level of awe and inspiration for people, especially us, that wouldn’t have been possible without your art. Much gratitude, ” - George Mantoan – Director of Sound Therapy, The Optimal State Of Living, and the Healing Yoga Institute, California, USA
“Hi Shanthi, What an experience! I scheduled in my meditation time this week and wanted to listen to one track a day. The second time I lost track of time and ended up sitting there until the CD had stopped. I couldn't even tell you what was spoken or how I was 'guided' through the experience at all. It was the combination of spoken and sounds and the background sounds that sent me off to another place. Thanks for the headphone tip, I really concentrated on the subtle sounds you mentioned and this was probably another contributing factor to why I was completely relaxed, in 'the zone' and did not have any random thoughts entering my head. I will definitely be recommending this CD. It has exceeded my expectations in terms of being guided through meditation through visualising and allowed me to focus on something in particular so that my other thoughts would disappear. My mind has never felt so clear. Thanks again for this experience, I'm already looking forward to Thursday night! ” - Melissa Fitzgerald, Secret Harbour. WA
“Special thanks to Shanthi for his exceptional music. Looking forward to much more... Calm Light # 4 is at the top of the hit parade at my Yoga center and the whole Seascape CD is rising fast on the charts :-) … you are a great composer! Big Hugs, Larry. ” - Larry Payne, Ph.D. – C-IAYT, Director & Co-Founder, Yoga Therapy Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University, LA, California, USA.
“It is official, your music is the only music that I want to play in my classes right now :-) This is the best yoga music that I have found. Yesterday I used Calm Light and Seascape in class - both were perfect for my yoga classes. What I really like is that I do not have to change the CD because a more energetic song begins, they are all so flowing from one to another. The CDs are good for class from start to finish. ” - Amy Wheeler Ph.D / C-IAYT– Prof. California State University, Dept. of Kinesiology, San Bernardino, US – Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, Founder - The Optimal State of Living Yoga School
“I must tell you that even though we have received so many cd's in the past year, our favorite that we continue to flow to is YOURS! We’re honored to have your music here. ” - Christina Souza ma – Founder: YogaHub.com - Los Angeles, USA
“From: Christina Souza ma – during YogaHub's 1st Annual Virtual World Yoga Conference (Feb. 19-21st, 2010) We were so honored to receive this CD in the mail from Shanthi and I have to say that we have been playing it every morning for our yoga practice and so has Megan McDonough. I come from the line of doing body work and I work with a lot of frequencies from whales to essences to sounds, and it’s known to a lot of body workers that sound affects us on a cellular level as other frequencies do. Foods, sounds, water – everything around us – we are all energy, basically everything is made up of energy and depending on the frequency will shift the balance within us. Shanthi had gifted us his first yoga CD – and I am very sensitive to frequencies – when I first put it on and listened, from that very first moment I knew because I could feel the shifts beginning to happen and what I always say to those outside, if you can shift a geek… that’s sitting behind a computer all day… you’ve got gold, because they’re so focused on their computers and their screens all day. I had my team coming up going “what is that, who is that, what is that music, whose music is it?”. When they began to question it I knew it wasn’t just me, because I’m already sensitive… it truly affected everyone here to the point where every morning I hold a daily practice here at YogaHub and I’m not an instructor, but I just lead my team through a practice … just to open us up, you know, we’re sitting at computers all day, we’re sitting in chairs all day – just to get us grounded, especially when we are working at this (busy) level putting on a conference and your music Shanthi has kept everyone so grounded and calm. It is very powerful. Truly, if I had more time and was still working on my clients, I would be playing this CD while I am doing the body work, because it’s amazing how for example from a body worker’s point of view, if someone has energy trapped in their body and no matter how much we work with it and that muscle or tendon doesn’t release, if I go in with a certain frequency even in my voice I can literally begin to feel that muscle or that part of the body begin to release. It’s amazing. Frequency is so powerful and I feel like we don’t pay enough awareness to how that affects us, and Shanthi I think you have hit on a brilliant level of the way you’re designing your music – and the instruments you choose to use – that, because to me you’re designing it from your passion and your heart, and not for the bottom line; it makes a huge difference on how it comes through to us and how we receive it. We’re honored to have your music here. It’s very exciting… I think you’re truly onto something… I tell you one thing, we certainly look forward to it and also I’m sure a number of wellness practitioners will as well, especially those who are into any sort of body work or frequency work, I think that it will resonate with them extremely well. ” - Christina Souza ma – Founder: YogaHub.com - Los Angeles, USA
“Shanthi, a Buddhist yogi and healing music artist, combines sounds that resonate with the subtle energy centers of the body and mind. On the CD you’ll hear sounds from bells, the blowing of a conch or flute, gongs, or resonating bowls. And sometimes I swear I hear the sounds reverberating through my brain, as if they are originating from inside me instead of from the speakers. The track that I find myself going back to again and again is called The Sea Buoy. I’ve always been partial to the sound of the ocean—nothing gets me more relaxed than hearing waves lapping (or even crashing) against the shore. On this track, Shanthi has used the rhythm of waves to guide long, slow breaths. He describes this track as perfect for pranayama (breathing) exercise. With 55 beats per minute, the music is suited for a 4 beat inhalation, 4 beat retention, 4 beat exhalation, and 4 beat retention. That works, but I’ve also found that using this music for savasana automatically attunes the breath to the slow, rhythmic breathing without any conscious effort on the part of the practitioner. You just let your body go and the sounds carry your breath. There’s nothing to do, only to be, while the waves of sound wash through you. ” - Megan McDonough – Yoga Instructor and Author: founder Yoga with Megan, and Mindful Marketing