Live Music & Meditation
Sujata and Anand live with their 2 children in BayArea California. They are both technology professionals working in the Silicon Valley. Sujata is originally from Mumbai. She got her realization In 1993 and has been a Sahajyogini since then. She got interested in Indian Classical music after her realization and studied it for a couple of years under different teachers.
Anand got his realization in 2007 after marriage. Anand grew up in an environment filled with music. He spent his childhood in recording studios of All India Radio listening to great musicians since his father worked for AIR. He is also trained in tabla.
Sia is a mom of three teens and originally comes from Austria where she studied music. Since, 1991 she has been involved in writing songs for kids in a project called “meditation and play”, conducting choirs and co-writing musicals with other Sahaja Yogis some of which were performed in front of Shri Mataji. These days, apart from teaching violin and piano, she mostly focuses on creating meditation videos together with Sahaj artists and film makers with the aim to send Shri Mataji’s message and love around the world.
Rishi Nair is a player of the Indian Santoor and a student of the Khayal form of Hindustani Classical vocal music born in the Pacific Northwest, United States, where the sight of many seas and mountains feeds his inspiration. Rishi’s first memories are with music, and ever since childhood, the traditional music of many cultures have brought him joy. Rishi strongly believes that the truest music, just like meditation, has the ability to transform the human being and carve out, through its notes, the eternal goodness that lies within the human heart.
Stephen Day was Born in San Francisco, grew up in Canada and France. He studied Sarod in India for three years with legendary Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. He travelled with Nobel Peace Prize nominated eminent spiritual leader Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. organized and performed in a concert at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. L.A. based composer with hundreds of network T.V. and feature film credits. He has written several albums of songs based on his travel and life experiencehas performed in over 35 countries and 6 continents. Venues: Kodak Theater (L.A.), Town Hall (N.Y.) He also Won a World Peace Award from the Global Peace Foundation in 2017. He founded a non-profit organization (501c3) relating the Arts to personal Transformation in 2008. He has taught and developed innovative programs in Music and Film for L.A. based High Schools.
Rani Thompson started learning music at the tender age of 5 and did her masters in vocal music under the guidance of Pt. Ramashraya Jha, one of the greatest musicians and composers of the modern times. Currently she is continuing her musical journey under the valuable guidance of Padma Vibhushana Pt. Ajoy Charabarty. Before coming to US Rani performed on Indian radio and television. Rani has now been teaching music in Portland, Oregon for the last 20 years and has been performing regularly for various programs. She also has a you tube channel with the name ‘Raaga with Rani’.