ASHANA

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“The miraculous quality of Ashana's voice, its power to soothe and heal … comes to us like a message from beyond, creating the healing space with which we can remember true destinies and connect with the eternal grace of the present moment.”
- Daily Om

Weaving together soaring, angelic vocals and the celestial sound of crystal singing bowls, Ashana is one of the premiere healing music artists and New Age vocalists of our time. In fact, Ashana’s original sound is the forefront of an entirely new genre of healing music. This exquisitely crafted, luminous sonic tapestry soothes and opens the heart, enfolding the listener in a transcendent experience of the Divine and a direct experience of the Soul. This stunningly beautiful alchemy has been hailed by listeners all over the world as “breathtaking” and “a Gift from Heaven.”

Evolving from deep self-exploration, her style is truly eclectic. From her haunting rendition of the Lords Prayer in the original Aramaic, to a Sufi chant, Latin verse, Gaelic song and Eastern mantra, Ashana blends Western and ethnic instruments with the unique drone of the crystal singing bowls to create the ultimate transcendent music for healing, relaxation and meditation.

With her producer, Thomas Barquee (Snatam Kaur, Seal), Ashana has received wide-spread, international acclaim for her CD recordings All Is Forgiven,Jewels of Silence,Beloved and The Infinite Heart. Her latest work, a recording of two healing mantras, The Illuminated Path, was released with Spirit Voyage Records on their “Meditations for Transformation” series. As part of this new release, Ashana and Ramdesh Kaur led the worldwide Spirit Voyage 40 Day Global Sadhana featuring the mantra “The Crystalline Path,” an experience which touched the lives of over 13,000 people across the globe.

A renowned Crystal Bowl Master, Ashana’s live performances have been called “powerful” and “deeply transformative” as she travels internationally, offering concerts, crystalline activations and sound healing workshops. Ashana’s intuitive and unique vocal improvisations and crystal bowl playing are featured extensively in the documentary film “The Sound You Feel: Vibrations of Healing,” released by Beyond Words. And prominent workshop leaders and spiritual visionaries around the globe feature her music widely in their programs and spoken word recordings.

Ashana is passionate about nurturing the creative process to bring through just the right words, sound, melody, feeling and expression. Her musical calling came at an early age as a young girl growing up in the Bronx, in New York City. She began singing in churches and as time went on, synagogues, temples, sweat lodges and gurdwaras. Classically trained, she spent many years exploring a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, pop, gospel, musical theater as well as composing and teaching children’s music. From ancient to contemporary she immersed herself, graduating with a degree in vocal studies from the Mannes College of Music in New York City. She discovered yoga, chanting and mantra in the early 80’s and is a devoted student of Kundalini yoga and meditation. For the last fifteen years, she has been on a deeply personal journey, studying and exploring sound healing and the voice. During this period she began working with quartz crystal singing bowls, instruments that are often used in contemplative practices to support healing, balance and well-being. Bringing these extraordinary sounds into her music and the lives of others is, Ashana reflects, “my destiny.”

“Music is a blessing, a prayer, and a healing when it comes deeply from the heart” says Ashana. “Music can transport us, lift us to the place where we gently let go and open to receive, reflect and remember the Love we truly are. And as we begin to rest in this Love, our world is transformed. We see beauty in everything. And Heaven becomes fully present in every moment, right here on Earth.”

Performer, recording artist, sound healer, songwriter and teacher, Ashana tours the world with her concerts, workshops and crystalline activation ceremonies. She currently lives in Mt. Shasta, CA with her husband, James. And, of course, her magnificent family of crystal singing bowls.

“A shining star in New Age music!”
- The Jordan Rich Show, CBS Boston

"When I first listened to Ashana’s CD, "All Is Forgiven," my husband and I were driving in the car. I was thankful that I was in the passenger's seat, because all I could do was just close my eyes and be taken into the heavenly sounds. I noticed that my breathing actually slowed down, and I felt as if I was being taken into a beautiful place in my heart that was being awakened by Ashana's serene vocals, and the sacred bowls that she plays. Ashana’s music is light and beautiful... but takes you right into your heart... where all is forgiven."— Snatam Kaur

"Listening to Ashana's CD "The Infinite Heart" feels like entering a beautiful cathedral of perfect harmony and peace. "- Mirabai Ceiba

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  • Healing ancestral karma with ashana

    -- unathi makwange
  • nice

    -- joe
  • Beautiful,peaceful,soothing especially after having chemo treatment today,thank you

    -- Diane
  • I <3 Ashana, her energy, singing bowls and Love all come together in a Blissful experience. SHe is incredibly healing live!

    -- Minista JD One
  • I love the Crystal Bowls sound, her energy and heart! Blissful! Minista JD One

    -- Minista JD One
  • I love the Crystal Bowls sound, her energy and heart! I once found a bootleg CD in a thrift store, then got everything she has ever made and also saw her live performance in Santa Fe, NM- Blissful! Minista JD One

    -- Minista JD One
  • ASHANA is AMAZING! I love the Crystal Bowls sound, her energy and heart! I once found a bootleg CD in a thrift store, then got everything she has ever made and also saw her live performance in Santa Fe, NM- Blissful! Minista JD One

    -- Minista JD One
  • I love her energy and sound bowls and voice.I have purchased her Cds and treasure them

    -- Teresa Cahill
  • I simply connect and love it.

    -- shirleyhttp://www.reikibytheheart.com
  • LOVE, love,love

    -- maryhttp://amnionaquatics.com
  • I feel like I can breathe when I listen to the crystal bowls. Thank you Ashan. I am able to release anxiety when I listen to you.

    -- Gina in Dallas
  • thak you for letting me knoa about Ashana`s new album

    -- Kibbey Rock
  • Just the type of voice and style I've been searching for. So peaceful and inspiring.

    -- Lady Diane Randallhttp://ladydiane1111.wordpress.com
  • Ashana's music transports me to another place and time and brings me sheer joy!

    -- Kim
  • Her music connects me to peace and love within. ??

    -- Stephanie
  • Su música es hermosa, tiene una voz sensacional.

    -- ivy
  • SHE IS GREAT!!!

    -- Leticia
  • inspirational - love the peaceful feeling

    -- Ray Rachkowski
  • this was a blissfully calming and uplifting collection of sound and voice. definatly up for consideration of purchase.

    -- Carol Roestorf
  • Beautiful Angelic Voice. Very clear

    -- Karen
  • Me gustaría saber tocar los Cuencos de Cristalcomolo haces tú!Ya toco los cuencos tibetanos pero los de cristal me llaman más. Cual es la diferencia con los de Cuarzo?.. desde Mallorca-Spain. Mónica

    -- Mónica Diez Free
  • I love your music. Please come to Japan, one day. I am looking forward to seeing you!

    -- Yoko MOTOHATA
  • The most beautiful voice I have heard for a long time. I feel the joy reaching into my soul. Love these songs will be buying when money comes available.

    -- Gail Collie
  • Sa voix est merveilleuse, je me sens bien quand je l'écoute, merci !

    -- Patricia
  • Dear Ashana! Thank you so much. I listen to you almost every day! Your music opens my heart, transmits deep stillness, inspires my vision and creativity! What a Blessing you are for all the world! Avram

    -- Avram Sacks
  • Ashana, I love you to pieces! Thank you so much for these meditations, they are changing my life. Deeply grateful. Send you loads of love and shining rays of light and butterflies and bubbles!

    -- chiki
  • Amazing, Lovely & feels so good. Her voice so peaceful. Love it...

    -- Neny
  • it healps to keep Energetic whole day

    -- RAJENDRA
  • Amazing artist!!!

    -- Maryhttp://amnionaquatics.com
  • LOVE is Ashana Ashana is Love

    -- AnnMarie
  • I drove accross town in Tucson (about 35 minutes) listening to Ave Maria by Ashana (which I love - not only for this beautiful gift to us, but for my love of Mother Mary). The 30 minute drive happened in the listening to this song which is only a little over 9 minutes...Magical

    -- Marilyn Cecile Phillipshttp://www.HealingSanctum.com
  • Nice

    -- Maty frydman
  • just wonderful¡

    -- maría de lourdes montes
  • I love her music and her spirit

    -- Liz Maier
  • Heavenly .. very higher Heart Space in tone, frequency and intention. Very beautiful being .. sublime and life changing harmonics.

    -- Elizabeth
  • powerful for this time ....om

    -- ruthhttp://www.elduendeandalucia.com
  • I relly enjoyed the instrumental sounds...soft but PROFOUND-deep,they're not "heavy" for my ears.i can listen them for long period s of time..CONGRATULATIONS AND KEEP DOING MORE FOR PEOPLE!

    -- VIOLETA TERAN SOLIS
  • a gift from heaven via the angels the sounds and voice reach deep within most beautiful sound that i have ever heard thank you

    -- penny
  • very relaxing want more so buying it

    -- charmaine
  • She is beautiful person and also her music

    -- Angel Jenna
  • Beautiful

    -- Melissa O'kellyhttp://www.meltreskinnailcare.com
  • She is a wonderful person and great music

    -- Angel Jenna
  • Soulmerge draws forth my Pineal Third Eye. I will use this in my attunement with sacred sound work. Thank you, Ashana.

    -- Anthony Palombohttp://healingandattunement.com
  • Beautiful!!

    -- Amparo
  • During meditation... I really enjoy listening to Ashana's relaxing & healing music - especially her Ave Maria song (Hail Mary prayer in latin). I just LOVE her angelic voice and like hearing the soothing sound of her crystal bowls!

    -- Anne
  • the most loving i have ever listen to for practing yoga and meditation, thank you for your music

    -- Bobbie Powell
  • Beautiful, sacred, calming of mind and spirit, deep inner connection, roaming in the hub of all Sacred Places, the Heart. Blessings, Namaste, Sat Nam, Aho Mitakuye Oyasin, We are all Related, We are All One

    -- Mother Peg
  • her voice and her music are a balm to my soul and mind.

    -- Laurie Miles
  • Has captured my spirit! moves me beyond my limits; makes me feel light, airy, spiritual! Just love the angelic quality & sounds! Namaste`

    -- Mary McAuliffe
  • Sings to my soul............

    -- Juanita
  • amazingly exquisite voice...transports me to beyond the mind..infuses me w/joy and bliss...thank you...thank you

    -- samudra
  • I absolutely Love your music on this website it has alot of healing qualities thank you so much for making such beautiful music it's so healing to my soul amazzzing music

    -- Cherie
  • She is beautiful person and is so beautiful too

    -- Angel Jenna
  • Gloriosa ! Amores de canciónes, plegarias, bendiciónes & gracias ! Me encantó :)

    -- Melba
  • Her soft voice touches my soul. The vibrations of the sound from her songs are very healing

    -- Simone Lienert
  • Hi Ashana, from Donna in Christchurch, your new CD sounds beautiful. Looking forward to purchasing. Your music is such a gift for us all during this period. Thank you so.

    -- Donna Brookes
  • eine sehr inspirierende CD mit viel Herz und Hingabe gesungen

    -- Jörg Yogi
  • She is a beautiful person and her music is from the heart. I met her n.h

    -- Angel Jenna
  • I found a bootleg CD for a $1 @ open hands..It was Ave Maria. It was mesmerizing, and intoxicatingly sweet. Ear candy, food for the soul, I love Ashana. Her music is transformative and deeply healing. I experienced a live performance in Santa Fe and was vibrating for 2 hours after it was over! Her sound is so beautifully potent and creates deep peace. Thank you!

    -- Jiandan Payza
  • Live, on my back, Ashana's Angelic voice And the crystal bowls' Transcendent magic... That tattoo on my chest Of an open heart with wings became 4D light and flew out of me off into the ethers!

    -- Keith anderson
  • I love this album. It is so relaxing, peaceful, loving and otherwordly. Thank you Ashana.

    -- Kerenhttp://www.kerenbensoussan.blogspot.com
  • The first time I heart Ashana, I lost concentration of my yoga class because the song was so beautiful! I was then lucky enough to see her perform a month later. Incredible!

    -- T. Hulett
  • ~ Angelic Ashana, your 'Jewels of Silence' album is my favourite, and transports my clients to a sacred place of deep healing and transcendent peace. It is heavenly, sublime and otherworldly and we are so blessed by your graceful presence here..with deep gratitude for your magical melodies ~

    -- Amata Natasha Goldiehttp://www.TheGoldenThreadBook.com
  • Ashana came highly recommended by someone I completely trust and revere. Listening to ashana is a beautiful delicacy.

    -- Ramleen Turtleheart
  • Experiencing Ashana's music as part of a Diksha initiation was otherworldly! Her music transports you beyond the boundaries of the physical realm.

    -- Anne
  • I love this music is so healing and mind relaxing

    -- PamRiley
  • I saw Ashana for the first time a few months back. It was the most wonderful experience of love, community and passion. If you ever get the chance to see her live, GO! It will change your life.

    -- Lauren Elisewww.questbooks.net
  • La voz de Ashana nos conecta con el corazon sagrado.Su nergía es impecable ..toda luz....todo amor e irradiación. Desde mi corazon saludo a su corazon. maria del carmen vila www.anandaflora.com.ar

    -- maria del carmen vilahttp://www.anandaflora.com.ar
  • Love Ashana's music. Thanks for the chance.

    -- cassie wells
  • The Music of Ashana is a key that opens and brings heaven to Earth, is a reminder of our sacred origin, when I hear the Ashana music Angels dance around me!

    -- Emilio Ortiz
  • Namaste! Ashana's music is a healing gift!

    -- Kathy Morse
  • Absolutely beautiful.she sings and looks like an angel.

    -- Susie Peace Hopgood
  • I love Ashana, her voice is so sweet...I feel peace when I listen her!

    -- Tarkash kaur
  • The extended notes in voice are truely a dna activation of bliss. Thank YOUUUUUUUUU. I will buy and share.

    -- Brya
  • Do you have show room in New York and can I buy a few bowls there? Now I live in Philadelphia and gonna go to New York a few days later. Peace/Phanochit.

    -- phanochit
  • Crystal clear voice!

    -- Tatianahttp://my-fairyland.com
  • Many,many thanks Ashana and Spirit Voyage for the gift of Ave Maria in its entirety: recognition of your respect for that which is Sacred and Divine...could actually feel the softest brush of the Angels' wings as the song was unveiled... lifted ever higher in the Light. My thanks!

    -- amy schwarz
  • Your music is the kind of music that I love to listen to. I also get made fun of for it, but I dont care. This is the kind of music that hits the very soul, and brings the peace of God into a very bad situation. Im also a musician.

    -- Victoria
  • Your music has become a part of my everyday. It brings such peace to me. Peace and love~elaine

    -- Elaine
  • I am overwhelmed with the beauty of the sounds you orchestrate.. and your singing, all is so incredible!!!

    -- Patricia
  • Amazing!!! So So adore you namaste sweet voice of the Universe. I send light to your very being. You are beautiful in and out. Brought me peace deep within my soul. Such a lovely gift to receive after being in my kundalini class singing many many of the greatest blessings. Such a lovely place to be living.

    -- Violet Moon
  • Wow, I think I have your CD!!!! Crazy....beautiful I use it in my Yoga classes! Ommmm Deep peace....

    -- Viriam Kaur
  • This is a wonderful Cd for chanting and meditation enjoyment.It will uplift your energy and spirit to a higher vibration to see clairity within.

    -- Jeni Cousins
  • No words can describe how amazing it is to hear you sing, chant and play your magical music. I once more enjoyed the peace and serenity that entered and penetrated my whole being when you started to sing. Thank you so much for living your passion.

    -- Irena Prokopenko
  • Beloved is Ashana's best album so far! I can listen to this album all day long and not get tired of it!!

    -- Lynn
  • Was very sootheing. Will pass along to friends and family.

    -- Ann K. Boggs
  • Beloved is wonderful. Very sootheing. Good for the soul. *****

    -- Ann Boggs
  • really beautiful album

    -- Hargobind Khalsa
  • The crystal bowls and vocals are Ashana's forte. No artist combines the two elements like Ashana. Bliss is this.

    -- pat swope
  • My Mother loves Beloved, Jewels and All is Forgiven! She is so calm and peaceful whenever she listens Ashana's music and what a gift to experience.

    -- Halle
  • Beloved and Jewels are glorious treasures to your entire person. You will find you are transported to a place of pure peace and tranquility. Awaken your heart and mind to a world of beauty and truth within. Amazing!!!!

    -- Michele Clarke
  • I saw Ashana in concert recently and she said something like, "Just listen to this CD for two weeks if you want to open your heart." How true! I find myself playing Beloved again and again. The music is extremely soothing and spiritually uplifting. It works well as background music when I'm working at the computer - although there's always the danger that I'll get transported away and want to stop and just close my eyes. Buyer beware...

    -- Ellen "EJ" Jefferds
  • Thank you for your magic of music and voice you are truly such a gift to this world.

    -- Amanda Collins
  • I just love both of these albums (Beloved/Jewels of Silence). I think that Ashana is channelling Angels with her music.

    -- Dianna Klinick
  • “Ashana embodies shakti, the feminine aspect of the divine, during her incredible performances. Playing crystal bowls, while singing and dancing, she creates a true initiation in her temple, the concert. Being with this lovely Goddess is a one-way ticket to heaven”.

    -- Barbara Hand Clow: Author of The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind.
  • Absolutely stunning. Many musicians claim their music as "healing music" but I have never felt this more true as with the case of Jewels of Silence. The way Ashana's voice weaves in and out of the bowl harmonies can only be described as magical. You can literally feel the vibrations running through your body as you listen. Masterfully played and sung!

    -- Ashlyn McKnight
  • “Ashana and Thomas have outdone themselves once again. They have taken their music to the next level of refinement and sophistication. I did not think it was possible for Ashana's beautiful voice to get any better after first hearing it on her "All Is Forgiven" CD but there is a noticeable step towards perfection in this release (Beloved). So beautiful."

    -- Greg Schneider, Founder, Hospice Volunteer Association
  • I was fortunate enough to attend the concert in Tri-Cities. It was FABULOUS, very moving, healing, uplifting, so many things your voice and the bowls invoked. I'm still processing some of it but I know I'm better for having attended. The next day, WOW, in the healing/chakra clearing seminar I got my socks knocked off! I didn't want to come back (and I'm still whining that I had to). I vibrated for hours after that meditation. I finally felt the "oneness" that I hear so many people talk about. Where the physical body ceases to exist but you still "are." I would love to have this meditation on a download, even if it is different then the one I experienced. :-) Thanks so very much to you and the bowls for coming to the Tri-Ciites. We so appreciate it.

    -- Renae Morrow
  • I was first introduced to crystal bowls and Ashana's music at the Tucson Gem show. And what a gem! The music spoke to the depths of my soul. It has taken me to places I've never been to before. I listen to any or all of her CD's while driving in the car, while unwinding, and during myofascial release treatment sessions with friends, family, and patients. I also was blessed to see her perform for a Taize prayer service in Phoenix, AZ in April this year. The experience in and of itself was so powerful it is beyond words and so is her voice, her music, and her essence. Ashana is a gift to us all!

    -- Gina Rooney, Phoenix
  • esta excelente

    -- parvati
  • For me this song sung by Ashana bring me all the peace that I need ,everytime I listen (daily) to this song AVEMARIA it pour in my soul the love and peace that any human been need AWESOME , maggie,ormond beach, Fl

    -- Magalys Alvarez Calmels