Naada Yoga, Kirtan & Sound Healing
Geeti loves sharing naada yoga, kirtan and sound healing with people of all ages and abilities and is inspired by its power to uplift, unify and transform our personal and collective energy and consciousness.
She sings, plays harmonium, manjira, tanpura, Indian drums and hang. Her devotional and joyful heart shines through her music and voice, allowing people to let go and surrender to uninhibited expression, and be filled with deep nourishment.
She is a student and practitioner of Integral Yoga with a particular love for kirtan and bhakti yoga and has been enjoying the process of exploring movement and dance with live music, voice and mantra.
She is a graduate of the ‘Heart of Sound’ teacher training in Naada Yoga after studying with Anandra George and Sudhanshu Sharma in India. She also completed Yogic Studies 1 at Mangrove Yoga.
For many years, she has led devotional chants as part of the popular Sydney kirtan group Sound Samadhi.
Geeti & Gyan
After taking time off to heal and integrate after the sudden loss of her partner Prabhu in 2016, Geeti is once again enjoying offering inclusive, safe and innovative spaces to dive deeply into the heart of connection with ourselves and the world around us.
Since 2019 Geeti has been co-facilitating group classes, workshops & retreats with her current partner Gyan as 'Geeti & Gyan'. Their co-creative alchemical combinations of sacred songs, dance, kirtan, yoga nidra, sound healing, meditation, naada yoga, asana & pranayama aim to help people open to their own deep presence and creative expression.
Movement Meditation & Conscious Dance
Movement and dance for Geeti is a powerful expression that can connect us with our eternal natures through the sacred vessels of our human bodies.
Geeti has been exploring conscious dance and movement meditation as a spiritual and creative path for many years, naturally gravitating towards practices which cultivate relational awareness of ourselves with each other, with space and with the infinite nature of existence.
Geeti travelled to Japan in 1991 and studied Kiryuho Japanese Movement Meditation with founding Master Kajo Tsuboi for 5 years and continued to meet and study with him.
In 2008 Geeti met and danced with the founder of Soul Motion Conscious dance Vinn Arjuna Marti at Esalen in the United States and then continued on to complete the leadership and teacher training course, becoming Australia’s first certified teacher in 2012.
Geeti created ‘Soul Moves’ as a way of bringing together all the practices she loves which help to cultivate ease and confidence in moving alone and with others, moving beyond self consciousness into relaxation and from fear into trust and unity.
Specific tools and techniques are offered which support grounding, alignment, balance, receptivity, connection and harmonisation with oneself and the world around.
Mindful movement and free form conscious dance offer us joyful and expressive ways to cultivate deep listening, compassionate awareness and an ability to trust in the flow of life.
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Private sound healing sessions
Geeti is currently undertaking a Diploma in one-to-one Sound Healing with the Sound Healing Academy.
Geeti uses a combination of Tibetan and/or crystal singing bowls, shamanic drum, voice, mantra, gong, rainstick, chimes and tuning forks to help restore body, mind & soul into a natural state of balance & harmony.
Qualifications & Professional Development
Sound Healing Academy, One-on-One Diploma, Level 2 (currently completing)
Sound Healing Academy Level 1 (2020)
Indian classical singing & Naada training with Sudhanshu Sharma (2019 - ongoing)
Heart of Sound 200 Hour Teacher training - Mantra & Naada Yoga (2017 - 18)
470 Hour Academy of Yoga Science - Yogic Studies module 1 (2017)
Samvahan vibrational massage training with Michael Trembath (2017 - 19)
Soul Motion Teacher Certification (2011 - 13)
Kiryuho Movement Meditation - Jyun level teaching certification - Japan (1994)
BA Arts Macquarie University (2003)
Naada Yoga community classes from 2018
Sound Samadhi Kirtan band member since 2013
Regular community dance classes in Sydney since 2010
(Rose Bay, Annandale, Newtown, Vaucluse)
Taught carers and adults dance with special needs at:
Mill Hill Centre - Waverley Council
Anglecare - Magnolia Centre
Michelle Maher 5 Rhythms dance retreats (2019 - ongoing)
Empowered Womans Festival - Canberra (2019)
Department of Education - school counsellor conference - Canberra (2010)
Ekam Yoga Festival - Coffs Harbour (2015, 2018, 2019)
Mangrove Yoga ashram (2013 - 18)
Yoga Retreat with Darshna Siva (2017, 2018)
Woman's retreats (2016, 2017)
Alice Springs - Soul Motion Landscapes of Relations - 1 day workshop (2014)
Tasmania - Mantra, Music & Movement under the Mountain - 2 day retreat (2019)
Hawaii - One Dance Tribe (2015)
Japan Soul Motion Workshop (2011)
WORKSHOP & TOUR ORGANISER
Sudhanshu Sharma - Naada Yoga retreats & workshops - Sydney, Blue Mts, Wollongong (2019)
Michael Molin-Skelton - Soul Motion, Sydney (2019)
Arjuna Vinn Martí - Soul Motion - Sydney, Canberra, Byron Bay (2016, 2018)
Kajo Tsuboi & Kyoko Sato - Kiryuho workshops - Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide (1997 - 2005, 2014)
Why I do what I do
At an early age the illusion of permanence was broken in my life with the sudden death of my father and ongoing illness of my mother. This provided the catalyst for my quest to seek beyond the surface of life and to connect with the forces of nature and the elements of life that are universal and constant.
I became interested in Eastern philosophy in my 20’s after reading The Tao of Physics by F. Capra and also remember being inspired byThe Road Less Travelled by G. Peck. Life took me to Japan as an exchange student in 1983 which opened up my lifelong connection and love with with the language and culture of Japan.
I then studied at Sydney College of the Arts before taking more time to live and work overseas in London where my Japanese language skills opened up a career in the airline and travel industry. My work took me back to Japan where I met and studied with Master Kajo Tsuboi, the founder of the Japanese movement art, Kiryuho.
I spent 5 years working and studying in Japan and gained qualifications to teach Kiryuho in Australia.
Continuing with my Japanese connection I moved to Adelaide to support the project of a Japanese foot painter with disabilities, Hiroko Kimura, and the establishment of 'Tsuchi no Yado' - a wheel chair friendly Japanese culturally-inspired Bed and Breakfast called ‘Inn of the Earth’.
This took me back to Japan to work on a documentary project of Hiroko's life and work, with my late partner Prabhu. We travelled around Japan, Europe and Argentina to film and chronicle Hiroko’s inspiring life story, as an advocate for bringing more awareness and choice to people with disabilities and how her art, poetry and activism inspired change and hope in many. The film was released independently as Peace On Wheels in Japanese with English subtitles.
In 2011 the call of my soul to return to my love of movement and dance could not be ignored and after being given a copy of the Esalen catalogue by a Japanese friend, I was guided to go and dance with the founder of Soul Motion, Vinn Arjuna Marti.
I felt such a resonance with the practice as it felt in such alignment with the principles of the Japanese Kiryuho practice I had previously studied in Japan, while also supporting a strong creative and individual expressive element. Life then supported me to continue attending other Soul Motion workshops in the USA and Europe, before I embarked on the teacher training journey, becoming Australia's first qualified teacher in 2012.
I then held regular Kiryuho and Soul Motion classes and workshops with Prabhu offering live music in Sydney and interstate and I was also invited to teach overseas in Hawaii and Japan as well as at various locations in Australia.
In 2016, my life was suddenly turned upside down with the unexpected passing of my beloved partner Prabhu after 18 year of life and co-creation together. I felt the need to step back from teaching, to take time to honour his life in various communities in Australia and overseas, to grieve and to gather my own life together again.
In 2017 and 2018 I took time to dive more deeply into my love of the yogic sciences studying Naada Yoga (sound, mantra, kirtan) in India, completing the Heart of Sound teacher training with Anandra George in 2018. I found these sound based practices to be extremely healing and a real source of refuge at a particularly challenging time in my life. I also completed module 1 of the Yogic Studies course at Mangrove Ashram.
In 2018 and 2019 I began to slowly step back into teaching and sharing again started a weekly Naada Yoga class which also incorporated my background in movement. These classes felt particularly satisfying and it was wonderful to be able to share with a sense of purpose and create community again.
I also was able to organise and produce various workshops in Sydney, Canberra and Byron Bay for my US based Soul Motion teachers. It was an honour to host both founder Vinn Arjuna Martí and senior teacher Michael Molin-Skelton to Australia and have their gifts received by many.
I was also able to arrange an Australian tour for my Indian Classical singing and Naada Yoga teacher Sudhanshu Sharma. I am very grateful to be able to continue my training with him through our weekly Skype sessions.
In 2019, my life changed again when my current partner Gyan, moved to Sydney and together we explored and developed many ways in which to bring our individual gifts and interests together. We created workshops and classes and concerts that incorporated yogic principles, sound and movement.
We also wrote music and songs together and have also embarked on the first stages of recording. It feels like a period of great rebirth and creativity right now, and we are very excited for what lies ahead. We are dedicated to offering music and spaces which will contribute to creating more connection, beauty, upliftment and healing in the world.