December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2 Avenue Ln
Oxford OX4 1YF
‘The Nectar of Chanting’ an evening of Kirtan with Nikki Slade accompanied on tablas by Dhruva SmithNikki Slade is a delighted to be back at the Yoga Venue for again a blissful and ecstatic evening of chanting from the heart popularly known as Kirtan.
‘Chanting is a mysterious practice that opens the heart and where rivers of love begin to flow from within us. Chanting cleanses the mind and body leaving us to connect with the abode of the inner Self. When we come together as a chanting community we experience the Oneness that we all share that transcends beliefs, opinions,cultures and religions. We experience the bliss of no separation’. No prior experience required and you do not have to be a singer to participate. The only requirement is that you bring your heart and your voice.
All levels welcomed
We will provide blankets and bolsters but do bring extra cushions and blankets to make sitting comfortable.
Nikki Slade is one of the leading pioneers in the field of voice and sound work in the UK. As founder of Free the Inner Voice and Chemistry at Work, her leading edge voice work has been introduced and praised by Cisco (Europe and the US), M+C SAATCHI, Deutsche Bank, Orange (Romania), ING… Bank (Romania), AON, ECO Lab, NHS, The Arts Council, Thornton’s Chocolates, Halfords and Boots Health Care. Nikki’s cutting-edge approach to working with “the voice” has also been experienced by several inmates at Wandsworth Prison and at The Priory Hospital in north London where she has impacted the recovery of hundreds of addicts for over 10 years. Slade’s career began as an actress/singer, performing at such notable theatrical establishments as: Drury lane, the Royal Albert Hall, The Royal National Theatre and the West End, and played in repertory theatre UK wide. After an inspiring awakening in 1989, Nikki’s life took a profound turn, one that changed the course of her work and her life. She realized the need to explore the deeper connection that voice and sound had to the human psyche and body –– how certain sound vibrations caused a shift to occur, particularly when certain syllables were used in conjunction with the ancient chakra system. This methodology also created a more authentic expression of the voice. Although no longer an actor herself, Nikki offers her unique approach to voice work to The Central School of Speech and Drama, the London School of Musical Theatre and at The Actors Centre in Covent Garden. Nikki also works privately with producers, directors, singers, coaches, entrepreneurs, and CEO’s and celebrity performers. Nikki is resident Kirtan Leader at Triyoga and has been over the last 7 years, has recorded three highly acclaimed CD’s: Nectarine, Monsoon, and Soundscape. Nectarine was highly recommended by world-renowned tabla player Talvin Singh; Monsoon was publically acknowledged by Dr. John De Martini, and her sound meditation Soundscape has provided thousands of people with an easier way to quiet their mind and is used by leading yoga studios and motivational groups across the world. Cameron Alborzian used one of Nikki’s chant tracks from her CD Nectarine for his documentary on Ayuvedic Medicine, seen on NBC’s TODAY. Interviewed by the BBC, Channel 5 on Russell Grant show and a featured guest in The Daily Mail, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian and Vogue and the Standard. Visionary author and speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard at The Global Summit 2010 in San Francisco praised Nikki. She has been consistently invited back to California to share her Chanting and voice work.