Renowned singers and spiritual facilitators Lila & Anaam make up Illumina ~ A Sacred Songs/Mantra & Chanting professional music duo who hold a space of healing and celebration in their music.
They use beautiful vocal harmonies and melodies of Sacred Sounds and Mantras from all around the world to reconnect to the still, silent presence of our Divine nature.
Known for their powerful live concerts, they have had the honour of presenting their unique music at such prestigious venues as the Royal Academy of Arts & The Indian High Commission affiliated Nehru Centre & Alternatives UK - Saint James Church, Piccadilly.
Illumina are based in London U.K.
Lila- is a qualified Kundalini Yoga Instructor from the Int. School of Kundalini Yoga. She teaches this unique and powerful form of Yoga in London.
Her clear, beautiful vocals infused with devotion which have been described as 'the voice of angels' will pull at your heartstrings!
Anaam- has been a professional singer, singing teacher and voice coach for over 15 yrs.
Being raised in India, Anaam has a very detailed and in-depth grasp of the tradition of Sacred Chant and Mantras & his powerful yet compelling voice is infused with the magic of India.
Please click here for details of Anaam's singing lessons, courses etc.
Dear Lila and Anaam Just a heartfelt thank you from Brian and myself, on behalf of everyone present yesterday, for your wonderful gift of singing, music and spiritual presence.
You are an example to us all.
Your contributions always stand out because they bring such joy and warmth and remind us who we truly are.Namaste. - Jeannie
In Our Own Words...
HOW WE STARTED:
"ILLUMINA came about quite organically.
In the early days we would often sit together, especially in the mornings, and sing sacred chants & devotional songs from our favourite artists (Snatam kaur, Deva Premal, Jai Uttal & Krishna Das etc.)
We were experiencing such profound communion with Divinity and so much bliss singing these chants and songs, that it seemed the most natural thing in the world to share our musical experiences with the whole world !
It is an amazing & truly satisfying feeling after an event - whether a concert or workshop - to know that our time has been spent enriching, edifying and deeply reconnecting with everyone who shared our music with us.
Along the road we've become convinced that this is what we are meant to be doing at this crucial time in our beautiful planet's history." ~ Anaam & Lila
WHAT WE DO:
Our main intention is to encourage & allow a Still, Silent field of Pure Presence to emerge in the group space, helping everyone to experience their True Selves in this Divine Stillness.
This is the whole art and science of Chanting and Mantra work - especially when lots of people come together with that intention.
We have witnessed many people having powerful and healing spiritual experiences in such a setting.
Originally we started out singing covers from other artists but over time we've acquired an engaging, melodic mix of original material which we love to share with others.
Our music mainly honors the Hindu, Sufi (Islamic) and Sikh traditions however American Indian, Tibetan, Latin American & Taoist chants are also part of our repertoire.
WHAT TO EXPECT ?
An ILLUMINA Live Mantra concert is 2 hrs. long.
There's group singing, dancing, chanting, laughing, silence, stillness and great relaxing & let go!
The feelgood factor is a major part of the ILLUMINA live experience.
Illumina Workshops are designed with one thing in mind - to get YOU to have a major meeting with Yourself without any veils, games & other politics we engage in to remain stubbornly unreal!
To find out with TANGIBLE personal experience, the true nature of our eternal self which is ALWAYS here now.
All this in a gentle, heart infused space of love and acceptance of ALL THAT IS within oneself.
Oh! and there's singing!
lovely blissful magical singing!
Workshops are usually 'bring a cushion & blanket' & 'wear comfy clothes' style affairs.
All events are posted in the EVENTS section of the website.
We'd Love to see you there!
Niaweh ~ Thank you for being!