Ma Shivam Suvarna

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(Rachel Freeman)

"Been meditating since I was 18 years old. Degrees in Mathematics (Bsc) and Renewable Energy (Msc). Lived in the USA (Boulder) for 15 years, and recently moved back to the UK."

Suvarna has been playing music since the age of seven, starting with classical piano and violin, choral singing and folk singing. At 18 she enjoyed a stint as fiddler in a ceilidh band playing English, Scottish and Irish folk tunes for dances.

During her twenties, Suvarna spent most of her time in Poona. As well as singing and playing with people of many different nationalities, in many different styles, Suvarna learned Indian raga singing. She became fascinated with the rich and varied intricacies of the raga system.

At this time Suvarna started to play a 5-string electric, synthesizer violin. This instrument lends itself well to improvised play with any style of music, and the synthesized sound created opportunity to experiment with different ways to play the violin.

She began to incorporate the Indian ragas (or scales) into her playing and singing, giving her improvisations an interesting East/West style. With this new instrument she played music for active meditations and experimented in creating music that would bring the participants into particular spaces: soft heart-based music, or high-energy dance music, or chaotic, wild music.

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1992 : In Wonder
1995 : Alive in Buddhahall
1996 : Living in Your Buddhafield
2000 : Fire of the Oracle
2001 : Sun
2002 : Energia
2003 : This Dewdrop World
2003 : Shakti
2003 : Chill Out in Paris 3
2004 : Yoga Mela: An Eastern Vibrational Experience
2004 : Jai Ma: White Swan Yoga Masters Vol. 2
2004 : Goddess Groove
2005 : Journey to the Inner East, Vol 2
2009 : Six Senses
2011 : Infusion
see also
Suvarna on facebook
Sw Ravi, Suvarna's brother