The Conscious Artist
Shri Ananda is a visionary artist and soulful storyteller. He began his on-stage journey as an inspirational speaker in 2004, traveling North America teaching resilience.
In 2011 he published his childhood story of adversity, ‘The Road to Resiliency’, a poignant narrative on healing the past. At the same time he formed the rock band ‘Aside from Sorrow’; writing and producing two albums that span the spectrum from devastation to bliss.
Driven to express story in even more powerful ways, he was drawn to add filmmaking to his art-forms. After producing multiple music videos and co-creating indie projects, he made the leap to writer, director and producer in 2016. In a whirlwind of divinely guided creativity he produced a short-film in just 7 weeks. ‘Out of the Darkness’ went on to win ‘Best Cinematography’ and ‘Best Post-Production’ in its first film festival. While writing his next feature length movie Shri Ananda is back on stage sharing his music, film, and masterful storytelling with audiences around the world.
Ananda, a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, musician, and spiritual filmmaker creating music and stories to help us awaken to who we really are. Shri is a grounded and joyful yoga teacher who invites you to journey inward. His classes promote self-understanding, intuition, and transformation from the inside-out through mindful movement and breath work.
After studying Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan with Jai Uttal and Nubia Teixeira in Costa Rica, Shri became a Kirtan musician chanting to yogis and yoginis during their Asana practice. As a certified Komyo Reiki Master, retreat host, and spiritual life coach – Shri’s passion is to assist people in healing, releasing, and re-writing their stories.