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New Age: Yoga Moods: Type: Vocal New Age: Meditation New Age: Healing New Age: New Age

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United States - Pennsylvania

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Clair Oaks

WHO IS CLAIR OAKS?
In August 2009, after a series of synchronistic events, Clair was cast as the chant band leader in a scene with actress Julia Roberts, in the movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's acclaimed book EAT PRAY LOVE.

As a teenager, Clair discovered yoga and meditation which helped to reveal her passion for experiencing what yoga calls the Self – the true, divine, essential nature of all things manifest. Since that time, her impulse to help others experience this "authentic" Self has catalyzed her life's work.

Clair has been blessed with many opportunities to inspire this awakening for others through her previous work as a yoga instructor/therapist, meditation teacher and now through her music and art (see it at www.clairoaks.com) She's a musician, and artist at Clair Oaks Creations.

Clair has had a passion for playing music and singing, since she was a child. Since 2000, Clair has performed with a wonderful group of musicians, creating musical meditation experiences for audiences in venues up and down the east coast. Clair traveled for 2 years with Wah! as a back up singer along with her son who was Wah's percussionist during that time.

Clair has multiple music CDs and a instructional yogic breathing/relaxation cd called Relaxation Suite.

Clair on her work:

" My work is about bringing people to a state of joy - to an awareness of their own inherent joy - to a place of recognizing the Oneness of Consciousness through music's sacred sound and musical vibration. The magical experience, that quiets the incessant roar of the mind and allows one to experience the vast and peacefully powerful, silence of the Self. This experience is very healing and restorative, and can be described as joyful tranquility.

I resonate with the non-dual view that we are all made of Consciousness itself - that we are THAT and therefore THAT is us. Each of us is complete and whole in our beings and we are meant to shine our light in this world. This is a subtle point, but one that I'd like to be clear on because the words/lyrics of the chants we do, could be misinterpreted to mean that we are sending our musical prayers to something outside ourselves, something associated with a religion or belief system.... In fact, my intention is to help people experience that IT is all within each of us already, and that we are here to tap into that awareness, and to live from that awareness and therefore take responsibility to SHINE - to each do our part to raise the vibration of the planet - and to do so with loving recognition that when we, for instance, create peace through chanting, we do just that.

At the end of a night of chanting - we have cultivated a palpable quality of peace within ourselves that can be purposefully and literally sent out as a vibration to uplift. Those souls you come in contact with after this practice, are likely to be touched by your palpable, peaceful, being-ness and in that way, we change the world".

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