Narayani and Mat Baker are a husband and wife team share a love and passion for devotional music, kirtan and the power of sound. They travel throughout the UK and Europe offering their music and voice workshops wherever they are invited.
Narayani is known for her powerful devotional singing and for facilitating voicework that opens the heart and encourages our highest expression. Over the last 10 years, her journey of yoga led her to discover her own resonant voice. Leading her first Kirtan had such a profound and transformative impact on her life that she chose to offer that same gift to others through Kirtan and voice workshops around the world. Narayani studied voice work with Chloe Goodchild and the Naked Voice and has learnt yoga and trained as a teacher in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
Mat is a singer and multi-instrumentalist. He brings a gentle, transformational quality with his soulful voice and powerful percussion and Bouzouki (Mandolin family) playing. His passion for devotional music began in his childhood in South Africa. His discovered Bhakti Yoga and Kirtan on meeting his wife, Narayani and it quickly became a very natural and integral part of his life and music. Mat also performs solo, singing devotional folk with his Bouzouki, as well as collaborating with a variety of inspirational World & Devotional musicians. Mat has studied with a number of master percussion teachers including Glen Velez and Reinhard Flatischler.
“Narayani is a walking song. Her devotional chant penetrates the mind awakens the heart, generating deep stillness and inner peace. Her sincere commitment to the yoga of body and sound is empowering and inspiring for all who are blessed to practice with her.”Chloe Goodchild, The Naked Voice
“Narayani has a bold, rich voice and a heart filled with devotion. Her Kirtan will meet you in a beautiful space of love.”David Newman, aka Durga Das
““Narayani brings a powerful devotion, presence and sound to her kirtan offerings. She generates a sublime energy and holds sacred space which encourages a great unfolding of spirit and connection to take place.””Brenda McMorrow
Narayani is a true yogini in the bhakti tradition. When she chants she truly disappears, so that you can hear the divine mother resounding through her. Narayani embodies devotion and her contribution to the world through nada yoga is a delight and inspiration to us all.[/testimonial
- Bsc Health Science: Complementary Therapies – Westminster University 2001
- Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training – The Ranch, New York – 2004
- Advanced Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training – Vrindavan 2007
- Foundation Level of Birthlight Perinatal Yoga – London 2006
- Naked Voice Facilator Training – November 2008
- Teach Meditation – March 2008
- Poetry Depths Mystery School – in progress
- Hakomi Method – in progress