Linda Go is a local musician, sound healer, teacher, and death doula. She is performing as part of AFM’s concert series at the OM sanctuary on Richmond Hill in Asheville. On Friday 6.28 we will be exploring the facets of sound as a healing practice, and we will hear Linda’s signature healing craft, the Sounds of the Chakras, along with some of her recorded music, and how sound healing and Yoga are related. She is on Bandcamp at https://lindago.bandcamp.com/
My first Aha! yoga experience was during a Kundalini class I attended in 1993 while training for AIDS hospice program in Hartford, CT. Thus began my shamanic yogic path; As the breath work, mantras and asanas worked their magic, my connection with Self deepened as my body-mind-spirit began revealing their mysteries and merits. As a professional vocalist and recording artist, I value my voice, breath control and capacity so always appreciate practices for improving my musical performance. I had no idea in that first Kundalini class how Yoga would eventually guide and continue to awaken me to a Higher Purpose.
One morning in 2000, as I struggled to keep focused in my meditation, I received a unique audial transmission of mantra-like sounds that stimulated my Chakra system. I’ve since developed these sounds into a vocal meditation practice to share with voice students and workshop participants as Sounds of the Chakras meditation: a breath and voice activated Nada yoga technique.
Composing music for mantras coupled with my sound healing practice naturally led me to study at the American Institute for Sanskrit and with Russill Paul, author of Yoga of Sacred Sound. oSHen and Bhakti<>Shakti are two music duos that I perform and record with that continually nourish and celebrate my love for communal singing and the Sanskrit language.
Linda Go offers classes in Restorative Yoga with live sound healing music and Chi-Chair Yoga at studios and private facilities in Buncombe and Madison County, as well as Sound Healing Immersions and Sunday Kirtan with her music duo oSHen for UNCA’s Health and Wellness Dept.
Her Sound Yoga playshops are unique offerings of Nada Yoga where she incorporates her lifelong vocal and music experience, shamanic sound healing and soul doula practice, with activating sanskrit chants. Linda has studied Tantric mantra chants and Sanskrit with Russill Paul, author of The Sound of Yoga and has completed Level 1 Sanskrit at American School of Sanskrit. She records and performs with dance-chant group, Bhakti<>Shakti and kirtan duo, oSHen.
Linda lives in Madison County and currently offers online and in person True Voice coaching as well as private and group sessions for Sounds of the Chakras Meditation, Soul Transition, Level 1 Sanskrit and Bhakti Yoga for beginners to advance sound shamans who want to deepen their musical mantra experience.