My Story

Don’t die with your song still in you.

It is 3 o’clock in the afternoon. August  12, 2000. I’m propped in a wheelchair in a long and
brightly lit hospital corridor, waiting for my CT scan.

My heart is inflamed; my chest is burning as if someone had put a sword into it. 

All of a sudden, the pain gets so intense that I can’t breathe. 

And then I’m being lifted out of my body. 

My whole life plays out in front of me. 

The people I loved, the things I did, the places I went… they all disappeared. I was pushed out of this reality, so fast there was nothing left to hold on to. 

The only thing that stayed with me?

A deep feeling of regret that I did not sing. 

For years, I had wanted to be a professional opera singer. I’d fallen in love with the beauty of opera after taking my first lesson at age 16. Since then, my dream has been to sing like Maria Callas. 

But I couldn’t muster up the discipline of sitting at the piano to practice every day. It was such a struggle. 

What was really going on, however, was that I was coming up against my own limiting beliefs. 

Deep down, I thought that my voice wasn’t good enough. That I don’t have what it takes to endure hours and hours of daily solo practice. And as a daughter, who am I to make too much of myself anyway? 

All this “I’m not good enough” conditioning from early childhood sat in my way of reaching my dreams.

But then, a miracle occurred.

I encountered Buddhism and the sacred art of mantra meditation. Chanting these ancient healing mantras rewired my entire nervous system. 

And it made me keenly aware of my life’s mission: to understand the full capacity of the human voice, so I could empower people like you to heal your voice and, as a result, transform your life. 

Everything that blocks your voice blocks your life.

This realization came back to me at this pivotal moment. I was drowning in a swamp of fear and self-doubt until death came and to kiss me awake. 

The ultimate wake-up call that taught me how the enlightened part of death was ultimately enlivening me.

The experience had such a lasting effect on me that I vowed to not die with the music still in me. 

Now my heart is on fire again. But this time, it burns with passion.

To serve. To love. To awaken. 

Which brings me to you. 

My company Powerful Voices was built around my highly sensitive heart, the dream to raise consciousness on the planet, and the desire to have fun while playing in the quantum field of this human experience. 

Through my free content, coaching programs, and live workshops, I’m here to help you activate your most sacred instrument. 

To help you find your voice, speak your truth, and offer your deepest gifts to the world. 

Whether you’re a professionally trained singer looking for something outside conventional norms, a stay-at-home mom wanting to speak up for her needs, or a conscious entrepreneur longing to make their mark in the world…

I’m here to help you voice your true power by connecting to something essential and eternal inside. 

Are you ready for this? 

About me and the Naad Yoga

In 2017 my passion for mantras led me to Amritsar, India. With Parvinder Singh Khalsa, a Sikh Naad Yogi, I have been deepening the art of Naad Yoga with great joy ever since. Naad Yoga deals with mantras and ancient voice frequencies that yogis use to connect with the original life energy and thus experience the healing, harmonizing and rejuvenating effects of Naad Yoga in everyday life. In my classes, seminars and workshops I have since then specifically incorporated Naad Yoga exercises.

Uniting opposites is my purpose and passion.

You can’t box me in. My spirit is too wild to fit into narrow categories.

Here’s why… 

I hold a Ph.D. in musicology and study traditional Japanese healing arts. 

I love to sing classical opera as well as ancient Yogic mantras. 

I walk barefoot through the muddy forest by day and I attend elegant gala dinners by night. 

Here is a list of my professional accolades — a playful dance between classical music and alternative healing modalities.  

Academic background: 
  • Doctor of Musicology, University of Bologna
  • Diploma as a vocal pedagogue, Lichtenberg Institute for Applied Voice Physiology, Germany
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Extended Music Pedagogy, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland 
Further studies:
  • Naad Yoga with Parvinder Singh Khalsa, Amritsar, India, 2017 and ongoing
  • The Healing with Gene Ang, Seminars
  • Jin Jin Jitsu (a traditional Japanese healing art) with Waltraud Riegger-Krause, ongoing
  • Somatic Experiencing, with Peter Levine and Raaja Selvam, Seminars
  • The Healing Voice, with Jill Purce, Seminars
  • Ancestral & Family Healing, with Jill Purce, Seminars
  • Transformational Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, 200 h, fall 2020-2021

My whole-person approach to voice coaching addresses body, mind, emotions, and spirit. I draw on my academic musical background as well as my personal explorations into holistic healing arts.

If you’d like me to be your guide on this holistic voice healing journey, click here to begin

Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate you.

With all my love,