Akhil Jobanputra

"portrait of the artist"

Born and raised in Vancouver, Akhil Jobanputra started his journey in the Indian classical vocal form known as khayal at the age of three. Akhil is currently under the tutelage of Gurus (masters) Dr. Pandit Arun Dravid and Pandit Arijit Mahalanabis. He has also received guidance from Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. Akhil’s music is shaped by …

Anna Bhee

"portrait of the artist"

Anna Bhee has always loved to sketch and paint. In the last six years she’s had the privilege of studying Newari Thangka painting with two masters of the art, Dinesh Shreshta (Berkeley, California) and his brother Udaya Shreshta (Kathmandu, Nepal). Anna now creates Yantras with the Berkeley collective One Earth Sacred Arts.

Claudia Anfuso (Sri Acala)

"portrait of the artist"

After attaining a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University (Washington DC), I embarked upon a lifetime of exploration. My studies in various subjects include: meditation, yoga, tantra, and esoteric and spiritual sciences including Jyotiṣa, Hasta Sāmudrika Śāstra, and Vāstu. . Jyotiṣa, from the Sanskrit word for Light, is the sacred ancient Indian art of interpreting …

Ekabhumi

"portrait of the artist"

Ekabhumi is an award-winning poet, author, illustrator, yoga instructor and arts educator with 20 years of international teaching experience. Ekabhumi’s poetry, prose, and illustrations have been published widely, including articles in Tarka Magazine, illustrations in Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti and his own Bhakti Coloring Book, which is now available from Sounds True Press. He is currently a member of the core faculty of livingsanskrit.com and co-founder of Mystic Art Retreats. …

Kanika Tripathi

"portrait of the artist"

Kanika Tripathi is a professional artist, with a BA in Fashion/Graphic Design and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor in the Shivananda lineage. She has also studied jyotish (vedic astrology) and spiritual practices extensively with with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. Her interest in sacred art came after a series of personal unfoldings and experiences. …

Nazelah Jamison

"portrait of the artist"

nazelah jamison is a talented and energetic performance poet, actress and vocalist based in Oakland CA. Born in Bamberg, SC, nazelah had a love of performance from a very early age, taking her first dance lessons at the age of 4. At age 7, nazelah began a 6-year love affair with ballet, performing with the …

Norman Clayton

"portrait of the artist"

Studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Norman Clayton discovered that he could put his artistic interests in one form: a letterpress printed book. Typography, beautiful paper, letterpress printing and hand book binding were brought together in one heavenly place, the type shop. After several years working as a printer and manager in Bay Area printshops, …