About Gina Salā

Gina Salā is a vocalist, composer, music director, sound healer, and teacher from Seattle whose love of the human voice has taken her to performing and studying throughout much of the world. With humor, devotion and a repertoire spanning 23 languages, Gina Salā shares her passion for singing us awake to who we are!

 
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Chanting

Filled with a love for the One Divine known through many forms and names, Gina Salā leads regular interfaith, participatory chanting (kirtan) evenings as a pathway to awakening to our unity and wholeness. Gina began devotional (bhakti) chanting to the Divine and mantra in different traditions at age 3 living in a hindu ashram in Canada with Swami Sivananda Radha. She deepened her practices in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery (Kopan Gompa) in Nepal in 1992. Gina spent several months solo in the Himalaya, and emerged to meet her advaita Guru, Papaji (HWL Poonjaji) who was in the lineage of Sri Ramana Maharshi. She has continued "diving deeper" into direct experience of the Self, and sharing experiences that help us Remember Who we are.

 

Performances 

Gina Salā’s love of the human voice has taken her to stages, living rooms, and huts throughout much of the world. With her ensemble of 2-6 musicians, Gina Salā offers an evocative set spiced with humor, that leaves people humming songs from places they may not have expected to travel!

“Gina Salā is an innovative leader in the field of music, voice and wellness.”

– Don Campbell, author of “The Mozart Effect,” and “The Roar of Silence”

 
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Teaching

With joyful awe at the power of sound and voice, Gina has led workshops on voice and healing in the US and Canada since 1995. She is known for facilitating even the most reticent folks to find joyful, embodied freedom in their voices and also to find their own silent voice within. She has worked extensively with youth and adults primarily in the US and Canada.

 
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Corporate & Organization events and workshops

"The multi-talented Gina Salā and her international musical entourage provided the perfect ambience for the west coast premiere of the Donna Karan winter line fashion show. Working with such high end clients of Nordstrom's and Donna Karan I can always rely on Gina's international palate and good taste to provide splendid entertainment and ambience."

- Terry Morgan, Modern Enterprises.

 
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Sound Healing

Gina Salā has studied and shared cross-cultural sound healing techniques and codirects Sound Healers of Washington. She is featured on the Across Borders documentary: “Sing, A Healing Community Celebration” and has completed coursework through the Open Ear Center and Music for Healing in Transition in Program.

 
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Studio Work

Gina’s exotic voice and compositions are featured on the Roland/Spectrasonics “Voices of the World” compilation, recordings by James Twyman, VIP Lounge 2, cds by Tulku, Sonic Tribe, and many others.

"Gina Salā is a gifted energy healer whose medium is the human voice. She has an amazing ability to catalyze groups of people to connect from the heart through song and chant. I highly recommend experiencing Gina's work" 

-Rick Ingrasci, M.D., Director of Community Development BigMindMedia, Langley

 

"Gina Salā is a leading innovator in the field of music, health and wellness. She has the gift to facilitate healing with her voice."

-Don Campbell, author of "The Mozart Effect", "The Roar of Silence"

 

"Within 30 minutes in the EMP Demo Lab, Gina Salā had transformed a diverse group of somewhat skeptical museum visitors into a band of unified, jamming musicians. With her unflagging enthusiasm, humor, and musical charm, she was able to get people singing who normally wouldn't be caught dead opening their mouths in public. They hung around afterwards, and left reluctantly. And these people had been strangers 30 minutes prior! I think it was the highlight of their museum experience."

-Cyd Smith, Education and Editorial Manager for Sound Lab, Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA