Angelika is now offering recording residence and personal rejuvenation retreats – see retreat page.
Angelika originally from Germany resides in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, near Grass Valley California. She composes and records her music at her off the grid home and performs internationally and locally at conferences, seminars, weddings, celebrations, retreats.
She holds a Master teaching degree in Physical Education from a German University and studied music as a post graduate at California State University in Sacramento. Angelika’s ever present, strong spiritual quest and love for the wilderness led her to move to Alaska at age 24 and spend 9 years leading a very adventurous life, full of risk and challenges, including commercial fishing, diving, mountain climbing, flying hang-gliders and airplanes, working in gold-mines and building her own cabin in the woods.
Her spiritual search became more urgent and focused through the sudden loss of her beloved partner, witnessing his plane crash in Alaska. In her search Angelika came across the spiritual teachings of the East and was introduced to meditation and sacred chanting at a Yoga retreat at the Ananda Community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There Angelika connected to and started to receive/compose the songs of her own heart and spirit in different languages.
One day, sitting in a flower garden in deep prayer, searching for her unique purpose and direction she asked spirit with the greatest intensity what to do with her life, when a strong, cosmic voice answered: “Healing through music”. No further explanation was offered, so Angelika studied music for the next 2 years. It was fulfilling and enriching to further develop her passion and talent for music, songwriting, arranging and recording. Angelika encourages everyone to keep fanning the sparks of their dreams no matter what the odds, or how much time it takes to realize them and to ask the universe for help, expecting an answer!
Angelika considers it her good Fortune/Karma to have the opportunity to study with some of the great Masters and Saints of our time, Mata Amritanandamayi, Shree Maa, Mother Mira, Amma Karunamayi, Sri Bhagavan/Amma and other beautiful teachers, who have been instrumental in her spiritual growth as well as learning sacred mantras and songs in Sanskrit. Swami Satyananda Saraswati patiently taught her some of the pronunciation and meanings of the ancient songs and scriptures of India and Shree Maa presented her own tamboura as a gift for the journey, which is needless to say Angelika’s favorite instrument. Her spiritual path is one of devotion and acceptance of all religions. In her music she expresses this universal and eclectic quality. All paths lead to the one whole and complete source and ultimate union and ever expanding consciousness.
Amma Karunamayi transformed/healed Angelika of a great fear and shyness about performing asking her to always sing in prayer as an offering to the divine in all forms. “Sing to God, my child, this will be your sacred path home”, she said and Angelika took it to heart. Since 1991 she has been leading Kirtan (devotional singing), giving concerts, inspirational talks and conducting Seminars and Workshops at retreat centers, churches, schools, private homes and for benefit or other special events and large spiritual conferences, internationally. Angelika opens to the magic and inspiration of the mysterious source of all muse and peace and assists others to do the same.
In this space, healing and connection can happen and many people are deeply touched by her music, feeling the inspiration re-awakening in their own hearts. Since 2006 Angelika has visited India many times for transformational processes at Oneness University. Her music ministry has been even more empowered spiritually since then through the Avatars Sir Bhagavan and Sri Ammas and Ron Roths personal blessings.
Angelika will share this gift wherever she can, big or small events, near or far. She follows spirit’s calling and is looking forward to meeting you somewhere.
Angelika is performing and teaching internationally by invitation and when at home is recording and producing her new music, enjoying the garden, the river and her rustic, off the grid, eco wilderness hermitage home in the Sierras. She now offers rejuvenation retreats (for wellness in body, mind and sprit) with a great variety of transformational tools as well as retreats focused on recording.