Vocal & Choral Music
Srividya Ramasubramanian is a trained Indian classical vocal musician. She co-founded the Brazos Valley Shanti Choir, a choir for building community through the message of peace and interconnectedness, in 2019. Srivi enjoys leading music sessions in her local community. She was an active member of the Raaga Indian music ensemble at Penn State University and has hosted several informal music gatherings, chamber music concerts, and visiting artistes in College Station. Her gurus in Carnatic music are Smt. Leelavathi Gopalakrishnan, Smt. Mangalam Shankar, and Smt. Kamala Ramamoorthy. She has also learnt Hindustani music from Dr. H.N. Pathak of Ahmedabad, bhajans from Smt. Lakshmi Shankar, thevarams from Sri. Navaneetha Krishnan, and participated in multi-media production called “Shanti Choir” organized by Dr. Kanniks Kannikeswaran.
Srivi is a contemporary bhakti poet. Her poems mostly revolve around contemplation-introspection, human values such as love and wisdom, and occasionally about motherhood.
Srivi enjoys expressing herself through the visual arts through paintings, rangolis (art made on the floor), and jewelry-making.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Srivi is a certified yoga teacher. She conducts research on, leads workshops/talks on, and teaches courses about yoga philosophy, mindfulness, and holistic health. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 12 under the guidance of various teachers (Dr. Shriram Sarvotham of EkaShri Yoga and ShriShri Yoga, Charlotte Alexander of Om Grown Yoga, and Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai).