Soul, Funk and RnB music guided her desire for music. A taste of Buddhism and Meditation through these teachers at a young age were a gift and a glimpse for later. Developing her singing in churches and in Gospel choirs, she started professionally performing and dancing in fashion shows at the age of 16.
For 7 years, she was based in New York where she trained her voice in Classical music and Jazz followed later by a Musical Broadway Trainee Program. Some record deals gave her then the chance to perform on huge stages traveling worldwide in the commercial Pop scene. Years later she could finish her study in Economy and Marketing in Berlin.
In the peak of her life and musical career she decided to make a radical change. Her questioning about her background and her roots made her move to Turkey Istanbul where she is still based and in a relationship since the last 15 years.
The West was totally experienced. Touched by her culture she started traveling to the East. The first time she travelled to India in 2009, she visited the Osho Multiversity in Pune without knowing who Osho is. A Sanyassin friend in Istanbul had told her “you are a seeker, just go”. From that day she knew she is on the right path, doing all she loves and finally after a glamorous life she met herself just as a being. On a long stay in Rishikesh she became a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, followed by Reiki training in Dharamsala. Back in Turkey she worked in day time as a Yoga teacher and as a singer in night time.
To work with children in art became her favourite. Meditation helped her to dive deeper into the mystique path as she met on her journey Sufi masters and got in touch with Dhikr.
In 2012 she visited for the first time the Afroz-Family in Lesvos – Greece. She found a second home and lived there for 2 years. Today she rotates between India, Greece and Turkey, sharing her work in Art therapy and meditation.
In combination with Breathing Techniques Singing and Dancing, she is giving Vocal Sound Healing workshops.
She believes everybody can sing if we support and encourage people by opening the hearts and healing the body. For Ananda, the voice is an instrument and it opens the doors to the Divine.
Ananda still works as a professional singer and started recently producing. She also gives workshops in Voice Sound Therapy, Yoga Dance Therapy, Shamanic Rhythm and Move, and the Breath of the Sufis (Zikhr ).