Nikki Slade is a leading pioneer in the field of chanting, core voice and sound work in the UK. Nikki has inspired thousands of individuals to chant and has led chanting workshops for many corporations including M&C Saatchi, Deutcshe Bank and Cisco. She has also taken her cutting edge approach to working with the voice into Wandsworth men’s prison, she is the resident voice facilitator at the Priory hospital in North London where she has impacted the recovery of hundreds of addicts over the past 17 years and at the half-way recovery house Start 2 Stop ove the past 5 years.
Nikki has recorded five highly popular chanting Cd’s: Nectarine, Alchemy of Wholeness, Monsoon, Soundscape and her latest double album Epiphany. She is the resident Kirtan (Chanting) leader at Triyoga in London and has travelled the world with her work to places including California, Singapore, NYC, Europe and Melbourne, Australia. She led a chant for over 2000 people at the 11.11.11 Mind, Body, Spirit show and at the 12.12.12 Oneness ceremony in London, has led Kirtan at Glastonbury Festival in the Park Area, at Latitude Festival, Waterfront stage for two years running and has been invited to Annabel’s night club for the second year running.
She has received excellent reviews for her 1-to-1 voice coaching in Vogue, Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail.
Chanting for change and transformation:
Working with addicts
My most rewarding ongoing work is with recovering addicts at the Priory North London and more recently with Start2Stop in South Kensington. I’ve watched the profound difference the power of chant has had on the people. When they arrive they are invariably shut down and depressed and an hour later they emerge free, dancing, laughing. Some people when they come out of treatment stay plugged into the chanting by coming to my weekly Kirtan group at Triyoga. The majority buy my CDs and stay connected that way. Working with addicts weekly for over 13 years has been one of the most profound parts of my journey.
Working with business leaders
In the 1990’s I had a vision of bringing chanting and the sound of the soul to the business world. I had the dream to create the space for the leaders of the world to connect to their authentic voice and was committed to facilitating massive change. It took over ten years to get my first corporate gig in the late 1990’s, but now, the majority of my clients are business leaders and entrepreneurs. The work we do together propels and transitions them into the next stage of their life’s work and that is an exhilarating journey for me to be a part of.
Working with religions to dissolve conflict
My deepest vision is to be used as a vehicle for dissolving religious barriers. In recent years I have had the opportunity to lead a chant with an audience where 5 different religious leaders spoke. The intention was to create a point of unity in all religious paths. It was such a wonderful experience to sense the dissolution of any sense of separation in the room. When you chant you are in that space of oneness. You cannot experience separation – When you are in the presence of pure love, all barriers automatically dissolve.
“I felt much calmer after the session; more able to focus on the things I needed to do.”James Joice, Group Account Director
Her style and expertise has the power to bring individuals and groups together very quickly which then allowed us to work more effectively with our programmes.JC Mac, JCM Associates Ltd Managing Director