Rasa Priya is a unique sacred sound alchemist who has studied the healing arts for more than 30 years. His approach is original, artistic and beautifully creative. He combines spirituality, quantum healing, mindfulness, science, art, and various styles of music in order to create a vibrationally sacred space for a deep healing journey. Many who experience Rasa’s work, have transformed their lives through self realization, self acceptance, self love, and healing from old wounds.
As a child, Rasa grew up in an abusive home and sought playing music as a way to escape, a safe place for self expression. Early on, he was recognized by his music teachers as gifted and was even featured in a public performance after only one month of instruction. As a young teen Rasa struggled to find his way in the world, troubled by the ways of the human condition and the state of world affairs. After some time, Rasa eventually turned to spirituality as a way to heal his internal conflict. Combining music and spirituality seemed like a perfect match. Music allowed the freedom of creative exploration and expression, beyond the rigid constraints of his limited conditioning and perception.
Rasa’s desire for service led him into healthcare where he earned degrees in respiratory therapy and nursing. As a healthcare worker, he discovered the relationship between wellness and internal conflict. He noticed how much perspective and thoughts influence body chemistry. Rasa was often frustrated with the superficial approach and limitations of western medicine. “In western medicine we mostly treat symptoms. Rarely do we address the root causes of suffering”, Rasa explains. Searching for answers, both professionally and personally, Rasa journeyed to India where he stayed in temples, studying meditation, spirituality, and music related to spiritual cultivation. Rasa’s interest in spirituality and music continued and he created a kirtan (chanting) band, Jivatma, and ended up playing mostly for small gigs and festivals. After many years, Rasa left the healthcare industry and devoted himself fully to his life long dream of music and healing.
Rasa began having unusual experiences as a child. His parents recall him seeing and speaking to a being that they could not see, but thought of it as a creation of a normal childhood imagination. By age 7, Rasa had a series of dreams and visions that appeared other worldly. Many of the things he saw he could not understand at the time, he could not make sense of things…until now. “In one vision, an entity with white light as a face showed me the future. At the time I thought he was Jesus. In this vision, people were projecting their fear onto one another, striking out at each other” Rasa said. He points out that although this concept is easily understood at present, he had no idea what this meant as a child. Rasa shares that he was shown how he came from source and that he had to pass through some kind of dense layer in order to manifest into this material world. Another vision came many years later, when Rasa was visited by six light beings. They told him they were neither male or female, and that he was really a part of their family. As many of us do, Rasa set these experiences aside and carried on with his life, not really knowing what to do with the information, or if it was even real. Feeling a deep internal call, he moved to Maui where his life dramatically transformed. He engaged in deep forms of spiritual practice, became a student of the Vedas, studied massage and reiki, and explored with various plant medicines. Many of these practices revealed his natural relationship with energy and healing.
Maui Sound Healing-
Maui Sound Healing is the creation of Rasa Priya and Sarah Sundari. Their unique approach and eclectic style take the listener deep within, a truly healing experience. They offer private sound healing sessions, shamanic (shadow work) sessions, and retreats on the island of Maui.