Laura Cram (“MADALSA”) was the original Yoga, Meditation & Music Teacher – Founder of MADHUVAN LIFESTYLE – ‘Creating blissful spaces in your home and environment’, now retired and focusing on sharing music as Canadian Singer/Songwriter of Original Celestial Folk Music and Indian Classical Music. She is also the former owner and Product Manager of FOREVER ONE PRODUCTIONS having produced yoga, meditation and music products with/and or for professionally established Indian and Western poets and musicians.
Trained as an Indian Classical Music Vocal Performing Artist (Kirana Gharana), and having travelled and studied in Canada and India, her skills are versified and specifically allotted for the educating of Indo Canadian students who benefit primarily by her extensive experience and expertize in singing in the Hindi language, writing in Dev Nagari Script/Hindi notation, with transliterations and English translations being a focal point of teaching, provided with support from professional music masters, sages and Sanskrit scholars.
MADALSA has taught yoga, meditation and music for over 30 years in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada, in established institutes, such as: The International Meditation Institute, The RA Centre, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Raam Lotus Yoga Centre and other prominent Yoga Centers, various ‘City of Ottawa’ Community Centers, and over 20 years with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board – Continuing Education Programs.
Incorporating her deeply instilled knowledge of Indian music within the yoga and meditation classes, MADALSA created a unique blend of yoga, meditation, and relaxation utilizing the therapeutic and soothing use of chanting and Sanskrit prayers. Additional FOREVER ONE PRODUCTIONS – instrumental music has been produced and designed especially for creative visualization and relaxation during Yoga practise.
Well known and loved by her students for singing – ‘SHUDDHOSI BUDDHOSI’ – (the ancient Indian Yogini Queen – ‘Mother Madalsa’s Lullaby’), MADALSA presented this specific piece (full of higher knowledge to lead the attention inward to the source of peace) on a regularly basis. She sang this particular ancient lullaby in the soothing evening raag called Raag Yaman and set the the rhythmic cycle of Taal Dadra (a six beat cycle) musically composed specifically for her in 1987 by TFA International Music Director – Chandrakant Kapileshwari, Madalsa’s Indian classical music teacher. This song has been sung to all her children, and grandchildren as well from birth and they too could sing it before they could even read.
Laura Cram (“MADALSA”)’s varied and original CELESTIAL CELTIC FOLK MUSIC compositions ‘dawned’ profusely and spontaneously, and are written in English, keeping within the creative Indian rhythmic structures and imaginative scope for improvising. These FOREVER ONE PRODUCTION songs/recordings are infused with Celtic/Pop/Folk/and Indian musical overtones, reflecing the higher knowledge and life experiences in her magical story-like songs, inspirational and divine.
It was recently discovered in her extensive Geneology research that some of her ancestors were of the Kings and Queens of Scotland, England, Ireland and Whales and often associated with poetic and spiritual awareness, the arts being of keen focus and appreciation. For more detailed info regarding MADALSA’s lineage please visit the public collective family ancestry tree of Laura Cram (“MADALSA”) at Ancestry.ca.
FOREVER ONE PRODUCTION – ‘SHYAM SARITA BHAJANS’ are an exquisite set of 14 Indian devotional songs set to Indian ragas, and taught online with MADALSA via Zoom individually and/or in Hangout for group music workshops.
Please visit the CONTACT PAGE for more info on how to contact MADALSA regarding music workshops, concerts and/or online music lessons.