Arji OceAnanda ( Arji P. Cakouros)
Arji "OceAnanda" Cakouros, is a Sound Healer, Musician, Usui Reiki Master, & Dreamwork Teacher with a private counseling/healing practice based in Niskayuna, NY. Since 2008, she has enjoyed the deep joy and honour of collaborating with Blissmate Sw.Laraaji NadaBrahmananda “LARAAJI”
in many venues worldwide, offering Healing Sound events and Laughter Immersion experiences, as well as a great variety of musical performances in conjunction with other artists.
She is included in the Fall 2011 release of "THAT HEALING FEELING", a collaborative recording made with Laraaji and Blues Control musicians Lea Cho & Russ Waterhouse, which received international attention and acclaim, resulting in an eight country tour in 2012:
Arji also served for its final nine years as faculty for the prestigious international Sound Healers Intensive in Colorado, developed by internationally recognized Sound Healing Pioneer Jonathan Goldman (from which she and Laraaji released a two Cd set entitled "Laughter & Consciousness"), as well as on the faculty for the Sacred Sounds Institute Intensive held annually at Olympic National Park, Washington state created by the multi-talented pioneer Sound Healer Vickie Dodd.
Other releases with Laraaji include a trilogy of live concert events offered as single CDs or a 3cd set. They were recorded at DubLab in Los Angeles (Nov. 2013); the historic Bijoux Theatre in Knoxville ( 2014 BIG EARS festival); and the Indianapolis Museum of Art ( May, 2014). Additionally, her "IN A CELESTIAL CATHEDRAL" chant cd with drone by Laraaji, and their recent "INTO THE PEACE GARDEN" July 2016 Colorado concert recording, have received a very enthusiastic response.
Most recently (release date: Oct. 12, 2018), she was featured on a collaborative recording with LARAAJI and Ambient Trio Dallas Acid entitled “ARRIVE WITHOUT LEAVING”. Below is an excerpt from the Oct. 11, 2018 prestigious VINYL District review (vinyldistrict.com)