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Teachers for the Siddha Yoga Chanting Tour: Australia 2014

Carlos del Cueto

Carlos del Cueto Copyright SYDA Foundation

Siddha Yoga music conductor Carlos del Cueto will lead a Chanting Tour in Australia.

Carlos, originally from Mexico, has had a lively international career in music. He has been an assistant conductor at the English Touring Opera and a winner of the BBC Performing Arts Fund Music Fellowship.

In addition to orchestral and operatic repertoire, Carlos has also studied Indian classical music. He has been a conductor and music teacher for Siddha Yoga teaching and learning events under the auspices of the SYDA Foundation, including Shaktipat Intensives and A Sweet Surprise satsang. Whenever Carlos conducts, you see smiles on the faces of the vocalists and musicians. His good-natured, upbeat style infuses the very air with enthusiasm for chanting.

Shalini Davies

Shalini Davies Copyright SYDA Foundation

Shalini Davies lives in Melbourne, Australia, and began practicing Siddha Yoga in 1983. She and her husband Doug have four children, and the Siddha Yoga practices and teachings are central to their family life. A school teacher by training, Shalini worked for several years in indigenous communities teaching English as a second language. Shalini now is a freelance writer for Australian newspapers and websites.

Shalini has been teaching in Siddha Yoga courses, retreats, and Shaktipat Intensives throughout Australia and in India for nineteen years. Currently she offers seva in several capacities, including as a writer, a speaker, and a teacher for the Pilgrimage to the Heart Retreat in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, India. She is known for her warmth and her steadfast love of the Siddha Yoga teachings. As a Siddha Yoga meditation teacher, Shalini has an extraordinary ability to listen actively, fully engaging with students.