Devi, is her spiritual name– An yogini, spiritual guide, mystic, visionary, humanitarian, international speaker, and author of Becoming The Light, Realize Your True Enlightened Nature. Her native name is Vivianne Nantel. As an instrument of grace, Devi is empowering and uplifting many who seek inspiration and a guiding light. Her work is beyond religions, creeds, doctrines, dogmas, philosophies, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Devi is committed and dedicated to helping others and the animals, and also continue to raise consciousness. She will be offering soon recordings of her guided meditation, videos, chants, and retreats.
Her major work is now available in fine book stores and online. Becoming The Light, has been nominated for an award by Foreword Indie as a finalist for the best book of the year (2018) in the category of body, mind and soul. Her book is more than a spiritual memoir, it is filled with insights, timeless wisdom and spiritual knowledge…a profound guide to help unleash your genuine blissful nature. Becoming The Light intimately chronicles her life’s quest to overcome a battered childhood, survive major depression, advanced breast cancer, experience near-death experience, and samadhi trancelike, seek in the mystical land of India, and walk the spiritual path with spiritual masters such as:
- Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath
- His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- Thich Naht Hanh
- Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Devi (Vivianne) graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University and a minor in creative writing. As a published writer and poet, her work has appeared numerous times in Yoga Magazine, Yogapedia, Thive Global, Poet’s Paper, the National Literary Journal and Animal Wellness Magazine, among others. In addition, Vivianne was a visionary artist and prolific painter whose artwork has been exhibited in museums, fine art galleries and private and corporate collections including:
- Alaska Airlines Corporate Offices, Seattle, Washington
- Senator Dianne Feinstein, US Senator for California
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, India
- Darren Lewis, Retired Major League Baseball player, SF Giants
- The Yosemite Museum, Yosemite, California
- The Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, New York City
- The Peace Museum, Chicago
- Powell Street Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
- Carla Schmidt Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
- Karpeles Museum Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
- The Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, California
- Castle Kruenburg, Austria
Though she stopped working as a fine art artist after going through her major cancer journey in 2007-08. Articles about Vivianne Nantel’s fine artwork have been published in The San Francisco Chronicle, the Independent Florida Sun and Alaska’s World magazine. In addition, she has been interviewed on various television talk shows including Earth Advocate and Bridging Heaven and Earth and appeared in the documentary film Harp Seals by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Devi (Vivianne) has also volunteered for many animal welfare initiatives. She has spoken at the National Animal Rights Conference, in Washington, DC, and collaborated on special projects with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) & Humane Society International (HSI).
As part of her passion, Devi also spent more than two years studying music composition with Elinor Armer at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. During this time she composed more than twenty musical pieces and songs. She has studied voice with Deborah Benedict Jackson.
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