Hey there, I’m Kirbanu, an Australian new age musician, voice empowerment, and somatic transformation coach.
Over the past 10 years, I’ve given over 1,000 concerts, voice, and empowerment workshops across Europe and Australasia. I’ve independently written and released 6 albums, and have performed at over 40 festivals and conferences. I’m an expert trainer for voice, mantra/Bhakti, philosophy, mindset transformation, and Yin Yoga on over 20 yoga teacher training programs annually.
Since 2014, I’ve run my own Voice Empowerment® coaching business, having developed my unique technique based on my vocal journey along with the needs and challenges of over 400 voice clients and students I’ve worked with.
But the road to expressing myself freely and unleashing my complete voice wasn’t straight. My lived experiences, the challenges I’ve overcome, my commitment to growth, education, and my vocal development, all inform the unique vocal technique I offer in my coaching and Transformative Voice® trainings.
Finding My Voice
I grew up in a traditional Australian working-class home, yet my life has not been ordinary. In fact, my journey to myself: to my true voice, authentic expression, personal healing, and embodied empowerment, has been quite extraordinary.
My name, Kirbanu, is a lifelong mantra given to me by my mentor in 2005. It means a woman of power, strength, and fortune. I was given it as a practice, to help me find, develop, and own these qualities. Because at the time, I was very far from myself…
My childhood, although loving, was scarred by ongoing physical, emotional, and psychological violence. While I was encouraged to be academically excellent, the pursuits I truly longed for, creativity and music, were discouraged. Thus, I locked my dreams away and became a chameleon – learning to protect myself and be what others needed and wanted, limiting my creative expression and hiding my authentic voice. Looking for external validation, I pursued something “useful” at university and became a “good girl,” but inside, I wasn’t happy.
My Voice: A Global Quest for Discovery
After time, the urge to find myself and connect to my truest voice became so incredibly strong, I could no longer ignore it. I had to break free. So, as soon as I could, after graduating with my Bachelor’s and Post-Grad in Science, I began travelling the world. I needed to get far away in order to find myself.
What happened was a shattering of the self I’d learned to be through my conditioning, my upbringing, and culture, creating space for my authentic self to unfold. Over 6 years, I embarked on a global quest for discovery and healing that led me across 45 different countries and saw me learn from various teachers, mentors, and training programs.
Intrigued by personal growth, I constantly sought out tools that could help me evolve: deep diving into yoga, meditation, breathwork, energetics, and somatic transformation. From India to America, I spent 3 years living in community with spiritual teachers, evolving my chanting practice, my understanding of spiritual philosophies, and how I could apply them to my daily life. Becoming an apprentice to my teacher at the time, Devi Tide, I learned how to hold space for others and what it means to truly “coach” people.
Constantly wanting to evolve my voice and develop myself as a singer and songwriter, I trained with vocal experts around the world as I travelled (including Mimi O’Neil, Fola Dada) and eventually studied contemporary music (Voice & Performance) in New Zealand.
Living the Path of Love
Love brought me to Germany in 2010, having met my husband in 2009 through the platform for travellers, Couch Surfing. Despite not knowing the language and initially settling in a rural village, I anchored myself: producing my first album from home, effectively crowdfunding the professional production of my next 2 albums and establishing myself for 7 years as a known touring singer/songwriter on the European Indie circuit.
In 2014, I founded my voice coaching business, accepting private clients and giving Vocal Freedom workshops throughout southern Germany. In 2018, I completely transitioned my music style and began creating new age and mantra music as an offering to the yoga and wellness community, which was so much a part of my identity.
In 2019, I offered my first online voice course, Express YourSELF!, following it up with an Online Mantra Course and Guitar for Mantra course in 2020. As of 2019, I’ve been a specialist teacher on numerous yoga teacher training programs, as well as a co-teacher for 4. Since 2019, I began offering my coaching programs online, to allow me to work with a broader client base, independent of location. This also gives me the freedom to travel. When I’m not in Germany, touring: offering events or teaching on trainings, I’m in Australia, Bali, or any other place that speaks to my heart.
My Qualifications include and are not limited to:
3yr Bachelor of Science (Zoology), 1yr Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Wildlife Conservation), 2yr Contemporary Music Studies (Voice & Performance), Reiki Level I, II, III & Master, 1yr Diploma in Spiritual Healing, 200h Yoga Teacher Training, 50h Mantra & Bhakti Training, 300h Advanced Yoga Teacher Training, 15h Pranayama Training, 15h Breathwork Course, 60h Certificate in Attachment Therapy, 120h Mind-Body Coach, 2yr Advanced Diploma in Holistic Voice Therapy, 50h Advanced Yin Yoga Training, 25h Integrative Somatic Parts Work.
My Voice: Empowering Through Experience
Through my unique travels, tenacity, ongoing learning, and commitment to my own evolution, I found something: myself. And it’s from this place of lived experience, learned knowledge, and the integration that can only come from embodied wisdom, that I offer what I do: my music, events, coaching, and trainings.
I have the benefit of living a life I truly love. One that is mine, that I consciously created for myself. I do work that I love, and feel deep meaning and purpose in what I offer. My journey to myself could not have been separated from my journey to my voice.
My journey, marked by both vulnerability and strength, underscores the profound belief that when we liberate our voices, we liberate ourselves, unlocking a world of potential and self-expression. Through accessing, evolving, and releasing my most authentic voice, I came home to myself. It’s my heart’s deep wish to help others connect with their true nature, express themselves authentically, and overcome any obstacles on their path to personal empowerment and authentic expression.
Your Voice, Your Unique Journey
I invite you to discover the unique, powerful voice within you. Through my offerings, you’ll find not just a coach, but a partner in your journey of self-expression and empowerment. Because you are unique, your voice is unique, and the world needs to hear it.