Spirit Vibe is based on the age old perennial wisdom and healing found in cultures all around the world. At the heart of our ancestral wisdom lies our connection to nature and by honoring this, we can share the love and light that unites the universe. In years past, this was conveyed through music and song in diverse traditions such as Native American Chants and Sanskrit Bhajans. Spirit Vibe takes this ancient wisdom and presents it through contemporary music so we may dance and sing harmony back into the world and heal our lives and the planet ! Spirit Vibe comes from the feeling and the desire of three persons : Neal Hoptman, Marie Abbo and Jean Pierre Soulagnet. Neal Hoptman started his chanting career as a child age 10 when he would chant for food at the back door of a local asian restaurant he loved in Michigan. The workers would reward him for his efforts. His chanting endeavors took a back seat for a number of years as he pursued a career in research and lecturing before getting disilusioned with academia and Washington politics and left the USA to work and travel around the world. He wound up making Australia his home. Neal returned to his chanting as part of a desire to get back to nature and lead a self sufficient lifestyle in Australia. He immersed himself in the teachings of Integral Yoga and studied in numerous countries and discovered the yogic science of sound known as Nada Yoga. He loved chanting and would often lead chanting groups as part of his yoga programs both in Australia and overseas. The approach was always to embrace chants not only in Sanskrit but from many different traditions. While teaching yoga on a yacht in 2001 on the islands off of Venezuela he met Marie Abbo. She invited him to visit Jean Pierre Soulagnet studio in Toulouse (south of France) and share the yoga teachings. Neal described his vision about Spirit Vibe with Marie and Jean Pierre and once they recorded Fire My Spirit at the Travel Groove Studio they knew they had to keep at it and this is the result. The vision is to spread the spirit of love and light through music all over the world. Spirit Vibe embraces the essence of yoga or union through focusing on the unity amidst the diversity of this global village and the universe in which we inhabit. Neal Marie and Jean Pierre hope you enjoy this journey of sound.