Ayla has spent many years travelling and studying with indigenous traditions across the world, learning from them about the medicine and healing power of the voice and the mystery of sound. She is a passionate carrier of traditional songs and indigenous wisdom with a vision to inspire others to find their soul expression, inner guidance and earth ancestral connection using the power of sound and voice.
Ayla is a multi-lingual ‘world folk’ singer-songwriter and a visionary musical artist weaving together a stunning repertoire of original poetic songs with traditional and tribal music.
With a rising international presence she has become known as ‘A voice of the Earth’ and is a powerful sound in the world of ‘ceremonial/medicine music’ and the growing eco-spiritual movement. Ayla’s music has taken her around the world with her live performances that provide a sacred, intimate, heart-opening space for all who are present. This artist sings the song of the spirit and embodies the tales she tells, expressing a music that reverberates with deep heart, wisdom and soul. To experience the essence of this young songstress is to be taken down a musical journey that ultimately leads us back to the very core of our own inner existence.
Gigging from the age of 16, she quickly became known across the UK festival scene. Her first collaboration was with Brit award winner Ben Howard and then followed by performing as folk-soul duo ‘Susie Ro and Ayla’.
The turning point in Ayla’s musical expression took place six years ago when she went travelling in South America. The years she spent away from her home shook her world and reshaped her writing as she explored the mystery of the inner landscape whilst learning with many indigenous traditions and learning about the healing power of song. This deep soul quest unveiled a new depth and honesty, inspiring her compositions to express the beauty, shadow and rawness of this human experience woven with a passionate dedication to earth consciousness and the sacred ancient wisdoms.
She expresses her vision through her music, spiritual ceremonies, ‘Song of the Soul’ and ‘Womb Song’ Workshops/Retreats, one -to-one voice coaching and Water ceremonies.
She is also a qualified ‘Womb Awakening’ teacher, having trained and studied with ‘The fountain of Life’, and has since developed a unique work of working with the voice, body and sound to reconnect women to their womb space and awaken their wild, feminine essence.