Bhagavati (Sharon Brooks) Nani received her Master of Music in flute performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For many years she performed and recorded with a number of orchestras and chamber ensembles in the greater Bay Area, including the San Francisco Opera and The Women’s Philharmonic. She began focusing on music as a ministry after finding Ananda in 1998. Bhagavati plays and sings on various Crystal Clarity CDs, such as Secrets of Love; Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello; I Came From Joy; and Scegli la gioia.
In 2002, she moved to Ananda Assisi (Italy), where she toured for two years as part of the Ananda Singers. Later, she and her husband, Ramesha—who are both Ananda ministers—helped lead the meditation group in Lugano (Switzerland), where they also taught meditation classes to adults and children. They moved to the United States in 2006 to participate more fully in the music ministry at Ananda Village and began performing and recording together regularly.
Bhagavati and Ramesha formed The Harmony Duo soon after their marriage. At that time they realized that—being of different races, from different countries and cultures, speaking different languages, but sharing spirituality and a deep love for music—harmony was (and is) the foundation of their life together. Bhagavati and Ramesha continue to perform together as The Harmony Duo, while also serving as directors of Ananda Music worldwide and as members of The Joy Singers vocal quartet.