Artists - Shaktipan Handpan

Benny Bettane

Australian handpan player, Composer and multi-instrumentalist

He is an international solo performer based in Italy, with performances spanning throughout all of the world. Benny is a pioneer of handpan composition and performance. He explores the creative bounds of his instrument through new fusion collaborations with musicians in multiple genres, including world music, jazz, funk, electronic music, and rap. Benny is also a sound-healer. His collaborations with yogis and spiritual teachers worldwide have earned him a reputation as a handpan musician with a healing gift.

Adrian J Portia

Professional drummer/percussionist based in Melbourne Australia

Adrian started playing drums from the age of 10 and touring the country in his father's band at 12 years of age. Performing every week he gained a lot of experience in his younger years, which helped him become the musician he is today. At the age of 19 Adrian was runner up in australia's best up and coming drummer competition, which led him to endorsement deals with premier drums, Sabian Cymbals and Vater Drumsticks. He has performed with many musicians over the years and is still an in demand musician in the Melbourne music scene. About 7 years ago he started experimenting with different hand percussion instruments and is continuing to explore world percussion instruments. His love and desire to play a handpan began when he first saw a "hang" in 2008, although it wasn’t until august 2013 that he received his first handpan.In this short time Adrian has been recognised internationally as one of the top players and educators on the instrument and has been travelling all over the world performing and teaching. He is widely known for his speed, control and command over the instrument and has been given the nickname "the hummingbird"Having his own unique, versatile, percussive and melodic style, Adrian is dedicated to continue to develop in the craft of playing these amazing instruments. 
Adrian also plays in a duo named 'Pangaroos' with Melbourne based musician Jeremy Diffey. Pangaroos are a duo of musicians who defy classification - performing on a large array of instruments. Their music is meditative, groove-filled, acoustic, electronic, percussive and melodic. they bring their experience on woodwind, percussion and electronic instruments to create a soundscape that is unique and exciting.

Giolì & Assia

Musicians, Producers and Live Act

Giolì & Assia, a duo composed of two young Italian artists, musicians, producers and Live Act.They begin their journey as a duo in 2017,running their own record label Diesis Records, releasing several singles and, in 2018, two albums called “Istantanee” and “Night Experience”.
Their music touches different musical genres, and ranges from electro / indie pop to afro house, always accompanied by the voice of Assia and the different instruments played by Giolì, lately the Handpan, is one of the most frequent and recognized elements in the duo’s productions. Resident in Ibiza in the summer of 2018, in the biggest club in the world, “Privilege”, and a sold out tour in the USA the duo graces many international stages, in clubs and festivals around the world.

Dylan Werner

Trainings Teacher

Dylan grew up in the mountains of Southern California, where at an early age he was into fitness, movement, extreme sports, and nature. At 18, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an aircraft firefighter, and also wrestled for the All-Marine wrestling team. After one tour of duty in the Iraqi war, Dylan was honorably discharged and returned to California to attend university, where he studied anatomy and emergency medicine. Dylan spent eight years working as a paramedic; four years on an ambulance and another four years as a full-time firefighter/paramedic.Dylan was first introduced to yoga in 2001 as a part of his martial arts training, but it wasn't until 2009 when he made the yoga practice a part of his daily life and started to understand the true journey of the yogi.Since 2011, Dylan has been teaching yoga. Though a lover of movement, handstands, arm balances and creative sequencing, his focus is the integration of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence to create a space to deepen the inner connection.In 2015, Dylan gave up his home in California to travel and teach workshops, teacher trainings, festivals, and retreats. He has taught in over 60 countries and more than 400 workshops or events. He is passionate about spreading his love for yoga and helping others in their journey by sharing his journey.