Termed by People Magazine in the 80’s as “one of America’s Renaissance Women,” Uma has been known worldwide as an artist and jeweler, author and musician. In the early 80’s she began blending Eastern and Western spirituality with artistic jewelry designs, music and books, eventually selling to 2400 department stores, small retail stores and major catalogs. She became a leading spokesperson for the New Age, traveling world-wide for 20 years to speak, lead workshops and perform concerts.
A Board Certified Professional Counselor, with both B.A and M.A. degrees, Uma is also the author of five published books; “The Complete Crystal Guidebook,” (pub. Bantam Books, NY), (over 750,000 copies sold internationally,) “Crystal Ball Gazing,” (pub. Simon & Schuster, NY.) “Enlightenment on the Run,” (pub. Airo Press,) “The Ultimate Guide to Crystals and Stones,”(pub. Skyhorse, NY,) and her children’s book, “Paul and Mary and Their Magic Crystals,” (pub. Airo Press.) She has written two unpublished manuscripts, “Song of the Soul – The Everyday Practice of Prayer,” and her newest, “6 Steps to Lasting Happiness – Practical Mindfulness for Busy People.” Her articles, positive reviews, and interviews have appeared in countless publications, including “People Magazine,” “Yoga Journal,” “New Age Retailer,” “East/West Journal,” the “Smithsonian Magazine,” “Retail Insights,” and “The New York Times.” Her appearances have been broadcast nationally on over 80 TV and radio shows, including “CNN,” “Dr. Dean Adell,” and twice on the “Today Show.”
Besides writing and publishing books, she has composed and recorded 17 albums of meditation music and guided imagery. Many of these can be heard on “I-Tunes,” “U-Tube,” “Spotify,” “Music Choice,” “I-Music” and other internet and traditional radio stations. Her album, “Soul of the Beloved,” was considered for a Grammy® nomination. Her latest, “Altered States,” recorded in 2015, was in the top ten of the ZMR International Radio Play charts and also considered for a Grammy® nomination.

Other Works

  • Crystal Healing Card Deck

  • Crystal Healing Reflection Journal

  • The Power of Crystal Healing - A Complete Guide to Stone and Energy Work

  • Enlightenment on the Run

  • Paul and Mary and Their Magic crystals

  • Crystal ball Gazing

  • The Complete Crystal Guidebook


Awards and Recognition

  • Gold Medal First Place Nautilus Award for my book, “The Power of Crystal Healing”, published by Mandala/Insight Pub