About Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda YogijiJaya Lakshmi and Ananda are Oregon based musical artists and yoga teachers in the genre of mantra music. They offer kirtan, healing mantra music and Kirtronica (kirtan and electronica fusion). In their 6+ years together, they have released 8 albums on Sounds True, Spirit Voyage and independently. They tour nationally and internationally holding their own events and retreats.
Known for his meditative voice and transformative transmission, Ananda Yogiji offers Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with live music provided by Jaya Lakshmi (and other musicians if available). He has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 2006. He also completed and taught at numerous holistic yoga and leadership immersions at the Dharmalaya. (Dharmalaya is a holistic yoga, permaculture and meditation center in Eugene, Oregon) In addition to his BA in international and sustainable business, he has a minor in East Asian Religions and studied yogic philosophy at the University of Oregon and the Dharmalaya.
Ananda Yogiji has studied under the guidance of master teachers Gurucharan Singh, Gurmukh, Guru Singh, Krishna Kaur, Ravi Logan and many more. He spent 4 years learning with Viriam Singh and Kaur in Eugene, Oregon. He has attended nine, nine day Kundalini Yoga summer solstice intensives in New Mexico.
Their classes are designed to open the heart and tap into one’s infinite creative potential. Their inspiration is to offer tools to live an inspired and fulfilled life that overflows with bliss and abundance. Their classes promote inner alchemy to uplift and heal at profoundly deep levels. Come experience the transformation that Kundalini Yoga and these two so consistently deliver.
Jaya Lakshmi’s largest influence in the realms of mantra, kirtan and bhakti came from her connection with the Guadiya Vaishnavs, otherwise known as the Hare Krishna’s. She was initiated in 1992 by Srila Govinda Maharaj and lived on and off in ashrams and likeminded communities for years afterwards. Jaya Lakshmi began sharing her beautiful kirtans in 1992. Since then she has four solo chant albums on Sequoia Records. In addition, Jaya Lakshmi was the lead singer to the highly influential tribal techno band Lost at Last before their break up in 2003.
Ananda Yogiji is an internationally loved musician, song composer and mantra enthusiast. His musical offerings complement his yogic practices with a deep devotional spirit. His music channels a unique blissful energy current supported by lyrical heart songs and mantras with roots in Sanskrit and Gurbani. He sings, plays guitar, harmonium and bansuri flute. From 2010 to 2016, he was partnered musically and intimately with Jaya Lakshmi. Currently they have moved into a soul friendship as well as collaborative space in their offerings. Together, they have toured internationally offering musical prayer-formances, Kirtronica, yoga and mantra workshops as well as holding their own retreats.
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