Kundalini Yoga and Meditation: From Shakti to Bhakti
Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a journey into the healing sound current and technology of yoga. Renowned for their heart moving live musical performances, this duo offers a transformational Kundalini Yoga and Meditation class. The Kundalini Yoga class offered will allow participants to tap into their inner power (Shakti) and through the luscious soundscape and Naad of Jaya Lakshmi, transform it to Bhakti (devotion and heart connection). Come ready to move energy, breath, dance, shake and sing!
Kirtronica: Ecstatic Chant and Dance Workshop
‘Kirtronica’ is a term for a new genre of music that is currently being established in the yoga world: electronica dance music combined with live Sanskrit/Indian mantra chanting. Jaya Lakshmi was one of the pioneers of ‘Kirtronica’ with her previous band “Lost at Last”, founded in Maui, Hawaii in 1997. Over the last few years Jaya Lakshmi has composed original electronic music using Ableton Live. Similar to the the Lost at Last sound, her new music is a mixture of house, tribal trance, and down-tempo with recordings of acoustic instruments like tabla, guitar, and sarod, and Ananda on bansuri flute. In the current duo format performing ‘Kirtronica’ live, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda lead participants through an ecstatic dance journey that awakens their shakti and encourages everyone to chant along, inspiring devotional trance states and deepening their connection with the divine.
Kundalini Yoga Bio:
Ananda 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 (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.