Jayānanda and Saraswatī met on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala during a yoga teacher training they found themselves teaching together. Discovering a shared passion of yoga philosophy, sound, music, mantra and Bhakti yoga, they began co-creating yoga teacher trainings and transformational retreats at their home [The Yoga Forest on Lake Atitlán] and around the world.
THE GODDESS OF WISDOM, CREATIVITY, MUSIC AND THE FINE ARTS
Saraswatī embodies the essence of the creative Mother, balancing loving softness with a graceful strength. Her powerful presence inspires and empowers others to step into their full potential, through vibrant authenticity and the awakening to the expansive joy of the heart. Her work brings together the teachings of yoga, non-dualism and earth wisdom, infused with a deep reverence for life.
Guiding people from all over the world to devote time to personal transformation at The Yoga Forest, the conscious living retreat she founded in 2009, Saraswatī wholeheartedly offers herself through the path of devotion; offering kirtan, ceremonies, workshops, retreats and trainings with yoga, breath work, sound healing, singing circles, dance, satsang & sharing circles. Her dedication to creating and holding a safe space allows the veils to fall away, inspiring spontaneous expression and the authentic embodiment of the Truth - all is Love.
Weaving together her passion for yoga, nature and the elements; her view of sustainable green living and mindfulness practice fuse into a work of deep green yoga.
Saraswatī is one of 8 co-founding members of the Kula Collective, an organization weaving together diverse holistic experiences and educational offerings through combined passions and a collective intention.
A QUALITY OF BLISS THAT HAS NO OPPOSITES
Jayānanda is a proclaimed apprentice of the Sacred, uniquely carrying the powerful medicine inherent in all of the worlds wisdom traditions through the ‘joining of Dot and Feather’ from eastern philosophies to indigenous practices and disciplines. Grounded in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta Jayā weaves openly through his life passions of Music & Sound Healing, Yoga & Tantra, Shamanism & Medicine work into a teaching prayerful and poetic.
A multi instrumentalist, he infuses the wisdom of Bhakti and Nāda Yoga, devotional Song and deep listening. His healing Sound carries a strong message for us all as it carries the listener deep into the space of ceremony that which shines the wonders of the Medicine path and the many healing tools that have been initiated through Jayānanda.
A published author of three poetry works Jayā’s words have been celebrated as joyful reminders of the path we walk. Sharing with all hearts a special joy of living, of living through breath and song. Jaya's teachings touch an eternity that is always with us, inspiring us into the realms of the Great Mystery, The Great Mystery that is Here and Now.