Ananda & Lakshmi
Ananda & Jaya Lakshmi: Shakti Meets Bhakti Yoga
Jaya Lakshmi has practiced Hatha yoga regularly for over 16 years, diving into Anusara yoga since 2007, and practicing Kundalini yoga daily since she partnered with Ananda in November 2010. Long immersed in the devotional mood of bhakti yoga, she has been leading kirtan on harmonium and guitar since 1992 and has made four solo albums on Sequoia Records. She is also known as the lead singer and songwriter for the techno-tribal group Lost at Last, which toured the western United States from 1997 through 2004. A gifted songwriter, she weaves English, Sanskrit, and prayers of other spiritual traditions with musical influences from indigenous trance, Celtic, psychedelic, and folk-rock.
Since coming together with Ananda, she has been steadily involved in their collaboration of sacred music and creating Altar of Love Immersions which involve teaching yoga together, performing music and holding ceremony.
She is also the mother of two beautiful daughters, and special representative for Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss, currently based in Eugene, OR.
For more info about Jaya Lakshmi and to hear her music visit:
www.jayalakshmi.net or http://jayalakshmi.bandcamp.com/
Ananda is a musician and world traveler who like many has been inspired by the Indian influences of Yoga and Bhakti. His own path took him deeply into the ancient teachings of Yoga, especially Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.
He has been teaching yoga and meditation consistently (primarily Kundalini) for over 5 years in Eugene Oregon and in all his travels.
His music has a unique blissful energy current supported by Mantras with roots in Sanskrit and Gurmukhi, the Sikh holy language.
While traveling in Guatemala in 2010 he connected with a cacao shaman who shared with him the ways of cacao ceremony and the energy and spirit of the cacao medicine and since regularly holds cacao ceremony.
For more info about Ananda and to hear his music visit: