Jaya Lakshmi began leading kirtan and writing her own devotional songs in the early 1990′s shortly after receiving harinam initiation from Srila Govinda Maharaj, a spiritual teacher of bhakti (devotion) from West Bengal, India. She went on to create 4 solo chant albums on Sequoia Records as well as became the lead singer of the tribal-trance band Lost at Last (West Coast USA, 1997-2004). She is the creator of "Kirtronica" - electronica music with mantra designed for ecstatic dance.
Since 2010 she has produced 12 albums with her music partner Ananda on Sounds True, Spirit Voyage and independently and toured extensively throughout the western USA. She is known for her authentic and deep devotional spirit as well as playing an important part in establishing kirtan and mantra music in the west.
A dedicated yogi, she has regularly practiced hatha-based yoga since 1996, and since 2010 integrated Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan into her practice. In spring of 2020 she received a 300 hour certification from Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India, under the direction of Anand Mehrotra. She regularly leads yoga, music and Goddess retreats in Hawaii and Sedona, AZ.
Lakshmi began collaborating with Teresa Carnicelli in early 2021. They quickly realized what an auspicious gift they had been given to hold ceremony and share wisdom teachings together as a team, inspiring and empowering one another to step into even greater works, listening to the call of the rising Divine Feminine.
Learn more at JayaLakshmiMusic.com
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