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Ma Jaya teaches from profound inner realization. Ma Jaya's style is very direct and carried by a great love for her students that helps them to untie the knots of the heart and overcome the obstacles of the mind.

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Teachers

Teachers at Kashi School of Yoga have a wonderfully diverse backgrounds and between them have many years of experience in yoga, meditation and spiritual life. Choose a teacher that interests you and try their classes. For the weekly schedule of classes click here. Shakti Durgaya is the head of the Kashi School of Yoga and runs the 200 and 500 hour Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Kali Natha Yoga teachers are all around the country.

Amba
Ma Sodashi
Babaji
Sati Jaya
Swami Dhumavati
Shakti Durgaya
Durgaya Shanti Mayee
Ganga Mayee Yoga Ma
Swami Himalaya

 


 

Amba Jaya Bhagavati

Amba has been a student of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati since 1975 and is a Senior Kali Natha Yoga Teacher, certified with Yoga Alliance. In her yoga classes, Amba focuses on movement as vibration; transporting her students into a place of silence and stillness. After having been introduced to chanting and kirtan in New York City in 1975 by Krishna Das, Bhagavan Das and Jai Uttal, she traveled extensively in India and immersed herself in the sounds of this ancient art. As the head kirtan wala of Kashi Ashram, she is in charge of kirtan for all the weekly gatherings, holy days and festivals. She executive produced and performed on the Kashi Ashram CD, “Songs of the River”. Since 1998, she has studied Sound and its Healing Potential with Pandit Mukesh Desai, foremost disciple of the great North Indian classical singer, Pandit Jasraj. Amba is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Licensed Massage Therapist and Natural Foods Educator & Cook guiding her clients into natural balance and health with personal consultations, massage and body treatments through her practice, “Be Nourished”, located in Vero Beach, Florida. www.benourished.net

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes


 

Babaji

Babaji was serving as a 20-year-old U.S. Marine in Vietnam in 1965 when he received a wake-up call saying, “Hey, you’re responsible for your own life!” In San Francisco in 1970, he experienced the darshan of Swami Muktananda, Ram Das, and Swami Rudrananda (Rudi). Living in the Catskills at Rudi’s ashram, Babaji learned the discipline of karma yoga while building and learning all aspects of restaurant operations. Rudi taught Babaji his first breathing and meditation practices. In 1977, Babaji met Ma Jaya and knew immediately that he was home. Since that time Babaji has lived and served in Ma’s ashrams, first in Queens and then at Kashi Florida. He is a certified nursing assistant whose current passion is developing Kali Natha Yoga classes for the elderly, which anyone and everyone can do. His yoga practice emphasizes breathwork, balance, and moving awareness.

Babaji teaches Sunday, 3.30 pm, Wednesday 7.15 pm

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes


 

Kali Natha Yoga teacherSwami Dhumavati

Born and raised in England, Swami Dhumavati has traveled and worked around the world in Japan, Nepal, Chile and New Mexico. Since moving to Florida to study with Ma Jaya in 1992, Swami Dhumavati has been deeply involved with service work in the HIV/AIDS community; she operates Ma’s India, the Ashram spiritual gift store, serves on the Board of Directors, and runs Kashi Rainbow, the Ashram’s Gay and Lesbian organization. Swami Dhumavati facilitates workshops and intensive retreats. She is a kirtan walla, and a pujari for Durga Puja fire ceremonies and was honored to take her vows of sanyassin from Ma Jaya in 2005. Swami Dhumavati has been teaching yoga classes since she graduated Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training in 2006 and works in the Kashi office. Swami Dhumavati is a two-time breast cancer survivor.

Swami Dhumavati teaches Wednesday, 6 pm

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes


 

Durgaya

Durgaya grew up on Kashi Ashram and was introduced to yoga and meditation by Ma Jaya at a young age. In 2002, she turned to yoga to find peace after experiencing a personal loss and felt a fundamental shift in her physical and spiritual self.

She was voted Best of Atlanta 2011 Alternative Exercise for her work with Tough Love Yoga, a company she co-founded and represented as the lead teacher for Wanderlust in the City 2011. She is the creator of Kula Journal (add link: www.kulajournal.com) an online forum of yogis sharing their experiences of spirituality and yoga on and off the mat.

Durgaya is certified in Classical Yoga and on the path to Anusara Inspired status and a Kali Natha Yoga certification. As a teacher, she strives to arm her students with the tools to find a sense of peace and empowerment through flowing vinyasas as she guides them to their working edge.

Durgaya teaches Friday, 9 am


 

Kali Natha Yoga teacherGanga Mayee Jaya

Ganga Mayee Wasserman is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She has been training in Kali Natha Yoga for over 16 years and has been teaching it for 3 years. Her study of interfaith spirituality at Kashi Ashram began in 1977 and became more focused since 1989. She also has had 30 years experience in ballet training, teaching, and performing. In addition, she has 11 years training and teaching Tae Kwon Do and has attained a 3rd Degree Black Belt. Ms. Wasserman has been an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) since 1986 with her own private psychotherapy practice. This combination gives her a broad range of knowledge about the body’s abilities and limitations and the interaction of mind, body, and spirit.

Ganga Mayee teaches Monday, 10 am

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes


 

Kali Natha Yoga teacher

Swami Himalaya Jaya

Swami Himalaya began yoga practice in the late 1960s with Indra Devi in her native Southern California. She spent a year in India living at the ashram of Sattya Sai Baba before moving to New York where, while studying with Hilda Charlton in 1972, she met and became one of the first students of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. In 1976 Himalaya moved to Florida with Ma and was one of the founding members of the Kashi community. She has since represented and shared Ma’s teaching with presentations, conferences, and retreats in the U.S. and abroad. As a senior Kali Natha Yoga practitioner and instructor who has experienced this yoga’s evolution since the “early days in Brooklyn”, Swami Himalaya emphasizes the importance of bringing spirituality into everyday life and work. The physical practice offers tools for going within to experience the depth and flow of meditative space. A practicing licensed massage therapist and reflexologist in Indian River County, Florida, Swami Himalaya offers yoga, pranayama, meditation, and spiritual counseling for individuals and small groups in home settings.

Swami Himalaya teaches Saturday, 9 am

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes

Swami Himalaya also teaches at:
Living Yoga Studio 333 17th St. Suite K, Vero Beach 772.978.1099
Tuesdays @ 8:30 A.M.
Thursdays @ 2:30 P.M. beginning Nov. 11
Also available for private and small group sessions. Call 772 388-3860


 

Ma Sodashi Kali Natha Yoga teacher

Ma Sodashi

Ma Sodashi took her first yoga class in 2001, fell in love, and hasn’t looked back. She graduated from the first Kashi Atlanta Classical Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2004, and also from the first Kashi Florida Kali Natha Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2006. She taught Gentle Yoga at Kashi Atlanta for 5 years, and Chair Yoga at an Atlanta Senior Citizens Center for 4 years. She has also taught Yoga in various venues in Atlanta, and was a part of the Kashi Atlanta Jailhouse Yoga program for women prisoners. After moving to Kashi Florida in 2009, Ma Sodashi has done substitute teaching at the yoga studio, and is now teaching the Saturday 4 pm Kali Natha Yoga introductiory class. She brings a focus of acceptance for students’ unique abilities and challenges, and a deep desire to share the peace and heart opening benefits of a yogic practice.

Ma Sodashi teaches free yoga on Saturdays, 4 pm


 

Kali Natha Yoga teacherSati Jaya

Sati Jaya began studying yoga as a child at the Self Realization Fellowship temples of Paramahansa Yogananda in Los Angeles, California, but it wasn’t until later in 1999 that Sati Jaya met her Guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and her practice became her life. For almost ten years, she studied with Yogini Acharya Swami Jaya Devi at Kashi Atlanta, devoting herself to all aspects of yoga and to living yoga “off the mat”.  In 2005, she graduated from the Classical Yoga Teacher’s Training at Kashi Atlanta and in 2006, Sati Jaya graduated from the first Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training. She has been sharing her passion for this yoga and the depth of transformation it can bring ever since.  She has a deep love of kirtan ( devotional chanting ) and has led kirtan for many years. She has also received great joy from serving the homeless and elderly through Ma’s programs in both Atlanta and Florida. In 2008, Sati Jaya moved to Kashi Florida to live at her Guru’s feet. She is currently assisting with Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Trainings and the running of the Kashi School of Yoga.

Sati Jaya teaches Thursday, 10 am


 

Shakti Durgaya

Shakti Durgaya is the Director of the Kashi School of Yoga, and a Senior Instructor of Kali Natha Yoga, trained by her Guru and the founder of Kali Natha Yoga, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She has been an active yoga teacher in both the U.S. and Canada for 20 years. She is a registered, professionally certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner, since 1996. She has assisted and helped run Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Trainings in the United States. She currently continues her training in Kali Natha Yoga as a close student of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati. She is a resident of Kashi Ashram, organizes and runs 200 and 500 Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Trainings and teaches classes at the Kashi School of Yoga. Shakti Durgaya holds her degree in Education. Her experience in education and in teaching seminars to the public spans 20 years.

Shakti Durgaya teaches Monday, 6 pm


 

Kali Natha Yoga teacherShanti Mayee

Shanti Mayee began yoga practice while living in Los Angeles in 1977. There she also began to study with Ma Jaya and moved to Kashi Ashram in 1979.  She is a senior instructor of Kali Natha Yoga currently teaching for the Kashi School of Yoga and Kali Natha Yoga teacher training course. Her areas of emphasis are the yoga of sound (nada yoga), devotional practice (bhakti yoga), mantras, mudras, and the chakra system. Shanti also holds a Master’s Degree in Education and works in the Vero Beach Museum of Art’s education department.

Shanti Mayee teaches Tuesday, 6 pm

Photo by Jacqueline Benyes


 

Becky Yoga Ma

Becky began taking yoga classes 12 years ago at the recommendation of her doctor to reduce & calm stress from a demanding corporate job.  It didn’t take long to realize how much yoga was helping her & she knew she wanted to share it with others.  She received her first 200 hour certification from the Himalayan Institute in Pittsburgh, PA.  She has taught beginners, experienced yogis & seniors with many types of yoga including chair yoga, restorative & yin yoga, gentle & Level 1 & 2 Hatha (posture) classes.  She’s studied with nationally renowned teachers Max Stromm, Doug Keller, Mukunda Stiles, Rod Stryker & Ma Jaya.  Last year Becky completed the Kali Natha Yoga 200 hour teacher training & is currently enrolled in their 500 hour program.

Becky Yoga Ma teaches Sunday, 9 am