Agni Ma Jaya began studying yoga and meditation in depth with Swami Jaya Devi and Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati in 1999 when she injured her back after four months of boxing. She immediately fell in love with the high she experienced from yoga and her back healed quickly. Agni Ma is now a Senior Yoga teacher who resides in the Kashi Atlanta ashram and serves as Kashi’s Yoga Programs Coordinator. Agni Ma worked as a poverty and civil rights lawyer and advocate for over 25 years at nonprofit law firms including Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Law Center for the Homeless, Southern Center for Civil Rights Enforcement, and Georgia Legal Services.
Agni Ma loves to share the yoga and meditation that have kept her pain free and passionate about life and serving others, both on and off the mat. At Kashi, she teaches a variety of yoga and meditation classes, including the increasingly popular Yoga Boot Camp. Each of her classes has a strong asana practice mixed with Egoscue postural alignment techniques to strengthen, realign and heal the body. Agni Ma’s classes also have a strong emphasis on the breath, as well as an interweave of meditation, mantra and mudra throughout the practice to release stress and open the mind, body and heart. She also offers private sessions to get people Pain Free using Full Body Yoga Therapy and Postural Alignment techniques based in the Egoscue Method.
Director Yoga Programs: The purpose of this position is to understand Kashi Atlanta’s vision for yoga and meditation and to develop and manage a comprehensive offering of classes and workshops that brings this vision alive. Yoga and meditation programs are Kashi Atlanta’s primary service offering and the core of Kashi Atlanta’s business. As such, the yoga and meditation programs must reflect the core teachings of Kashi Atlanta and provide a safe, peaceful refuge to enjoy an unmatched array of classical yoga and meditation for customers while helping the teachers become engaged in our business by offering opportunities for service, connection and growth. The Yoga & Meditation Coordinator should ensure that all yoga volunteers or and apprentices understand and perform their jobs/functions in accordance with our vision and mission.