Sodashi Jaya (Emily Christianson) has been a Kashi Atlanta resident since 2012. She feels deeply honored and grateful to be a part of such a close-knit and supportive community.
In 2004 her then-boyfriend, now-husband Ganesh Giri introduced her to Kashi and to Swami Jaya Devi. In 2005 she met Ma Jaya for the first time at an intensive in New York City and instantly fell head over heels in love.
Sodashi completed the Certified Yoga Teacher Training program through Kashi in 2009. From 2005 until 2013, she co-directed the Kashi Kids Art program, stepping down right before the birth of her son, Rudra Dev.
Sodashi is a full-time Pilates and Gyrotonic® instructor. She is also a modern dancer and choreographer who is an active part of the Atlanta dance community.