Jaya Das Bhagavati started practicing yoga, mantra and meditation in 1999 with Swami Jaya Devi searching for a way to heal his voice after too many years in a punk rock band. He quickly deepened his practice, becoming a close student of Swami Jaya Devi and his guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati.
He has been a Kashi Atlanta teacher since 2002. He graduated from the first Kashi Classical Yoga Teacher’s training in 2004, and is working towards obtaining his 500 hour Yoga Alliance certification this year. Jaya Das is also on the Kashi Atlanta Board of Directors and a Kashi resident.