Swami Jaya Das Bhagavati
Executive Director, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP. Monk, Kashi Atlanta Resident
Jaya Das Bhagavati started practicing yoga, mantra and meditation in 1999 with Acharya 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 both her and his guru, Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati.
Jaya Das is now a monk in the lineage of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and will be ordained as a member of the Dattatreya Saraswati Kali order of Sanyas in the lineage of Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati and the Kashi Foundation in May 2021. He has been a close student of Ma Jaya at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Florida for over 20 years. He graduated from the first Kashi Atlanta Classical Yoga Teacher Training in 2004, and has also obtained his 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification. Jaya Das left McKinsey & Co. in 2004 to become the Executive Director of Kashi Atlanta, and is also on the Kashi Atlanta Board of Directors and a Kashi Atlanta Ashram resident.