After working with Swami Pragyamurti in early 1996 I was motivated to fulfil a long held dream of staying at an Indian yoga ashram. From late 1996 – 2001 most of my time was spent at Bihar School of Yoga, India or travelling within the subcontinent. At the ashram I both studied yoga and imbibed the ancient traditions. It was truly a time of “living yoga”. The daily ashram routine involved karma, bhakti, raja, hatha and aspects of gyana yoga.
Other highlights from this time include visiting ashrams in many parts of India and attending the 2001 Maha Kumbha Mela at Allahbad. At the Mela I met radiant Himalayan sages, seers, sadhus, and yogis. It was a spiritual treat and opportunity for deep personal growth. My own inner journey still continues and is supported by my practice.
I am a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma Tutor, hold an MA in Yoga Philosophy and am passionate about including all aspects of yoga and ancient wisdom in ways accessible to everyone. I regularly return to India, the home of yoga, for deeper understanding and to continue my personal journey.
Jayadhara is a spiritual name meaning ‘flow of victory’ given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in 1996, in the ancient Indian tradition a new name signifies that a seeker desires to go further in their practice and inner journey.