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“Listening to Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda is like being serenaded by a choir of angels.  They sweep you up and lift you to a blissful state, infuse you with sweetness and leave you with a sense of the Sacred within all life. Sublime.” Kia Miller (Radiant Yoga Teacher)

‘Through music and chanting, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda take us on a soulful pilgrimage to the holy temples of the gods and goddesses through mantra. Every song transports us and reminds us that we are the divine embodied here on earth. They help bring our voice and creative expression into the world for the benefit of All Beings.” Sianna Sherman (Renowned Teacher of Yoga, Tantra and Eastern Mysticism)

“The music of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda Yogi ji is the music of the past, present and future. It takes the chants of the ancients and brings them into the future generations of this planet . . . here to serve, and save this planet. I am grateful to know these musicians and to share in their joy of making this great music.” Guru Singh

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s tremendous and rare gift of devotion, song, and talent comes through their music so effortlessly.  It affects my soul in such a deep way.  When I listen to their music, my heart opens instantly, and I know that their voice, music, and presence will bring thousands into a space of deep happiness and healing.”    Simrit Kaur (Kundalini Mantra Singer) 

“From the heart-opening strains of their sumptuous traditional kirtan to the wild blend of contemporary rhythms and sounds they call Kirtronica, Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s divine harmonies will keep you riding waves of devotion from the meditation hall to the dance floor, and most everyplace in between. ” ~ Janet Stone (Yoga teacher)

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda have created a gift of sound which brings us closer to the Divine while healing us from the blocks that prevent us from shining.  There is a beautiful vibration that touches the heart with this music. It touches me deeply.” Karena Virginia (Kundalini Teacher)

“The beautiful kirtan of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda reflects years of devotional practice, a passion for mantra and music, and a deep love for each other.” Jai Uttal (Kirtan Singer)

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s music and message is one of total spiritual nourishment and peace.  Wherever you are on your journey, they will help you to spread your wings and fly!  They are an absolute gift to this planet.” Govind Das -owner/director BhaktiYogaShala Santa Monica, CA’

“ Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda take a delightfully refreshing approach to kirtan/ mantra music with their album Kirtronica and their magnificent live performances.  Their music makes you instantly want to sing and dance in joy while still being as heart opening as more traditional kirtan. I applaud them on their talent, creativity and willingness to take musical risks!”  Guru Ganesha

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s Kirtronica is a divine compliment to Dancing Freedom and all embodied transformation processes. Succulent, sublime, angelic and transporting. This is music to support the heart, soul and body in truly being and becoming our best, most blessed selves. And, it’s SO fun!” Samantha Sweetwater (Founder of Dancing Freedom).

“For me, the entire Altar of Love weekend was brimming with heart-felt devotion and a deep opening to God. Lakshmi and Ananda gave wisdom that comes from both study and life experience. The kirtan, yoga, dance and prayer were truly a group communion at the altar of love!” Ana Holub (Forgiveness Counselor, author and creatress of Clear Path to Peace)

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s music is such a transmission of the fullest potential of divine love.  They are basking and radiating all that is possible in love and loving.” Dawn Cartwright (Founder of the Chandra Bindu Tantra Institute)

~After a night of Kirtronica~”THAT was an over the top, epic, love filled-Shakti evening in community. We rocked the roof off the History Club of Los Gatos with Jaya Lakshmi, Ananda Yogiji & the tribe. Huge thank you to the room bursting with Shakti and community.”  Wendy Marie (Ecstatic Dance Facilitator and creatress of the Shamanic Disco)

“WOW! That’s all I can say! I fell in love tonight! You folks have taken the Kirtan cake! I can’t believe I have never heard you guys before. Top of the mark – all the way to heaven! Total bliss! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!” Marthann Hirsch Howes

“These two opened an incredible portal of devotion and motion! Not to be missed if you’re looking for a deeply joyful experience of the One in your body!”  Debra Artura 

“My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Kitronica album! We got it last Friday at Jyoti Mandir and I’ve listened to nothing else all week. Thank you for your beautiful and inspired music!” Jessica Mize 

The “Kirtronica” album is beyond words! Beautiful work! The album takes me on a journey within while guiding my mind to surrender to the divine universal energy that vibrates and breathes through all of our beings! Thank you for following your heart and soul that created such a majestic vibration art piece within your album, “Kirtronica”.  Jai Rama Stuthard

“Being new to Kundalini yoga I was unsure if I could keep up with all the chanting and moving and breathing, but Ananda was such an inspiring and amazing teacher and Jaya Lakshmi’s voice brought me into a very open and clear heart space. By listening to the mantras and following the vibration resonating into my being, I was able to sink deeper into my yoga practice, more so than ever before. It felt beautiful and easy. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and certain aspects of kundalini yoga, especially the bhakti of singing, has become an integrated part of my life!

I am deeply inspired by the love that is so natural and vibrant between them.  The music that flows forth from this love is true nectar. I have the honor of dancing with them during Kirtronica performances and it feels like an extension of my yoga ~ as we are connected through practice plus movement plus sound plus intention. I can see that their yoga practice is their life, and it is simply reflected in the teachings and songs they offer. My life has been profoundly changed by traveling with them and being a part of the yoga, chanting, dancing, ceremony and love that is constantly surrounding them. I love it!” Shellie White Light (Hooper and Dancer)

“With a willingness to be available for an exploration of a personal inner experience as well as a sweet communion with our sisters and brothers, the Kirtronica movement can be looked upon as a progressive step in Consciousness…. a musical Evolution….Lakshmi and Ananda offer the Kirtronica experience by facilitating a marriage of ancient Indian Kirtan and Bhajan music sung with Sanskrit chants interwoven with original English lyrics, modern techno beats and ambient sound. This is truly one of the most innovative and magical combinations that I have encountered yet!” Heidi Mason

Altar of Love Retreat Testimonial:

“Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda are two of the most talented, genuine, connected and all-around exceptional people I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with. Individually, they are each strong pillars of wisdom and undeniably gorgeous – both inside and out. Together, the synergy they create is the pure magic of a partnership in its highest potential – incredibly inspiring!

As teachers, they are gracious, patient and knowledgeable and share their tremendous gifts freely and openly with love and compassion, while offering a safe space for others to enjoy and learn at their level, accommodating whatever that may be. Expect their mesmerizing melodies to take you on a transformational journey, bringing tears to your eyes and warmth to your heart.

These two beautiful beings will undoubtedly guide you on an experience of a lifetime: spiritually, emotionally and physically! Enjoy ”

~ Blythe MacDonald – Victoria, BC, Canada.

“I attended the altar of love retreat in Bali Indonesia with the expectation to learn about the local culture and enrich my body, mind, and soul. During this one week retreat my expectations were greatly exceeded and I found a new found love for myself and others that was always deep in my soul. Through yoga, music, singing, dance, and ceremonies I was able to let go of past traumas and allow my heart to open to be loved and to love others. I learnt so much about myself and others in that one week that would have taken years to learn otherwise. 

I would like to thank Ananda and Jaya Lakshmi for welcoming me with open arms and hearts and enriching my life with this beautiful experience. I now have friends for life and beautiful souls that are always there to learn and grow from. I cannot wait for the next retreat to see what growth my body mind and spirit can go through!!!”  Devin Braden (2013 Altar of Love Bali Retreat Participant)

 




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