About Jyoti

Jyoti (Jody Kessler) has been practicing yoga for over 40 years, and she is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She is also a performing songwriter and recording artist, a leader of devotional and ecstatic chant, and an ordained Interfaith Minister. A former schoolteacher, she holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Jyoti has led transformational workshops in spirituality and music at retreat centers and faith communities, and has been on faculty at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She regularly leads Kirtan and devotional chanting from many traditions with her band, ONE LOVE.

Jyoti weaves together her gifts as a motivational speaker, teacher, troubadour, and yogini to create a truly unique yoga class that includes chanting and song, poetry, pranayama, asana, guided meditation, deep relaxation, and more. She invites you to join her for an uplifting and inspiring body/mind/spirit experience.

Jyoti is a 500-hour certified teacher and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. She is also a certified instructor of Let Your Yoga Dance ® , a chakra-based fusion of yoga and dance.

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Poetry, readings & words of wisdom from modern and ancient sources