“Ananda Yogiji is a gift to those of us seeking support and guidance along our devotional music path. He provides a balance of the structured, in the form of setting and attaining goals, and the creative, offering a space for inspiration and flow to develop a rich devotional music practice. His knowledge, years of experience, and spiritual attunement allow him to show up and support his students where they are, creating a loving and supportive space to learn, grow, be curious, and develop. He offers insights and wisdom into a wide variety of subjects including music theory, ancient traditions, practical application for developing music skills, and practices for connecting with spirit, while making the learning journey fun and playful. My music world and practice have amplified and deepened greatly during our work together. It’s an honor and a pleasure to study with him.” MacKenzie Hizon
Ananda Das has a passion for sharing his love and techniques for singing, music, devotion (bhakti) and yogic practices. He regularly teaches groups and one on one which were the foundation for his state of the art practices to develop the voice's greatest potential and to open to unbounded depths of devotion. He has been singing and playing guitar since 2000 and with over 15 years on the yogic path, he brings a devotional depth to his offerings which imparts a transmission and empowerment. Ananda has released 2 studio solo albums as well as over 14 albums with his music/business partner Jaya Lakshmi. Known as the duo Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda, they toured and held over 200 events each year from 2011-2020. Ananda has been a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute since 2006. In April 2020, he completed a 300hr teacher training in the Himalayan Yoga tradition known as Sattva Yoga. In May of 2020, he also completed an 18 day, 60 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita, both the 300hr and Gita courses we taught by Anand Mehrotra, a himalayan yogic master. In addition to his BA in international and sustainable business, he has a minor in East Asian Religions and studied yogic philosophy at the University of Oregon and the Dharmalaya (2003-2009).