Jaya is a Yoga Alliance registered E500 RYT instructor. She has been practicing yoga for more than 45 years. In 2003, her life was transformed when she used yoga to heal herself after an accident. That faith in yoga led her to the Integral Yoga Institute (also known as Yogaville) in Buckingham, VA, where she received her certification as an Integral Yoga instructor. She is also a certified Yoga of the Heart instructor under Nischala Joy Devi, who was director of Dr. Dean Ornish’s program for reversing heart disease, and a Structural and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist under Mukunda Stiles. Since 2003, Jaya has taught Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, Gentle/Chair yoga, Yoga for Heart, Yoga for Stress Management as well as Yoga for back, neck or shoulder pain at Fair Oak Hospital in Oak Hill, VA and the Sunrise Assisted Living facility. She has also taught Children’s yoga and many yoga classes in her own studio in Oak Hill, VA, spas, schools, community centers, and to private clients as young as 5 and as old as 94. They learn to relieve pain, heal from physical or emotional trauma and educate themselves in the daily practice of meditation, yoga, deep relaxation and breathing. This therapy training has transformed her life and Yoga has become her passion.