The Story behind our first retreat
A couple of years ago I met Jai-Jagdeesh, a world-renowned musician, dancer, and yoga teacher at the beautiful Sound & Silence Festival in Greece. When I heard her sing, I immediately fell in love with her voice; I wanted to dive straight in to it. I just got this strong feeling that I wanted my voice to meet hers. Then I fell in love with her personality... and also with the incredible technology of Kundalini Yoga!
I have this piece of land in Senegal, together with Maher Cissoko, where we are creating a space for creativity and cultural meetings: Jaliya Camp. When I met Jai-Jagdeesh in 2015, I had the vision of her coming to our place in Abene, Senegal to be a part of our creative space. I could see her planting her amazing energy there, singing, dancing, and inviting us into the world of Kundalini Yoga - all while being surrounded by palm trees and singing birds!
I shared my vision with Jai-jagdeesh, and since then we have been looking forward to this moment.
For the past few years, our focus and motivation at Jaliya Camp has been to get the place ready to receive her and some other special guests - like you! - in December of 2018.
Jaliya Camp is evolving beautifully, and we invite you to be a part of its development by joining us for our very first retreat in this special space.
Love to you all and hope to see you in Senegal!
We are so proud and happy to invite Jai-Jagdeesh to join us in Senegal. She is a sparkling singer, dancer, yoga teacher, a creative soul, and a busy bee. Her enthusiasm is heartwarming and her love for Kundalini Yoga is contagious. She’s powerful, and is known to be surprising during her concerts and workshops. She has the gift to make people around her shine.
Jai-Jagdeesh’s journey as a singer began nearly 25 years ago, in a temple in India. Spending her formative years in Northern India - and traveling as a musical representative for Yogi Bhajan’s foreign education program - set the foundation for a deep devotion to the sacred texts of the Kundalini yoga tradition and the Sikh faith. Between then and now, her innovative spirit has walked many artistic paths: actress, classical Indian dancer, photographer, and writer. With music at the forefront, she is effervescently expressive.
Jai-Jagdeesh’s unique combination of sacred sounds and soulful authenticity continues to connect deeply with audiences as she records, tours, plays festivals, and gives vocal workshops around the world. Her debut album, ‘I Am Thine,’ a combination of ancient mantras and powerful English lyrics, was released in the summer of 2011 to record sales and acclaim. Her second full-length studio album, ‘Of Heaven & Hearth,’ climbed up to #6 on Billboard’s New Age Music chart within the first few weeks of its release. Her two Kundalini mantra meditation CDs, ‘The Expansive Spirit’ (2012) and ‘Miracles Abound’ (2015) are designed as practices, and are full of deep, transformative resonance.
With ‘Down Come The Walls,’ a groundbreaking new studio album released in May of 2018, Jai-Jagdeesh continues to inspire great courage in fans around the world, opening hearts and uplifting spirits everywhere she goes.
Discover more about Jai-Jagdeesh and listen to her music here: www.jaijagdeesh.com
About the Authentic Voice workshop
It takes time and energy to tune in completely to who we are and what we want to vibrate in our lives — and there's no time like the present. The mantras and meditations of Kundalini yoga encourage us to peel away layers of genealogy, personal history, societally imposed concepts, and fear-based belief systems, all to reveal that Authentic Voice; YOUR Authentic Voice, both spoken and sung, a voice which is the most clear and true expression of YOU.
Join Jai-Jagdeesh for a powerful session of practice — yoga, meditation, and chanting — to sweep away the debris and silence all the noise that is NOT you.
Come strengthen the navel point, open the throat chakra, and allow the heart to vibrate your true sound.
Let's speak — and SING — from the Authentic Voice.