Founder of Yogabhava and Celebreath®, Ishwari began her spiritual journey in her native France at age six, when she experienced the oneness with her Divine Essence. Her innate ability to see and hear things beyond the range of the physical senses alarmed her parents, who took her to many doctors. Without any answers, the doctors decided to prescribe Valium, a powerful tranquilizer, by age eight. The drug disconnected Ishwari from her natural access to the divine plane, leaving her numb, depressed, and rebellious. At the age of 21, while studying acting in Paris, she felt such a void inside that she didn’t want to be alive any longer. The night of her 21st birthday, as she contemplated ending her life, God’s grace came to awaken her soul, and she rediscovered what she had lost as a child: God within herself and everywhere.
She then spent many years in the ashram of her spiritual teacher, Swami Chivilasananda, where she studied all the main scriptures of classical yoga, vedanta, tantra and holistic health such as ayurveda. She also studied advanced hatha yoga systems under top teachers such as John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga and former Iyengar yoga instructor, as well as Tim Miller, who was the first certified American Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, trained directly by Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She then became a senior certified Anusara yoga teacher in early 20??and offered yoga teacher trainings and retreats worldwide.
Today, Ishwari is a sought-after spiritual teacher, keynote speaker, and trainer, who specializes in teaching social and spiritual leaders how to move beyond any mental blocks and limitations and embody the mindset of total inner freedom, using ancient yogic knowledge combined with modern science. She has delivered her transformational and experiential programs to large audiences at yoga and health conferences, large empowerment seminar companies, and online summits.
She is also the author of a self-published book, The Power of Breath, co-author of the national best-selling book, Initiative, creator of the Amazon best-selling DVD, Heart Flow Yoga, as well as a certified empowerment coach, a fitness trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise, a reiki master, a Breath Trauma Release facilitator, and a yoga and meditation teacher. Combining her innate entrepreneurial abilities, her deep spiritual knowledge, and her natural intuitive skills, Ishwari has successfully empowered thousands of students and clients worldwide to find their own inner power and to live in harmony with their soul’s purpose and their joyful true nature.
“There is a place within that is pure joy, pure love, and immaculate peace. It is a birthright that resides in all of us, though often veiled by our conditioning. All we need is to cultivate a relationship with it and embrace ourselves as we are, while we walk the path to discovering our unique expression … then share it with the world.” — Ishwari
Short Yoga Bio:
Ishwari Jay is a yogini, lightworker, entrepreneur and speaker. Her spiritual journey started early at the age of six when she experienced spontaneous meditation. At 21 she found her spiritual teacher and moved to various ashrams to study yoga philosophy, immersing herself in intense yogic practices for 14 years.
Ishwari has been teaching hatha yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, speaking on yoga philosophy and spiritual lifestyle, conducting teacher trainings and retreats, and facilitating healing circles, to large audiences all over the world Since 1998. Her contagious heart based teachings, are free spirited, blended with humor, devotion, and in-depth experiential knowledge. She conveys how to live in alignment with Universal Principles using scriptural knowledge, and bio-mechanical physical alignment, which are weaved throughout her teachings. This powerful combination has helped Ishwari to transform the lives of thousands by releasing them from non supportive patterns and reconnected them to their free essential nature.
She currently offers classes in hatha yoga flow, yoga nidra meditation, facilitates her process called “Celebreath® which combines powerful breath modalities and movement to release old patterns and trauma. She also offers presentations on practical yogic lifestyle and helps yogis develop their entrepreneurial skills. Her students share that being around Ishwari is highly transformational: As they keep coming back to her bright presence and profound teachings, they access new levels of freedom.
Ishwari is the author of a self published book, The Power of Breath, and co-author of the national bestselling book, Initiative. She is the creator of the Amazon’s best-selling yoga DVD, Heart Flow Yoga.