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Jay Kalathil is the founder of Mukthi YOGA, a non-profit organization.  The mission of MUKTHI (liberation from limitations) is to help individuals to attain physical, mental, and spiritual health to lead a joyful life. Our mission is to bring positive transformation to the life of individuals. When individuals are healthy and happy the community will prosper.

Jay studied Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads from teachers of Sri. Adi Sankaracharya lineage.  Since 2003 he is offering FREE classes on traditional YOGA, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Breathing techniques to the people in DMV area.  Jay is very active in interfaith community dialogue in the DMV area. Jay is a Board Member of the South Asian Military Family Support Network (SAMFSN) and he provides Hindu worship service for the midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is a Certified Dharma Ambassador by Hindu American Foundation, Washington DC, USA.

Jay conducts offsite YOGA retreats and spiritual camps in India and USA.  He leads a weekly discussion group (conversation with Jay) on how to use spiritual practices to enhance the quality of day-to-day life.  Spirituality is not escapism from life but enhances the quality of living by better understanding. Since June 2019 Jay started offering FREE online classes on guided meditation and YOGA practices through the web. Currently, there are more the 530 active members who benefit from these FREE online classes

Website: https://www.mukthi.com | email: info@mukthi.com

Dharma Ambassador Certified by Hindu American Foundation, Washington DC, USA


Many years I have been suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol, psoriasis, gingivitis, and childhood asthma. I was very upset about the regular visit to doctor’s office, medical labs, and piles of medicine I have to take every day.  In 2001 I started developing severe depression and anxiety.  I decided to change my life by practicing YOGA, Pranayam, Yoga Nidra and Meditation to get out of the medical conditions.

I began learning YOGA in 2002 from Guru Ram, a YOGA teacher from the Bihar School of YOGA. Two years of regular yoga practices under his guidance helped me to reduce medication.  When Guru Ram decided to go back to India, he advised me to share my YOGA practices with community members in Durga Temple and he insisted teaching is 10 times learning.

Since 2003 I have been teaching Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra at Durga Temple on every Sat and Sun from 7am to 9am.  Guru Ram also instructed me to learn Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga sutra and other Upanishad to understand deeper aspects of YOGA. I spend many years on dedicated study of scriptures under many acharyas of Chinmaya Mission, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Center for Inner Resources Development and Integral Yoga Institute.

After the consultation with my doctor, I started reducing the medicine intakes and I completely stopped all medication in 2012. I am now completely out of all medication and all my medical conditions are in very much under control.  This is my success story of transformation in my life through YOGA.

Teaching Experience

Every day FREE online Yoga Classes, March 2020 to Current

Tuesday – Suryanamaskar (https://youtu.be/4CWvrwSM-K8),

Wednesday – Yogic Jogging (https://youtu.be/xtdkveFbzJI),

Thursday - Pavanamuktasana series (https://youtu.be/12gdeEEAYQA),

Friday - International Day of Yoga Protocol (https://youtu.be/UHtr0uKPOLY),

Saturday – Chair Yoga (https://youtu.be/0RG2kiHYl8I),

Sunday – Traditional Yogasanas (https://youtu.be/B3MvGpo6CLI)


Paid Zoom Classes, June 2020 to Current

Active Member of International Day of YOGA, June 2015 to Current

Certificate from Honorable Ambassador Shri. Harsh Vardhan Shingla http://tiny.cc/861vtz

Yoga Classes and Workshop at Durga Temple, February 2003 to current

Fairfax Station, Virginia ( Reference letter -  http://tiny.cc/5a5vtz )


FREE yoga classes at Chinmaya Mission, September 2014 to Current

Chantilly, Virginia (Reference Letter - http://tiny.cc/ev2vtz )


YOGA and Meditation Teacher NCOA, May 2015 to August 2015

Arlington, Virginia


YOGA Teacher Recognition

Continuing education certification from YOGA International

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