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Mataji Jyoti Ma

Jyoti Ma is a former psychotherapist with a lifelong passion for unleashing the higher potentials of human consciousness. Many years ago, she closed her successful clinical practice and entered into an isolated retreat. She was called to a life of sadhana, focused on hours of daily meditation, practice of the esoteric arts and deep study of the timeless wisdom of the Rosicrucian Tradition.

She subsequently met and received her first yogic initiations from Hirindra Singh, PhD, an accomplished yogi and transpersonal psychologist. Jyoti Ma’s knowledge and expertise in western occult processes for self-realization merged with Hirindra’s insights and experience in the eastern enlightenment path to create Enlightened Life Sanctuary, a vital resource for this syncretic wisdom of the ages.

Jyoti Ma traveled to India to seek additional training. She experienced first-hand the higher awareness that comes from a disciplined life and the practice of yogic techniques. She went through profound transformations as she received diksha (energy) transmissions from realized masters, sages and yogic practitioners. She was empowered to teach the woman led tradition of Shakta Tantra after years living with her guru, a woman Tantrika from Bengal, who affirmed to her: You are Mataji now. Soon after, Jyoti Ma began a life of world travel to share these powerful methods with others.

Mataji’s return to the U.S. coincided with advancements in neuroscience studies that proved the value of yogic techniques in healing addictive and traumatic stress disorders, chronic depression, anxiety and more. The methods she had learned were among those proven to optimize healthy neurotransmitter activity and establish superior brain function.

Recognizing the small number of teachers available who were proficient in these diverse yoga methods, Jyoti Ma became certified as a Master Integral Consciousness Coach in order to create a comprehensive approach to self- and life-mastery through yoga psychology.

She created the 12 Essentials of Life Mastery, drawn from her own life journey into realization. This program of Integral Consciousness training provides powerful tools and techniques that bring about radical self-healing and revolutionary life change. The journey of the 12 Essentials is the foundational practice for Enlightened Life Temple members. She trains mentors and Certified Integral Consciousness Coaches to use the principles and practices of the 12 Essentials as a system that help others activate their higher human potentials and achieve their life goals.

Mataji facilitates fields of practice in the core yogic traditions of Siddha, Kundalini, Kriya, Tantra and Sahaja. Sincere practitioners are invited to join her for Tantric and Siddha Practice groups, Siddha Homa fire ceremonies and special pujas via livestream.

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Mataji is devoted to the spiritual tradition of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, known as the Siddha path, the ancient, root source of Kundalini, Tantra and the Shaivate tradition. Under the guidance of Siddha master Sri Hari Baba, she received initiation in the tradition of Tirumular Siddha Yoga. Her Param Guru is Saint Tirumular, author of the scripture, Tirumandiram. She received the Siddha name, Jyoti Ma and began teaching the Siddha field of practice in 2013.

Mataji serves as the Project Manager and Tour Leader for Enlightened Life Temple’s India Tour for Women and Children. These charity tours raise funds and coordinate volunteer delivery of donations and supplies to programs in India that serve women and children. Past tours have supported Astitva, a women’s refuge in Dehradun, Uttarkhand and the Karna Prayag Trust infant refuge, orphanage and adoption center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Mataji is often called to lead pilgrimage journeys to sacred areas to facilitate integral awareness and spiritual development. These journeys include pilgrimages to the Navajo tribal lands of Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley, the temples, ashrams and holy sites of India and Sri Lanka, and the mystical power points, ruins and cathedrals of Europe.

As an Adept in the Rosicrucian path to self-actualization, Jyoti Ma authored books and created audio and video training programs for her students. These works are published in her Rosicrucian initiate name, Chavah Aima. She continues to add new programs and books to these rich resources for enlightened living. Explore these resources and services in detail at the Enlightened Life Store.

Books by Chavah Aima:

  • Soul Analysis: What your Birthday Reveals about Your Spiritual Destiny
  • Living Light: The 21-Day Alchemical Regeneration Plan
  • The Secret Traditions of Jesus and Mary Magdalene
  • The Green Lion: An Alchemist’s Guide to Juicing
  • Alchemical Yoga: The Yoga of Transformation

As Chavah Aima, Mataji created the curriculum for Heart of the Rose School of Mastery, a formerly members-only course in the core elements of the Rosicrucian tradition. The home-study course included lessons in Esoteric Kabbalah, Astrology, Spiritual Alchemy, Ritual Practice, Esoteric Tarot and more.

In addition to her published books that reflect some of the content of these compelling courses, she also produced in-depth, video training programs, encompassing the knowledge gained over 30 years of practicing the Rosicrucian path. Although Heart of the Rose membership is now by invitation-only, you can experience the power of these ancient mystery traditions and the secrets of the Rosicrucian Order in her video training programs, Inner Wisdom: 22 Steps to Higher Consciousness and Kabbalah Unveiled.

Mataji’s life as a wandering yogini and holy woman has provided her with a deep immersion in Indian Hindu culture. She has dedicated her life to the Sanatana Dharma. In 2018, she was asked by Siddha Master Sri Hari Baba to lead the first-ever pilgrimage of the saints and sadhus of India to the American Southwest. She is the Chief Visionary Officer for the Enlightened Life Pilgrimage Festival, the Kumbh Mela of Ameria.

Visit to learn more about this historic event and plan your pilgrimage to the sacred lands of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jyoti Ma is available for guidance, mentoring, counseling and training for those who are drawn to the path of self-knowledge, conscious awakening and liberation.  Contact us for speaking engagements, special events and retreat programs.

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