Manoj uses humor, stories, and anecdotes in his talks on Mythology, Tantra and Vedanta. He grew up in India, attended the Indian Institute of Technology and also received a doctorate in Chemical Physics from Cornell University. He was at first consumed with the pursuit of fame and money until at one point he realized that although his life was moving forward, he was not going anywhere. Manoj soon came to realize that his calling in life was to embrace his roots: the rich Indian spirituality and philosophy and the Spiritual art which he now imports from India. Manoj has given keynote lectures at Yoga festivals and teaches at Yoga Journal conferences, studios, ashrams and universities. He has also compiled a book on Hindu and Buddhist Symbology.
Jyothi Chalam has been practicing the puja ritual since she was seven years old. Having grown up in a traditional and spiritual family in India, she has a deep and personal connection with her Indian heritage. Because of this, Jyothi has maintained a high level of devotion throughout her life.
To further develop her spirituality, Jyothi began studying Vedanta, the crux of Indian philosophy, in 2007. After embarking on this spiritual journey, she has committed herself to studying Vedanta for four hours a day and has successfully aligned her mental and emotional spirit with Vedantic teachings.
Jyothi has also been learning the art of spiritual singing since the age of four. She specializes in South Indian Classical Music, or Carnatic music. She has learned from many top musicians in India, and has given many concerts in both India and the U.S, including many performances on All India Radio. One type of song that Jyothi specializes in is the bhajan, or the kirtan. These songs are more closer to folk songs and provide a deep connection to higher spiritual grounds.
We import spiritual art, called murthis, from India.