TEJASVI GIRI MA
TEJASVI GIRI MA / DEJA CROSS lives in Rishikesh – the Yoga capital of the world, where ancient to modern rishis meditate, and Ma Ganga, the eternal, sacred river flows.
Tejasvi Giri Ma is a student of Shri Mahant Mukesh Giri Ji Maharaj of Jhilmil Gufa in Shri Panch Dashnam Juna Akhara, in Rishikesh, India.
Living in Uttarakhand, Dev Bhumi, “the Land of the Gods”, lends itself to deep sadhana and rituals – āsana, prāṇāyāma, meditation, chanting, silence, kriyā, pūjā, and aarti; yātrā to holy temples and caves, darshan of deities, sacred ceremonies and festivals; and serving at bhandara, sitting at dhuni, daily bathing in Ma Ganga, surrounded by beauty, and living amidst the Yogis, Svāmīs, and Gurus.
Tejasvi Giri Ma has been practicing yoga since 1993. In the USA, she studied with Gary Kraftsow (lineage of Krishnamacharya-Desikachar Viniyoga tradition) at the American Viniyoga Institute in Maui, Hawaii; and at the Eldorado Mountain Yoga Ashram (lineage rooted in the ancient Kashmir Shaivism tradition) in Boulder, Colorado.
Tejasvi Giri Ma is an E-RYT 500, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level with Yoga Alliance since 2001, and has been the Lead Trainer for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs and Yoga Retreats.
Education and Business Experience – MBA, BS Mathematics, with over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in the hospitality, internet marketing, education, and spirituality and creativity industries.
GURU LINEAGE & CEREMONIES
TEJASVI GIRI MA touching the lotus feet of the Gurus at sacred events, ceremonies, darshan, temples, caves, aarti and on yatra in Ma India, and receiving Divine Shakti Award on International Women’s Day in Rishikesh, India.