Kamala and Jahnavi are sisters and the co-creators of Samādhi Collective, an online space and community dedicated to self-growth through Sanskrit, Yogasūtra recitation, mantra, philosophy, music, and art, inspired by ancient philosophy and spiritual practices. The sisters grew up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Rishikesh, and have been immersed in practices such as meditation, mantra recitation, āyurvedic lifestyle, and yoga āsana throughout their lives. Kamala has studied Sanskrit traditionally in Karnataka and Varanasi, India and holds an MPhil in Sanskrit and Indian philosophy from Oxford University, as well as being an art history graduate from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London). Jahnavi is an artist, designer and portrait painter, who studied the tradition of Indian miniature painting in Rajasthan. She is also an experienced yoga instructor, trained in Karnataka, and has taught traditional Hatha yoga in both India and Europe. Both sisters hold diplomas in Hindustani Classical vocal music.

Kamala & Jahnavi will be sharing a session on Patañjali’s Yogasūtra, teaching you how to recite accurately from the first chapter of the text, known as the Samādhi Pāda or “chapter on pure consciousness.” Reciting the sūtras in Sanskrit presents an opportunity to experience a deeper connection to the philosophy and meaning of yoga through sound.