Rishi Jaya (Michael Forrester) teaches with the intention to heal and to make yoga available to everyone. A student of yoga and meditation since Kashi’s first Classical Yoga Teacher Training in 2003, Rishi came to Swami Jaya Devi at Kashi Atlanta after struggling with severe depression for most of his life.
Since 2003, he has immersed himself in teaching others how to use yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and the chakras to heal the heart of depression. Rishi has been a Reiki Master and teacher since 2005, an herbalist since 2001, and an Ayurveda practitioner since 2008. He is one of Kashi Atlanta’s senior yoga teachers where he teaches about the chakras, anatomy, philosophy and facilitates immersive and transformative multi-week courses on Energy Medicine and Ayurveda.