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Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal


Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal

Jai Uttal’s eclectic East-meets-West sound has put his music at the forefront of the world-fusion movement. Jai’s musical roots embrace everything from the hillbilly music of the Appalachian Mountains to the strains of Bengali street singers, from the rhythms and melodies of ancient India to contemporary electric rock sounds. Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many beautiful saints and singers, as well as his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, Bhakti Yoga became his personal path.


Jai has been teaching and leading kirtans around the world for more than 40 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices. He calls Kirtan his "soul support system" and still marvels at how his deeply private spiritual practice became a very public profession. Jai's sixth CD, Mondo Rama, received a Grammy nomination, and since then he has released over ten more albums expressing his love and longing for the Guru's Grace and most recently, the double CD set, Roots Rock Rama!"


Years Teaching

45+ years


Bhakti yoga and kirtan


God, Guru, and Family



What inspired you to teach yoga?

Wanting to share what I've been so graciously given

Who are your most influential teachers?

Neem Karoli Baba and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

How would you describe your style?

Open, honest, and non-judgemental

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

Gets us out of our daily routine and gives a chance for deep reflection

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Napping, daydreaming, and singing!