Jyoti has explored
multi-cultural approaches, including those of indigenous peoples
(such as Native Americans), of healing and spiritual practices,
combining these studies with that of more traditional psychology.
As a result, Jyoti has become involved in a variety of projects,
including the co-founding of Kayumari,
a spiritual healing community located in the Sierra Foothills of California, the North Bay of San Francisco, New York, Switzerland, Prague, and the Brazilian Amazon. Jyoti and her husband, Russell
D. Park, Ph.D. (a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in
transpersonal psychology and neurotherapy), offer specially created
individual and group healing and life transformational workshops
and seminars that includes her own individualized form of breathwork.
Born in South
Dakota and raised in Texas, Jyotis early work as a marriage
and family counselor began in 1978 working with abused and neglected
children and teenagers, an experience which necessarily led her
to explore the dark side of human nature. She went on to become
director of various institutional and residential programs providing
services to children and adolescents from ages 6 through 18 in Texas
and worked as a lobbyist to change child welfare laws in the Texas
The death of
Jyotis father in 1974 had been a powerful transformational
experience, but her life was radically transformed when she underwent
the process of Kundalini awakening,
which started in Switzerland when she was at the C.G. Jung Institute
and took place over a period of 15 years.
the healing life energy force situated at the base of each persons
spine. The awakening involved various physical, psychological and
spiritual experiences, all of which led her to her life work of
helping to restore balance in the world.
Kundalini leads to a fully embodied authenticity. It is through this work that Jyoti returned to her own roots and began what she would truly call her life's work which is dedicated to bringing unity to the planet by facilitating the development of alliances between individuals who are the guardians of indigenous culture and traditional Medicine ways.