Jyoti was born in Dallas, Texas. She received a degree in English with a minor in math at the University of Texas, and later completed the Professional Editing program at UC Berkeley.

At the age of 26, Jyoti experienced a profound, spontaneous spiritual awakening. She left Texas for the first time and later lived in Seattle, Malibu, Upstate New York, Los Angeles, Maui, San Diego, Marin County, Los Gatos, and Saratoga, CA, where she now resides. Subsequent awakenings occurred in the presence of the Dalai Lama, and throughout the past eighteen years as a student of Adyashanti.

Jyoti’s intuitive training began at Esalen Institute in Big Sur in 1980, where she studied with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist and author of The Tarot Handbook. During that time, Jyoti also studied astrology at Esalen Institute with Rick Tarnas, Ph.D., author of Cosmos and Psyche. Since then, Jyoti has maintained a private practice offering intuitive counseling for 25 years. Other intuitive training included a year of study with world-renowned Animal Communicator Penelope Smith.

In addition to her intuitive work, Jyoti’s professional experience includes a position as Wildlife Technician at the Westin Maui, and a position as Bird Keeper for the Zoological Society of San Diego. She has edited books for spiritual teachers and authors such as Adyashanti, Jack Kornfield, Peter Russell, Ralph Metzner, and Catherine Ingram.

A member of Mensa with an IQ in the top one percent, Jyoti has worked for the Human Dolphin Foundation, Esalen Institute, Brain/Mind Bulletin, Siddha Yoga Association, Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Harper San Francisco, Origin Press, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and Open Gate Sangha (Adyashanti’s organization).

“Jyoti is extremely gifted! She has the presence, intuition, and clarity to integrate spiritual wisdom and compassion along with specific direction for particular circumstances. On every occasion, she has been able to tune into the truth of a situation and offer guidance that resonates at the depth of being. She helps move the flow, spiritually and situationally. I highly recommend her!”

D.M., Publishing Manager

“I’ve had many readings by Jyoti, and the guidance she has given me has been on the mark, from relationship issues to career moves. She is very easy to talk with and there is nothing I would feel uncomfortable discussing with her. Her intuitive powers have increased over the years, allowing her better access to the wisdom of the universe. She cuts through our sometimes ego-based problems and helps us to get to the heart of the matter and attain peaceful solutions.”

L.B., Teacher

“Jyoti is very intuitive. I love her presence, peace, and sense of connectedness to all things around her. I was amazed how precise and accurate her readings were. Jyoti gave a comparison between 10 different residency programs for my fiancee. The very best one Jyoti pointed out somehow did end up being the one that accepted my fiancee using a complicated matching protocol. This has very special meaning to us, and I feel very positive about what is coming ahead.”

D.O., Acupuncturist

“Jyoti has a way of bringing a positive perspective on challenging situations which is very helpful and important for me. She encourages and values the universal perspective while tending to the nitty gritty questions of human living — without judgment and with simple and clear compassion and availability. Somehow there’s always a point in the reading when something ‘clicks in’ and some attachment to a self-defeating or fearful thought process shifts into a more open place. It releases me from an internal standstill or allows me to approach a situation in my life with more openness and clarity.”

P.A., Artist

“Whenever I’m at an important crossroad in my life, I call Jyoti for a reading. Her advice has always been helpful. The intuition that comes through her, helps me see what is the most important thing for me to focus on. Usually I wouldn’t have the courage to make the right choice without her encouragement. She sees how things will turn out for the best in the long run, and they always do.”

K.H., Photographer

“The advice that comes from Jyoti is not limited to any one system or religion, it’s more universal. Her readings helped me discover new possible pathways and overcome difficulties by setting my mind at ease about what the future holds.”

F.S., Sales Manager

“Having Jyoti’s intuitive readings is an asset! We used her intuitive readings to assist in the process of selling our home. We were successful. On a physical level, the readings provided the opportunity to be less anxious and to breathe more easily. And on a spiritual level, they were a wonderful opportunity to realize that the universe provides infinite possibilities and solutions, if we let it!”

L.D., Geologist

“I’ve consulted Jyoti many times over the past years for her guidance and insight concerning practical, personal and spiritual matters. Whether it was a decision to be made or the need for a ‘read’ on how things were moving in all aspects of my life: relationship, work, spiritual growth, Jyoti always offered her deep compassion, intuition, and wisdom with great clarity. This gave me confidence and lucidity about how to move forward on my life path.”

R.S., Psychologist

“I have brought many questions to Jyoti in the past eight years. Some have been of a practical nature, some have been general spiritual inquiry, and some have been major life challenges. Her readings have always brought me much clarity and peace. It feels very apparent to me that Jyoti’s wisdom comes from a place of love and Truth. I’m so appreciative of her gifts!”

S.K., Graphic Designer