Smt. Jyothi Pattabhiram, founding director and present chairman of Sadhana Sangama Trust, has been serving the sages of Himalayan and Srividya traditions for the past 3 decades. Jyothiji got initiated into Yoga and Srividya by Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Under his tutelage, she deepened her spiritual journey in the path of meditation.
After Swami Rama left his body, he blessed her to enhance her Sadhana in Srividya in the South Indian tradition under the tutelage of Guru Sri Satyanandanatha of Mysore, a great Srividya adept and popularly known as Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. R. Satyanarayana.
Through her dedication to the guru and the shastra, she deepened her practice and experiences on Srividya Tantra.
When Jyothiji recounts her life experiences with these two great masters in her lectures, one is left with a sense of awe on the profoundest and the sacred bond that exist between the disciple and the guru.
Under the guidance of Sri Satyanandanatha, she has done intense study of various sacred texts in Srividya Tantra tradition such as Bhavanopanishad, Vijjana Bhairava Tantra, Saundarya Lahari, Shiva Sutras, Tripura Rahsya, and Srividya Shodashika.
She shares the wisdom of the sages through her workshops and lectures on Srividya. Her programs on Vijjana Bhairava tantra, Pratyabhijnahrdayam and Saudarya Lahari are sought after by many aspirants.
Being the Chairman of the trust, she leads all spiritual, cultural and educational missions of Sadhana Sangama Trust.
She has been traveling extensively in India, USA, and Canada for more than 15 years to spread the message of the sages.
Another dimension of Jyothiji's personality is that, while a professor of English, she is a Bharatanatya dancer and teacher by passion; a Choreographer spreading the roots of spirituality in dance, in the light of Yoga - Meditation - Srividya spiritual practices.
Creatively committed to dance, for more than four decades, Jyothiji has taught and inspired thousands of dance-aspirants.
Sadhana Nrtya Kalpa, dance wing of the trust has earned a solid reputation in the field of dance for nurturing the art, training dancers, innovating in several original themed dance dramas and creating numerous platforms through dance festivals for budding dancers to express their talents.
Jyothiji works tirelessly in creating an environment conducive for culturing the divine samskaras in her dance students and spiritual aspirants, according to the ancient shastras of our traditions.