Jay Kalathil immigrated from India in 2000. He started practicing yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation at a very young age at his home in Kerala, India. He is a regular yoga practitioner and a spiritual seeker who pursues the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga). He studied YOGA from Yoga Gurus from Bihar School of Yoga, Yogaville, Temple of Consciousness (SKY), SVYASA, Life in YOGA and Om Yog Sansthan.
In 2003, Jay formed MUKTHI Yoga Group and start offering yoga classes on every Sat and Sun at Durga Temple, FairFax Station, which is still going on. In 2014, he started teaching yoga at ChinmayaSomnath in Chantilly, Virginia. He is an active volunteer of Life in Yoga foundation () and a board member of South Asian Military Family Support Network ().