Born and raised in England, Swami Dhumavati has traveled and worked around the world in Japan, Nepal, Chile and New Mexico. Since moving to Florida to study with Ma Jaya in 1992, Swami Dhumavati has been deeply involved with service work in the HIV/AIDS community; she operates Ma’s India, the Ashram spiritual gift store, serves on the Board of Directors, and runs Kashi Rainbow, the Ashram’s Gay and Lesbian organization. Swami Dhumavati facilitates workshops and retreats. She is a kirtan walla, and a pujari for Durga Puja fire ceremonies and was honored to take her vows of sanyassin from Ma Jaya in 2005. Swami Dhumavati has been teaching yoga classes since she graduated Kali Natha Yoga Teacher Training in 2006 and works in the Kashi office. Swami Dhumavati is a two-time breast cancer survivor. In 2014 Swami Dhumavati became a 500 hour RYT with Yoga Alliance.