J.Yochanan Russell

Teacher, Writer, and Musician in Eugene, Oregon

Listen to my music

Greetings! I am the founder, and herbal formulator of Ancient Medicinal Herbs LLC. I've been a longtime student and practitioner of Universal Gnostic Dharma, Ayurveda, Herbalism, Raja-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Vajrayana-Tantra, Mahamudra and Dzogchen, which I teach world wide.

As a lover and player of Sacred Music, I also enjoy participating in the cultivation of Mantric Music/Kirtan for the healing, spiritual development upliftment and empowerment of humanity. I also offer 'Pranava Reviews: The Art and Culture of Kirtan in the West', which can be read in LA Yoga Magazine.


Direct-Realization Wisdom Lectures

The Yoga of the Deities:

In this class, participants learn about the 5 Deity Families that are popular in the Bhakti traditions and whose Holy Names are chanted in Kirtan. Within the Art & Science of Deity-Yoga, practitioners are provided with sacred knowledge on how to transform ones mind into the living expression of these inner divinities, known as archetypes.

Learn about the inner meaning of Mantra and how this age old technology has been employed to heal and empower the awakening of the consciousness. In this class we explore the many mantras of various traditions and learn how to apply them practically.

Ayurveda & Yoga Philosophy:

Ayurveda and Yoga are the ancient sister life sciences of India and beyond. Discover how to apply the deep wisdom of ayurvedic insight and the internal teachings of yoga as represented in the Sankhya and Raja-Yoga streams.

Esoteric Sexology:

Esoteric Sexology elucidates the third fulfillment of human sexuality, which is the fulfillment of spiritual development through Transorgasmic Sex; the first two fulfillments being the reproduction of the species, and pleasure fulfillment. Esoteric Sexology is not new, and has been cultivated throughout the ages by the many esoteric traditions of the world, from the Tantric (both Hindu & Buddhist), Daoist, Gnostic, Alchemical, & Kabbalistic. This knowledge and practice is recommended for many of its benefits employed in the holistic healing sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tibetan & Chinese Medicine, and in the Martial Arts.