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Paramhansa Yogananda

Paramhansa Yogananda

was the first yoga master of India to permanently live and teach in the West. Yogananda, born in 1893 in Gorakhpur, India, arrived in America in 1920, and traveled throughout the United States on what he called his 'spiritual campaigns'. His enthusiastic audiences filled the largest halls in America. Hundreds of thousands turned out to see the yogi...  Read More >

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Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, is an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he has taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world. His best-selling book The Path: My Life with Yogananda...  Read More >

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Anandi Cornell

Anandi Cornell

is a wonderful teacher and a loving and insightful counselor who has been sharing the teachings of meditation for the last 30 years. An Ananda minister since 1980, Anandi has directed and taught in many of Ananda's guest and outreach programs, including the Palo Alto Ananda Community, Ananda's membership training program, and The Expanding Light.  Read More >

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Lila Devi

Lila Devi

founded Spirit-in-Nature Essences in 1977. Her love of the outdoors and an innate belief that nature cradles an untold wealth of healing secrets inspired her, along with the support of J. Donald Walters, to develop this line of essences.  Read More >

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Mary Kretzmann

Mary Kretzmann

has served for many years on the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry, including extensive counseling, writing, teaching, and energy healing. Her experience has served to deepen her natural, intuitive understanding of spiritual healing, and her ability to guide others in taking their own powerful steps in self-healing.  Read More >

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Jyotish Novak

Jyotish Novak

Jyotish (John) Novak has studied, practiced and taught meditation around the world for over 40 years. He came onto the spiritual path when he met Swami Kriyananda in 1966. Jyotish was a founding member of Ananda Village in Nevada City, California in 1968.

For its first ten years Jyotish served as General Manager of Ananda Village. ...   Read More >

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Asha Praver

Asha Praver

Sometimes the course of a lifetime is determined by a single moment. For Asha Praver, it was her first meeting with Swami Kriyananda in November 1969 at a lecture he gave at Stanford University. Soon after, she moved to the fledging Ananda community in Northern California where Swami Kriyananda lived, to study with him full-time.

Working closely with Swami Kriyananda...   Read More >

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Savitri Simpson

Savitri Simpson

Savitri Simpson has taught classes and workshops on the chakras for nearly 25 years. She has served as a counselor, minister, and teacher at The Expanding Light Retreat Center where she also served as the director of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Program and is presently the director of the Ananda Meditation Teacher...   Read More >

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