Devi Novak is one of the founding members of Ananda having lived at Ananda Village and several of its branch communities since 1969. She has served in various functions of community life, including being a community correspondent and a teacher at Ananda’s Expanding Light retreat.
She is married to Jyotish Novak and together they serve as Spiritual Directors for Ananda Sangha Worldwide, which includes directing the spiritual activities of Ananda Village and Ananda Communities throughout the world. She travels and lectures extensively throughout the world on the topics of yoga, meditation, family spirituality and living the spiritual life. She is on the board of directors of Education for Life Foundation, the Janaka Foundation, and The Ananda Institute of Alternative Living.