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Author Bios

Browse Books - by Author

Authors

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 >

Books by Paramhansa Yogananda: 21

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 >

Books by Swami Kriyananda: 84

Barbara Bingham

Barbara Bingham

is the exceptional photographer and editor of the The Crystal Hermitage Gardens, and also contributed an extensive number of photographs to Space, Light & Harmony: The Story of the Crystal Hermitage  Read More >

Books by Barbara Bingham: 1

Satyaki Kraig Brockschmidt

Satyaki Kraig Brockschmidt

is the author of The Harmonium Handbook. He offers his musical and technical experience with the Indian harmonium, its history, and details on how to play and care for the instrument. A former design engineer, in his nearly nine years at Microsoft Corporation, he was highly respected throughout the software industry as a bestselling author.  Read More >

Books by Satyaki Kraig Brockschmidt: 1

Elana Joan Cara

Elana Joan Cara

Elana Joan Cara has been a devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda for more than thirty years, and studied closely with Rev. John Laurence from 1978 until his death in 2003.  Read More >

Books by Elana Joan Cara: 1

Sue Cooper

Sue Cooper

Inspired by teachings Paramhansa Yogananda, and the writings of several of his disciples including Swami Kriyananda, Sue Cooper began chronicling her own spiritual experiences in the form of poetry. Touching Soul is her first book.  Read More >

Books by Sue Cooper: 1

Joseph Bharat Cornell

Joseph Bharat Cornell

the well-respected nature educator and author of the best-selling Sharing Nature book series  Read More >

Books by Joseph Bharat Cornell: 4

Nischala Cryer

Nischala Cryer

graduated with honors from Pacific University with a B.A. in Mass Communication, English, and Art, and did post graduate training in Journalism, Graphic Arts, and Creative Writing at San Diego State University. She is co-founder of the Ananda Institute and co-director of the Ananda Meditation Retreat.  Read More >

Books by Nischala Cryer: 1

Michael Nitai Deranja

Michael Nitai Deranja

Michael Nitai Deranja is the founder and overall director of the Living Wisdom Schools, now with campuses in California, Oregon, Washington, India, and Italy. He founded the first Living Wisdom School in 1972 and presently teaches at the Ananda Institute of Alternative Living in Nevada City, California.

He...   Read More >

Books by Michael Nitai Deranja: 1

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 >

Books by Lila Devi: 4

Gyandevi Fuller

Gyandevi Fuller

has been a member of Ananda Sangha for the past twenty-four years. She found the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda after many years of spiritual search (while she pursued a career in experimental education in a number of different U.S.A locations)  Read More >

Books by Gyandevi Fuller: 1

James and Colleen Heater

James and Colleen Heater

James and Colleen Heater have combined their interest in the lives of the saints and their love of travel to create a unique series of spiritual travel guides.  Read More >

Books by James and Colleen Heater: 2

Catherine Kairavi

Catherine Kairavi

is a yogi, minister, and was the Director of Fundraising for Ananda Sangha for nearly 20 years. For the past 10 years, she has done intensive, groundbreaking research into the lives and past lives of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.  Read More >

Books by Catherine Kairavi: 1

Lorna Ann Knox

Lorna Ann Knox

Lorna Ann Knox, BSN, teaches education workshops for educators and parents and is the director of the Ananda Sunday School in Portland, OR. She has lived in Europe, Asia, and many parts of the United States. She is married to a former teacher and home-schools their three children. Prior to working in the education field, Lorna was a registered nurse and health educator for 15...   Read More >

Books by Lorna Ann Knox: 2

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 >

Books by Mary Kretzmann: 1

John Laurence

John Laurence

John Laurence met Paramhansa Yogananda, the great master of yoga. That meeting stimulated John to embrace more fully his inner search for God  Read More >

Books by John Laurence: 1

Nancy Mair

Nancy Mair

Nancy Mair is an accomplished cooking instructor and professional caterer with more than twenty-five years experience. She co-wrote the renowned cookbook, Simply Vegetarian!, is author of The Intimate Vegatarian and penned a cooking column in Clarity Magazine for three years.

A vegetarian for more than twenty years,...   Read More >

Books by Nancy Mair: 2

Diksha McCord

Diksha McCord

Diksha McCord (Blanche Agassy McCord) was the head chef at The Expanding Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat for seven years, where she now teaches vegetarian cooking classes. She also teaches meditation, yoga, and spiritual living classes. She grew up in Israel where she learned Kosher cooking. She also lived in Japan for...   Read More >

Books by Diksha McCord: 2

Gyandev McCord

Gyandev McCord

Nayaswami Gyandev (Gyandev Rich McCord, Phd) is the worldwide Director of Ananda Yoga and the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs at The Expanding Light Yoga & Meditation Retreat. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University in Applied Mathematics and has taught internationally on the subjects of yoga, meditation and...   Read More >

Books by Gyandev McCord: 3

Devi Mukherjee

Devi Mukherjee

a disciple of the great yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952) - spent many years in spiritual retreat, walking through India's spiritual richness preserved in forest ashrams, mountain caves, and in holy places and shrines. Throughout his years of travel, Devi meditated with some of India's great souls and felt their transforming spiritual power.  Read More >

Books by Devi Mukherjee: 1

Eric Munro

Eric Munro

Eric Munro worked in the electronics industry for over 20 years in Silicon Valley. He received a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Currently, he spends his time volunteering at Living Wisdom School Palo Alto, helping raise his two teenage sons, and starting a nonprofit business, WisdomScenes, which commissions...   Read More >

Books by Eric Munro: 1

Devi Novak

Devi Novak

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...   Read More >

Books by Devi Novak: 1

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 >

Books by Jyotish Novak: 6

Jon R. Parsons

Jon R. Parsons

Mr. Parsons has extensive experience advising both charitable and for-profit organizations, and has represented many religious entities in the U.S. and overseas. Mr. Parsons, a Mensa member, spearheaded Ananda's defense in court against Self-Realization Fellowship.  Read More >

Books by Jon R. Parsons: 1

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 >

Books by Asha Praver: 4

Richard Salva

Richard Salva

is a 35-year expert on reincarnation and yoga philosophy, and has lectured in the United States and in Europe. He has appeared on television and NPR, Clear Channel, and CBS radio.  Read More >

Books by Richard Salva: 3

Joseph Selbie

Joseph Selbie

is a founding member of Ananda Village, as well as a Lightbearer, teacher, and writer. He has taught and lectured for over 35 years in America and Europe and is a co-author of The Yugas: Keys to Understanding Our Hidden Past, Emerging Energy Age, and Enlightened Future.  Read More >

Books by Joseph Selbie: 3

Kamala Silva

Kamala Silva

As a teenager, Kamala Silva met and attended lectures given by the great spiritual master and world teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda. For twenty-seven years Kamala continued her close association with her Guru, receiving a great deal of personal instruction, serving often in Yogananda's headquarters, and eventually becoming a minister of Self-Realization Fellowship, the...   Read More >

Books by Kamala Silva: 1

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 >

Books by Savitri Simpson: 2

David Steinmetz

David Steinmetz

background includes 40 years of scientific work, including astronomy at the University of Arizona and optics at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. Currently, he teaches about the yugas, ancient world cultures, astronomy, and physics at the Ananda College of Living Wisdom.  Read More >

Books by David Steinmetz: 1

Dr. Peter van Houten, MD

Dr. Peter van Houten, MD

Dr. Peter van Houten, known by his friends and patients as "Dr. Peter," was trained in medicine at UC San Francisco, which is considered one of the top medical schools in the US.

He founded, as a family practice, the Sierra Family Medical Clinic in 1982, a rural community medical clinic in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California, which also serves a...   Read More >

Books by Dr. Peter van Houten, MD: 2