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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 >

Music by Swami Kriyananda: 20

Derek Bell

Derek Bell

Derek Bell (1935-2002) was the legendary harpist and orchestral arranger for the five-time Grammy award winning group the Chieftains. The classically trained Bell joined The Chieftains in 1972, after a career as harpist with the Northern Ireland BBC Orchestra. Bell has several solo albums to his credit, in addition to the more than thirty recordings of the The Chieftains. He...   Read More >

Music by Derek Bell: 2

David Eby

David Eby

has performed around the world with orchestras, ensembles, a musical storytelling troupe called Tales & Scales, and with the internationally known band Pink Martini. He joined Ananda in 1996, and has dedicated his musical abilities to working with Ananda's music in the form of playing, singing, teaching, and conducting.  Read More >

Music by David Eby: 1

Bhagavati Nani

Bhagavati Nani

Bhagavati (Sharon Brooks) Nani received her Master of Music in flute performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. For many years she performed and recorded with a number of orchestras and chamber ensembles in the greater Bay Area, including the San Francisco Opera and The Women’s Philharmonic.  Read More >

Music by Bhagavati Nani: 2

Ramesha Nani

Ramesha Nani

Bhagavati and Ramesha headed up the Ananda LA music ministry and expanded their music outreach as members of The Joy Singers. They are now helping lead Ananda Music Worldwide. Ramesha is in demand as a vocal instructor; in addition to in-person lessons, he teaches online to students throughout the world.  Read More >

Music by Ramesha Nani: 1