Radhika was first inspired to follow the yogic path when she studied it in a World Religions class in college. She desperately wanted to know what the meaning and purpose of life was, and had not been able to find it in traditional Western philosophy and psychology. So she immersed herself in the world of the yogic scriptures, took more Eastern religion and philosophy courses, and even studied Sanskrit for a while.
After learning as much as she could from books, she wanted to see how yogic philosophy was practiced. She visited many different spiritual groups inspired by teachers from India, and learned meditation as well as other spiritual practices. She then traveled to India, and finally came across Ananda via The Expanding Light, Ananda’s Yoga and Meditation retreat.
Originally from Encinitas in Southern California, Radhika has lived at Ananda Village since 2011. She and her husband maintain Ananda.org and assist other Ananda ministries with their websites. She enjoys reading, singing, marital arts, and playing with kittens.