Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi have served together as spiritual directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide since 1984. With the passing of Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda, in 2013, Jyotish and Devi travel the world sharing the heart-opening Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Nayaswami Jyotish was named by Swami Kriyananda as his spiritual successor after decades of helping him build Ananda’s work around the world. Jyotish began taking classes from Kriyananda in 1967 and together they moved to the rural property in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada foothills of California in 1969. Now a model spiritual community, Ananda Village will celebrate it’s 50th birthday in 2019 with a new Temple of Light. Nayaswami Jyotish has written: Lessons in Meditation, How to Meditate, and three books in the Thirty Day Essentials series on marriage, career, and health.
Nayaswami Devi first met Swami Kriyananda in 1969 and dedicated her life to the spiritual path. She and Jyotish were married in 1975, and have spent their life together serving Kriyananda and their guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. Devi is the author of Faith is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of two books based on the teachings of Kriyananda, Intuition for Starters and The Light of Superconsciousness.