Kalamali Joy came to Ananda Village through the karma yoga program on January 5, 2011. She first read Autobiography of a Yogi while in school in Boston, MA and knew she found the right place to study yoga when she saw Yoganandaji’s picture on The Expanding Light Retreat’s website. From there, she began the path of Kriya Yoga, became a certified Ananda Meditation teacher, and began her service in digital communications. After traveling around the world serving at different Ananda communities (Portland, Oregon; Assisi, Italy; Pune, Delhi, and Gurgaon, India; Sacramento, CA; Scotts Valley; CA, and back to the Village), she has settled with her 3 year old daughter, Arati now once again at the Village. She serves with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi on their weekly A Touch of Light letters and with Crystal Clarity Publishers. Kalamali also carries a public health background and enjoys wellness coaching one-on-one with beloved friends who are seeking health and vitality. She recently founded a social media marketing business, For Joy Collective, which brings together devotees who want to amplify and unify their message of joy and upliftment online with like-minded spiritual businesses and entrepreneurs.