Nayaswami Narayan is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. At Swami Kriyananda’s request, Narayan and his wife Dharmadevi moved to Los Angeles and became the spiritual directors of Ananda Los Angeles in 2010.

Prior to that, they lived at Ananda Village in Northern California. There, Narayan helped manage the publishing arm of Ananda, Crystal Clarity.