Nayaswami Nischala is co-founder of the Ananda College of Living Wisdom and currently serves as its Director.  She is a minister with Ananda Church, a Lightbearer, has been a Kriya Yoga practitioner for 36 years, and is author of “The Four Stages of Yoga”.  She has taught meditation, yoga, Kriya Prep and Raja Yoga for over 30 years.  She and her husband Nakula also ran the Ananda Meditation Retreat for 12 years. She currently lives at Ananda Village in the Karuna Sagara ashram.