Mary Kretzmann is a minister, the Director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry, and a founding member of Ananda. Mary moved to Ananda Village in 1978, and with her husband, Tim, raised their family of three children. A gifted channel of divine energy and hands-on spiritual healing, Mary has healed many through the power of prayer. In her early years at Ananda, she began to explore Yogananda’s healing techniques very deeply with a small, dedicated group who were praying for others. She felt inspired to put more energy into this healing ministry, developing it from its humble beginnings into what is now the Ananda Healing Prayer Circle. She helps beginners learn the practices, and through newsletters and personal guidance, as well as the classes at The Expanding Light, helps those interested to go very deeply into the experience of God through healing prayers. The Healing Prayer Circle has grown to over 750 members worldwide. Mary shares her insights and inspirations through the classes she teaches on Energy Healing Techniques. Many people feel their own healing energy open up during her workshops when given even brief coaching from Mary. Mary has also coauthored a book on Yogananda’s prayer techniques called Divine Will Healing. The book contains extensive chapters on healing by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swamiji Kriyananda, in addition to chapters by Mary showing how a person can effectively apply those teachings.