Ananda Lightbearers

Nayaswami Padma McGilloway

Padma is the co-spiritual director of Ananda in Washington State, with her husband, Hriman. Padma moved to Ananda Village in 1973 where she helped publish Swami Kriyananda’s books. She also...

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway

  Hriman is the co-spiritual director, with his wife Padma, of Ananda in Washington State. Hriman moved to Ananda Village in California in 1977, where he served as financial director...

Matt Stickney

Matt has been a member of Ananda and a daily meditator for over 30 years. He is an Ananda light bearer and minister, and he has taught various Ananda meditation...

Nayaswami Nivritti Steenstra

Nivritti co-founded the Seattle East West Bookshop in 1989. For several years in the 1990s she served as manager of Ananda’s publishing company, Crystal Clarity, at Ananda Village in California....

Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

Jamuna joined Ananda in the early 1970s. For many years she co-managed the first East West Bookshop in Menlo Park, California. Since 1996, she has offered personal counseling and taught...

Ananda Ministers

Devaki Soupios

Devaki Soupios, has been a disciple of Yogananda and member of Ananda for well over 30 years. A minister and teacher she began her yoga studies in the 80’s with...

Stephanie Sandin

Stephanie is an Ananda Minister who has been an active Ananda member for over 30 years. She serves as the kitchen manager at our community in Lynnwood.

Sue Stickney

Sue Stickney has been a member of Ananda for many decades. She currently serves as co-director of Ananda Washington’s choir and is a customer service representative at East West Bookshop....

Nayaswami Dakshina Agee

Nayaswami Dakshina Agee lives and serves at the Ananda Farm on Camano Island, serves as part-time support staff for the Sangha office, and teaches meditation. She has been practicing the Raja...

Nayaswami Carole Bartoo

A founding members of Ananda Seattle, Carole is an Ananda Minister who has served as East West Bookshop Bothell manager, Ananda Community Lynnwood mananger and Living Wisely Thrift and Gift...