Leadership & Office Staff
Nayaswami Hriman (Terry) 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 for the worldwide Ananda work. He later managed the Expanding Light guest retreat at Ananda Village.
In 1993, Swami Kriyananda asked Hriman and Padma to serve as directors of Ananda in Seattle. Hriman’s early studies in Catholic theology give him a profound respect for the shared truths of all religions, and the practical benefits of Raja Yoga.
Audiences at his Sunday services and classes appreciate his gentle humor and practical insights for living, drawn from the ancient yoga teachings. Hriman is an ordained Lightbearer and Kriyacharya of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.
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 served as a teacher and counselor. Padma and Hriman raised their son and daughter at Ananda Village.
While managing Crystal Clarity Publishers, she worked closely with Swami Kriyananda during some of his most prolific years of writing. For nearly 26 years, she coordinated the offering of publishing rights to Swami’s books to publishers in other languages (than English).
In her classes and talks, she weaves spiritual teachings with memorable stories. Padma also coordinates study programs for Kriya Yogis. She is an ordained Lightbearer and Kriyacharya of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.
Nayaswami Jamuna (Jacqueline) 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 classes at the Ananda in the Seattle area.
Her warmth and openness characterize her “Say Yes to Life” attitude. Her teaching specialty is speaking about ways to bring spirit into work and personal relationships. She is an ordained Lightbearer of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.
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.
Nivritti has taught meditation for more than 30 years and is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher.
As a former school teacher and administrator, she was well-prepared to help launch the Ananda Living Wisdom School in Shoreline, WA. Now, having launched the school and brought it to its present location, she is co-director of the school and spends half her time living at the Ananda Farm on Camano Island. Nivritti is an ordained Lightbearer of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.
Nayaswami Susan McGinnis
Susan, after managing Ananda’s East West Bookshop in Seattle for many years, is now co-director of the Living Wisdom School of Seattle (located in Shoreline).
Susan teaches the raja segment of the popular Raja Yoga Intensive at the East West Bookshop in Seattle. She has years of experience in teaching for Ananda and is one of the founding members of Ananda Seattle. She is a certified Ananda Yoga teacher, and an ordained Lightbearer of Ananda Church of Self-Realization.