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

Murali Venkatrao

Murali Venkatrao is the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at the Ananda Institute of Living Yoga. The Institute is an RYS 200 and RYS 300 registered school. Born in India,...

Hailey Abbey

Hailey and her husband Zach manage the Ananda Farm on Camano Island. They also teach the Raja/Hatha Yoga Intensive at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell. Hailey teaches yoga at various locations...

Zach Abbey

Zach and his wife Hailey manage Ananda Farms on Camano Island. They also teach the Raja/Hatha Yoga Intensive at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell. Zach is passionate about trees;...

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 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...