Stanley Dombrowski

As an Ananda Meditation Temple staff member, Stanley is the overall coordinator of Ananda Washington’s premier event of the year Yogananda-Fest, featuring Ananda Worldwide directors Jyotish and Devi Novak. He...

Patricia deAnguera

Patricia has worked in the Ananda office for more than 11 years. She works with the finances, in its myriad aspects. As well, she is one of our photographers, taking...

Vajra Madden

Vajra is a member of Ananda’s Sevaka order. He is a volunteer member of our office staff. He is a co-director of the Ananda Washington choir and the leader of our...

Samara Spitzer

Samara Spitzer is an Ananda Yoga Teacher & works behind the scenes at the Institute of Living Yoga and Ananda.  On a personal level, teaching Ananda Yoga has supported her...

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 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...

Nayaswami Suryadas Holliman

Suryadas and his wife Chandi have lived at Ananda’s spiritual community in Lynnwood for over twenty years. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and moved to the northwest...

Sita (Michelle) Phua

Sita fell in love with yoga in 1997 when she took a pre-natal yoga class when pregnant with her oldest child. She has practiced many styles of yoga over the...

Heidi MacBeth

Heidi MacBeth first started teaching yoga and now teaches meditation classes as well. She has a long history of practicing yoga and says she was ‘immediately hooked’. She says that...

Tyagi Christy Johnston

Tyagi Christy Johnston Christy Johnston is an Ananda teacher and minister. She and her husband, Rick (who co-manages East West Bookshop) came to Ananda Seattle in 2004 from the Ananda...

Tyagi Rick Johnston

Tyagi Rick Johnston has been teaching meditation and other classes for as long as he has lived in Seattle, and before that in Santa Rosa, CA! Rick is the manager...