Spiritual Directors

Nayaswami Jaya Helin

Nayaswami Jaya Helin, is one of the founding members of Ananda Sangha Worldwide.

For many years Jaya served as the general manager of Ananda Village, overseeing the development of housing and business clusters, roads, water and phone systems, and other infrastructure that supports the Village residents and guests.

Later, he helped start an Ananda Centre on the East Coast of the U.S., and from there, it was only a short “jump” to Ananda India!

Jaya is an Ananda Light Bearer and Kriya Acharya (authorized to initiate devotees into Kriya Yoga). For the past several years he has often traveled around India, providing help and advice to the leaders and devotees with their duties and spiritual growth.

Nayaswami Dhyana

Nayaswami Dhyana met Swami Kriyananda in 1980 and has since helped in the founding of several Ananda communities and centres. She is the co-Spiritual Director of Ananda India, and travels and lectures extensively, helping to support Ananda India’s communities and centres.


Bhramachari Aditya Gait

Brahmachari (Dr.) Aditya Gait is the Spiritual Director of Ananda Pune and a Medical Practitioner, whose chief interests lie in sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga as a healthy and successful way of life. Aditya has been actively sharing these teachings in corporates, medical facilities and other institutions across India, Asia, and Europe since 2008.


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