Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Bangalore
Nayaswami Haridas and Nayaswami Roma are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Bangalore.
They have taught Kriya Yoga and conducted workshops and retreats extensively throughout US, Europe and India.
Nayaswami Hardias came to Ananda in 1970 at 19 years of age. He was inspired by the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda and was looking for a spiritual community. He met Swami Kriyananda and joined the monastery and became a founding member of Ananda. He helped to start the early Ananda industries and in 1978 Swami Kriyananda asked him to co-found our very first Ananda City Center in Sacramento, California. From there Haridas came back to the village and and helped to build, and manage the Expanding Light Retreat Facility for many years. Swami Kriyananda made Haridas a Kriyacharya in 2011. He and his wife Roma were asked by Swamiji to come to India to help begin our work in Gurgaon.
Nayaswami Roma has been involved with Ananda for 35 years. She started serving in Palo Alto in the first city center in the bay area and from there moved to Ananda Village. She received an Ananda Yoga Teacher Certificate in 1982 and became an Acharya by Swami Kriyananda in 1985.
Nayaswamis Roma and Haridas were married in 1986 and have a daughter, Rose.
Together they managed the Ananda Seclusion Retreat and were the directors of the Ananda Training Program for New Members for 7 years. In 2001 they moved to Sacramento to help manage the Community and then moved to Ananda Palo Alto to serve.
In 2005 Swami Kriyananda asked them to come to India with him to help with the new work in Gurgaon. And in 2012 Kriyananda asked them to move to Bangalore to carry on the work here.