Jyothi Satyanarayan


Jyothi has been teaching yoga for over four years at various locations including India Community Center, Santa Clara County Parks, Full Circle Farm, Waldorf School of the Peninsula, as well as private classes. Her aim is to be a facilitator and create opportunities for students to tune into their higher potential. Practicing and teaching yoga has helped her find the joy within herself, and has given her purpose to lead a meaningful life.

Kshama Kellogg

Kshama is a long-time teacher in Living Wisdom School, and herself a former student. This deep immersion in the experience and ideals gives her a unique sensitivity to the needs of students. She is a gifted mentor/coach to young people. She is also a skilled yoga and meditation instructor, athlete, singer, and actor.


Natalie is an environmental educator serving the San Francisco Midpeninsula. Engaging people of all ages in the stewardship of trees and the urban forest is a passion. And so is sharing the healing benefits of yoga. She has found that yoga is a practice of returning again and again to her inner strength and wisdom within. Natalie brings vibrant energy and calm awareness to the postures, helping you become stronger and more resilient through your practice.

Dr. Marcel (Mahavir) Hernandez

Marcel is a naturopathic doctor and medical professor by profession. But he shines in the evenings as a thespian and play director. He went to Stanford on full scholarship as a theater major, where he studied with acting greats such as Otto Preminger. He brings deep sensitivity and experience to stage direction, and brings Ananda plays to magical life on our small stage.

Chris Thorman

Chris is a computer programmer working in the high-tech industry since 1986, and a senior IT executive with the Episcopal Church since 2004. A longtime meditator and kriyaban, he's been been especially drawn to Swamiji's and Yogananda's teachings on the Bhagavad Gita, Sanatan Dharma, and yoga philosophy.

Dr. Connie Hernandez

Dr. Connie is co- founder and director of Pacific Naturopathic in Mountain View, and Pacific Naturopathic Retreat Center in Hawaii. She is a gifted teacher: clear, thoughtful, and warm. In her busy medical practice, she has worked with many chronic and acute concerns. She believes that Yogananda’s healing principles offer keys to the deepest healing of body, mind, and soul.

Gary McSweeney

Gary teaches at Living Wisdom School, specializing in the most fun, and perhaps most challenging time: middle school. He is loved and respected by his students, and has a gift for the discipline and support that kids that age crave. He was manager of the Ananda Community for many years. He has a terrific sense of humor and is a calm, unflappable fellow.