Gyandev has taught yoga, meditation and yoga philosophy in the Ananda tradition since 1983. He is Director of Ananda Yoga® worldwide, and directs the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training programs at Ananda’s retreat center, The Expanding Light, near Nevada City, California. He also teaches throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, India, and Europe. He is an ordained minister of Ananda Sangha.
Gyandev is the co-author (with Dr. Peter Van Houten) of two books: “Yoga Therapy for Headache Relief” and “Yoga Therapy for Overcoming Insomnia”. He has also created two yoga videos (“Yoga to Awaken the Chakras” and “Yoga for Busy People”) and four CDs (“Magnetize Your Life”, “Ease into Sleep”, “Connect with Spirit”, and “Dance of Divinity”).
A co-founder of Yoga Alliance (the organization that sets training standards for American yoga teachers), Gyandev currently serves as Vice Chair of the Alliance’s Board of Directors. He also chairs the Alliance’s Standards Committee and Distance Learning Task Force.
Gyandev and his wife, Diksha, live at Ananda Village, a Northern California community of disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda. Both teach full-time at The Expanding Light retreat.