Navashen helps others fulfill their highest potential through the Ananda teachings in a fun, positive atmosphere. He teaches meditation, and has a gift for working with young children through nature awareness activities and guided play. Navashen serves in many ways with kindness, a ready smile, and a deep wellspring of inner calmness.
Lakshmi has practiced yoga and meditation for several years, finding Ananda Palo Alto in 2012. As a full time teacher at a local high school, she dedicates her life to merging mindfulness and academia in a professional setting. This passion permeates her involvement at Ananda, sharing and serving with energy and enthusiasm. Her background in education allows for thoughtfulness and clarity in her expression of these teachings.