Reverends Bhagavan and Bhavani have been devotees of Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda since 1974. They moved from their home in Colorado to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville East, Connecticut in 1979 to be close to Sri Gurudev and the Integral Yoga sangha and to enroll their children in the Vidyalayam school.
In 1980 they moved their family to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, Virginia where they currently reside. Their construction company, New Age Builders, built most of the structures at Yogaville.
They are surrounded by a large, loving family composed of 5 generations living within a few miles of their home at Yogaville. Their 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, all raised in Integral Yoga, bring wisdom and light into their lives through their unique relationships with Integral Yoga and Sri Gurudev.
Reverends Bhagavan and Bhavani, who were personally ordained and guided by Sri Swami Satchidananda, have gleaned rich techniques from the Integral Yoga teachings and practices, which they use to enlighten and support their family, community, and friends.
Bhagavan and Bhavani are in service as ministers, spiritual guides, teachers, speakers, wedding officiants, and workshop leaders. Bhagavan is active on the Spiritual Life and Ministry Boards at Yogaville.
They share the housework!