Paramahansa Yogananda

About the author

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of Westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book "Autobiography of a Yogi" and his founding of the Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Born in 1893 in Gorakhpur, India, Yogananda was drawn to the spiritual path at a young age and began training with his guru, Sri Yukteswar Giri, at the age of 17. He later traveled to America in 1920 to spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga and established the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles in 1925.