I grew up in a very strict, evangelical Christian family and although deep down I questioned so much of what I was taught, I carried those beliefs throughout my life.
I moved to Los Angeles in 2005 and within one year of living there I had at least four separate instances where Autobiography of A Yogi came into my awareness. I had never heard of it but I was inexplicably drawn to it so I bought it. As I read each page, my world was turned upside down. I started to question everything I believed and my heart and mind started to open for the first time in my life. By the time I finished the book, I knew my life would never be the same. I joined SRF and from the book I realized I was in close proximity to many of the U.S. locations. Over the next nine years that I lived in L.A., I traveled to India twice, was initiated into Kriya Yoga and visited either the Lake Shrine or the SRF Headquarters every week that I was in town. Autobiography of a Yogi was the beginning of my journey into deep inner peace. My life was changed from the moment I started the book and it has continued to evolve in the most incredible ways ever since. – Jean W.