Nayaswami Premi di Benedetto becomes a disciple of Yogananda in December1995, after she read Autobiography of a Yogi. She receives Kriya initiation in 1996 and in 1997 she decides to move to Ananda, leaving a job that was for her a source of a lot of satisfaction for more than 15 years. She loves to share the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and, since a few years, she has been assisting, with Mayadevi, the devotees during the preparation for Kriya initiation.

She has a diploma as a teacher from the Ananda Yoga Academy and she loves to share the principles of yoga with the teenagers during summer camps.

Swami Kriyananda has given her the title of Lightbearer in 2004 and in 2009, after the constitution of the new monastic order of Nayaswami, founded by Swami Kriyananda, she took the vows as a Bramacharini, to deepen her relationship with God and Master.
In September 2015 she took the vows as Nayaswami.

Her constant prayer is: Lord, fill me with Your Love, so I can share It with everybody.

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