Nancy Yeilding is founder and head of Island Gurukula Aranya – a universal contemplative center in Washington state. She is a lifelong dedicated student and teacher of the world’s rich heritage of unitive wisdom, particularly as exemplified and taught by Narayana Guru and his successors. From the center, which also functions as the Western headquarters of the East-West University of Unitive Sciences, she reaches students around the world via Internet-based classes. Editor of dozens of books on spirituality, science, and health, she also was the long-time publisher of the English Gurukulam magazine, a journal of philosophy and the arts. Living amid a garden of herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits, she nurtures and is nurtured by nature’s abundance and beauty.