At the age of 24, Tom Kelly entered the Self-Realization Fellowship monastic Order
in California (founded by Paramahansa Yogananda), whose roots go back to the ancient lineage of Swamis from India. Taking vows of simplicity, chastity, obedience, and loyalty,
he spent the next 25 years as a monk deeply devoted to meditation and humanitarian service.
In the fall of 1999, Tom left the monastic life in order to expand his training and share the fruits of his self-transformation and direct experience of yoga with all. A 47-year veteran of meditation and spiritual living, Tom's passion for sharing the joys of spiritual living is highly contagious.