Gloria Sayavedra is a director of the Sri Aurobindo Association. She offers support to the design working group of SAA’s Editorial Advisory Board, manages print mailing for the Integral Yoga journal Collaboration, and works with John Robert Cornell on Collaboration subscriptions.
From her early years, Gloria had a strong desire to understand the reason behind human suffering. Because of that she pursued a medical degree and graduate studies in sociology, but was never completely satisfied with the result. Still searching, she moved to California and combined a spiritual journey—which she started with souls like Meher Baba, Walt Whitman, and Rodney Collin—with a practice in individual and collective holistic healing. In 2014 her husband Miguel introduced her to the very inspiring works of Mother and Sri Aurobindo and the transformative collective yoga done by the community at Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham in Lodi, California. Since then Gloria and Miguel have been regular participants in the collective yoga at SASP and the Los Angeles Sri Aurobindo Center.