Nalanie was born in 1954 into a distinguished, leading family in Hong Kong, the Harilelas. Nurtured by very spiritual Hindu parents and educated at a Catholic Convent school, she grew up in the presence of a close family friend, who unbeknown at the time, was to have a deep and lasting influence in her life. This frequent visitor and friend was Sri Swami Satchidananda, her Beloved Gurudev. She attended university in the United States where she read Philosophy, Psychology and Fine Arts. In 1975 she moved to Gibraltar with her husband Shanky, where, for many years, they ran a very successful fashion business. Nalanie continued her study of Philosophy and Psychology while running a very popular dance school and raising their two children, Shani and Shaman. In 1986 Nalanie formally became a disciple ofHis Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda and continued her study of the science of yoga. She is the Chair of the Integral Yoga Centre in Gibraltar where she runs regular weekly satsangs, teacher training and counselling sessions. This Centre is a registered Charity serving the community. Nalanie frequently lectures on the Science of Yoga, in Portugal, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, USA and the Far East. She is the first of a new generation of spiritual teachers. Her particular up-bringing and education has given her a special insight into both Hinduism and Christianity, inspired by her Beloved Guru. Her example as a wife, mother, businesswoman and now grandmother, has been a beacon to her students. In March 2008, Nalanie received an Honor from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in the New Year Honour’s List for her ‘Services to Humanity’.