Rev. Bharati became a student of Swami Satchidananda in the 1960s. In 1986, she and her husband Joe, moved to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, where they created and managed the organic garden. She’s also served in the IYTA and the Credit Union and currently serves in Archives, the Prison Project, the IY Magazine, and teaches Hatha and Raja Yoga at the Ashram and at Buckingham Prison. She was ordained in 2017.