Marshall Govindan Satchidananda has practiced Babaji's Kriya Yoga intensively since 1969. In 1992 he established Babaji's Kriya Yoga Ashram in St. Etienne de Bolton, Quebec. In 1997 he founded a lay order of teachers of Kriya Yoga: Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, a non-profit educational charity, incorporated in the USA, Canada, India and Sri Lanka, presently with 28 members.. He is the author of the book and DVD Kriya Hatha Yoga: 18 Postures, The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas, and Kriya Yoga Insights Along the Path. Since the year 2000 he has directed a team of scholars in a large scale research project encompassing the whole of the literature related to the Yoga of the Tamil Siddhars. Since the year 2000 he has directed a team of scholars in a large scale research project encompassing the whole of the literature related to the Yoga of the Tamil Siddhars. "Marshall Govindan Satchidananda is not only the most famous Yoga Master of Kriya Yoga in the world, he also has done an amazing job for Kriya Yoga, I can only compare with Paramahansa Yogananda. Govindan Satchidananda is the spirit of Babaji"
SWAMI MAITREYANANDA president of WORLD YOGA COUNCIL of INTERNATIONAL YOGA FEDERATION" (November 5, 2012)
He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.