Nayaswami Gyandev McCord, PhD, E-RYT 500, COI is director of Ananda Yoga® worldwide and Ananda Yoga Teacher Training, and co-director of Ananda Meditation Teacher Training. He has taught all dimensions of Yoga since 1983, from asana to meditation to philosophy. Gyandev is a Certified Online Instructor, and he has been teaching online courses in Yoga since 2010. He was a co-founder of Yoga Alliance, a board member and Standards Committee chair for 16 years. He also chaired YA’s Distance Learning Task Force and Distance Learning Subcommittee for the 7 years of their existence. He has an M.S./Ph.D. in Operations Research (applied mathematics) from Stanford University.