Reverend Michael C. Gadway (Swami Kaivalyananda) is the Director of Ministry and Education for the Center for Spiritual Awareness in Lakemont, Ga.

He began his spiritual training with Roy Eugene Davis in 1988 and was ordained by him into the Kriya Yoga tradition and deputed by him to initiate others in Kriya Pranayama in 2003. He has made a profound examination of the Vedic sciences including Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology with Dr. David Frawley, and an intense study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, Samkhya Philosophy, and The Upanishads under the guidance of Roy Eugene Davis.

Michael received a BA in English from St. Lawrence University later becoming a Chiropractic Physician with a degree from the University of Western States. As a Chiropractor, he specialized in Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine. Using his skills, he worked as the Curriculum Coordinator with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute helping to create the second-year degree program while teaching. He then went on to become the attending physician at a clinic specializing in auto-immune disorders where he used both Ayurveda and Functional Medicine to assist patients back to optimum health before retiring to minister, write, and lecture full-time.

On October 14, 2023, Michael took Sannyasa vows and was initiated into the Saraswati branch, as a Swami of that order by Swami Nirvanananda. He took the monastic title of Kaivalyananda (Bliss in the great aloneness).

His books include:

You’re With me Now: My Experiences with God and Roy Eugene Davis, A Self-realized American Yoga Master (Spring 2024)

Journey to Remembrance: The Soul’s Way Home

The Yoga of Healing

The Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali: The Eightfold Path to Liberation

The Kriya Yoga of Patanjali: The Art and Science of Self Realization

The Nirodha Yoga of Patanjali: The Transformation of Consciousness

The Yoga Sutras Workbook