Becky Nirali Kleinschmidt started on her spiritual path in 1984 when she became a student of Chetana Catherine Florida, founder of the Lighthouse Center, Inc. The Lighthouse Center, located in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, is a center committed to meditation, peace in the world, and Ahimsa (non-violence) towards ourselves and others.
She has practiced mantra meditation daily since 1991, became a vegetarian in 2000 and a vegan in 2006. Becky, given the spiritual name Nirali, has traveled to India a number of times on spiritual pilgrimages as the student of Pujya Shree Gurudevji Chitrabhanuji, a renowned Jain master and monk.
She has a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University, has been a massage therapist, equine massage therapist, reiki practitioner, meditation student and poet. She currently serves on several committees at the Lighthouse Center, as well as serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
Becky lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, two daughters and an array of pets.