Becky Nirali Kleinschmidt started on her spiritual path in 1984 when she became a student of Chetana Catherine Florida, founder of the Lighthouse Center, a non-denominational meditation center committed to meditation, peace in the world, and Ahimsa (non-violence) towards ourselves and all living beings.
She has practiced mantra meditation daily since 1991, became vegetarian in 2000, and vegan in 2006. Becky, given the spiritual name Nirali, which means "unique", has traveled to India a number of times on spiritual pilgrimages as the student of Pujya Shree Chitrabhanuji, a renowned 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 is currently Assistant Treasurer of the Lighthouse Center, and is past President and Secretary. She is employed by Collected Works, a premier women's boutique, offering "Clothing as Art".
Becky lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, two daughters and an array of pets and equine friends.