Gurumayi is an extremely beautiful and alluring woman in her mid-forties.Marichi’s Pose Yoga III She looks ageless at times and slightly androgynous, too, which makes her appealing to anyone. When we arrived, the juxtaposition from Ananda was astounding.Marichi’s Pose Yoga III The guru was traveling. In fact, she had not been here for a year, but there was still plenty of activity without her. We checked in at a reservations desk in a large lobby, and were given name tags before we set out on a tour of the grounds. Shree Muktananda looked and felt more like an Ivy League university campus than the modest ashram we had come from. Cafeterias, guest accommodations, bookshops, and temples were clustered together across several square miles.