Brian Dana Akers grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and spent his teenage years building telescopes, reading science fiction, and practicing Yoga. He started six years of undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Michigan in 1975, with his senior year abroad in India. His studies included Sanskrit and Indian history.
Brian then left for the San Francisco Bay Area and worked as a typographer and network manager. In July of 1991with sun, moon, and earth aligned in the Golfo de Californiahe met Loretta, moved to New York, and married her.
Today, Brian and Loretta live together happily. He writes science fiction, translated a book from Sanskrit, and founded YogaVidya.com.