Robert G. Schneider, circa Mumbai 1985
Robert G. Schneider (left), Mumbai, circa 1985

Robert G. Schneider was born in Bayside, Queens, in 1964, and raised in Ithaca, New York. He left college to follow the Indian guru Swami Muktananda, living and working in the guru’s Siddha Yoga ashrams in India and the US for four years. He is a graduate of the New York University Tisch School of Film and Television, and for many years was a commercial filmmaker in Belgium. He lives in Maine.