Narayanan met Guruji Pattabhiram in Delhi in the year 1996 and has been guided by him since then. He was initiated into the Himalayan tradition by Guruji. He learnt yogasanas, yoga sutras, pranayama and meditation under the direct tutelage of Guruji. Narayanan has been associated with Sadhana Sangama Trust for over 22 years and has been contributing in building up the mission and vision of the trust in many ways.
Narayanan got initiated into Srividya by Padmashri Guru Shri. Shri Satyanandanatha of Mysuru and is presently being guided by him.
Narayanan holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Madras Christian College, Chennai.