Sri Swami Vidyanand is a renowned Yoga Guru from India who created Transformational Yoga and is the Founder of Yoga Alliance International and Meditation Alliance International, Yoga Alliance India, Yoga Alliance Europe – organizations devoted to nurturing authentic Yoga traditions throughout the world and foster a community of Authentic Yoga & Meditation teachers, schools and practitioners.
A devotee and Yogi inspired by The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, Swami Vidyanand was born in a family of renowned Bhakti Yogi’s of an unbroken tradition of over 500 years, Swamiji received his initiation into the Spiritual and Yogic practices at an early age and was trained in the traditional Indian way, through apprenticeships under enlightened Yoga Masters such as Paramhansa Satyananda Saraswati (Founder of the Bihar School of Yoga), and was also initiated in White Tantra from Paramhansa Pitambara Peeth. His first guru was his father, Sri Harihar Goswami, a highly respected Traditional Indian Yogi who taught the Vedas, Ramanyanana, The Upanishad and Sacred Texts and he has also learnt from other known and unknown Himalayan and Tibetan Masters.
Swamiji is simple, humble, joyful and deeply knowledgeable. He is generous with his teachings and shares freely the knowledge and practices that help people expand their consciousness and transform their lives. His teachings allow people to understand the wisdom and knowledge of Yoga in a simple, easy, scientic and practical manner. Renowned for Guiding Masters and teachers, His presence, compassion and radiant energy are a testimony to his own spiritual achievement – something that has been experienced by all the lives that he has touched. He is now based in kottakuppam, near Auroville and Pondicherry in India, where he works and teaches Yoga & Meditation Teachers and seekers from all over the world.