Sri Swami Vidyanand Founder - President yoga alliance india, yoga alliance asia-pacific,
yoga alliance international, yoga alliance america, yoga alliance europe.
Sri Swami Vidyanand is a renowned yoga master and the founder of Transformational
Yoga, a new yogic system that synthesizes techniques of hatha, white tantra, raja,
mantra, astanga and kundalini yoga to bring about rapid transformations in practitioners.
His signature system is inspired by the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
and was developed when he taught yoga for more than a decade at the Sri Aurobindo
Society, Adchini, Delhi, where he continues to teach.
After establishing YOGA ALLIANCE ASIA-PACIFIC, he has established the YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL, YOGA ALLIANCE INDIA, YOGA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA and YOGA ALLIANCE EUROPA to foster a community of dedicated Yoga practitioners.
Swami Vidyanand is also a LIFE MEMBER - SRI AUROBINDO EDUCATION SOCIETY,Sri Aurobindo
Ashram, Delhi Branch, Delhi.
Swami Vidyanand mastered yoga in the traditional Indian yogic way, through apprenticeships
under enlightened yoga masters in India and anonymous ascetics in the Himalayas.
Hailing from a long line of renowned Bhakti yogis, he was born into the deeply spiritual
environment of Datiya, an area in Madhya Pradesh, India, recognized as being one
of the 17 sacred centres of tantra in India . His first guru was his father, Sri
Harihar Goswami, a highly respected devotional yogi and founder of the Yoga Mandir
of Datiya. Later on, he studied Kundalini Yoga with Paramhansa Swami Satyanand,
the famous founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has also enjoyed Satsang with
Swami Rama, the late founder of the Himalayan Institute. In the Himalayas, Swami
Vidyanand learnt esoteric meditation techniques from Tibetan masters.
Swami Vidyanand's techniques are well recognized in India, evident from the respect
he has received from cultural bodies such as the prestigious Bharat Nirman, an organization
that recognizes individual efforts to promote ancient Indian wisdom, systems and
practices. Among the awards and titles he has received are the Bhaskar Award, the
highest award conferred by Bharat Nirman. He is also the Honorary President of the
World Yoga Council of the International Yoga Federation, the world governing body
of yoga that provides standards and recognition for yoga professionals internationally.
In Hong Kong, Swami Vidyanand taught Transformational Yoga courses at the Centre
on Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong. In 2004, he founded his own school, SriMa School of Transformational Yoga which now operates as Srima International School of Transformational Integral Hatha Yoga in New Delhi, India.
He operates today as an urban master, using the yogic system he has developed to
help individuals in big cities rid and heal themselves of stress.
K.M.Chandrashekaran, with degrees from IIT, Madras and IIM, Bangalore, was employed
in companies like ORG, Baroda and EIL, Delhi, before beginning to work independently
in the IT industry. With a life-long interest in Yoga and allied matters, he now
assists Swami Vidyanand in his efforts to spread the message of authentic Yoga world-wide.