(1887 – 1963)
The spiritual strength behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, Swami Sivananda’s teachingsare a synthesis of all the formal doctrines of yoga. Author of more than 250 books on yoga andhealth, Swami Sivananda was a medical doctor before renouncing worldly life for the spiritualpath. His main message: Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise. In 1957, he sent one of hisforemost disciples, Swami Vishnu-devananda to the West to spread the ideals of yoga. SwamiSivananda entered mahasamadhi on July 14, 1963.
(1927 – 1993)
Born in South India in 1927, Swami Vishnu-devananda entered the ashram of Swami Sivananda atthe age of 18. A world-famous authority on hatha and raja yoga, Swami Vishnu-devanandafounded the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and authored
The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, Meditation and Mantras
, a commentary on the
Hatha Yoga Pradipika,
Karma and Diseases.
Swami Vishnu-devananda entered mahasamadhi on November 9, 1993.
Executive Board Members of the International SivanandaYoga Vedanta Centre1957
Acharya of the Sivananda YogaVedanta Centers in Europe. For many years she has heldspiritual retreats all over Europe and has recently openedthe Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in Tyrol, Austria.
Newly nominated Acharya ofthe Sivananda Yoga Centers in Paris and London, she hastaught asanas and pranayama in many Teachers’ TrainingCourses.
Director of the SivanandaYoga Vedanta Dhanwanthari Ashram, Kerala. Acharya ofthe Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in South India,Swami Mahadevananda travels extensively, teaching yogawith great love and enthusiasm.
Acharya in Europe andSouth America, he has taught asana and pranayama inmany Teachers’ Training Courses worldwide and sharesthe experience of yoga with great enthusiasm.
Acharya of the SivanandaYoga Vedanta Centers on the West Coast of the U.S. andIsrael; director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat,Nassau, Bahamas. Swami Swaroopananda has taughtnumerous Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around theworld.
Acharya of the Sivananda Yoga VedantaCenters in New York and Chicago, he is currently based,with his family, at the beautiful Sivananda Ashram YogaRanch in New York’s Catskill Mountains.
The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre51 Felsham Road, London, SW15 1AZEngland. Tel: 020 8780 0160email: YogaLife@sivananda.org
Sivananda Ashram Yoga CampEighth Avenue, Val Morin, Quebec,Canada, JOT 2RO. Tel: 819-322-3226email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With centres and ashrams located around the world(see page 50/51 for addresses)
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, founded by Swami Vishnu-devananda is a non-profitorganization whose purpose is to propagate the teachings of yoga and vedanta as a means ofachieving physical, mental and spiritual well-being and Self-realization.