Swami Vidyanand

Swami Vidyanand

Founder-President, YAI

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 and YOGA ALLIANCE INDIA 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.

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

K M CHANDRASHEKARAN

Organizing Director, YAI

YAI’s Organizing Director

As Organizing Director, YAI, K.M. Chandrashekaran, with his background in Engineering & Management, brings to his work his life-long interest in Yoga and allied matters.

He also writes, and sometimes talks on Yoga. You can also find  him on Facebook.

He also runs a blog (http://janachandra.in/) which features his short-stories, essays and poems.

 

ARJUN GOSWAMI

ARJUN GOSWAMI

Director, Yoga Alliance India

Sri. Arjun Goswami, Executive Director – YAI, (seen in the photo alongside)  is our Director for Yoga Alliance India, He will now be contacting all schools in our network to see how we can best help promote Yoga around the world.

Arjun has been practicing yoga & meditation since his childhood and become Grandmaster under the guidance of World renowned Master Sri Swami Vidyanand Ji (Founder & President of Yoga Alliance India & Srima School of Transformational Yoga India). He has learned all major forms of Yoga like Transformational Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Raj Yoga, Prana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Healing, Chair Yoga, Corporate Yoga & Yoga Therapy.  

He has successfully led Yoga Campaigns with institutions like MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MICROSOFT CORPORATION, AMERICAN EXPRESS, GOOGLE CORPORATION, CAIRN ENERGY INDIA, BLACKROCK CORPORATION, MCKINSEY, MCCANN ERICKSON, NOKIA-SIEMENS, GLOBAL SPA & WELLNESS SUMMIT, EGON ZEHNDER, OTOTECH CORPORATION, ERNST & YOUNG, FORTIS HEALTHCARE, FEDERAL MOGUL, ACTE GROUP, STERIA GROUP, AMWAY-NUTRLITE, ELI LILLY INDIA, YUM INDIA, LENSKART, KOTAK GROUP, EGENCIA INDIA, THE OBEROI HOTELS etc. He is also associated with THE ADIDAS GROUP – REEBOK for the very popular CSR initiative called RAAHGIRI DAY.

A private yoga session with Arjun is a beautiful exploration to move more deeply into your own physical body. Using movement and breath, modern day tension and struggle can be transformed into strength and joy. Yoga & meditation can help reveal old habit patterns that no longer serve you and can give you new tools to improve how you feel towards yourself and others.

Arjun greatly enjoys sharing the yoga space with others and to witness them become inspired by their own connections and abilities. His warm, light-hearted nature will put you at ease for a joyfully enriching experience”.