SWAMI VIDYANAND FOUNDER PRESIDENT
World Yoga Federation is founded by Swami Vidyanand, a renowned Traditional Yoga and Transformational Yoga Master from India who created Transformational Yoga, founded SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga, and is also the Founder of Yoga Alliance International, Meditation Alliance International, Yoga Alliance India, Yoga Alliance Europe, Yoga Alliance Africa – organizations devoted to nurturing authentic Yoga traditions throughout the world and foster a community of Authentic Yoga & Meditation teachers, schools and practitioners. He also founded the Grand Master Yoga® and Grand Master Meditation® Courses. Born in a family of 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 by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Founder of the Bihar School of Yoga), and was also initiated in White Tantra by 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.
Swami Vidyanand 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, scientific 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 at the SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga India, near Auroville and Pondicherry in India, where he works and teaches Yoga & Meditation Teachers and seekers from all over the world.