Our Founder

Swami Vidyanand
Founder & Editor in Chief

Swami Vidyanand is a renowned yoga master from India. He is the founder and spiritual head of SriMa International School of Transformational Yoga® and the Founder and President of Yoga Alliance International® (YAI), World Yoga Federation® and Meditation Alliance International® (MAI) spread over all continents.

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.