Swami Satvikananda Saraswati

Swami Satvikananda is a yoga teacher and therapist with thirty years experience as a student and teacher.

She is a Poorna Sannyasin initiated by Swami Niranjanananda of the Bihar School of Yoga, and trained with Swami Vedantananda Saraswati to teach in the Satyananda tradition.

She also holds a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teaching diploma, a FRYOG teaching diploma, and trained for two years with the Yoga Biomedical Trust at the Homoeopathic Hospital to become a yoga therapist.

For some years she worked at the Yoga Therapy Centre in Great Ormond Street seeing clients with diverse medical conditions including cancer, HIV/Aids, Arthritis, ME, IBS & other digestive disorders, HBP, asthma, stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, Parkinson's, MS, diabetes, eating disorders, menstrual and menopause problems.

  Swami Satvikananda in Alwar

Association with Towards Nirvana

Swami Satvikananda is our newest Trustee, she came to visit Alwar with her husband Sam in November 2009 and 2010.

"On arrival in Alwar we went to the Childline office where we met some of the workers and volunteers and a young boy who had that day been separated from his parents at a family wedding and who was now lost. This incident ended happily when his parents were found and he was reunited with them. But there are many more stories that don’t end in this way.

The following day we were taken to Advaita Gardens, the main school run by the foundation.  We toured the classrooms, met the teachers and sang and laughed with the children. I can still hear the laughter of all the children when I tried to teach them the nursery rhyme, with actions, ‘One, Two, Three, Four, Five Once I Caught a Fish Alive’.  It went down a storm!

It is such a wonderful experience to be with the children.  And if any of you can ever visit there then do go, you certainly will not be disappointed!" Swami Satvikananda Saraswati