Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, popularly known as Swami Satsangi, was born in 1953 in Chandernagor (Westbengal, India). Despite her modern upbringing and education, she was drawn to a traditional life of renunciation and sannyasa.

At the age of 22, she met her master, Swami Satyananda, and accompanied him on his countless tours in India and around the world. Due to her intense exposure to and study of the tantric and yogic sciences she evolved into a scholar with deep insights into the original teachings.

Swami Satsangi is a truly inspiring teacher and author of several books on the topics of yoga and tantra.

In 2007, she was nominated by Swami Satyananda as the first Peethadhishwari of Rikhiapeeth. The development and establishment of Sivananda Math and Sivananda Ashram, two relief organizations for underprivileged people in rural India are her achievement. She is in charge of all activities and ceaselessly advocates the aid for the poor.

Swami Satsangi joins efficiently compassion with clear reason. With creative power and a strong assertiveness she builds the basis of Rikhiapeeth and ensures that the vision of her master is realized into a concrete form.