Swami Sitaramananda has been an international teacher of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy for 35 years. A direct disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, she is a senior acharya of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in Vietnam and head of the West Coast Sivananda centers in the US and the Asian centers in Vietnam, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Swami Sitaramananda has served as Director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California, for more than 20 years and is the main teacher of the Yoga Teacher Training Courses offered there. She also teaches annually at Sivananda ashrams and centers in India and Asia.
Swami Sitaramananda has studied Ayurveda, the Indian science of healing and has a unique passion for the study of Jyotish (Vedic astrology). She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree University of Quebec of Montreal and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling from the Open University of Sri Lanka. Over the years, she has counseled and taught many thousands of people from diverse backgrounds in ways to improve health, peace, and happiness.