Svaaji aka Sri Swami Svatmananda is a rare scholar who has delighted thousands through his lectures on Vedic knowledge: Hatha yoga, Meditation, Jyotisha, Ayurveda, Vastu, Sanskrit, Veda and Vedanta. Having studied this hard-to-obtain wisdom with the world’s foremost experts, he ultimately gained the tutelage and blessings of Swami Dayananda, the Guru who taught him to unfold the vision of Vedanta and the Bhagavad Gita with ease and clarity. Svaaji’s teaching style makes this ancient wisdom accessible to all who earnestly seek it.
Before being ordained into the Saraswati order, Svaaji had a successful career in advanced technology, Venture Capital, International Development, and in many profit and non-profit organizations. However, he felt a life-long draw to the wisdom of ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Mayan, Incas, Hopi, and finally settled with the ancient wisdom of India known as the VEDA. Svaaji gradually began to devote his life to the Vedic knowledge and tradition and has traveled great distances in order to learn from the foremost experts of Vedic knowledge.
The blessing of studying this hard-to-gain knowledge under the tutelage of his Guru, Swami Dayananda is something Svaaji is most grateful for and he has made it his life’s mission to help every person that interacts with him to grow personally and spiritually. Culturally, Svaaji’s experience of growing up on four different continents and amongst multiple religious traditions has led him to be emotionally “multilingual”, and is able to connect with people from all backgrounds during his group lectures and individual consultations. His rare combination of innate skills, broad life experience and dedicated study translates into a uniquely comprehensive approach to teaching and applying ancient wisdom in modern times.
Today, Svaaji lectures to groups worldwide on Vedic knowledge including Hatha yoga, Meditation, Jyotisha (Vedic astrology), Ayurveda (Vedic medicine), Vāstu (Vedic architecture), Sanskrit and Vedanta (Vedic teachings on the ultimate nature of reality). His extensive world travels endow him with a mindful, multicultural view towards life which reflects in his living and his teachings.