A systematic and meticulous approach, based on decades of experience
Courses & Offerings
Individuals and families can directly learn from us for immediate and long term goals. Organizations can collaborate with us and bring the inputs of Satyananda Yoga to the benefit of your people and organization
Mana Aikagrya Shibiram – Intense Course for Concentration
Shravan Sadhana – Scriptural Study
5 – 7 years
“Regular practice is the primary prerequisite for success in Yoga”
The greatest challenge for an adult is to identify the time and space regularly for the practice of Yoga, by themselves!
At Satyananda Yoga Centre, the courses are designed in such a way that the learning is “A little at a time” that can be assimilated by regular practice, followed by further learning.
“Development of Self Awareness & Awakening of the hidden potential is the approach to the experience of yoga”
Systematic practice and expanded states of awareness allow one to awaken the hidden energy & manifest it in daily life as Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Empowerment. These result in faultless thinking and clutter free mind and disease free body.
The courses are designed to gradually expand ones awareness from the grosser planes to the subtle plane & then develop the awareness that one is the awareness and not the things one is aware of. “Learning is Progressive”
In yogic learning there is a gradual transformation of the whole being. The body, mind, intellect, emotions, the energy; every part of the person engaging in yoga go through transformation.
Each small movement can be a great leap in life with respect to that dimension of one’s personality. The process of evolution is set in motion.
The courses conducted by Satyananda Yoga Centre, Chennai are planned carefully to give the time and space for the aspirant to adjust to the emerging changes.
In this special year of outreach, 2023, we are celebrating Sri Swami Satyananda’s centenary , which is also the Platinum Jubilee 75th year of Smt.Sulochana Muthu! We are offering the beginners course as a Seva to Home Makers. Click on the image above to read more about this
On this auspicious day of ekadashi, we invite students of SYC to participate in the ekadashi chanting of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
Om Tat Sat
Venue: Satyananda Yoga Centre, Triplicane, Chennai
People Here have been guided by SYC
32 YEARS EXPERIENCE THOUSANDS OF LIVES TRANSFORMED AT
An unbroken tadition
Personal attention, sincere attempt to bring the complete range of the teaching to you in a systematic manner! With about 50000 hours of teaching experience of our founder and cumulative 500000 hours of teaching experience of teachers trained by us.
This is a unique offering for humanity in the modern fast world!
Our Illumined Masters
Satyananda Yoga Centre follows the tradition of yoga as given by Swami Sivananda, Developed by Sri Swami Satyananda, preserved and propagated by Illumined masters of our Parampara
Sri Swami Sivananda
Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati was born at Pattamadai, (Tamil Nadu) in 1887. After serving as a medical doctor in Malaya, he renounced his practice to search for his Guru in the foothills of the Himalayas. He settled in the sacred valley of Rishikesh and was initiated into the Dashnami Sannyasa tradition in 1924 by Swami Vishwananda Saraswati.
In subsequent years he wrote hundreds of books and articles on yoga and spirituality to maintain and introduce yogic values in the minds of the general public. His emphasis was on breaking down the barriers which separated the needy from the teachings that could help them, whether this took the form of yoga for health, peace of mind or spiritual aspiration. This ideology continues to guide the work of the Satyananda branch of his lineage.
To this end Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati toured India extensively, inspiring people to practice yoga and lead a divine life. He founded the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh in 1936, the Sivananda Ayurvedic Pharmacy in 1945, the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy in 1948 and the Sivananda Eye Hospital in 1957 and attained Maha Samadhi on 14th July 1963.
As a major spiritual voice of not only his time, but forever, Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati guides thousands of spiritual seekers, disciples and aspirants all over the world.
If you wish to read more about Swami Sivananda and the mission that was started by him, you may visit the website of DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY : https://www.dlshq.org/
Sri Swami Satyananda
Sri Swami Satyananda was born in1923 at Almora on the foothills of The Himalayas. At a young age he had the inclination and the opportunity to meet and serve several sadhus, who were on their way to the Himalayas. It had a strong influence in the young Dharmendar!
At the tender age of six, when most people would play with toys, he had a profound spiritual experience. His parents were reassured by many saints about the spiritual potential of their son!
In the life of Sri Swamiji, several spiritual, tantric, yoga Gurus were eager to adopt him and even offered to make him their successors. Sri Swamiji also received guidance into several aspects of spiritual sadhana.
In 1943, at the age of 20 Sri Swamiji met Swami Sivananda at Rishikesh and the rest of his life is history that the whole world knows.
If you wish to actually read about the life and work of Sri Swami Satyananda, you can visit the website of Bihar School of Yoga : https://www.biharyoga.net/
Paramahamsa Swami Niranjanananda
Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati was born in Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) in 1960. Guided by his guru, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, from birth, at the age of four he came to live with him at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger where he received training in yogic and spiritual sciences through yoga nidra.
In 1971 he was initiated into Dashnami sannyasa, and thereafter for eleven years he lived overseas, mastering skills in varied areas, acquiring an understanding of different cultures and helping propagate yoga in Europe, Australia, North and South America.
At the behest of his guru, he returned to India in 1983 to guide the activities of Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda Math and the Yoga Research Foundation at Ganga Darshan. In 1990 he was initiated as a paramahamsa sannyasin and in 1993 anointed spiritual preceptor in succession to Swami Satyananda Saraswati. He established Bihar Yoga Bharati, the first university of yoga, in 1994 and the Yoga Publications Trust in 2000 in Munger. He also initiated a children’s yoga movement, Bal Yoga Mitra Mandal, in 1995. In addition to inspiring the activities at Munger, he travelled extensively to guide seekers around the world.
In 2008 he relinquished the presidency of the Bihar School of Yoga and all institutional responsibilities were handed to the next generation of yoga sevaks. Before his Mahasamadhi in 2009, Sri Swami Satyananda gave Swami Niranjanananda the mandate to explore the sannyasa lifestyle and to revive and expound the classical yoga vidya. Author of many classic books on yoga, tantra and the upanishads, Swami Niranjan is a magnetic source of wisdom on all aspects of yogic philosophy, practice and lifestyle. He ably combines tradition with modernity as he continues to nurture and spread his guru’s mission from his base in Munger town.
In 2017, he was awarded the third highest civilian award of India, the Padma Bhushan, by the President of the Republic of India for meritorious work in yoga.
Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati popularly known as Swami Satsangi, was born in 1953, in the small town of Chandernagore, West Bengal, India. Although from childhood she had a completely modern education and upbringing, she opted for the traditional life of renunciation and sannyasa after she had a series of inner awakenings at an early age, which led her to her guru, Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. She was initiated into the Dashnami tradition of sannyasa on 6 July 1982 at Ganga Darshan, Munger.
Thereafter she travelled extensively and ceaselessly with Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati on his tours in India and abroad, which gave her immense exposure and contributed to her development into a scholar with deep insight into the yogic and tantric traditions as well as modern sciences and philosophies. A truly inspirational teacher and gifted writer, Swami Satsangi is the author of major texts on yoga and tantra, such as Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent, Karma Sannyasa, Light on the Guru and Disciple Relationship and her latest, The Descent, a commentary on Adi Guru Shankaracharya’s famous poem of divine ecstasy, Sri Saundarya Lahari. One of her most acclaimed books, Tattwa Shuddhi: The Tantric Science of Inner Purification, outlines an essential practice for inner experience which she herself developed and presented. Her ability to articulate ancient teachings from yogic, tantric and vedic texts and bring these into a modern context makes Swami Satsangi an ideal teacher to transmit the wisdom of her guru’s teachings.
In 1989 when her guru Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati, ordained by an inner mandate he received in meditation, went to live in seclusion at a remote rural village in Jharkhand known as Rikhia, Swami Satyasangananda was the person who located the place he saw in his vision and negotiated the purchase of the land, which was to become the tapobhoomi of Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. At that time Rikhia was a poor, nondescript, unknown village in one of India’s poorest states. No roads, no electricity, no phones, no shops, no traffic, no trace of the 21st century, that was the Rikhia she entered in 1989, to prepare for the arrival of her guru.
Since that time Swami Satsangi has dedicated herself to fulfilling her guru’s vision of uplifting the neglected, impoverished and downtrodden villagers in the surrounding areas of the ashram, by implementing the cardinal teachings of Paramguru Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati: Serve, Love, Give. Her tireless and unceasing efforts, which are carried out under the banner of Sivananda Math, an institution founded by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1987 at Munger in memory of his guru, have transformed the entire area into a vibrant centre of spirituality where people throng in large numbers for spiritual solace.
On January 1st 2007, she was appointed as the Peethadhishwari of Rikhiapeeth by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Presently she resides at Rikhia, and is dedicated to implementing Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati’s three precepts of serve, love and give, working tirelessly for the material and spiritual upliftment of the local community, who are the neighbours of her guru. She travels nationally and internationally carrying the light of Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati’s and Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s teachings to all.
Satyananda Yoga Centre – Triplicane, is a sincere attempt of Sannyasi Shiva Rishi formerly known as NKT.M.Jeyagopal to provide an authentic experience and exposure to Sadhana, Seva and Samarpan, as given by Swami Sivananda, presented by Swami Satyananda and preserved and propagated by the luminaries of the Bihar Yoga or the Satyananda Yoga tradition.
In his childhood & during his young years, Sannyasi Shivarishi was very playful, weak in studies, with a distracted & dissipated mind; a notorious boy, pain to teachers & elders. During his youth he developed an interest for unhealthy habits. The spoilt youth felt a transformation happening when Yoga touched his life in 1988.
Much to his surprise, Yoga brought about a universal transformation in him.
Today he is known as Sannyasi Shiva Rishi. He is a disciple of Paramahamsa Niranjanananda Saraswati.
He was initiated into the Jignasu Sannyasa at Ganga Darshan, Bihar School of Yoga on the first day of Navaratri 2009, into Karma Sannyasa on the auspicious day of AKSHAYA TRITIYA in 2012, by Paramahamsa Swami Satyasanganada Saraswati in the sacred grounds of Akhara of Rikhiapeeth.
Had the good fortune of getting trained under some of the greatest masters of modern time, into several disciplines of Yoga. Being such a beneficiary of Yoga, he realized that if he had the exposure to the traditions at a younger age it would have been a greater way to experience youth.
He decided that he would work to create opportunities for young people to have an enjoyable experience of the ancient wisdom of the Vedic Rishis. To bring this ancient wisdom closer to children and youth, that they feel a connect and a meaning of yogic inputs in their life.
SYCT is the culmination of his vision of providing a centre of learning, for those interested in a complete understanding & learning of yoga for spiritual awakening and fulfillment of life purpose to take part in the process of self reflection, refinement, fine tuning of personality; resulting in a readiness for Self Realization.
You can read the following pages to know about the journey that he went through.
Satyananda Yoga Education Charitable Trust is a registered charitable trust with 80G and 12A. SYECT has been blessed by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Several projects have been undertaken by SYECT for providing opportunities for the students of Yoga to involve themselves in SEVA
click on the image below to read about SYECT and the SEVA projects undertaken
Year of Outreach announced by Bihar School of Yoga https://www.biharyoga.net/yoga-outreach.php Visit the above link to know about the plan rolled out by Bihar School of Yoga, visit the websites of both our ashrams to see the year long programs happening throughout the year. Plan in advance so that you can apply for programs and training that you would like to participate. Visit the following link for Bihar School of Yoga https://www.biharyoga.net Visit the following link for Rikhiapeeth Home – 21 Dec
Satyananda Yoga Centre will shortly be rolling out a specially designed course for youth! People in the age of 18 to 25 are eligible to attend this course. An introductory session will be conducted on 12th February 2023, Sunday at 6.30pm at Satyananda Yoga Centre, Triplicane, Chennai. Details of the course will be made available at the venue during the introductory session. To register for the introductory session visit the following link Yoga for Youth
Hari Om Satyananda Yoga Centre will remain closed for two weeks, from 14th to 28th January 2023. We will be in Ashram and not be able to respond to emails, WhatsApp messages, Telegram messages, in any of our social media platforms. We will not be able to take any calls till 28th. Please connect with us after 29th January for any query!
Date and Time: 13th January 2023, 5pm to 7pm Venue: Satyananda Yoga Centre, Triplicane, Chennai – 5 Facebook Live will be done on 13th January 2023, Friday on our >> Satyananda Yoga in Chennai Page Swami Anandananda Saraswati Founder and Yogacharya of the Satyananda Ashram Italia School of Yoga, in 1979 he met his Guru and Spiritual Master, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, from whom he received initiation into the Sannyasa tradition in 1983. From 1980 to today he regularly visits the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar, India, where he stays for extended periods of time to further his training. On …
After a long time, we have rolled out once again a Children Yoga Course at Satyananda Yoga Centre. It is a completely fun filled yoga program that challenges, prods, encourages your child to explore the wonderful ways of understanding the body-mind-energy complex and making full use of the great gift of life!Our course for children will be held on every Sunday from 9.30am to 10.30am. the course will be conducted by teachers who are filled with wisdom and enthusiasm and are systematically trained to make the learning of yoga total fun.If you wish to enroll your child in the course, …
Managers and staff of 500 + branches of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank, participated in the interesting and eye opening online program! More than 700 participants joined the online session from all over India. Participants were taken through and experiential and introspective session. The Yogic approach to convert stress into a catalyst for progress and master stress were introduced to participants. The introduction was followed by guided practices from the Satyananda Yoga practice tradition. The program culminated with a plethora of questions being answered and genuine questions clarified by Sn Shivarishi.