WYC Speaker

Dr Rishi Vivekananda Saraswati

Consultant Psychiatrist (Retired)Australia

Dr Rishi Vivekananda graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney, Australia and was a consultant psychiatrist for over forty years. During most of that time, he has explored ways to integrate the techniques of yoga with modern knowledge of the mind, body, and healing.

He was initiated into poorna sannyasa by Sri Swami Satyananda in 1976, and from 1977 to 1986 he travelled the world teaching and learning about the synergy between yoga and science. Dr Rishi Vivekananda was initiated into rishi sannyasa by Swami Niranjanananda in 1993. He is the author of the Yoga Publications Trust book Practical Yoga Psychology. For many years he has divided his time teaching in Australia, India, Europe and the Americas.