Swami Anandananda Saraswati
Born in 1951, Swami Anandananda Saraswati met his guru and spiritual master Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1979, and in 1980 was initiated into sannyasa. Yogacharya of Satyananda Ashram Italia (Italy), he has been teaching and propagating yoga since 1980 under the instructions of his guru in Europe, India and other parts of the world.
In 1982 Swami Anandananda founded Satyananda Ashram Italia and in the following year the publishing house Edizioni Satyananda Ashram Italia. He has conducted seminars, workshops and given addresses at international yoga conferences in Europe, India, Australia, Colombia and South Africa. He conducts yoga teacher training courses and in-service training lectures and seminars on different aspects and branches of yoga. He specializes in teaching the advanced techniques of yoga such as kriya yoga, tattwa shuddhi, nada yoga, mantra and other techniques of meditation in the Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga tradition. Since 2003 he has been conducting courses and seminars for yoga aspirants and students in the ashram at Rikhiapeeth, India. Based in Italy, he continues to spread the teachings of yoga in Europe, India and abroad.