WYC Speaker

Swami Satyakarmananda Saraswati

Founder and YogacharyaGhantali Mitra MandalThane

Swami Satyakarmananda has contributed a lifetime of work in the field of yoga. Nearly fifty years ago he established the Ghantali Mitra Mandal, where he continues today as the Head of the Yoga Department at the age of 82.

Under Swami Satyakarmananda’s leadership and guidance, Ghantali Mitra Mandal has conducted hundreds of shivirs, conventions and programs since 1965, attended by many thousands of sadhakas. Shivirs have been offered to various groups of people in society to meet a range of needs, including shivirs for the elderly, for the young, for children of the tribal community, for pregnant women, for people with specific ailments such as cardiac disease or gastric ailments, for the mentally retarded, for doctors, dentists, prisoners, and many others.

Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Instructor’s courses have also been conducted by Ghantali Mitra Mandal, and a monthly magazine produced since 1993. For the last 25 years Swami Satyakarmananda has provided yogic consultation and guidance. He has authored and contributed to numerous books on yoga, and is the recipient of many awards and honours for his outstanding work for yoga.