Swami Yogabhakti Saraswati
Swami Yogabhakti Saraswati is the President and Founder of Research on Yoga in Education, established in 1978 as a movement to integrate yoga into schools. She is also an International Consultant in Educational Sciences. Swami Yogabhakti has been working in the field of education and yoga for over forty years, in accordance with the mission given to her by her guru Sri Swami Satyananda.
Swami Yogabhakti first met Sri Swami Satyananda in France on his first World Tour in 1968 when she acted as his translator. She was a young English teacher questioning the standard approach to education, and began to apply yoga in the classroom, adapted to the school context. From this grew Research on Yoga in Education (RYE), which has become a national and international movement. Over the past twenty years RYE has been working with educators around the world developing techniques and skills that enhance the learning environment within the classroom for both teachers and students. Swami Yogabhakti was a contributor for the Yoga Publications Trust book Yoga Education for Children, Volume 1 by Sri Swami Satyananda. She was initiated into poorna sannyasa on Sivaratri 2012 by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati at Rikhiapeeth.
Swami Yogabhakti lives in France where she is the Acharya of the Satyanandashram, Paris. She continues her work with RYE in France and abroad.