One of India's great yogi's and sage's - Sri. Swami Sivananda (1887 - 1963)
was a medical doctor before he decided to renounce the worldly path and devote his life to the service of humanity and the study of Vedanta. Vedanta is that philosophy which comes from the sacred scriptures called The Upanishads. The Upanishads are the final part of the ancient texts known as the Vedas. He published a wealth of books (over 300 books, pamphlets and journals) on the teachings of yoga. His inspired writings convey the most complex philosophical subjects in a most straightforward and uplifting manner. He established an Ashram and Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, and founded the Divine Life Society in 1935,dedicated to the ideals of truth, purity, non-violence and self-realisation.
Swami Vishnu-devananda (1927 - 1993)
was one of the many exceptional disciples of
Sri Swami Sivananda. He came to America
in 1957 to spread the practice of Yoga, and
established an international network of
yoga centres and ashrams.