YogAcharya Srividyaupasak Mahamandaleswar – Swami Shivananda Saraswati, teaches Vidya Siddhanta Yoga in Rome since the 1984.
He is the founder of the Surya Chandra Yoga Ashram in Rome (Italy);
He is General Secretary of the Global Yoga Alliance of Delhi of which he was the founder together with Yog Shiromani GopalJi;
He was introduced to the Navavarana Puja Upasana of Dattatreya Sampradaya, by his Master Guruji Amritananda Natha Saraswati, receiving his blessing to spread this ancient knowledge in accordance with the sacred tradition of the Sri Vidya;
On September 18 – 2009, he was appointed secretary for Europe of the Universal Sanatan Dharam Foundation of Delhi (India);
On March 18 – 2010, during the Kumbha Mela, in Haridwar (India), he had the honor to receive the title of Yog Mahamandaleshwar by H.H. Acharya Dr. Prabhakar Mishra, president of the World Religious Parliament, president of the Brahmin World Federation and of the Universal Sanathana Dharma Foundation;
On April 07-2016, from House of Commons – London, he received a Certificate of Recognition to “Spirituality and Yoga for the community and for his selfless work and devotion to other’s welfare and interest with India in Italy”;
On February 03 – 2018 during the World Yoga Festival in Goa-India, he received the recognition title as “Ambassador of Yoga” from World Yoga Community of New York
He is often, in Italy and abroad, to hold courses, seminars, workshops and conferences about yoga, and Sri Vidya.
Yog Acharini, Swamini Savitri Saraswati started to study yoga in 1980 and followed the teaching of the master Swami Shivananda, on tantra yoga. Together they opened the school “Surya Chandra Yoga Ashram” in Rome – Italy.
She harmonically combined her pedagogical education with the practice of yoga, first on herself by living the motherhood experience as a period of deep awareness and of spiritual growth. In the years, she deepened the study in yoga, mainly applied to pregnancy.
In 1989 she started to teach yoga in pregnancy assisting women during the childbirth, if they wished, and teaching them the proper way to massage their baby after the birth. This knowledge has been enriched studying and exchanging experiences on the methods practiced in India.
She is founding member of the Italian Yoga Schools Federation.
The 8 December 2007, she received the title of Swamini, through the celebration of a puja, by Swami Gurupriyananda Saraswati , president of the Yoga School Ananta Ashram and of the Italian Yoga Schools Federation.
In September 2009, in occasion of the World Wide Yoga Conference in Rome, she had the honour to know Jagadguru Shankaracharya Omkarananda Saraswati receiving from Him the gift of the Mala of Prayag.
In March 2010, in India, she contributed at the foundation of the Global Yoga Alliance and received the title of Ratna Honour, from H.H. Acharya Dr. Prabhakar Mishra, president of World Religious Parliament, president of Brahmin Word Federation.