Gajananam is a direct disciple of Swami Vishnu-devananda and is the founder/director of the Vishnu-devananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Fremont, CA. He delved into various yogic disciplines while serving and studying at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in the mid-1980’s and 1990’s. In the 1990’s he served as the director of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in New York and has taught at many Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training Courses and retreats.
To deepen his understanding of the ancient scriptures and mantras, he studied Sanskrit under the tutelage of the Sanskrit Scholar Dr. Sarasvati Mohan in the 2000’s. Over the past decade, he has been spending time each year in personal retreat in Uttarakashi, Himalayas, where he attends Satsang with senior sadhus and monks. Since 2013, he has had the opportunity to the study Vedantic scriptures in a traditional fashion. With close to 3 decades of practice, study and teaching experience, he offers yoga and Vedanta courses and retreats in Fremont and at various centers and ashrams.