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Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm


Swami Sitaramananda, Yoga Farm Director

Swami Vishnudevananda and young Swami Sita




Swami Sita in Vietnam


Swami Sita giving initiation to a student

2015 Teaching Schedule

Biography and Background

Swami Sitaramananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and acharya of the US West Coast centers and Ashram.  She is also the acharya of the Sivananda mission in Asia, especially in Vietnam, where she hails from. She met Swami Vishnudevananda at the Val Morin Yoga Camp in 1981 and had served in the headquarters ashram in Canada for 6 years before Swamiji sent her to many different centers and ashrams, notably San Francisco center in 1989 and from 1995 as full-time director of Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA. Swami Sitaramananda has taught many international Teachers' Training Courses in California, Vietnam, Taiwan and India and is also teaching regularly at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas.

She is the author of Positive Thinking Manual, a compiler of Essentials of Yoga Practice and Philosophy translated in Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese and Swamiji Said: A Collection of Teachings by Swami Vishnudevananda in His Own Words. She is responsible for the Vietnamese translation of The Completed Illustrated Book of Yoga by Swami Vishnudevananda. A selection of her audio lectures on Yoga Life, articles and webinar presentations are available on this website.