Swami Shivapremananda is a learned and articulate man who studied at a British school in India and graduated in Politics from the St. Xavier’s College in Calcutta University in 1945. In the same year, having chosen the vocation of spiritual ministry, he entered the Divine Life Society at Rishikesh alongside many other famous Swamis as disciples of the renowned and saintly Swami Sivananda.
The Sivananda Ashram at Rishikesh spawned many great masters of contemporary times. When Swami Sivananda passed away, they dispersed around the world spreading the message of Yoga far and wide. Swami Shivapremananda settled in South America and has founded Centres in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile which flourish under his guidance.
Swamiji’s regular European visits together with his long stay in America have enabled him to gain an excellent command of the English language, as well as being completely at ease amongst western people. In addition to his inspiring discourses on such subjects as the different branches of Yoga and comparative Religions and Philosophies, Swamiji also leads practical sessions of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation.
Regular subscribers to the magazine, ‘Yoga and Health’ will have seen many articles written by Swamiji, together with reports from his Centres in South America. The benefits of living alongside such an evolved soul, even for a short period cannot be overstated.
A selection of Swami Shivapremananda’s writings is available from the menu.