Satyananda Yoga Center

Yoga Teachers

Bihar School of Yoga Teachers:

Swami Satyananda Saraswati & Navvaratri in Rikhia, Bihar School of Yoga Ashram.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati & Navvaratri in Rikhia, Bihar School of Yoga Ashram.

Bihar School of Yoga teachers who teach for Satyananda Yoga Center are highly qualified to teach yoga. 
They have Bihar School of Yoga or Satyananda Yoga teacher certification & accreditation. 
Sannyasin Navvaratri, yoga teacher & Director of Satyananda Yoga Center in Austin, Texas, since birth had yoga & spirituality as part of her life. Her grand father, Dr. M. Venkatrao was a close disciple of Swami Sivananda, who introduced a swami from his ashram, Swami Satyananda Saraswati to the family, on his visit to the house in Mumbai, before Navvaratri was born. Her first introduction to Bihar School of Yoga (BSY) was at yoga classes in Mumbai & Antwerp, in 1977. This stimulated the desire to meet Swami Satyananda Saraswati & to learn more about Bihar School of Yoga. She received mantra diksha & the direction to go to Munger by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. In 1980 Navvaratri received initiation into karma sannyasa, along with instructions to teach yoga. Since 1982 Navvaratri has taught yoga in Mumbai, London, Botswana and USA. Permission to build a structure in Rikhia BSY ashram for those visiting from USA; also to establish a community in the US where BSY teachers, students, devotees could network & stay connected was asked for from Swami Niranjanananda. He gave Navvaratri permission to do so & said to call this North American Gurukul (NAG) in September 2001 for the propagation of Bihar School of Yoga, Satyananda Yoga. In 2004 Satyananda Yoga Center was established in Austin, under the directive from Swami Satyananda Saraswati & named by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.  Navvaratri is also the director of Y.E.S. (Yoga Education in Schools) established in Austin in 2002 also under the directive given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati.  Through Y.E.S. yoga is taken to children at various locations (including Special Needs) & in schools. Following the directive given by Swami Satyananda Saraswati & under the guidance of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, Navvaratri has produced a cd-rom & dvd for children incorporating yoga sessions, stories, games & riddles; & satsangs by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati & Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati For the education of children. Navvaratri holds degrees in Sociology & Psychology, languages, further studies in Art & Bihar School of Yoga & Satyananda Yoga Teacher Certifications. Satyananda Yoga Center teaches yoga to all in the community: kids, adults, Seniors, pre-natal, corporate sector, & also for special needs, therapeutic & spiritual needs.