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Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giriji


Swamiji was ordained as the Mahamandaleshwar on 9th march 2013
Born into a humble middle class family, Br. Abhishek Chaitanyaji-ji grew up in the “normal” Indian system of schooling and college. However, his intense love of the spiritual, which was never far below the surface, pressed him to join the Vedanta course of the Chinmaya Mission, soon after graduating from Bombay University. After successfully completing the rigorous Vedanta course there, between 1996-1998, he was posted as the Acharya of Chinmaya Mission, Pune, where he conducted many spiritual classes and camps for people of all ages, from children to adults. His love of spirituality spread beyond Pune through discourses and JnanaYajnas held in nearby towns.


Upholding the Scriptural guidance to serve humanity in all ways, he was very active in the Relief group of Chinmaya mission to cyclone hit areas of Orissa and played an active role in helping the flood victims of the state. Transferred to Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore as the Acharya, he represented the Mission as ex-officio in the management of the school and took an active interest in implementing the specially developed educational programme in the school.


He also acted as Counsellor to students, parents and staff and had numerous opportunities to conduct spiritual classes for teachers as well as students from all the grades. Burning with a desire to study more, for his own fulfilment and so as to be as effective a Teacher as he could be, after 2002 he chose to study Vedantic and Bhakti texts in the traditional way, moving out of the Chinmaya Mission with their blessings. Staying in Vrindavan he studied under Masters such as Swami Vishvatmanandaji, a senior disciple of Pujya Swami Akhandanandaji, and ShriRajaramjiShastri of the Shri RanganathMandir. His next stop in this wonderful journey was Kashi, where he lived and served under DandiTambe Swami ji and continued his learning and sadhana there. He served PujyaDandi Swami HansanandajiMaharaj of Rishikesh and got a firm grounding of Vedantic teachings living with him. Presently he is based in Kashi where he continues his learning of the higher Vedantic texts from PujyaShriDivyaChaitanyajiMaharaj. Vedanta being what it is, he continues to study even as he teaches.


Now Swamiji teaches yoga philosophy, Gita and Meditation at Shivayogapeeth. He also guides the yoga teacher training courses here.  He is one of the most spiritual masters in Rishikesh. Swamiji travels to the European  and south East asian countries carring the torch of knowledge.



Swami Sudhir

Swami Sudhir was born in the Southern state of India, called Orissa. He is the founder  of  Shivayogapeeth. He left his home after completing his graduation, in search of God and deeper spirituality and thus traveled all over India. In his early childhood, he met with a lot of great saints and learnt about yoga from them. Later he worked as a priest in Neelkanth Mahadav Temple (Rishikesh) for three years and continued his sadhana.


After servicing the temple and learning from there, he went to Varanasi where he lived for five years and studied the paths of yoga more deeply and besides also did a Yoga Diploma course from Varanasi Hindu University. He then decided to go to the jungles for deeper Sadhana, after his Sadhana he decided to enroll as a student and do a Yoga Master course from Kaivalyadham, Lonavala, Puna; a world famous institute pioneer in teaching yoga. He worked as a yoga teacher at Kaivalyadham institute for some time and since then has been teaching all over India.


Swami Sudhir keeps attending all the Indian yoga programs to give lectures. He teaches Hatha yoga, Shivananda yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mantra yoga, etc. He has also extensively studied the Vedas, Vedanta, the Upanishads and the Gita.


Now he has his yoga centres in Rishikesh & Dharamshala; where he offers expert Yoga courses and also travels in India extensively to spread the knowledge of Yoga and help people. His aim is spread yoga and spirituality,health and harmony,love,peace and stress free living all over the world. Swami Sudhir also teaches yoga in Europe and Israel.



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