The Staff of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda

Swami Durgananda, Yoga Acharya, is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and director of the European Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. She founded the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House in 1998. Her practical and intuitive style of teaching is the result of intensive practice and over 40 years of teaching experience. She is the author of a commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and The Inner Path.

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Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda

Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya, is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been teaching in yoga teachers’ training courses and workshops around the world for many years with profound knowledge and a dynamic and precise teaching style. He is the author of the books Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

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Swami Ramapriyananda

Swami Ramapriyananda

Swami Ramapriyananda is a disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda and the director of the Sivananda Yoga Retreat House. She is a very experienced teacher.

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Swami Keshavananda

Swami Keshavananda

Swami Keshavananda is the co-director and a long-time staff of the Retreat House. He is a natural and dynamic teacher. 

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Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda

Swami Vidyananda is a long-time staff of the European Sivananda Yoga Centres. She is the coordinator of the TTCs in North India.

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Narayani

Narayani

Narayani has an excellent asana practice and demonstrates and teaches with ease and detail. Her area of expertise is healthy vegetarian cooking.

Sarasvati

Saraswati

Saraswati is an inspiring yoga practitioner, translator and enthusiastic yoga teacher. She is responsible for the yoga shop and the Retreat House reception.

Vishnupriya

Vishnupriya

Vishnupriya supports the Retreat House with organisation and administration. Her yoga teaching is characterized by patience and love for detail.

Mahadev

Mahadev

Mahadev was a long-term staff of the Sivananda Yoga Centre in Madrid. He is a dedicated yoga practitioner and instructor and teaches classes in English.

The therapists

Mira

Merry Thomas (Mira)

Merry Thomas (Mira), Ayurveda massage therapist from South India, offers Ayurvedic full-body oil massages for women. 

Aloisia Wakolbinger

Aloisia Wakolbinger

Aloisia Wakolbinger is a certified masseuse and massage therapist. She offers classical massage, foot reflexology, shiatsu and craniosacral therapy.