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Learn yoga philosophy and meditation online to enrich your spiritual and life's practice.

Swami Ji reveals rare and profound knowledge from the Vedas, Ramayan, Gita and other sacred texts of India to uncover the highest forms of yoga (union with the Supreme) philosophy previously inaccessible by the west.

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  • I met Swamiji in 2000 at an evening held at the Grand Hotel in Glenelg SA. I had never heard of a Swami or Bhakti Yoga before that time.

    I was taken in by Swamiji’s humor and ability to explain the deeper lessons of life through his stories.

    Anthea Pelgrave Adelaide, Australia

  • Dear Swamiji, I was blessed to have been present at your beautiful morning meditation at Wanderlust Festival. In that one hour, you took me on a journey of self discovery, as I started finding my true heart, my authentic soul being, and at the same time, I was gifted from you the recognition of how I want to live each and every day.. Thank you.. I honor the path that you have walked and the knowledge that you are now able to share with us all from your own life learnings. With love and deep gratitude.

    Brodie Jones Vancouver, Canada

  • It was a genuine privilege to host Swamiji at Yoga Synergy. For 90 minutes he spellbound more than 80 people with his depth of knowledge, sense of humour and beautiful presentation. One thing really stood out and that was his ability to speak on profound philosophical subjects in a most easy to understand manner. A wonderful evening. Thank you Swamiji.

    Simon Borg-Olivier Director of Yoga Synergy, Sydney Australia

  • When I first met Swami Ji it was very evident that he was a man of considerable knowledge and ability. After hearing him speak, I was quickly moved to invite him to be part of Inspya yoga’s Teacher Training Course. Swami Ji has the ‘X’ factor and brings light and warmth wherever he goes.

    Lance Schuler Director, Inspya Yoga, Australia

  • Swami Govindananda is a gifted and inspiring speaker. He is a true spiritual teacher who eloquently and simply communicates great spiritual truths in a way that is accessible and enlightening to the novice and experienced student alike. He shares his words of wisdom and love with a beautiful blend of entertaining stories and profound insight.

    We feel extremely blessed to have met Swami Ji and to have hosted him at our yoga school. I look forward to his return to teach a weekend yoga philosophy course in June 2018 at our studio.

    Anthony Salerno Director, Australian Yoga Academy, Melbourne, Australia

  • We had the honour and pleasure of having Swamiji Govindananda speak at our Inaugural International Ayurveda and Yoga Conference in April 2006 in Sydney, which was a landmark event and the first of its kind in Australia! He once again did us the honours by presenting at our 2nd International Conference in April 2009 at the City Recital Hall in Sydney CBD together with 11 International speakers.

    In 2006 Swamiji was a keynote speaker at our Conference and he had the whole crowd of nearly 400 participants all spell bound for 50 minutes! He also conducted a post conference workshop for which we received very positive feedbacks. He once again enthralled the audience this time in April 2009 with his dynamic presence and his knowledge. He also came to our rescue on one of the three days when one of the speakers was running late by having a chanting session with his group in the morning. He is a great singer and plays the harmonium beautifully. People were amazed hearing him sing sanksrit and hindi bhajans with excellent pronunciation as a westerner.

    His diction, his wisdom, his classic style makes him a great Orator and we were so happy that we got this opportunity to have Swamiji once again capture the audience with his pearls of wisdom on the Bhagvad Gita and the Indian philosophy of Bhakti Yoga! He is a dynamic speaker and wherever he speaks people get so entranced with what he has to deliver! It comes from his heart and soul!

    Swamiji takes you on a journey of the soul to find and experience your true reality, inner peace and happiness and ultimately, the love divine.

    We would not hesitate to recommend Swamiji for any conference, as people will benefit greatly with his wealth of spiritual knowledge and experience in connecting with their Higher selves and achieving that mental equilibrium to sooth the senses and calm the mind, which is so much needed these days, with our busy lifestyles!

    Farida Irani Director, Ayurveda Yoga Australia

  • He is a wonderful teacher and communicator – wise, humorous, accessible, clear, generous, authentic and humble. And he delivers his teachings with a knowledge and wisdom that are profound, deep and inspiring.

    He takes what some of us have been blessed to experience on the mat or in life – those peek moments where the sense of wholeness, love, quietude and peace we feel are an expression of our mind, hearts and bodies beating as one and we reside in a Space that is vast and undisturbed by time or thought – and gives us an understanding of this, our essence, our higher Self and the bigger picture of life and death.

    And he illuminates the wisdom that lies at the heart of Yoga, which is both its beginning and end, with clarity and anecdotes that are both easy to digest and inspiring, reminding us once more of what is important and true.

    And he illuminates the wisdom that lies at the heart of Yoga, which is both its beginning and end, with clarity and anecdotes that are both easy to digest and inspiring, reminding us once more of what is important and true.

    Christina Pateras Yoga Teacher, Breathing Space Avalon, Australia

  • I found last night a life-changing experience! For me it was one of the best ‘presentations’ Ive ever seen. His faultless and penetrating oration punctuated with anecdotes and humour but always to the point was a joy to experience! The music was so powerful too and superbly played and sung. WOW! So thanks Swami Govindananda and Carmen.

    David Auckland, New Zealand

  • Swamiji and Carmen have been involved with our Canberra community and two yoga studio’s for the last few years. Swamiji has delivered many workshops, in house retreats, and information sessions to our yoga students. He is one of the best teachers we have ever had the pleasure of hosting – delivering philosophy and ancient teachings in a meaningful, yet practical and humorous way. His knowledge is deep, giving him the capacity to sit with any audience – from those who are new and curious, to those who have a regular spiritual practice. Compelling, easy to understand and insightful – Swamiji is often sought out by us and our students regularly for one on one sessions. Swamiji and Carmen’s sessions are often combined with kirtan, creating an experience that is rare and special. We look forward to hosting them regularly, as they have become a big part of our community…

    Justine and Marcus Power Yoga Canberra, Australia

  • During Wanderlust, I took a meditation class taught by Swami Govindananda. We were seated on the grass by the ocean in a lovely tent. He was sitting on the ground smiling as we entered and just by walking in, I could feel his level of presence. He started by telling us of his devotion to understanding the mysteries of life and introduced philosophy.

    What was really profound was when he told us that everything we love and believe we own, we do not. Everything in life, including us. is impermanent. It is really beautiful to see things in this way because then we have so much more that just our bodies and what is tangible. He talks about how are are souls and how the body is not actually ours.

    Love and joy come from deep within our heart space. We cannot find true happiness in the external world. I have heard this before, but you can hear something a thousand time sand never fully understand it until the right teacher comes along and says it. It was a gift to listen to Swami Govindananda and the amount of presence he has behind every word.

    Allie Michelle Wanderlust Oahu, Hawaii