Swami Vidyanand's techniques are well recognized in India, evident from the respect he has received from cultural bodies, such as the prestigious Bharat Nirman, an organization that recognizes individual efforts to promote ancient Indian wisdom, systems and practices; from which he has received their highest award, The Bhaskar Award. He is also an Honorary Member of the Vishwa Yoga Samsad (World Yoga Council) of the International Yoga Federation, the world governing body of yoga that provides standards and recognition for yoga professionals internationally.
Today he operates as an urban master, using the yogic system he has developed to help individuals in big cities rid and heal themselves of stress. In Hong Kong, Swami Vidyanand has taught Transformational Yoga courses at the Centre of Behavioral Health of the University of Hong Kong. In 2004, he founded his own school in New Delhi, India, SriMa School of Transformational Yoga, of which he is now spiritual head. Furthermore, he is the founder of Yoga Alliance International, which is the first International Yoga Alliance in India.
Sri Swami Vidyanand is a renowned yoga master and the founder of Transformational Yoga, an inovative yogic system that synthesizes techniques of hatha, white tantra, raja, mantra, astanga and kundalini yoga to bring about rapid transformation in practitioners. His signature system is inspired by the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and was developed when he taught yoga for more than a decade at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch.
Swami Vidyanand mastered yoga in the traditional Indian yogic way, through apprenticeships under enlightened yoga masters in India and anonymous ascetics in the Himalayas. Hailing from a long line of renowned Bhakti yogis, he was born into the deeply spiritual environment of Datiya, an area in Madhya Pradesh, India, recognized as being one of the 17 sacred centers of tantra in India . His first guru was his father, Sri Harihar Goswami, a highly respected devotional yogi and founder of the Yoga Mandir of Datiya.