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Swami Gurucharanananda (Mataji)

Swami Gurucharanananda (Mataji)

Integral Yoga® Staff


Yogaville, US



Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She lives at Yogaville and serves on the Sannyas Board. Mataji is a guided meditation leader and Hatha Yoga teacher, an inspiring speaker, Integral Yoga® mentor, and private retreat guide. She loves to offer pujas (worship service), read Sri Gurudev’s teachings at lunch, and play the violin as a wake-up call in the dorms! In 2014 she was awarded the Swami Satchidananda Lifetime Service Award. Mataji always has a loving, joy-filled smile ready for you!

Advice from Mataji: New Year’s Resolution

Do you have a New Year’s resolution? With 2020 less than a month away, many feel called to reflect on the past year and commit to a new or renewed resolution for the New Year. In preparation for this time, senior monastic, Swami Gurucharanananda, shares her wisdom on how to choose, honor, and achieve your New Year’s resolution.

A Journey to Humility

A journey to humility: That turns out to be a fair description of documentary filmmaking in Yogaville, according to Jeff Ananda Kamen, who just premiered his latest documentary, “Mataji: The Devoted Life of Swami Gurucharanananda.”

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