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Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

Swami Gurucharanananda, lovingly called Mataji, is a senior sannyasi (monk) and disciple of Gurudev, Sri Swami Satchidanandaji Maharaj. She 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, both in the US and abroad. 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!

Events with Swami Gurucharanananda "Mataji"

This Journey Called Meditation
August 30, 2019

Join Yogaville’s senior sannyasi (monk) and beloved teacher, Mataji, for a basic meditation workshop to establish and develop your practice. A calm and focused mind can achieve anything. The beautiful science of concentration provides perfect tools to reach that profound state of being, beyond the normal awareness, called meditation. With sincere and regular practice, it can be experienced. Meditation soothes the mind, reduces stress, and brings you in touch with the peace within. It provides documented emotional and physiological benefits which enable you to become the master of your own mind. Experience the benefits of meditation as you learn: Daily…

Midweek Seminar: Getting to Know Your Self
November 19, 2019

Explore the power of Yoga practices to purify and transform your body and mind. Reconnect to your True Self and let it shine through your life as peace, joy, love, and light. Topics include: How awareness, willpower, and prayer can help you to overcome life’s obstacles How to choose inner peace, loving service, non-attachment, and worthy goals How to live in the golden present Let your light shine out for all to enjoy! Midweek Seminars Midweek Seminars not only offer special lectures to help you deepen your practice, but also allow the time, space, and guidance to relax and go…

Make Your New Year's Resolution Last: Aspire, Ask, Act, Achieve
January 17, 2020

Do you need to make a meaningful change in your life? Are you looking for a complete transformation? Join Mataji for a weekend dedicated to forming a practical plan to achieve your goals. The “4 A’s” are essential steps to achieve anything in life. Each “A” represents an intention to follow through until you succeed. You can even reach the highest goal of realizing spiritual union! This weekend, bring an aspiration with you. You’ll apply the 4 A’s and witness how applying this sequence will move you towards success. In this workshop, you will: Learn about the four A’s as…

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