Gurumayi Chidvilasananda


A Siddha Guru is a spiritual teacher, a master, whose identification with the supreme Self is uninterrupted. The unique and rare quality of a Siddha Guru is his or her capacity to awaken the spiritual energy or kundalini in seekers through shaktipat.

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda is a Siddha Guru who walked the path of yoga under the guidance of her Guru, Swami Muktananda. Gurumayi received the power and authority of the Siddha Yoga lineage from Swami Muktananda before he passed away in 1982. Wherever she goes, whatever she says, Gurumayi conveys the Siddhas' message that the experience of divine consciousness is attainable in this human body. She constantly points us back inside ourselves, where this state is both possible and accessible.

As a Siddha Guru, she carries out her mission of awakening seekers to their own potential for enlightenment by bestowing shaktipat. Through her teachings, her writings, and her meditation
Intensives, she guides students on this mystical journey toward God, helping us move beyond our own limitations and reach the goal. Her teachings are made available around the world through the work of the SYDA Foundation.

Gurumayi also expresses great love and reverence for children as the holders of our future and has written books and songs expressly for them.

Through her words and experience, Gurumayi introduces us to the spiritual practices and the way of living a yogic life in the world. In embracing her teachings, we can transform ourselves and perceive the bond of love that unites each one of us with God.