Yogi Manmoyanand is one of the few living teachers of the Saraswati lineage and the only one to teach outside the ashrams in the Himalayas. Being a spiritual seeker since childhood, he has travelled all over India and has studied with most of the prominent spiritual as well as religious teachers. He has constantly asked the simplest yet most demanding questions to all the teachers he met to fulfill his quest. In this journey he came to realize the futility of religion and the hypocrisy of spiritual philosophy. Before he gave up his quest, he was taken by one of the most prominent figures of the Sastradhari Saraswati lineage, Yogi Angadanand Saraswati, and was given teaching. He lived amongst a group of ascetic yogis in the caves of the Himalayas and practised yoga in the same format as the ascetics.
Manmoyanand studied the science of spirituality in the format of the Yoga Sutras along with the Vedantic, Sankhya and Tantric methods. After the successful accomplishment of the practices and experiencing Samadhi, his teacher chose him to carry forward the teachings on behalf of the lineage. Manmoyanand accepted this responsibility out of respect and obedience for his teacher and lineage. After the Samadhi of his teacher, Manmoyanand began to travel outside the ashram to teach. His students primarily comprise of the ascetic yogis of his ashram. He also teaches seekers of preparatory stages from other parts of the country and suitable students from the west.
He has been teaching for more than twelve years, over the period of which he has come to realize the sad fact of dilution and commercialization of yoga. In the recent years he has chosen to teach an increasingly smaller amount of students to preserve the purity of the practices. As a part of the ancient lineages, Manmoyanand considers it to be his sacred responsibility to spread the correct knowledge of yoga and at the same time, to denounce all incorrect and inauthentic teaching and practices.
If you are a seeker with a genuine quest for knowledge, studying with Manmoyanand can be a very delightful experience.