Swami Govindananda presents programs around the world at various venues like yoga studios, conferences and retreats. His charismatic delivery illuminates the wisdom that lies at the heart of yoga and gives inspirational insights into the significance of human life. All his programs include soul-stirring, focused, peaceful meditation. As a result, your experience of learning from Swamiji is one of inspiration and life changing. Swami Govindananda, fondly known as Swamiji, was born in New Zealand in 1953. At the age of 31 he had the remarkable opportunity to learn personally from the legendary Spiritual Master, Jagadguruttam Shri Kripaluji Maharaj, who is renowned as the 5th original Jagadguru in the last 5000 years of Indian history. Swamiji was the first caucasian to do so and after years of intensive training in the profound teaching of Vedic philosophy and meditation, he was formally ordained as a Swami in the renounced order of Sanyas in 1987. Swamiji is a senior teacher of the famed body, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. For over 30 years he has been teaching numerous souls around the world the essence of the great Indian scriptures known as the Vedas, Gita, Bhagawatam and Ramayan. He illuminates the pathways of Karma, Gyan and Bhakti Yoga, the way of action, knowledge and devotion. Swamiji teaches primarily in the South Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. He is the CEO of the Bhakti Meditation Centre Limited, established in Australia and recognised by the Australian government as a non-profit educational, spiritual and charitable organisation.