Our Yoga Lineage

The lineage of Yoga at Brahmananda Ashram / Yoga Society of San Francisco is that of Guru-disciple through countless generations of Illumined Masters. Our Guru, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvatī, Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D., was called to teach in the United States and practice medicine by his Guru - Baba Bhagavandas Bodhisattva - and their teachings stem directly from the originators of Yoga as we know it today: Sri Patanjali, Adi Shankaracharya, Panini and the Rishis who gave us the Vedas.  This extraordinary lineage transmits the timeless wisdom of Yoga to all who dedicate their Minds and Hearts with great love and respect to the practices of Yoga in its many forms.

Jaya Guruji !

we offer everything to your lotus feet with great love  


Guruji, Sri Brahmananda Sarasvatī with our yoga community at our sister Ashram in Monroe, NY - Ananda Ashram  


Guruji with Dr. Patel to his right - Director of our Yoga - Maya Theater at Ananda Ashram in New York and hugging Sri Charkaji, Director of our Indian Classical Dance program at Ananda Ashram  


Guruji - Shri Brahmananda Sarasvatī - leading satsang on the deck of Yoga Society of San Francisco, Brahmananda Ashram