Renaissance Festival 2023

Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati

Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati (Dr. Christa-Maria Herrmann), German by birth and naturalized British, became a Yogic monk in 2003 from Swami Anubhavananda and confirmed her vows in the traditional Vedic ceremony with Swami Veda Bharati in the Himalayan Tradition in 2007. In 1997 she completed a Ph.D. in ecophilosophy on the subjects of the mahabhutas (five great elements) and has since contributed worldwide in conferences and workshops especially in two areas: the five elements and Yoga philosophy in its widest sense. Presently, she teaches mainly on topics related to Yoga philosophy (including meditation) and the five elements in many countries, and she also teaches in the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International teacher training program. She has taught for many years at the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Research Institute (Lonavla, India) as well as at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama (Rishekesh, India).