Siddha Yoga Dham

Siddha Yoga Dham Associates (SYDA) was launched by Swami Muktananda (1908-1982) in 1974. Siddha Yoga teaches that each individual has an inner transformative energy, or shakti, that is dormant within. The Siddha Guru can awaken this spiritual energy through an initiation called shaktipat, which enables the seeker to enter deep and joyful states of meditation that have a transforming effect on one’s life. The Siddha Yoga movement continues today under the leadership of Muktananda’s spiritual successor, Gurumayi, an Indian-born woman who leads the SYDA central ashram in South Fallsburg, New York.