Yogoda Satsang Society

Yogoda Satsang Society was founded in India by Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952). During the 1920s when Yogananda settled in Los Angeles, the American organization became known as the Self-Realization Fellowship. Yogananda was the first Hindu teacher of yoga to settle in the United States for an extended period. The organization he founded has more than 400 centers in 44 countries. Since 1925, the organization’s international headquarters has been atop Mt. Washington, five miles from downtown Los Angeles.