Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati is a renowned spiritual leader, author and motivational speaker based in Rishikesh, India. She’s the author of bestselling memoir, ‘Hollywood to the Himalayas‘; she is International Director, Parmarth Niketan, one of India’s largest spiritual institutions; Secretary-General of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, an international interfaith organization dedicated to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; President of Divine Shakti Foundation, which runs free schools, vocational training programs, and empowerment programs; she is Co-President of Religions for Peace and director of the world-famous International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh—which has been addressed by both the Prime Minister and Vice President of India. She was also the Managing Editor for the monumental project of the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism.

Sadhviji has been honored with many awards including from renowned world leaders, recently being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by U.S. President Joe Biden for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service.

Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Stanford University, Sadhviji has been living at Parmarth Niketan Ashram for the past twenty-seven years. She oversees a variety of humanitarian projects, leads daily satsang and meditation, lectures, writes, and serves as a unique female voice of spiritual leadership throughout India and the world.


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Yoga Vacation Program
April 20 — 22, 2025
Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Join Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati on a powerful weekend of self discovery where you will discover, embrace, and live in your highest truth. Come develop new patterns of authentic, courageous living and learn powerful practices to free yourself whenever you may get stuck.


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