by Swami Nirmalananda
Last Saturday night’s ceremony was deeply meaningful to all who attended, featuring Swami Nirmalananda’s head-shaving to celebrate her departure from being President of both Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram’s and Master Yoga Foundation.
We’ve been fortunate to benefit from her continued teaching for the Ashram, even while leading Master Yoga’s Reawakening. She’s led the February India trip as well as our Year-Long Programme and Shaktipat Retreats, and continues her many free programs and calls. Yet we’re looking forward to having her return to Shrii Guru Gita project and other projects that have been on the back burner. The Ashram Board has asked Swamiji to continue as a Board Member.
Monthly Donors & Shishyas may request a lock of Swamiji’s hair from the ceremony. Simply mail a SASE to Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram, 1400 Hampton Drive, Downingtown PA 19335. We will send the care packages out on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for information on how to become a Shishya member.
We are happy to announce that Sharada (JenMarie) Macdonald is now serving both sister organizations as Business Administration Manager. She is assuming many of Swamiji’s Master Yoga administrative responsibilities to provide needed support for their hard-working staff while continuing to lead the Ashram staff and sevites.
Sharada has worked closely with Swami Nirmalananda for more than two years, as well as providing assistance with some key projects in Master Yoga’s Reawakening. With Sharada serving the Ashram as well as Master Yoga, it means we are deepening our collaboration between our two sister organizations, providing cohesive leadership as well as economies of scale, recognized as necessary by both Boards.
We are very excited about Sharada’s proven skills and dedication as well as her ability to build a team, with both staff and sevites, and how this will support our community. If you have any questions, concerns or congratulations, please contact our new Board President, Amala Cattafi at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharada at email@example.com.