About Us - Swami Yoga Club

About Us

Meet Swami Brahmananda

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, a yogi and a Vedic Rishi, is a visionary social innovator and a prominent spiritual leader.

Swami spent 20 years in the Himalayas as a young monk receiving in-depth training and education in Vedic knowledge including yoga, eastern medicine, meditation, mindfulness, philosophy and mystic arts from enlightened masters in a 5000-year-old unbroken lineage of Vedic tradition.

His mission to serve the cause of human flourishing led him to America, where he went to medical school and is currently a senior graduate student at Johns Hopkins studying business with a focus in organizational leadership, healthcare management, and social innovation.


On his journey to serve humanity, Swami Brahmananda has traveled extensively around the globe. He has shared the message of yoga, peace, and harmony with 1000’s of his students in America, Europe, and India. Join Swami in a teacher training and experience how you too can enhance human consciousness on earth and in your life.

Meet Jason Nelson

Growing up on west Long Island, New York, Jason was surrounded by friends of many cultures and backgrounds. He tried out the typical college education and a job in sales, yet the experiences left him longing for something more fulfilling. In 2012 he attended Maharishi University of Management.

During his time at MUM, Jason developed a strong interest in yoga, and took a Yoga Teacher Training with Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. Jason’s yoga journey with Swami has enriched his life beyond imagination. His relationship with Swami began as an eager student, which then led to a close friendship that seemed to always involve amazing home cooked food (with Swami as the star Chef).

After graduation Jason returned to New York. Swami’s journey also led him to the northeast. The two joined forces, and Jason’s integrity and entrepreneurial spirit was a great match for working with Swami Brahamanada.