Swami Vishnudevananda lived with his master Swami Sivananda for 12 years.
In 1957 he came to America, and in the early 70´s to Europe and founded the international Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers in many cities. He was a dynamic Hatha and Raja Yoga master bringing the classical teachings of Yoga and Vedanta in its purest form to the West. He was also a tireless campaigner for world peace bringing the message of peace in many troubled spots all over the world.
Thousands of students have been personally trained by Swami Vishnudevananda as yoga teachers and many more have been inspired by his books "The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga", "Meditation and Mantras" and "Sivananda Companion to Yoga".