“School should be a place where children develop their own identities and good qualities. Each child has something special, something unique, to give the world. So, we should look into that natural tendency and develop it. That is what you call education.” -Sri Swami Satchidananda
Swami Satchidananda Answers Kids Questions
Yogaville School Board
Head PrincipleSwami Sarvaananda came to Yogaville East after 15 years coaching, teaching, and administration in public schools. She, along with the Greenstones and Karuna Binstock met with Swami Satchidananda to learn how to set up, teach, and maintain schooling for our children, using the Indian method of the Guruculum.
Executive DirectorSiva Moore met Swami Satchidananda on June 6th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas. He served in the Texas IYI Institutes throughout the 70s and came to Yogaville in the summer of 1981. He became the head of maintenance and was involved in the building of Yogaville. He has served in a multitude of boards and is now the Executive Director of Satchidananda Ashram. He currently lives in Yogaville with his wife Parvarthi and son Ethon.
ChairmanRamesh McCaw has been a disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda for over 45 years. As a member of the Yogaville Community since 1981, he has served in many ways including the construction of the Yogaville Vidyalayam building and L.O.T.U.S. Ramesh currently is a member of Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville Board of Trustees, the Treasurer of the Yogaville Federal Credit Union and the Yogaville Vidyalayam.
SecretaryRev. Saraswati Neumann** is a graduate of American University in Washington D.C. with a Bachelor Arts degree.After graduation she worked in an Interior Design firm and Architectural Companies in New York city and in New Jersey.
Parent RepresentativeLilavati Eberle has lived at Yogaville since 2007. Currently, she is a stay at home mom, raising her two sons, alongside her husband, Sam. She is a Basic Teacher Trainer of Integral Yoga, and graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting and Theater Administration.
Jyoti Sackett was the first baby to be born in Yogaville VA in 1980. Growing up in Yogaville, She went to the Vidyalayam for 10 years and has had 2 children who are alumni as well. Jyoti serves the community in the Yogaville Credit Union, Archives and as a gifted photographer.