Sahaja Yoga was founded in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, a renowned spiritual guru, hailing from India (March 21, 1923 – Feb 23, 2011). Born with a spiritual gift, Shri Mataji envisioned a world where people would be transformed, and lead more balanced and fulfilling lives. Starting in 1970, Shri Mataji traveled tirelessly around the world teaching people how to meditate so that they could experience peace and joy in their lives.
Shri Mataji always said that the knowledge of Sahaja Yoga is so precious that one can never put a monetary value to it, and She shared this experience freely with anyone who desired it. That is why Sahaja Yoga classes are always offered free of charge everywhere in the world.