Swami Sivayogananda was inspired by the ethos of Swami Chinmayananda, the world renowned spiritual master, joined Chinmaya Mission in 1996. He underwent two years intensive Residential Vedanta Course at Mumbai Sandeepany Sadanalaya. He is the Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Madurai center for the past 20 years (since 1998) and was instrumental in establishing an active Mission center at Madurai.
Under the able Guidance of Swamiji, Chinmaya Meenakshi Dhyana Mandapam with Lord Dakshinamurthy shrine was built and inaugurated in the year 2003.
Swamiji was initiated in to sanyasa by H.H.Swami Tejomayananda in the year 2010 on Maha Sivaratri day.
Swamiji’s spiritual discourses on various topics like Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and Ramayana, Upanishads, Srimad Bhagavatham and various Tamil texts are well received by all. Swamiji conducts regular residential spiritual camps for the seekers and also periodically takes devotees for Yatras throughout India.
Swamiji was an Acharya for the two-year Tamil-English Vedanta course conducted at Chinmaya Gardens, Coimbatore from 2012 to 2014.