Swamini Shivapriyananda is the resident acharya of Chinmaya Mission Toronto.
Born in Poland, she has a scientific background in genetics and immunology from Europe and Canada. Inspired by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, she completed the brahmachari course at 'Sandeepany Sadhanalaya' in 1986 and was posted as the acharya of CM Toronto as Brahmacharini Sadhana.
Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda initiated her into sannyasa on Mahashivaratri in 2003 as Swamini Shivapriyananda.
Swaminiji teaches adults and youth through lectures, seminars, and workshops. She also conducts stress management courses, as well as relaxation training.