Maya Swati Devi


Maya Swati Devi

Italian Teacher of Traditional Kaula and Sakta Tantrism and Tantric yoga, Yogini and founder of DEVI TANTRA YOGA, the first italian school of traditional Tantrism and Tantric yoga in Milan (IT) recognized by YOGA ALLIANCE in 2007.

Author of the book “The  tantric dancer”, published in italian by MIR 2016 and releasing soon in english.

Maya was born in Vinci, Leonardo's da Vinci birthplace, near Florence,TUSCANY, Italy, on the 20th of October 1972 , under the star sign of Libra and number 2, MOON in Vedic astrology.

Since her childhood she always been attracted to mystical and spiritual path, trasmitted by her grand mother with spanish and nomadic origin. At the age of 14 she read the Bhagavad Gita, and this book opened the doors for the most mystical journey in her life: INDIA.



She is graduated at the famous institute of Art in Florence, with a Laurea in History of Art and Costume design at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, Italy. With a Master at the Central Saint Martins in London in Costume & Fashion design.

From 2013 till 2017 she studied INDOLOGY at the UNIVERSITY of STUDIES MILANO to deepen her knowledge of Indian Culture.

She actually collaborates as contributing freelance writer with YOGA JOURNAL Italy, Yoga alliance namaste online magazine and many more yoga magazines.

Maya’s teachings follows the principles of the Tantric ancient traditions: Kaula and Sakta ,according to the sacred text “Mahanirvana Tantra” and the union of “Shiva and Shakti” of the Kaula ligneage, the inner shakty yoga of the Dasha Mahavidya and the great Mother of  the Sakta path and the principles of Truth , Simplicity and Love, the message that Babaji Shiva Mahavatar left to the world.
Maya was initiated in 2000 to the Kaula path by Swami Shri Anand Guptananda during her long stay in the Himalayan mountains in India. In 2007 , in Tamil Nadu, Maya met her second living Master Swami Eswaran who initiated her to the Sakta path. In 2014 she became a TRADITIONAL TANTRIC YOGA RYS 200 Yoga Alliance certified teacher under the guidance of Shri Bhagawan, traditional Kaula nath yogi.

She studies Sanskirt and Kashmiri Shivaism and Sanskri with professor Mark Dyzcowsky, disciple of Swani Laksmanoo and teacher at Benares university, India.


She is teaching the DIVINE FEMININE to women,helping them to understand their femininity through sakti circles and secret ancient practices of tantric yogini and the worshipping of the Divine Mother.

Maya is committed to spread TRADITIONA  TANTRISM in Italy and abroad, through courses and teacher trainings.

Since 2008 she organizes spiritual retreats & tours in India and Indonesia for groups of her students, and she is one of the few Western Tantra teachers invited to present workshops and Satsangs in India.She is been teaching in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Goa, Rishikesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan (Jaipur, Udaipur), Delhi, Mumbai.

She collaborates with many yoga magazines such as: YOGA JOURNAL Italy, Vivere lo yoga, Funny Vegan, Yoga Alliance online magazine.



L I F E S T Y L E Maya is vegan (Sattvic pure veg) since 1994 she takes care of her healt with natural remedies and ayurveda medicine.She is non smoker, not drinking alchool.


L A N G U A G E S ITALIAN (mother tongue) , ENGLISH, SPANISH, Basic FRENCH, Basic SANSKRIT (yoga knowledge), Hindi (basic speaking knowledge).

M O T T O S “I wasn't born in India, India was born in me” “Ride the Tiger!”