Alka is the youngest daughter of Yog Shiromani Swami Shyam, founder of the International Meditation Institute. In revealing the truth of the highest Self, Swami ji has guided Alka towards realisation through Shyam Gyan, Knowledge of the Self, and Shyam Dhyan, meditation on the mantra, Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum—I am immortal, I am blissful.
Alka has dedicated her entire life to unfolding Self Awareness. She has accompanied Swami ji on many tours across India and the rest of the world, where she spoke of the importance of meditation and the knowledge of the Self. She currently conducts regular satsangs at the I.M.I. and teaches classes on Swami ji’s poetry and his illumination of the ancient scriptures. Alka has been singing Swami ji’s songs in satsang from an early age. She also composes melodies for the songs and teaches them in weekly classes.
Friends and devotees of Swami ji have learned and performed them all over the world. Alka has also performed and recorded many of Swami ji’s songs with her music group, Param Sangeet.