About Bala Vihar
- Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda
Bala Vihar in the Bay Area was started in 1981 by Acharya Uma Auntie under the guidance of Pujya Gurudev. It has grown from a humble beginning of 6 children to over 2000 students spread across three locations today.
The Bala Vihar and Yuva Kendra programs have been re-organized to serve children and youth. The classes are arranged according to the school system – Kindergarten through High School (K-12). We do not place children in class by age. The grade in which the child is enrolled in school is the consideration for admission to Bala Vihar/Yuva Kendra.
Please note, however, that registration to just language classes is not supported. Students have to be enrolled in and attend Bala Vihar/Yuva Kendra classes to be eligible for language class. In other words, to register for language classes, students must first register in Bala Vihar/Yuva Kendra classes and attend them.
- San Jose: Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu
- Fremont: Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu
- San Ramon: Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu