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“Love and Serve” — An Integral Yoga Swami and Trailblazing Chaplain’s Reflections

Swami Sarvaananda is a monastic disciple (sannyasi) of Sri Swami Satchidananda and the first board certified Hindu chaplain in the United States. Initiated as a monk and an Integral Yoga minister in 1977, she became a chaplain in 2001. Chaplains often serve in...

Integral Yoga Therapy Certification Program

Integral Yoga® Therapy Certification The Integral Yoga Therapy Certification offers a special path to a career in Yoga therapy. Our program combines the time-honored heritage of a classical yoga lineage with adapted practices for contemporary times. Through these...

Webinar: Rev. Jivana Heyman on Accessibility in Yoga

In this webinar, Avi Gordon, director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, is in conversation with Rev. Jivana Heyman, an Integral Yoga teacher, minister, and founder of Accessible Yoga. They discuss a range of topics, including the challenge it is to change the...

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Find a Specialized Yoga Training Program

Find a Specialized Yoga Training Program

An integrated approach to Yoga provides prevention and rehabilitation to a wide range of health concerns. Western medical and therapeutic settings are increasingly finding success incorporating the practices of Yoga into their treatments for acute and chronic disease....

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Integral Yoga Academy

Integral Yoga Academy

The Integral Yoga Academy, located at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in central Virginia, offers numerous specialized Yoga training programs year-round. A small sampling of some of the programs: Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness (YCat) YCat Yoga Therapy,...

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Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga

The Integral Yoga ® Institute of San Francisco launched a pilot program in October 2007 that has now grown into a global movement: Accessible Yoga Teacher Training. Initially founded for people with physical challenges who want to become Yoga teachers, this inspiring...

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Yoga Therapy as a Profession

Yoga Therapy as a Profession

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help” and former editor of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy (published by the International Association of Yoga Therapists or IAYT), she...

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Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Many people seem to find it interesting that a military man ended up teaching Yoga. At workshops and retreats, I am often asked how this came to be. The credit for my foray into Yoga belongs to my ego and my toes. A long career in the military, where exercise most...

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Yoga Therapy in Cancer & Chronic Illness Teacher Training

Yoga Therapy in Cancer & Chronic Illness Teacher Training

A gifted Integral Yoga teacher, massage therapist, stress management specialist, and registered nurse, Jnani Chapman developed the “Yoga Therapy in Cancer & Chronic Illness” Teacher Training (YCat) program. She tragically passed away in a car accident in 2017. In...

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Yoga for the Special Child: The Sonia Sumar Method

Yoga for the Special Child: The Sonia Sumar Method

Yoga for the Special Child® training programs offer a unique learning environment for children and their parents, special education teachers, Yoga teachers, and health care professionals. Courses are taught by internationally renowned Yoga therapist and author Sonia...

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Teaching Yoga to Women with Eating Disorders

Teaching Yoga to Women with Eating Disorders

 Laura Sevika Douglass, Ph.d. is a regular guest editor of Integral Yoga Magazine. In this article, she discusses the importance of creating a safe space in her Yoga classes and the role her personal spiritual practice plays in her service to others. Dr. Douglass...

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