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“The Last Ecstatic Days”

Ethan Sisser, a young man with terminal brain cancer started livestreaming his death journey. Thousands joined to celebrate his courage. Honoring Ethan's wish, his doctor Aditi Sethi transported him to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. What...

Bhakti Yoga Flowing!

The 2024 Memorial Day weekend at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville was an immersion in Bhakti Yoga, inspiration, and transformation. Kirtan legend Krishna Das shared four days of music, connection, and storytelling. Participants felt the Divine Presence through song and...

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The Secret of Spiritual Practice

The Secret of Spiritual Practice

The secret of spiritual practice is not what you do but how you do—that is more important. Sometimes a newcomer who gets into spiritual practice will make a big list of resolutions, “I will practice half an hour every day in the morning, pranayama, three malas every...

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Pranayama: A Healing Science – Online Seminar June 1st

Pranayama: A Healing Science – Online Seminar June 1st

From slowing down aging to boosting self-awareness and reducing stress, Pranayama, or Yoga breathwork, has the power to enhance our everyday lives in more ways than we thought imaginable. Recent research provides ample evidence that Pranayama benefits our physical...

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Wandering Turtle: A Heartfelt Tribute

Wandering Turtle: A Heartfelt Tribute

Wandering Turtle, a a cherished member of the Choctaw community and beloved member and resident of Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville for the past 25 years, passed on into the Divine Light on May 15, 2024. Turtle, as he was lovingly known, was a dedicated Karma Yogi,...

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Remembering Reverend Saraswati Beth Neumann

Remembering Reverend Saraswati Beth Neumann

Born in 1947, Rev. Saraswati was a graduate of American University in Washington D.C. After graduation she worked in an interior design firm and architectural companies in New York city and in New Jersey and even worked as a professional clown for some time. She...

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The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

Gerry Lopez is not only a leading Yoga teacher, but one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time. Known as "Mr. Pipeline"—for his mastery of the huge waves that form large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride—Lopez is an...

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Integral Yoga Meditation Teacher Training: July 2024

Integral Yoga Meditation Teacher Training: July 2024

Meditation Teacher Training with Swami Karunananda, E-RYT 500 and Integral Yoga Senior Staff will be held July 22 – August 4, 2024 at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville. Our whole life experience is based on the condition of the mind, how we perceive and respond to...

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The Yoga of Waves

The Yoga of Waves

Gerry Lopez is one of the most influential surfers and surfboard shapers of all time. Known as "Mr. Pipeline"—for his mastery of the huge waves that form large, hollow, thick curls of water that surfers can tube ride—Lopez is an entrepreneur, a family man, a movie...

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The Glory of Santosha – Contentment

The Glory of Santosha – Contentment

“Contentment is golden. A contented mind is a golden mind.”  –Swami Satchidananda It’s funny how children enjoy the simplest of toys and teenagers relish in their relationships with their best friends, while a quiet transition commences during adulthood and suddenly...

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Spiritual Longing

Spiritual Longing

To learn from a spiritual teacher, more than anything else, you need faith in God: “God, I really want to experience the Truth. Put me in good hands. Present a good teacher to me.“ Then, when you meet them, feel—not through the head, but through the heart. And if you...

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NEW! Swami Satchidananda Teaches the Meditation Ślokas

NEW! Swami Satchidananda Teaches the Meditation Ślokas

Integral Yoga Media is please to offer the newly mastered audio recording “Swami Satchidananda Teaches the Meditation Ślokas.” These ślokas are part of the daily meditation sessions at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville and Integral Yoga centers around the world. Integral...

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Healing Unhealthy Habits as a Spiritual Practice

Healing Unhealthy Habits as a Spiritual Practice

Healing from addiction or any other unhealthy habit is a spiritual practice. It’s impossible simply to say, “Oh, I don't want to indulge in this or I have to get rid of that.” We cannot. The more we try to push it away and get rid of it, the more we wind up...

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Yoga Immersion: Online Starting April 23, 2024

The Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco will host a Yoga Immersion Program online in several modules from April 23 through June 23, 2024 led by Swami Ramananda, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, Diana Meltsner, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 & Mia Velez, E-RYT 500. This comprehensive...

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