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Yogaville Affiliate Program Opportunity

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville recently announced a new Affiliate Program. The program was developed to enable Integral Yoga teachers and other organizations to provide links on their websites to Yogaville programs and receive referral fees. Participation in this...

Integral Yoga Therapy Wellness Weekend

Join the inaugural group of Integral Yoga Therapy students who are completing their extensive 800-hour coursework to be certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for a Yoga Therapy Wellness Weekend! Drawing from the roots of classical...

A Weekend of Music, Mantra & Magic: August 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will host a special weekend of Music, Mantra, and Magic with Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band from August 12 - 14, 2022, in person. Join Seán Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a heart-opening weekend bhakti retreat that includes...

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Raja Yoga Teacher Training Online Starts Sept. 2022

Raja Yoga Teacher Training Online Starts Sept. 2022

Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco is hosting its 2022 Raja Yoga Teacher Training online starting September 1, 2022. The training will be taught by three of Integral Yoga International's senior monks and master teachers: Swami Ramananda, Swami Divyananda, and...

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Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action

Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action

The Himalayas are indeed a crown and spread their victory flag in the sky. The Indian Ocean, in the south, acts as though it washes the feet of the emperor. In between, a thriving sun of culture has been shining for thousands of years over the waves of the Ganga and...

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Gurus and Spiritual Experiences

Gurus and Spiritual Experiences

A questioner asks: Swamiji, what about Gurus like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa? We read that he touched his disciple Swami Vivekananda and Vivekananda had a spiritual experience. Was Vivekananda just opening up something from within himself or did Sri Ramakrishna...

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Spiritual Independence

Spiritual Independence

Independence implies a freedom from being controlled or unduly influenced by an outside source. Spiritual independence suggests the freedom to live in harmony with the spiritual truth at the heart of our being. It implies freedom from depending on any outside source...

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A Brief History of Sri Guru Gita

A Brief History of Sri Guru Gita

Sri Guru Gita is a compilation of verses dedicated to the veneration of the Guru—both one’s embodied Guru, as well as the Guru-tattva or Guru Principle. Many devotees repeat the entire Gita daily, though some repeat it yearly during the annual Guru Poornima (July full...

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Tender Recollections of My Guru

Tender Recollections of My Guru

Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda came to the West in 1966. His presence was magnetic. He attracted people from all walks of life, from diverse backgrounds and faiths, with different temperaments, interests and capacities. The unifying factor amidst all the diversity...

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You are Not Broken: The Yoga of Anxiety

You are Not Broken: The Yoga of Anxiety

A few times a year anxiety sends my mind into a death spiral. I wake in the middle of the night with my stomach clenched like an angry fist. Thoughts race from zero to catastrophe and I am convinced that social interactions will only result in total alienation. By the...

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Swami Lalitananda Gives TEDx Talk in India

Swami Lalitananda Gives TEDx Talk in India

Swami Lalitananda, senior monastic disciple of Swami Satchidananda, was invited to give a TEDx talk recently (June 2022). Swami Lalitananda re-established the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore in 1989 and helped oversee the establishment of LOTUS India. A day of...

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Integral Yoga Commemorates International Day of Yoga 2022

Integral Yoga Commemorates International Day of Yoga 2022

The Integral Yoga centers around the globe celebrated the annual International Day of Yoga with programs on and off the mat. This year's theme was: "Yoga for Humanity" and the Integral Yoga Institute of Coimbatore (India) held a special program offering Hatha Yoga,...

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Swami Asokananda’s Programs in Italy July 2022

Swami Asokananda’s Programs in Italy July 2022

Swami Asokananda (Integral Yoga Master Teacher, senior Swami, and President of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York) will visit Milan, Italy in July, 2022.  Integral Yoga Shanti Milano is hosting these events, which will take place in person and online. The...

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Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat: July 2022

Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat: July 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will be holding a Bhakti Yoga Sadhana Retreat from July 1 - 4, 2022. This retreat is in-person (and hopefully will become a hybrid program in the next offering). Bhakti Yoga is the Yoga of love and devotion. It is a spiritual path within...

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Guru Poornima July 2022

Guru Poornima July 2022

The annual Guru Poornima celebration is being hosted by Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville on July 9 – 10, 2022. The program will be both in-person (limited space, health protocols and registration required) and it will also be streamed. For in-person details and the...

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Pianist Serenades Rescued Elephants

Pianist Serenades Rescued Elephants

Paul Barton is a pianist from Yorkshire, England who traded the dales and concert halls for the jungles of Thailand, where he performs for elephants rescued from captivity, some blind and handicapped, at a sanctuary in Thailand. This story and short video is so...

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Integral Yoga TV – New Classes Each Week!

Integral Yoga TV – New Classes Each Week!

You can have 24/7 access to a large and ever-expanding library of recorded Integral Yoga Teachings and Classes when you become an Integral Yoga TV member. Whether you are interested in improving flexibility and strength, calming the mind, developing healthy habits,...

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Online Interfaith Meditation Conference June 10-12, 2022

Online Interfaith Meditation Conference June 10-12, 2022

Join faith leaders and spiritual teachers from various traditions in this online interfaith meditation conference from June 10 – 12, 2022. Meditation is one of the most widely used forms of spiritual practice that enables us to connect to the Divine. This timeless...

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Weeds are a Gardener’s Best Friend

Weeds are a Gardener’s Best Friend

One fine spring morning I stood on the deck as the sun crested the trees. Tucked into the raised beds, cabbages, and leaf lettuce glittered with dew. As if on cue a Mourning Dove landed on the topmost barn gable. I half expected a butterfly to land on my shoulder and...

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The Fruit of Practice

The Fruit of Practice

A meditation teacher of mine once quoted a Burmese teacher as saying “When everything that can go is gone, what’s left is the truth.” That sentence resonated with me. I heard it maybe 20 years ago and I still reference it and repeat it a lot. And I think that’s...

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The Science of Sound

The Science of Sound

In any Sanskrit mantra, one of the letters will be a sound that is considered a “seed” sound or a bija. The various bijas each have a different effect on our bodies and minds, and even on plant life. Mantra Shastra, is the science of sound. In Yoga, we have the...

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Can the Yoga Sutras Bestow Power?

Can the Yoga Sutras Bestow Power?

Observing how Yoga has changed the world, I cannot help but wonder how the world has changed Yoga. As the plethora of Yoga studios and communities formed, they focused mainly on serving the physical body. The calling was great; strengthen and balance the body—that is...

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