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Embracing Our Higher Purpose

When Spring arrives, along with longer, warmer days and the flowering of plant life, it holds for us the potential for personal growth and awakening creative energies. In some traditions, this season is one of self-reflection, making sacrifices for a higher purpose...

Race and Equity in Yoga: Disruption As a Practice

The Integral Yoga Institute of New York will host the series, "Race and Equity in Yoga: Disruption As a Practice" with Kelley Palmer online from February 24, 2021 – March 5, 2021. This program will help participants get clear on their role in dismantling white...

Satya: Living Truthfully, Living Your Authentic Life

Truthfulness is something lauded by most wisdom paths but what does it really mean to be living truthfully—in one’s life, relationships, and in following your bliss? The "Two Old Fogey Yogis" explore the many aspects and layers of satya, including living as...

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Shining a Light in the Darkness

Shining a Light in the Darkness

The recent political drama, on top of the continued devastation wreaked by the COVID virus, has many of us holding our breath in a state of hypervigilance or steeling ourselves against the next assault on our values. While it is important to be aware of the events...

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Getting Disillusioned with Things That Don’t Last

Getting Disillusioned with Things That Don’t Last

In this open, honest and inspiring interview, Avi Gordon (director of Integral Yoga Teachers Assoc) and Tom Callahan (IYTA communications administrator) discuss what brought them to Yoga (and to living in Yogaville) and the questions that led to the recognition that...

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Spiritual Goals for a New Year

Spiritual Goals for a New Year

A new year often means making resolutions and setting goals. In this video from an annual New Year's Silent Yoga Retreat at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville (Virginia) several years ago, Swami Karunananda (senior monk and chair of the Integral Yoga Spiritual Life Board)...

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There’s No Failure: Every Mistake is a Stepping Stone

There’s No Failure: Every Mistake is a Stepping Stone

In this conversation, Heike Farkas (director, Integral Yoga Germany) and Avi Gordon (director, IYTA) discuss how to shift our attitude toward challenges, the practice of humility, and the importance of having fun. Heike Amma Farkas has been practicing Yoga since the...

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How to Cultivate Self-Mastery

How to Cultivate Self-Mastery

Once you become the master of your body, mind, and senses, you truly become the master of everything. If you are unable to curb a negative thought, at least try not to speak the thought. And if you can’t control the thought or the speaking of the thought, control the...

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Take Your Final Bow 2020!

Take Your Final Bow 2020!

As a young girl, I spent part of my summers with my grandparents in Deal, New Jersey. My days were spent at the beach, where I reveled in the violent surf. The undertow on the Jersey shore can be quite dangerous, so there were lifeguards on duty. Even on days when it...

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Raise Yourself to a Divine Level

Raise Yourself to a Divine Level

As human beings, we have beautiful clothes, nice cars, and we are very fond of many things. We think we are so great, but much of what we do is also done by many animals. They eat when they’re hungry and they have nice houses in which to live. Are your houses as nice...

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Integrating Yoga into Your Life

Integrating Yoga into Your Life

In the morning and evening, take some time for your personal physical and mental Yoga practice. This should include a little pranayama, meditation and some asana. The entire thing need not take more than an hour, or an hour and a half. You can always find some time in...

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Lessons of Yoga & the Two Plagues

Lessons of Yoga & the Two Plagues

Our Current Challenge: Reflecting on Applying the Lessons of Yoga to the Events of 2020 To say the least, 2020 has been a roller coaster. The global pandemic was unexpected. It brought our country, and our world to a screeching pause. In the blink of an eye, our...

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