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Honoring the Divine Feminine

At a recent Earth Day event that was held at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, we honored Mother Earth with prayers, expressions of gratitude, and a puja, as we committed ourselves to restoring the earth. Many countries celebrate Mother’s Day in the month...

What’s Your Motivation?

What motivates you to get out of bed? What do you aspire to in your life? How do you live your Yoga? These are some of the questions our two yogis will consider in Episode 23 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast. This topic also leads them into a deep discussion about...

A Spiritual Love Story

Like thousands before me, I fell for her on first encounter. Dressed in the orange clothing of an Integral Yoga sannyasin (monk), she was also wrapped in a palpable aura of no-nonsense compassion and something else I would soon identify: humor. She walked to where I...

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Make a Living and an Impact

Make a Living and an Impact

In this episode of the Integral Yoga podcast, Mado Hesselink talks about helping Yoga teachers integrate their heart-centered mission with practical business and teaching strategies so that they can make both a living and an impact. Join host Avi Gordon (director of...

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Older, Fogier & Yogier: Yoga’s Timeless Teachings

Older, Fogier & Yogier: Yoga’s Timeless Teachings

Let’s face it, we live in a busy world. This just may be the reason that podcasts have become so popular—not only are they convenient, it’s easy to multitask while we listen. I’ve been listening to a wonderful podcast lately: “Two Old Fogey Yogis.” I’ve been enjoying...

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Embracing Our Higher Purpose

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...

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Satya: Living Truthfully, Living Your Authentic Life

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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