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Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

For most of us, this effort requires patience, persistence, and some means to renew this commitment. The obstacles are many: the countless stressors of daily life, the subconscious beliefs and habitual thinking that compel us to defend the ego-identity we’ve formed,...

Opportunity for Awakening

You will inevitably encounter adversity in life, either on a personal level or, as we are experiencing it now, on a collective level. If you haven’t delved deep enough, if you haven’t found anything beyond the conceptual thinking mind, then adversity, whatever it is...

A Meditation on Grief

Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of betrayal or tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses....

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Selfish Selflessness

Selfish Selflessness

In this recent Integral Yoga Podcast, Zac Parker talks about finding a life that reflects one's values, the "selfish selflessness" of serving others, and learning to balance discipline and lightheartedness. Zac is in conversation with Avi Gordon, director of the...

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Honoring the Divine Feminine

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...

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What’s Your Motivation?

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...

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A Spiritual Love Story

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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