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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...

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...

Calling All Farm Yogis!

Are you interested in learning how to grow organic vegetables? We want you to come play in the dirt and help us grow the yummy food that we get to eat here at Yogaville! When you join the Ashram Yogi Farm Program you will learn the art of organic farming, including...

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Complaint-Free Living

Complaint-Free Living

Negativity is insidious. I had been slipping imperceptibly into a ruder kind of communication. I grew tense and snapped at loved ones. I caught myself up in the world’s failings, my own shortcomings and powerlessness to change anything, and the small, daily annoyances...

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Learning How or Whether to Share About My Yoga Practice

Learning How or Whether to Share About My Yoga Practice

My discovery of Yoga and meditation when I was 18 and a college freshman began to change me from an angry and troubled teenager who hated Phys Ed. to a balanced adult comfortable in my body. It took years, of course, for the practices to take hold. But I stayed with...

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Living Yoga Training Program Re-Opens in Yogaville

Living Yoga Training Program Re-Opens in Yogaville

After a several year pause during the pandemic, the Living Yoga Training (LYT) program was just re-launched in February 2023. The next dates open to join the LYT program are from March 13 – April 9, 2023. The LYT program helps you establish or deepen your practice in...

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Walking with the Courage of a Yogi

Walking with the Courage of a Yogi

My dog Zoë raced out of the dark woods. Her body split the night like an arrow until she rammed into a maple tree. She fell silent. Then her cries began. I ran to her crumpled body, her eyes were open yet vacant. She wailed as if her soul had been flung away, leaving...

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Living On Purpose

Living On Purpose

As we enter a new year, we can make good use of this landmark in time to reflect on the way we make decisions and choices in our lives. Is there an overarching purpose behind the way we use our time and energy, or are we “going with the flow?” Are we acting on the...

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Appreciation: In a Spiritual Sense

Appreciation: In a Spiritual Sense

Appreciation, in a spiritual sense, is often talked about as a practice of cultivating happiness and joy in the good qualities of something, or of someone, or of taking joy in the happiness of others, of cherishing the wholesome. Appreciation is a lovely quality on...

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The Joy of Authenticity

The Joy of Authenticity

In this Integral Yoga podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) and Lucy Luckshmi Cannon discuss the balance between service and self-care, overcoming the need for approval, rigidity and growing in authenticity. Following her school...

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Lessons from the Leaves: the Power of Letting Go

Lessons from the Leaves: the Power of Letting Go

I crunched through the leaves toward the trailhead. A chill wind chased the clouds from the turquoise face of the sky. I paused under the maple tree to chant Om before my morning walk. In the branches overhead, yellow leaves fluttered like prayer flags. One released...

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FILM: “Gratitude Revealed”

FILM: “Gratitude Revealed”

From the producer of “Fantastic Fungi,” comes this new documentary, “Gratitude Revealed.” The film takes us on a transformational experience of how to live a more meaningful life full of Gratitude. Through intimate conversations with everyday people and thought...

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