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Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) is joined by Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward (Integral Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, Integral Yoga minister) for this conversation on spirituality and social justice. For 13 years, Rev. Kamala practiced law full time,...

Anxiety Buster & Hatha Teaching of the Month

Here we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and anxiety is through the roof. We’re surrounded by it in the media and in family and friends. It’s hard not to pick it up. And if we are anxious, our kids will pick it up too. Luckily, Yoga can help us understand...
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Renouncing the Spiritual Ego

Renouncing the Spiritual Ego

When it comes to either physical or mental problems, prevention is always better than the cure. And the best way to prevent troubles is by setting aside all your selfishness. Competition gets into everything, including Yoga and spirituality when there is the idea of...

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Enchanted Malas: Making Sacred Connections

Enchanted Malas: Making Sacred Connections

In this article, Yoga teacher and sacred jewelry creator India Terry shares the connection between the Earth’s natural cycles and mala beads. Terry says that malas are actually  wonderful tools to focus the mind and to connect us with the energies of these cycles. We...

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All Us Men

All Us Men

In this article, Darren Mahesh Hayward explains how he came to set up a meditation group in the UK called All Us Men (or AUM). The group is aimed at helping men manage difficult emotional times.  A group of men from all walks of life, different ages and lifestyle, all...

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Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

No need to miss Bhaktifest! This weekend (August 8th and 9th, 2020) will be the first-ever virtual Bhakti Fest Reunion! Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of Yoga, kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Participate in classes taught by world-renowned teachers...

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“The Three Swamis” – August 9th Special Online Event

“The Three Swamis” – August 9th Special Online Event

"The Three Swamis" program is an Integral Yoga special event sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Part of its 50th anniversary special programming, "The Three Swamis" will benefit the fund to replace the roof on the historical building that...

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Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Anniversary Celebrations

The 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda's arrival in the West will be celebrated with a weeklong convocation (Aug 9–15). The convocation features a weeklong program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, online...

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Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

"The enlightened person does whatever is appropriate," explains Dr. Amrita, in the latest Integral Yoga Podcast. Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) discusses enlightened action and a number of wellness topics with Dr. Amrita— founder of America's...

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Surfing the Waves: Equanimity During Uncertainty

Surfing the Waves: Equanimity During Uncertainty

Sri Swami Satchidananda often reminded us that the great surfers spend thousands of dollars to travel across the globe to find the big waves, and to experience the thrill of riding them into the shore. Emotionally, socially, economically and spiritually we are...

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Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

The first thoughts of proposing some type of ministry for the Integral Yoga organization occurred in the winter of 1980.  My mother had been a member of the Third Order of St. Francis when she was young. This order was established by St. Francis in response to a...

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