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The Origin Story of Integral Yoga Japan (Hiroshima)

I’d like to share with you the story of how I decided to start Integral Yoga Japan in Hiroshima. There was a lady in Japan who was undergoing a lot of physical and mental challenges. She wrote to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to ask for help and guidance. Swami...

World Gratitude Day – Online Film Premiere Sept. 21, 2022

Celebrate World Gratitude Day on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 and join the global online premiere of Gratitude Revealed, a moving new film about gratitude. The film combines stunning visuals with the stories of extraordinary people from all walks of life—including...

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Online Study Group

Join us as we explore the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali through Sri Swami Satchidananda's translation and commentary! Tune in to Facebook every Tuesday beginning September 13, 2022 at 10 am (Eastern) as we study each sutra slowly and carefully, broadening our attitudes and...
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What Kids with Special Needs Taught Me About Yoga

What Kids with Special Needs Taught Me About Yoga

I looked over the damaged carrot patch. Bunnies had shorn the tops off; turning the frilly fronds into scant spikes. I sighed and wondered, Why do I bother? I was headed for trouble when I focused on  “getting something” out of the garden. But this time the bunny...

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You Can Create a Better World

You Can Create a Better World

In order to have a better world we must learn to think of the globe as a whole. Our world leaders need to be more selfless and sacrificing. Only by having a universal and spiritual vision can we bring positive change into the political field. A person who is really...

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My Spiritual Journey with Karma Yoga

My Spiritual Journey with Karma Yoga

I don’t know about you, but the spirit of sacrifice and service has never come easy for me. In the early days of my spiritual journey, due to my self-absorption in “taking care of Number 1,” I used to cringe whenever Swami Satchidananda (Gurudev) talked about Karma...

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How Do You Envision Your End-of-Life?

How Do You Envision Your End-of-Life?

The End-of-Life Project is a living, breathing, and ongoing initiative to bring the Integral Yoga teachings to the end of our lives and beyond. We are grateful to Integral Yoga Magazine for supporting this program. During the dormancy of the pandemic a new branch of...

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Carrying Inner Peace Out into the World

Carrying Inner Peace Out into the World

It is a tradition in Integral Yoga that after daily meditation we repeat Shanti mantras, or peace prayers. These prayers are a beautiful way to end one’s formal meditation sitting and are a spiritual support in that they are affirmations of peace. The Yoga tradition...

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Integral Yoga Silent Retreats – Late Summer/Fall 2022

Integral Yoga Silent Retreats – Late Summer/Fall 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville is offering in-person Integral Yoga Retreats during the late summer and fall. These retreats offer the opportunity for retreatants to observe the activity of the mind and develop an awareness of their thoughts and emotions. By practicing...

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BOOK: The Stories Behind the Poses

BOOK: The Stories Behind the Poses

Discover the traditional stories and wisdom behind your favorite Yoga poses in The Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology that Inspired 50 Yoga Postures, the stunningly illustrated book of Indian mythology for yogis of all levels. A beautifully written...

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Bhakti Love Reunion: Sept. 15 – 18, 2022

Bhakti Love Reunion: Sept. 15 – 18, 2022

The Bhakti Love Reunion will be held September 16th - 18th, 2022 at Native Springs, Weldon, California (near Bakersfield and Lake Isabella). A life changing weekend of community, collaboration, harmonious energy, oneness, mindfulness, playfulness and joy. A sacred...

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