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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...

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...

Yoga for the Special Child: Teaching Asanas, Adjustments & Sequences

The Integral Yoga Affiliate program "Yoga for the Special Child" is offering a continuing professional development workshop focusing on teaching asanas, adjustments, and sequences. The workshop will be taught by Renata Sumar Gaertner C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RCYT from...

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Spiritual Independence

Spiritual Independence

Independence implies a freedom from being controlled or unduly influenced by an outside source. Spiritual independence suggests the freedom to live in harmony with the spiritual truth at the heart of our being. It implies freedom from depending on any outside source...

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The Fruit of Practice

The Fruit of Practice

A meditation teacher of mine once quoted a Burmese teacher as saying “When everything that can go is gone, what’s left is the truth.” That sentence resonated with me. I heard it maybe 20 years ago and I still reference it and repeat it a lot. And I think that’s...

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Integral Yoga Therapy Virtual Open House: May 14, 2022

Integral Yoga Therapy Virtual Open House: May 14, 2022

The Integral Yoga Therapy Certification Program is excited to announce their annual Virtual Open House on Saturday, May 14th from 12–1:30pm EST. The open house is a chance for all who are interested in better understanding what it takes to become an Integral Yoga...

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A Short Guided Meditation/Relaxation Experience

A Short Guided Meditation/Relaxation Experience

Integral Yoga teacher Zac Parker leads a short meditative and relaxing experience that you can do to begin or end your day. It's also the perfect length to take a moment out of a stressful day or utilize during a work break, to drop into essence-nature and the peace...

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My Restless Savasana

My Restless Savasana

My time on the mat began with a few sporadic classes to balance out a new fitness regime. I was in my early thirties and began noticing my high metabolism was not all I could rely on to stay healthy. Group classes motivated me to go to the gym, and I mixed up my...

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – Starts May 6, 2022

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – Starts May 6, 2022

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training 85-Hour Yoga Alliance RPYT Certification taught in New York by Beth Donnelly Cabán, Lara Kohn Thompson and Jenna "JB" Brown begins May 6, 2022. This training is sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute of New York and prepares Yoga...

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Savasana: The Final Resting Pose

Savasana: The Final Resting Pose

My teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, includes savasana in the category of the eight essential poses in Yoga. He is well-known throughout the world for being a master teacher and having created the asana chart, which hangs on many studios’ walls, featuring Dharma in 908...

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How to Care for the Physical Body

How to Care for the Physical Body

There is a beautiful saying in one of the Hindu scriptures that says: “The body comes first. Before you begin to do anything, whatever your action is going to be, you need the body to do it.” The body is really and truly your buddy. People who want to be well and do...

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