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Integral Yoga Podcast: Spirituality & Social Justice

Integral Yoga Podcast: Spirituality & Social Justice

In this recent episode, Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) and Maziz Jamal Mahgoub (founder of holisticunderground.org) discuss various aspects of social justice and how we all have the potential to be happy and compassionate people, and we also...

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A Disability Revolution and a Swami’s Personal Journey

A Disability Revolution and a Swami’s Personal Journey

For those who have heard about or seen the compelling Netflix documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," Yogaville's own Swami Suddhananda (who has cerebral palsy) only appears briefly in it—but she figures more centrally in its main storyline.  "Crip Camp" is...

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Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

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,...

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My Journey with Dr. King and the Spirit of Ahimsa

My Journey with Dr. King and the Spirit of Ahimsa

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, had he lived, would have turned 91 this year. He did not call himself a yogi but he lived his life and led the civil rights movement with a deep dedication to the spirit of ahimsa, or nonviolence. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of...

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If You are a Yogi, Should You Vote?

If You are a Yogi, Should You Vote?

With the upcoming elections, we wanted to share Swami Satchidananda's views on Yoga and political involvement. Even from the earliest days of his arrival in America, he encouraged his students to be responsible citizens and to vote. For example, one new student asked...

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New! Fostering Yoga Principles for Social Change: May 8

New! Fostering Yoga Principles for Social Change: May 8

On Saturday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m. (PST) the Integral Yoga Institute of San Franciscos will host Shankari Goldstein and Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson for a virtual special program: Fostering Yoga Principles for Social Change. This rich discussion will focus on...

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Promoting a More Inclusive Yoga Community

Promoting a More Inclusive Yoga Community

Integral Yoga International recognizes the structural and institutional racism in Yoga and wellness communities, and acknowledges the lack of diverse representation in many of our Yoga classes.In an effort to work toward dismantling this systemic racism and injustice,...

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Race and Equity in Yoga: Disruption As a Practice

Race and Equity in Yoga: Disruption As a Practice

The Integral Yoga Institute of New York will host the series, "Race and Equity in Yoga: Disruption As a Practice" with Kelley Palmer online from February 24, 2021 – March 5, 2021. This program will help participants get clear on their role in dismantling white...

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“Gate 4-A”

“Gate 4-A”

In this short video, Poet Naomi Shihab Nye reads her inspiring poem "Gate A-4."  She wrote this about an experience she had while traveling. "And I looked around that gate of late and weary ones and I thought, This  is the world I want to live in. The shared world."...

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