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World Peace Day Event – September 20, 2021

World Peace Day Event – September 20, 2021

An special online event celebrating World Peace Day will take place on September 20, 2021. This program will feature inspiring speakers, performers and participants across the world speaking about what Yoga can contribute to greater global peace. Hosted by the...

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Our Responsibility to a World in Crisis

Our Responsibility to a World in Crisis

It is time. It is past time. We are witnessing a myriad of overlapping world crises manifesting in destructive ways. We all, every one of us, need to take some form of action now. Our world is calling us to shift in a way we have never had to in our history. Change...

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The Integral Yoga Anti-Racism Task Force

The Integral Yoga Anti-Racism Task Force

The Integral Yoga Anti-Racism Task Force took shape in July of 2020. It is made up of a group of Integral Yogis from the New York and San Francisco Integral Yoga Institutes, as well as Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville (Integral Yoga Global headquarters) who came...

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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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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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Don’t Make the Same Mistake Your “Woke” Elders Once Made

Don’t Make the Same Mistake Your “Woke” Elders Once Made

I was as woke as a young white man could be, back when the terms closest to “woke” were “hip” and “cool” and pretty much anything else that wasn’t “straight,” which referred not to a sexual orientation but to people living an ordinary, conventional way of life. To me,...

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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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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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