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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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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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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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Lessons of Yoga & the Two Plagues

Lessons of Yoga & the Two Plagues

Our Current Challenge: Reflecting on Applying the Lessons of Yoga to the Events of 2020 To say the least, 2020 has been a roller coaster. The global pandemic was unexpected. It brought our country, and our world to a screeching pause. In the blink of an eye, our...

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