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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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Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Sharon Salzberg, the popular meditation teacher and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, recently wrote an article for Tricycle magazine on voting, meditation, and how to counteract despair through changing the system. During these challenging times, Tricycle...

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Accessible Yoga Association Community Forum

Accessible Yoga Association Community Forum

This month, in honor of Pride, Accessible Yoga is celebrating the work of Queer and Trans Yoga teachers who are creating accessible and affirming spaces among the LGBTQ+ Yoga community. On June 28, join host M Camellia, Zel Amanzi and Puja Singh Titchkosky of the...

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How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

Integral Yoga minister, Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward is joined by Kathy Simon to host the series "Beyond the Book Group: How To Be An Effective Ally & Advocate For Racial Justice." This will be a four-session series on Tuesdays, from  Nov. 17 to Dec. 8, 3:00 PM -...

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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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Racism: As Yogis How Do We Respond?

Racism: As Yogis How Do We Respond?

We are living through a time of unprecedented upheaval and suffering. How do we respond? Our “Yoga” response to suffering is often to meditate, pray, do our Yoga practices. We do our spiritual practice to see our own blind spots more clearly. We meditate to open our...

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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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