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Foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy – Online

A  special training for Yoga teachers and health professionals seeking to understand and put the foundations of Integral Yoga Therapy into their professional practices. This IAYT-certified program will run from November 9 to December 21, 2021 and be held online. Dive...

The Sonia Sumar Method Annual Conference: October 8 – 10

The Third Annual Conference of the Sonia Sumar Method will be held online October 8 – 10, 2021. This year's theme is: "Unity in Diversity." Sonia Sivakami Sumar, is an Integral Yoga teacher and therapist who developed Yoga for the Special Child (YSC). The Conference...

Mental Health, Brain Science, and Yoga – Online

Amy Wheeler, Ph.D., C-IAYT and M. Mala Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT will present an online workshop on "Mental Health, Brain Science and Yoga" from July 28 - August 3, 2021. For everyone, especially mental health professionals, Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, and...

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Yoga Lessons from the Disability Community

Yoga Lessons from the Disability Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about 2020 and what a tumultuous year it has been. I’m not of the mindset that once we reach 2021 things will magically change, but I am hopeful for a brighter future for all of us. 2020 offered the opportunity to explore accessibility in so...

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Adaptive Yoga in Hong Kong

Adaptive Yoga in Hong Kong

South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's leading news agencies featured Integral Yoga teacher and therapist, Hersha Chellaram on their "Listen to Her" series. A longtime Hong Kong resident, Hersha's  YAMA foundation has been working to make Yoga accessible to some...

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The Early Years of Adaptive Yoga with Swami Satchidananda

The Early Years of Adaptive Yoga with Swami Satchidananda

In the early 1990s, in an effort to meet anyone who wished to practice exactly where they are, Swami Satchidananda brought together two of his monastic students to serve those who could not access the traditional Integral Yoga class. Swami Suddhananda (a Yoga teacher...

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The Satchidananda Effect: Post-Woodstock and Beyond

The Satchidananda Effect: Post-Woodstock and Beyond

In the more than fifty years since Swami Satchidananda brought peace into the chaos of 450,000 young people at a massive rock concert, his Integral Yoga teachings continue to be shared around the world. Heart surgeons, construction workers, people with HIV/AIDS,...

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Healing PTSD: A Yoga Teacher’s Story

Healing PTSD: A Yoga Teacher’s Story

When deadly floods and mudslides devastated communities across southwestern Japan in 2018, many survivors were afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They had lived through complete devastation and the loss of home, family, friends, and all sense of...

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What is Restorative Yoga?

What is Restorative Yoga?

“That was joyful; I haven’t felt this good in a long time.” “This is the first time I’ve been pain free in a month.” “My breath feels so full and easy.” “I feel so relaxed, clearheaded and energized.” This may not be the typical feedback physical and occupational...

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Big Yoga for Bigger Bodies

Big Yoga for Bigger Bodies

Have you ever wanted to try Yoga, but didn't want to go to a regular class because of your size? Your age? A physical challenge? Well, you don't have to be thin, young, or flexible to enjoy the benefits of Yoga! Over 25 years experience of teaching Integral Yoga, has...

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Accessible Yoga: An Interview with the Founder

Accessible Yoga: An Interview with the Founder

We’re honored to introduce readers to Integral Yoga Teacher and Minister, Rev. Jivana Heyman, the founder of Accessible Yoga – a community that offers teacher trainings, conferences and networking. Accessible Yoga’s vision is to bring Yoga to excluded and underserved...

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