Finding Gold in Yoga Practice

It has been easy for me to stay on the spiritual path for thirty-four years; but finding an attitude that sustains my joy and compassion is the challenge. A dogmatic seeker is dangerous. I could easily become rigid, controlling, or just an annoying know-it-all. It’s...

The Sound of Yoga

High summer rang loud on garlic harvest day. I stuck my pitchfork into the soil as sun spilled down the hill and into the veggie garden. Goldfinches twittered as they climbed the swaying sunflowers. Warm and sweet air rose from the earth. Leaving the pitchfork speared...

Sustaining a Spiritual Vision

For most of us, this effort requires patience, persistence, and some means to renew this commitment. The obstacles are many: the countless stressors of daily life, the subconscious beliefs and habitual thinking that compel us to defend the ego-identity we’ve formed,...

Embracing Our Higher Purpose

When Spring arrives, along with longer, warmer days and the flowering of plant life, it holds for us the potential for personal growth and awakening creative energies. In some traditions, this season is one of self-reflection, making sacrifices for a higher purpose...

There’s No Failure: Every Mistake is a Stepping Stone

In this conversation, Heike Farkas (director, Integral Yoga Germany) and Avi Gordon (director, IYTA) discuss how to shift our attitude toward challenges, the practice of humility, and the importance of having fun. Heike Amma Farkas has been practicing Yoga since the...