Integral Yoga Podcast

Integral Yoga Podcast

A podcast about spirituality, community, and living with integrity. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 19, 2021 51 min
Asangan is a baby boomer, born and raised in the Bronx. In 1970 he became a student of Yoga, and later a teacher and Director of the Boulder Integral Yoga Institute. His life in yoga continued at the Satchidananda Ashram in Connecticut beginning in 1974. There, he served in maintenance and construction as well as president of the ashram. He served Sri Gurudev in later years developing preliminary designs for LOTUS as well as Chidam...
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Francesca Cervero has been a full-time yoga teacher since 2005. Her teaching is inspired by her foundational training with Cyndi Lee at OM Yoga Center, the years she spent as a dancer and the subsequent years she spent in physical therapy. Her teaching is also influenced by her love of Buddhist teachings and a constant curiosity about anatomy and biomechanics. She is in private practice teaching a full schedule of 1-on-1 clients, m...

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September 28, 2021 45 min

Pamela began practicing yoga more than 25 years ago when an illness interrupted her Wall Street career. She started meditating as a complementary therapy which led to a lifelong pursuit of perceiving yogic wisdom.


She completed her teacher training in 2006 at Integral Yoga in New York and Pam began teaching to friends at a local convent in NJ. Her classes at the convent grew, and in 2009 she opened a thriving yoga studio in her comm...

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September 20, 2021 62 min

Luciana Prakash has been an Integral Yoga Teacher since 2007, graduated at Jai Vida Integral Yoga Center, in Brazil, where she is now one of its directors.


In 2015 she was approved as an Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer, and since then has trained hundreds of people in this amazing lineage. Passionate about Yama and Niyama and on how to apply yoga to everyday real life, she has found true joy in sharing it in simple and practical ways,...

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September 15, 2021 62 min
Nataraj has been living at the Satchidananda Yogaville ashram for the past year and a half after spending the previous year at the Sivananda ashram in the Bahamas. He was formerly a run of the mill business executive who traded the world for an ashram.

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September 2, 2021 41 min
Shri K Ramasamy is an entrepreneur, and long-time devotee of Sri Swami Satchidanada. Mr. Ramasamy is the President of Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore India, as well as the managing trustee of Satchidananda Jothi Nikethan International School in India.

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September 1, 2021 72 min

Gaura Vani was raised from birth in temples in India and the US by his Hare Krishna parents. He plays ancient Indian drums and sings in archaic languages like Sanskrit for the blue-skinned Lord Krishna. And now he's teaching his three children this same timeless art called kirtan.


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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/gauravani

Youtube - Gaura Vani Official: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQidfTbPXE9z_GQShqa9cjg


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Swami Jyotirmayananda was initiated as a sannyasin in 1986. She authored the children’s book Sparkling Together and has served at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville in various capacities, including designing and installing displays at Yogaville's LOTUS (Light of Truth Universal Shrine). She served as Vice President of Resident Services and as Vice President of Spiritual Development for a total of ten years. She has turned many of ...

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August 10, 2021 56 min

Robert Sankara Moses has 50 years’ experience as a teacher of yoga and advaita vedanta. Born in South Africa, Robert studied architecture, travelled abroad and, in 1972, discovered yoga in the tradition of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India. He served in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers for 22 years, teaching yoga teacher training and advanced training courses worldwide. He founded and continues to co-publish Namar...

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Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA, is a guiding teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and a founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute in Washington. A senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center, he leads retreats, trainings and classes in the Washington DC area and around the country and works individually with those interested in healing and spiritual awakening.


He lives outside of Washington, DC w...

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Moksha Sommer of the band HuDost sits down with Avi Gordon and discusses musical performance as a practice, the beauty of collaboration, and learning to laugh when things go wrong.


HuDost functions as a duo or as a band. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade-Hines.


They have been fortunate to have incredible performance opportunities throughout the years and have toured internationally since 2006 collaborating with...

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Vyasa Smith and Avi Gordon discuss gratitude, the advantages of getting away from the "hustle and bustle", and how enlightened beings treat others.


Vyasa is an Integral Yoga Teacher and resident of Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville. He currently serves as the Yogaville Academy Administrator. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and studying Jnana yoga.


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* I imagine that’s what [Nelson] Mandela was thinking: Ok,...

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Swami Asokananda and Avi Gordon discuss courage versus conformity, discipline, and moving towards loving unconditionally.


A monk since 1975, Swami Asokananda is one of Integral Yoga’s® foremost teachers—known for his warmth, intelligence, and good humor. His teaching comes out of his own practice and experience while absorbing the wisdom of his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. While he enjoys sharing the practical wisdom of yogic phil...

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Hamsa Cho and Avi Gordon discuss yoga in leadership and decision-making, and how to grow without "beating ourselves up".


Hamsa currently serves as the executive director for Integral Yoga Institute New York. She has 20 years of business and consulting experience. Bringing yoga to all adds excitement to her life.


* The path to where you’re going is only straight in hindsight.

* We’re all imperfectly perfect, so we’re just in ...

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Marisa Radha Weppner and Avi Gordon discuss accepting every moment, the path of bhakti yoga (love/devotion), and how "we're all going to graduate".


Mother, teacher, author, DJ, community organizer, life coach, podcaster, entrepreneur. Radha has taught yoga and meditation since 2002. Radha uses her graduate degree in transpersonal psychology and life coaching to bring a real-world mix of eastern and western spirituality a...

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Zac Parker talks about finding a life that reflects one's values, the "selfish selflessness" of serving others, and learning to balance discipline and lightheartedness.


Zac has been teaching Yoga since 2014. He is certified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga and Restorative Yoga instructor. Zac's teaching is a natural extension of his own practice. He approaches his teaching with a balanced blend of light-hearted ease and foc...

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Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price talk with Avi Gordon about activism and the healing that comes from seeing our interconnectedness.


"Courage" and "Seasons", two songs from the album Courage, appear at the end of interview.


H?ly River is founded by multi-instrumentalists Laney Sullivan and Jameson Price..This musical phenomenon has come to be known as Earth folk, a type of music inspired thematically by the natural en...

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April 22, 2021 62 min

Jaganath Carrera and Avi Gordon discuss the importance of wonder and attention, the nature of the mind, and the power of acceptance.


Jaganath Carrera is the founder and spiritual head of Yoga Life Society and its first Yoga Life Center in Woodland Park, NJ. He is a direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. Rev. Jaganath has taught at universities, prisons, Yoga centers, and interfaith programs. He established the Integral Yoga Min...

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April 15, 2021 39 min

Rita Pira and Avi Gordon discuss having the courage to follow our own path, and how what we consume and what we think creates our experience.


Rita is an intuitive holistic life coach and a raw/vegan chef. She is on a mission to help people heal their mind, body, and soul by, debunking their subconscious fears and getting out of their own way. She is also the host of the highly rated binge worthy podcast Trading Raw Stories.


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Daniel Levin shares a recent shift in perspective that’s left him seeking to be a “mailman” delivering love to everyone he encounters, and discusses nothing less than love itself in this great conversation with Avi Gordon.


Daniel walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar business, to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. He studied in a seminary five years and left one day before becoming a Rabb...

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