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.... Show More

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February 19, 2021 52 min

Mado Hesselink talks to Avi Gordon about yoga, envy, and the value of not knowing, among other things.


Quotes From the Interview:

* I think authenticity is essential, that we have to be real - even just with ourselves - in order to grow, because I think one of the biggest barriers to growth is denial.

* [In] all yogic practices I find that the formal practice is really a container to help us bring those attitudes and behaviors into ...

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February 16, 2021 49 min

Mitra Somerville and Avi Gordon discuss how we find peace, and the practical advantages that come from it.


Quotes From the Interview:


* Fortunately in yoga there's a lot of different techniques, and the more techniques that we know about and the more that we practice, then we can choose the right technique at the right moment.

* I like to get peace and listen to my inner guidance and just follow that, and let that deeper spirit wo...

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February 4, 2021 49 min

Hersha Chellaram talks about finding meaning in life, how to know the right outlet for our energy, and the importance of accepting our capacity.


Quotes from the Interview:


  • "[The pursuit of excellence] requires some balancing: I think it's really important to still pursue excellence, but then be very real with yourself as to what your capability and capacity is."
  • "Being able to witness your mind while you go through soc...
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    January 27, 2021 67 min

    Oyámie Kali Ma'at and Avi Gordon discuss the practice of silence, the relationship between money and service, how to start practicing meditation, and the love that comes from facing pain.


    Quotes from the Interview:


    - "I started my journey because I read someone's story, and their story inspired me to take action. So I know that there's someone out there who's waiting to hear my story, so that they too can get moti...

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    December 15, 2020 49 min

    Swami Ramananda of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco talks with Avi Gordon about adapting to conditions, how compassion follows naturally from meditation, and about what really makes us happy.


    Quotes from the interview:

    *I think compassion comes naturally when we touch deep enough inside ourselves.

    *In a way you could say our identity is a structure in the subconscious mind, and ultimately that structure is built on a fau...

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    December 3, 2020 37 min

    Tom Callahan and Avi Gordon discuss what jobs "help people", how we relate to our egos in daily life, and gratitude.


    Quotes from the interview:

    * In a more lighthearted way I would say [Yogaville] was started by some hippies following their guru, who was the swami that gave the invocation to open Woodstock, and it's a great place with lots of fun, interesting people from all over the world in the middle of rural Virginia....

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    December 3, 2020 63 min

    Avi Gordon interviews Prajapati Swaine, who discusses spiritual maturation, the subtle purpose of Hatha yoga, and what experiencing the passing of his guru revealed.


    Quotes from the Conversation:

    * Maybe joy and awareness are just two different words for the same thing

    * Whatever life is, it's not bound up in skin and bones

    * If I had to say I "was" something, I guess I would say that I'm a yogi

    * Meditation is t...

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    November 12, 2020 69 min

    Interview with Heike Farkas, where she and Avi Gordon discuss how to shift our attitude towards challenges, the practice of humility, and the importance of having fun.


    Quotes from the Conversation:

    * Don't ever be ashamed of anything.

    * There's no failure. Every mistake is a stepping stone.

    * Sometimes [I'm meant to] make a mistake for the other person['s benefit].

    * When we're willing to show vulnerable spot...

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    November 5, 2020 42 min

    Ram Wiener discusses forgiveness, the experience of finding a guru, and allowing the universe to shape us into someone we like, in this interview with Avi Gordon.


    Ram serves as vice president of business at SAYVA, overseeing the Integral Yoga Academy, all of the teachers’ programs, the Department of Program Development, and Advertising. A skilled teacher, Ram is certified in Meditation, Raja Yoga, Children’s Yoga, Adaptive Yoga, Int...

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    October 22, 2020 64 min
    Reverend Paraman Barsel has been a disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda since 1970. He has served as president of Yogaville West, the Washington D.C. IYI, New York IYI, and Yogaville East in Connecticut and has served on the Board of Trustees and Spiritual Life Board at Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Virginia. Paraman was the editorial consultant on Inside the Yoga Sutras as well as several of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s works includ...
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    October 9, 2020 48 min

    This episode begins and ends with songs from Jasey.


    Jasey Jones is a mental health professional, hypnotist, and EMDR practitioner with extensive professional training in education, music, and the visual arts. He is a devoted yogi, completing the Living Yoga Training program at Yogaville, and student of many faiths who enjoys sharing simple practices for wellness of the body, mind, and soul.


    Some questions asked:

    *What have you notice...

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    October 1, 2020 47 min

    A few questions Cory answered:

    *Would it be wise for the law to focus on giving rewards as well as punishments?

    *How would your describe your relationship with challenge?

    *What does it take to move forward with your dream day after day?


    Cory Sterling is a lawyer, small business owner, group fitness instructor and yoga teacher. He wrote The Yoga Law Book and has served hundreds of clients in the health and fitness space all across the w...

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    September 23, 2020 60 min

    Durga Leela is a practical, down-to-earth, and to-the-point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. She has a great sense of humor and a real warmth for understanding the trials and tribulations of our human condition. She is the founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body, and spirit approach for all those affected by addiction and...

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    September 16, 2020 65 min
    Nalanie Chellaram has been surrounded by spirituality for her whole life. She was raised by Hindu parents, educated at a Catholic school and, studied philosophy in college. Nalanie began practicing the teaching of her Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda in 1986 and continued to study the science of yoga. She has been accredited by the Council of Teachers of the Satchidananda Ashram in Virginia, USA. to teach Asanas, Pranayama and Meditat...
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    August 26, 2020 68 min

    Rowan Cobelli and Avi Gordon get together and discuss contentment, and Jnana Yoga as well as what Integral Yoga really is.


    Rowan has been teaching Integral Yoga for 20 years. He teaches from his home and offers meditations as well as several different kinds of hatha yoga out of Bournemouth England. Check Rowan out here : https://rowancobelli.com/about/


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    August 21, 2020 32 min

    Host of the IY Podcast Avi Gordon meets via Zoom with Parvathi Faini, founder of the Integral Yoga Center in Milan, Italy. They discuss being the authentic Self and connecting with others.


    Paola Parvathi Faini began her journey of Yoga in 1992, which had a deep impact on her life. The love for Yoga brought her to her spiritual Master, Sri Swami Satchidananda in 1995. She is a certified instructor of Integral Yoga Hatha, Raja Yoga an...

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    August 5, 2020 49 min

    Avi Gordon is joined by Rev. Kamal Itzel Hayward for Episode 29 of the Integral Yoga Podcast. Rev. Kamala is an Integral Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist, an Integral Yoga minister. For 13 years, she practiced law full time, passionate about protecting the public—particularly those people whose voices weren’t heard, whose lives weren’t valued, whose power was subjugated, who weren’t given equal access to resources.


    She holds meetings...

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    July 29, 2020 47 min

    For twenty years Dr. Amrita McLanahan served as director of stress management for Dr. Dean Ornish’s research, using Yoga and lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease and cancer. She now practices integrative medicine at Yogaville.


    Dr. McLanahan has made multiple study trips to India and Asia, where she visited centers that use Yoga and other natural means to prevent and treat disease. She is the co-author of the book, Surgery and ...

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    July 22, 2020 44 min
    Margabandhu Martarano, director of the New Jersey Integral Yoga Institute, talks with Integral Yoga Podcast host and IYTA director Avi Gordon on how to elevate one's vibration and support the immune system. Margabandhu is a senior certified Integral Yoga Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist, and a Master Herbalist.

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    July 14, 2020 61 min
    Swami Priyaananda , a long time Sanyas at Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville, talks with host and IYTA director Avi Gordon on how to conquer anger. Swami Priyaananda has served the Ashram for 30 years on the Spiritual Life Board, as well as administrating various programs at Yogaville.

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