Recipe: Hollyhock Dressing

After posting our most popular recipe, The Amazing Almond Dressing, we were flooded with email requests for others—chiefly the Hollyhock Dressing, a staple of our summer salad bar. This light dressing is an savory twist oil-and-vinegar. Hollyhock Dressing Yields: about 1/2 quart Ingredients: 1/3 cup tamari 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup water 1 cup olive oil 1 cup nutritional yeast Directions: Blend… Read more »

Sow What?

Do you ever lie in bed at night, wondering what the future holds? Swami Satchidananda offers some advice for how to plan your future—excerpted from The Golden Present. Question: Would you please speak about what you foresee in the future, for the next ten or twenty years? Sri Gurudev: I don’t worry about the future. If you… Read more »

Bigger Body, Less Stress

Yoga is widely recognized as an antidote to stress. But in mass media, it’s common to see the practices demonstrated by young athletes who have had years of conditioning. Unintentionally, these images can make Yoga seem reserved for a rare group of people. Meera Kerr, a curvaceous yogi and creator of Big Yoga, knows that Yoga’s stress-relieving… Read more »

Lovelight Festival + Integral Yoga

Lovelight, the 3-day interactive Art and Movement festival in Darlington, MD, begins in one month. The festival celebrates the evolution of Yoga and spirituality, from the roots of the 60’s counterculture to the studio and expressive art movements of today. (Think of it as a Woodstock reprise.) With headliners Krishna Das, Trevor Hall, and Dharma… Read more »

Finding Your Guru

Next week we celebrate Guru Poornima, a festival where devotees honor and express gratitude to their spiritual teachers. Although Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda is no longer in the body, his wisdom lives on through his Integral Yoga teachings. But what is a guru—and how do we find one? Sri Gurudev offered these timeless answers in talks that he… Read more »

Satima’s Caribbean Callaloo Soup

If you’ve eaten at Yogaville in the past few months, you may have experienced the pleasure of enjoying a meal prepared by Satima. A well-seasoned cook, Satima weaves a tapestry of perfectly balanced spices into her dishes. Her recent Callaloo Soup had us clamoring for seconds—and thirds. The recipe is brimming with seasonal veggies that are friendly to any budget. Satima’s… Read more »

Q & A with the World

June 21st marks the International Day of Yoga, an effort supported by 175 nations. The date coincides with the Summer Solstice, a significant time for Yoga, according to India’s Prime Minister: “On the day of the summer solstice, Adiyogi (the first yogi) turned south and first set his eyes on the Saptarishis or Seven Sages, who… Read more »

Photos from the Past

50 years ago, a small group of seekers gathered with Swami Satchidananda in the living room of an old New York apartment building. Those meetings would grow into what Integral Yoga International is today: one of the world’s largest service organizations, with over 5,000 registered teachers and new students each day.   To celebrate the past, we’re sharing… Read more »

Woodstock Redux
Integral Yoga on the Road

Integral Yoga turns 50 this year. To celebrate, we’re following in the footsteps of Sri Swami Satchidananda, circa 1969—by leaving the studio and taking to the festivals. Throughout the summer, the Yogaville sangha is traveling to festivals across the Virginia, DC, and Maryland areas, helping to bring the gift of Integral Yoga to the next generation. If you’ve… Read more »

Recipe: Amazing Almond Dressing

The chefs at Yogaville are accustomed to guests poking their heads into the kitchen, asking to have the recipe for a dish they’ve just been served. We’re always happy to share our creations. Our most requested recipe is a lunch and dinner staple: The Amazing Almond Dressing. Nutty, creamy, and packed with energy-boosting B-12, this dressing is astonishingly simple. Amazing Almond Dressing Yields: about… Read more »