Hari Om! Greetings of Peace and Love,
Thank you for all of your prayers and love during this time! Our hearts continue to miss you here at the Ashram, and our prayers go out to you and all the world in this challenging time. We are extremely grateful that so far there have not been any cases of coronavirus at the Ashram.
We are extending the Ashram’s temporary closure until September 8, 2020. We are guided to make this decision based on our core values, our evaluation of the current pandemic situation, and out of our deep concern for the well-being of our guests, staff, and Ashram residents. We will continue to carefully analyze the situation through the summer as we consider reopening on September 8.
If you have registered for an in-person program or guest stay between now and September 7, please contact the Ashram Reservation Center at [email protected] or 855.752.0437 to receive credit to your account and reschedule your visit for a later date. Or if you are financially able, we welcome you to donate your payment back to the Ashram to help support us through this closure.
We are continuing to practice, live, and find new ways to impart the Yoga teachings during this time. Yoga helps us to look inside to experience Peace and Joy, and then share that Peace and Joy with everyone we meet. The Ashram has continued to adapt to new ways of connecting online:
- Spiritual Support Services — Integral Yoga sannyasins and ministers are providing spiritual support by phone and email through Clergy On Call.
- Hatha Yoga — Live classes are offered online from the Ashram at 5 pm, seven days a week.
- Online Teacher Trainings — Our first online Intermediate Teacher Training started May 27 with 26 students. Stress Management Teacher Training begins July 5 online.
- Online Programs — More online programs will continue to be offered this summer.
In addition, the Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) continues to grow as an online hub for offering live online Hatha Yoga classes and meditations, and other sessions.
We appreciate all of your prayers and support with our whole hearts. For those comfortably able to do so, we welcome financial offerings to help the Ashram weather the impact of the pandemic and help keep us all serving together for a long time to come.
“The moment you understand yourself as the true Self, you find such peace and bliss that the impressions of the petty enjoyments you experienced before become as ordinary specks of light in front of the brilliant sun.”
—Sri Swami Satchidananda
Rev. Siva Moore